I have a website idea that combines a sort of wikipedia styled article system that is vast BUT at the same time LOOKS great! I want to have many, many articles but also have a lot of pictures, beautiful headers/logos and picture gallaries. Also it should also have social media buttons.

What would be a good CMS for this?

I have experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript and I could probably learn PHP if needed.

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    Does it need to be editable by one person, a private group, or anyone? Do you need a search feature? – Nicolas Raoul Mar 28 '14 at 5:38
  • @Nicolas I will edit it by myself. I definitely need a search feature! – Chakotay Mar 28 '14 at 5:56

You can use Drupal its CMS, and has a lot flexibility.

For wiki's and social & Search, Drupal is a really good choice. Its written in PHP, which is also easy to pick up.

There is also a lot of modules for you to use

Here is a distribution already made for what you are looking for Drupal Wiki

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If you have experience with HTML, CSS and Javascript, use MediaWiki. MediaWiki is the software behind Wikipedia. So if you want to get something similar to Wikipedia, but have a better design, the simplest ida is to use the same software and adjust the design.

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  • For some reasone, this reminded me of this "old" (2 years?) Wikipedia make-over ploy: Wikipedia Redefined (and the agency blog that was responsible). I quite like it. :) – Dɑvïd Apr 1 '14 at 21:08

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