Which is the best CMS or blog in Rails ?

Hi guys

I need to create a website + blog with Rails. Instead of doing all of
this myself I think it's better to use an existing CMS or blog.

It must be easy to extend with others rails applications or controllers
and easy to use for the people who will write articles.

Could you give me some advices ?

Cédric H. wrote:

Hi guys

I need to create a website + blog with Rails. Instead of doing all of
this myself I think it's better to use an existing CMS or blog.

It must be easy to extend with others rails applications or controllers
and easy to use for the people who will write articles.

Could you give me some advices ?

I though Typo was pretty cool. I havent actually published a blog
using it, but I did have a play with it. Installation and setup was
about 10 mins to have a play with it. Well worth checking out!

If you want a pure blogging solution, I’d recommend Mephisto. But if you want more than blogging than go for Radiant CMS. One word of caution about Radiant CMS is that it can be used for blogging, its missing commenting features right now. Comments are coming but not here yet.

scott

Typo(gem install typo) is the biggest player. It's got pretty much
every feature there is but as with other huge systems like that it's a
bit of a beast. And it's by far the slowest.

Mephisto (http://mephistoblog.com/) is a more scaled down simple
system but still with all major blogging features. You can see it in
use at the official RoR blog. (http://weblog.rubyonrails.org)

Simplelog(http://simplelog.net/) is the snappy player. Few features
compared to the others but it's fast, simple and looks great like you
can see at the dev's blog (http://maniacalrage.net/)

Only typo has CMS built in for those other more static pages you might
want. But you could add the kick ass Comatose
plugin(http://comatose.rubyforge.org/) to add that functionality.
Radiant CMS is fine but I personally never found much love with it.

I personally for http://www.jongretar.net went with a combination of
Ozimodo(http://ozimodo.rubyforge.org/) and Comatose CMS.

I tested Typo and I thought it was rather cumbersome and all Typo blogs
seem to look the same.. Simplelog and Mephisto seems far better though.
Less is more sometimes.

Thanks ! I 'll try Typo and Mephisto.

I had a look in Radiant but the template language looks weird...

If I use ( Typo | Radiant | Mephisto ) and modify it with another
controller, model, views, ... what will happend when the gem must be
updated ?

Is it a problem ?

Visit the below link for comparison

http://www.railspassion.com/rails/cms/typo-or-mephisto-or-radiant-cms/
http://www.railspassion.com/rails/cms/typo-mephisto-and-radiant-cms/

I wouldn't say that comparing Typo, Mephisto, and Radian is up to date
with the current crop of Rails-based CMS tools. Radiant may still be
in the running, but it feels like "the herd" has moved on from
Mephisto and Typo.

Another option is adva cms by Sven Fuchs
http://github.com/svenfuchs/adva_cms
http://adva-cms.org/

I have never tried it myself but I will the next time I need a CMS.

Sharagoz wrote:

Another option is adva cms by Sven Fuchs
http://github.com/svenfuchs/adva_cms
http://adva-cms.org/

I have never tried it myself but I will the next time I need a CMS.

I've played a little with Adva. At the time, it was a promising
newcomer but was missing a lot of features. That was last year; it
wouldn't surprise me if it's a serious contender now.

Best,