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kailoon Envato team says
I must admit I love theming WordPress. I’ve themed some forums before (Vanilla, PHPBB and punBB) and one or two misc CMS products, but of all of them WordPress was the easiest … then again I guess you get used to them. I’ve heard Drupal and Joomla can be a bit confusing

I found Joomla is a bit confusing too… I still prefer WordPress :)

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adamiscool says

I love Cushy CMS !

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bitebit says

Expression Engine is the best CMS to make themes in my oppinion because it have a really good tag system, but wordpress is quite clear too (without widgets)

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Macrike says

ExpressionEngine is my CMS of choice. Was doing WordPress for a couple of years, thinking it was the best hing on earth, until I discovered EE. Nobody can take me back to WordPress now, sorry.

I’ll probably do something for EE seeing that it’s empty, and maybe some XHTML & CSS too. Just need to find some spare time.

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purethemes says

Wordpress for sure, but I have some experience with drupal, it’s not so hard. The hardest is to skin os-commerce :) true pain in the ass ;)

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Tyler_K says

I’ve been working with CMS Made Simple (cmsmadesimple.org) for awhile and I personally enjoy it. I just wish there was better documentation. But it’s very design independent which I like.

Has anyone used CMSMS and EE? How do the two compare to each other?

I’m interested in using EE for my next client project but I can’t bring myself to pay for it when there’s so many good free open source solutions out there :)

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JeffreyWay says

I’ve worked with a few different CMSs – some common, others a bit less. Wordpress, DOTNETNUKE , ExpressionEngine. If I remember correctly, Jeffrey Zeldman mentioned that ExpressionEngine was his CMS of choice.

But, for theming, it really is hard to beat Wordpress – if you’re a PHP developer.

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jordanpayne says

Even if you aren’t a PHP developer theming for wordpress is a piece of cake. Just start out with the design in pute xHTML and CSS and then transfer it to a blank wordpress theme and within a few hours it all comes together.

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