Zikula ReviewZikula is a very neat web application toolkit, which lets you run powerful websites and online applications. You could say they are a content management system too, but I think in the long term – they’d rather think of themselves as something that helps, beyond your average website.

Here is a little more about the script, from the developers:

Depending on which distribution you choose to run, Zikula could manage your blog articles, allow comments on your site, run a forum, downloads section or link directory or even handle static content in any number of languages. For day to day work with Zikula, you won’t need any technical knowledge – those of us on the team have set up websites for multi-national organizations, blogs, schools, the Scout Association and even Church groups. All of these people were able to use Zikula effectively for their needs.

What type of features does Zikula provide?

  • Web-based administration panel
  • User registration and permissions system, giving webmasters the ability to manage user access to content and features
  • Completely extensible through additional modules
  • Support for fully HTML templated modules
  • Site look/feel controlled through a flexible, easy to use theme system.
  • Built in caching increases the speed of your web site.
  • HTML Compliancy to W3C guidelines
  • ‘Short-URLs’ Support
  • Multilingual support
  • Permissions control
  • Mail Configuration module

Want to give Zikula a shot? You can download it from zikula.org or ask your web host if they provide it as a “one click install” option from your web hosting control panel.

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