What CMS can I use to make a web-based database?
September 12, 2011 4:30 AM Subscribe
Help me make a website which is a database, without writing a whole new CMS.
posted by Mwongozi to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
This seems an impossible question to Google, because "database-driven website" is such a common phrase, but also so generic.
For the purposes of simplifying what I want, let's pretend that I want to make a database of software titles for a certain platform. So I'll want a table of "Publishers" and I'll want a table of "Products", and each Product will be associated with a Publisher.
I want each Publisher to have a web page describing the publisher, and containing a list of products that publisher makes. Likewise, I want each product to have its own page.
(This is a simplified model of what I really want, but close enough.)
But I only want to design the "Publisher" page, and the "Product" page, *once*. I want to be able to make a template and have it just fill in the details from the database.
It sounds so mind-numbingly simple, but I don't want to write a whole new CMS. I assumed that Drupal would do the job but astonishingly there seems to be no way to do this would adding a phalanx of extra plugins.
I must be missing something obvious.
What CMS should I be using?