Evaluating Mambo Open Source


These days I am trying to see whether the Mambo Open Source CMS system could fit my idea’s for the new Fimcap site. The software is very complete, and I still have to explore all available third-party Components and Modules before I can make my final judgement. I am using this post as my scrapbook, so I can access my notes from any computer.

  • To support the site in three languages, the best solution is to have three separate installation; note: I still have to look at mambelfish
  • The default DTD is XHTML 1.0 Transitional;
  • The default templates do not validate; :-(
  • If I want to see the contents of a section, it gives me a list with the categories within that section. I would like to be able to see the actual items, grouped by category;
  • Is it possible to have a general login without the rights to publish documents or to change account settings?;
  • The default WYSIWYG HTML editor only works on Internet Explorer and produces upper case elements;
  • The user manual is very clear, but unfortunately more technical documentation (template design) is not available yet;
  • There are two separate login systems, one for the site and one for the administrative interface. I would like to login only once;
  • The PartyStaff module lets authors manage their own details (presidium page);
Jeroen Sangers @jeroensangers