PHPNuke has been getting harder and harder to upgrade
recently. although it’s OpenSource, a premium is required
to get the biggest, bestest, faster version. Non payers have to
wait for a couple of months after release before they can download it.
While this works really well, and the ‘nuke authors certainly deserve
reward for their efforts, the need for cash is causing security patches
to be very hard to get for those without a subscription.
I’ve decided therefore to kiss goodbye to phpNuke and move to something
else. A quick trawl of the OpenSource CMS sites will show
literally hundreds of products now all of which perform a similar
function to PHPNuke.
In the end, I’ve gone for a CMS that I’ve not even used before called Joomla.
One of the most powerful selling points has been that I’ve managed to
migrate the article and user data without massive effort.
Please let me know what you think of the new site. Expect the layout to change over the next few days!
TurboTas July 2005