I need a portal / groupware or CMS solution
August 25, 2005 1:58 PM   Subscribe

SoftwareFilter: Need a portal / groupware or CMS solution with the following features:

1. Authenticated user-only accessible content
2. User / group management
3. User / group permissions (edit, publish, draft, delete, for example.)
4. Knowledge base-type functionality
5. User uploads
6. CMS editing and publishing
7. DB backend

Any sugestions?
posted by letterneversent to Computers & Internet (14 answers total)
Drupal, with a couple optional modules installed like Organic Groups.
posted by jayCampbell at 2:13 PM on August 25, 2005

Response by poster: Does Drupal have content only accessible by authenticated users?
posted by letterneversent at 2:16 PM on August 25, 2005

Since the content can be set accessable by group you simply set those areas you with authentication for to be inaccessable to the group unauthenticated users automatically belong to.
posted by phearlez at 2:31 PM on August 25, 2005

Plone has some of the best user/permission management around, the best (and, to the best of my knowledge, only) workflow management in the open source world. It uses its own internal (but transparent, transactional and very fast) object database, though, and for the "knowledge base-type functionality" part the only component I can think of would be ZWiki, a wiki implementation.
posted by gentle at 3:13 PM on August 25, 2005

despite the recent issues, i'm still a fan of Mambo (or whatever they are going to name it now)
posted by joshgray at 3:17 PM on August 25, 2005

I used Zwiki for a while and loved it...especially the User mgmt.
posted by paul_smatatoes at 3:23 PM on August 25, 2005

Seconding Plone...it's superb. I come at it from a developer perspective (launching an initial version which is half Plone-based content and half custom code, next week...whee...) but even from a strictly out-of-the-box perspective it's really well done and has tons of extra functionality that can be added via 'Products'. And I do mean tons.
posted by cyrusdogstar at 3:34 PM on August 25, 2005

Expression Engine does all that.
posted by dobbs at 4:01 PM on August 25, 2005

ExpressionEngine costs $199, but I highly recommend it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:24 PM on August 25, 2005

I also reccomend Plone. Its very easy to setup.
posted by gsteff at 6:52 PM on August 25, 2005

Plone would be good for this, and I'd add that although the default behavior is to use its internal object database, it can work quite well with a standard SQL database. I set up a Plone installation using PostgreSQL a while back.
posted by Acetylene at 7:37 PM on August 25, 2005

eZPublish from eZ Systems... free and open source from Norway.
posted by killdevil at 8:23 PM on August 25, 2005

All the aforementioned boxed solutions will just frustrate you.
Thirdwave builds custom CMS systems geared specifically to your needs.

You should give them (eh, me) a call.
posted by stevejensen at 9:06 PM on August 25, 2005

Expression Engine is $149 for non-commercial licenses. $199 for commercial.
posted by dobbs at 9:50 PM on August 25, 2005

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