Mukurtu  meets some of these (It has it's origins from Drupal) and
with "some assembly" possibly all of them. I recommend it because it
-by design- was built for your targeted audience. More comments
On 11/17/19 9:08 PM, Olivia D wrote:
> What content management system (CMS) tool(s) would you all recommend that
> would meet most if not all of the following criteria?
> - ability to showcase photos, long narratives, videos, and audio in an
> archive (and ability to search for those items)
> - non-tech client needs to be able to easily add pages to the website and
> media to galleries via a dashboard
> - ability to password-protect certain pages
> - ability to optionally include blogging functionality alongside of the
It can do all of the above.
> - ability to optionally include e-commerce features alongside of the
> archive (ie. Big Cartel or Shopify integration)
Not sure it can do this out of the box.
> - ability to use any UI framework I want (ie. Bootstrap)
> - ability to scale website easily
This will depend on your infrastructure but it can with upfront
planning. We have a Reclaim hosted version of the software at the URI below
> *Tools I've considered:*
> - *WordPress: *I'm worried about WordPress being too bloated of a CMS and
> possibly being too cumbersome to scale well. But I am aware that gallery
> and e-commerce plugins could help with my needs and that the dashboard can
> be very user-friendly for a non-tech client.
> - *Omeka:* While great for creating digital archives, I'm worried that
> Omeka's system may be confusing for a non-tech/non-archivist user. I also
> don't know of a seamless way to incorporate blogging or e-commerce
> functionality into Omeka either.
> In an ideal world, I'd like a lightweight CMS that makes it easy for a
> client to add and organize content (pages, blog posts, photos, video,
> audio) to a preset theme and choose which pages to password-protect. On the
> backend, the CMS should allow me to develop using modern web technologies
> (ie. preferably Laravel, Bootstrap, Webpack, etc).
> Thank you for any help!
> *Olivia Dorsey Peacock, MSIS*
> *Genealogist + Creative Technologist *(I design + code)
> Digital Black History <http://digitalblackhistory.com/> |