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All CMSs need to be easier, and that does include ocPortal

Posted 17 March 2011, 9:48 AM

This is a cross-post of the reply I made to this comment. Because my post is not yet validated I thought I would share the reply here too:

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I've also replied to that post and added my 2 cents worth.

Joaquin as since replied to that post, buy my reply to his reply has not been validated yet, so I have cross-posted it here:

The project was started in the early 90's when CMS prices were really scary. The ROI was definitely there, but that is not the focus here.

You have completely ignored the main thrust of my post which is the need to make the CMS, or any software, as simple and intuitive to use as possible. Keep the focus on the user, reduce their frustration, keep them productive and lower the entry barrier for new users.

While your "top 5 reasons to choose Drupal as your CMS" are indeed good reasons, the notable lack of any user focus (admins are not your largest user base), I think speaks volumes.

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Just a little tidbit here from experience: I have recently done a project that while ocPortal was my first choice (as always), there were some things that needed to be included (and a time frame) that other CMS's did out of the box, so reluctantly I had to explore Joomla!, Drupal and CMS Made Simple once again as potential candidates for this project. I am quite familiar with all three so it would not have been an issue to drop one in and go, minimal learning curve.

*grin*, give you one guess as to which platform I chose! ocPortal wins again ;-) The other platforms just did not give me the overall flexibility that OCP does and I do NOT want to go down the road again of having to install a bazillion addons/plugins/components etc. The one big thing with OCP IMHO is that it provides more than one way to skin the cat and I can usually accomplish my goal.

OCP complex/complicated? Possibly, but complexity is in the eyes of the beholder. ;-)

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Hmm looking over the article, the comments, and the responses made I have come to the following conclusion:

The fact that both Chris and temp1024 have made excellent points in the argument for more user-friendly and productive CMS'es were not missed by the article's author, they were flatly ignored. Why? simple, his article was not an unbiased look at what is needed in the CMS world at all, but simply trying to say why Drupal is the only CMS that should even be considered because it is the CMS he loves, and that its complexity is a feature, not an issue.

People like him cannot be argued against because they are too deeply and blindly in love with the product they support. It would be like trying to argue with me against using ocPortal, a failed argument before it would even begin!

You guys got your message out thee, made great points, and hopefully will be heard by someone. They were, however, not heard by the article's author simply because he was not listening. The tune of Drupal was playing loudly through his well hidden earphones.

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mythus said

The fact that both Chris and temp1024 have made excellent points in the argument for more user-friendly and productive CMS'es were not missed by the article's author, they were flatly ignored.

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You guys got your message out thee, made great points, and hopefully (my strikeout)  will be heard by someone.

Probably why I didn't chuck in my two-cents-worth. I leave the cogent arguments to more accomplished guys. I haven't used anything other than the 'Nukes' and 'Wordpress', so it seemed pointless extolling the virtues of ocPortal to a closed mind!

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I really miss it, it used to do everything.

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