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


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.

  • 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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