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thomasfedb says

Can we build custom CMSes into our templates? As well as providing a html only version?

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BroOf says

I also thought about it… I think selling his own cms here could be very profitable.

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JeffreyWay Moderator says

You can, though I’m not sure that it’s a smart move. As a buyer, why would I want to learn a whole new CMS when I can simply purchase a WordPress, or Joomla! template that I’m already familiar with?

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Alexhughes says

I think a full CMS may be a put off. As like Jeffery said, why would anyone want to adapt to a new cms? when there are amazing wordpress and Joomla templates here.

But I think it may be an attraction by implementing a contact system? a gallery system? so not a full cms but a small individual operating one.

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BroOf says

I think you and jeffrey are right. I often heard from clients that they need some easy to use functions in their themes. But why not build a own CMS for a specific design?

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thomasfedb says

I wasn’t thinking of a full cms like joomla. More like a little one that allowed you to add pages and images to the image fader. etc things like that.

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shadow66142000 says

@thomasfedb – I don’t quite agree with everyone, I think there are some possibilities here. It will still come down to the design of the template…if it’s not strong then I don’t see you succeeding. The other problems will be advertising that it is fully customizable via an admin interface along with the fact that it isn’t as easily customizable, meaning that it’s not simply html (I know that contradicts my first statement but it’s just that it will be hard finding that happy medium). The biggest issue will be the fact that the category only allows for a max. of $15 and it will be a lot of work considering you must execute this exactly right to be worth your time.

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rblalock says

Why not a small, static CMS – XML driven maybe? Should be easy?

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elisent says

@JeffreyWay because a well build custom CMS can be MUCH better than an open source one in most ways. And because many “non standard” templates are very hard to implement in WP or Joomla.

@shadow – $15 would be much too low for such a template so it’s hard to know if it would be profitable.

A good idea would be to make another category “Custom CMS Driven Templates” or something along those lines where the limits would be $35.

When we get the time we’ll upload a few templates with our custom admins and see how they fare :)

All the best, Octav

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JeffreyWay Moderator says

If there is enough of a demand for a new category, we’ll definitely implement one. So, be sure to leave a comment if you’re interested in creating a custom cms template – that will sell for $25-$35 (roughly). If enough of you speak up, I’ll pass it on to my boss.

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