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BiIllMe on June 25 2013 12:19 am
I remember in the early years, I was searching for a CMS to use. I tried Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, e107, PHP-Fusion and a few others. When I began to look under the hood I saw the code was practically line for line a duplicate. I dissected, researched and learned it was a fork without any acknowledgement.
Basically a simple find and replace on variables and a renaming of things like menu's and plugins to a new naming convention. PLUS the addition of charging fees for licensing.
I thought I'd look at the code again, to see how the fork was doing, and if it was any better. I wasn't impressed. Even 1/3 the sample sites are dead links.
I wouldn't pay the licensing fee to use this. I would never put money into the pocket of some rip-off artist.
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Boxx on May 28 2012 10:19 pm
Wonder how a CMS can have such a poor editor ?
Maybe good for small notes, but totally impossible to make quality content "word style".
skpacman on May 2 2012 08:47 pm
PHP-Fusion is now at v7.02.05 with several security and usability upgrades.
I've been using and developing addons for PHP-Fusion since 2005 and won't use any other system. I've tried Drupal, Joomla, and even some other paid software. You can't beat the simplicity and ease of use. Highly customizable and easy to write addons for.
True, most of the themes for this aren't the best, and most, if not all, of the themes are three column. That's what I'm working to change. My themes and addons will be part of the system, but at the highest quality I can make.
Overall, I wouldn't have a CMS any other way. PHP-Fusion is the best.
Janet and Nick on November 9 2011 09:28 am
a) Easy to install, configure and use
b) Good security and very reliable
c) Has 99% of the things you need, out of the box
d) Good selection of themes and addons
a) Documentation is always several versions out of date, and sometimes downright wrong
Krazyone on October 13 2011 04:32 pm
If you like a 3 column site then go for it. Easy admin interface but support for its developers is horrible. They only approve add-ons on there timeline (sometimes taking months to approve) not caring about how it makes the developer community look bad when they are only trying to update there customizations for all. Ironic i was banned for asking them to update quicker so now i cannot even support the mods i wrote for the system...
Cyberpenguin on September 9 2011 05:59 pm
Lightweight, intuitive code, "all in one" CMS.
Nope on June 16 2011 01:47 am
This is not lightweight at all guys.
gcastagneti on March 29 2011 01:15 pm
I vote 3 stars because I prefer an all-in-one interface for both visitors and admin (like Drupal) and I can't customize the registration and there aren't SEO urls, but there are some good features like banner, downloads and shoutbox.
Very good CMS to start, but I actually prefer Drupal.
Reling on March 9 2011 11:08 am
I've been testing and using nearly all major CMS. Drupal, Joomla, Xoops, e107 and many more.
Meanwhile I'm using php-fusion. Just this and nothing else. It's user friendly, you can get lots of designs, both commercial and free, there are many add-ons and if you want, you can modify it.
And most important: just the core script, that what you get when you downlaod php-fusion, is everything you need. A gallery, a discussion board, news, articles, download et al - perfect for personal websites and for discussion boards which need some more than just the board.
It's easy, fast, reliable - perfect. The best CMS ever.
Dexter on March 6 2011 02:40 pm
One of the best CMS ever!!
Visitor on February 7 2011 08:58 am
PHP-FUSION is the best CMS off all !!
Lietuvis on December 24 2010 07:36 am
I used to use this cms.
Very easy cms. Probably best choice for people who are new to website development.
The only problem i found is that there are so many websites based on phpf :) I wanted something different...
kll_samui on December 21 2010 09:51 pm
php-fusion is most easy CMS i ever work with
and its complete, instead of searching web for free add ons to a bare CMS, here you disable/hide functions you dont want use now.
wantp on November 25 2010 09:33 pm
Nice CMS. For those who want to learn about CMS Portal and PHP too, PHPF is the solution.
kneekoo on October 5 2010 08:21 am
@john de sousa: Thank you for your feedback. You might want to post your concerns on our website so stop by if you have the time. Improvement suggestions are always welcome. Now for your experience here are my observations:
1. The version number is displayed in the Admin Panel. Right after you install the PHP-Fusion core, the title of the Admin Panel is "PHP-Fusion Powered Website Admin Panel - v7.01.01" (if you installed that version). Even if you change you site name the version number will still be displayed in the title of the Admin Panel.
2. Considering you didn't find the version number you are fully entitled to think updating/upgrading is clumsy. But now that I pointed out that information I'm sure you'll find it easier to update/upgrade your site. We know that manually uploading files through FTP is something not everyone can do. Not because it's hard but it requires some understanding about web technologies and people don't learn that in school or in the street. However, for those brave enough to read a few instructions and join our site to ask for more details everything gets clear. You even managed without coming over, so I would say in these circumstances the update/upgrade process is relatively easy.
I agree we could make it better but we would have to "sacrifice" people with free/restricted hosting. It's not that we don't want to make it even easier, but we have to think about everyone at the same time. This is rather a talk we might discuss on our site. Please come over if possible and we will talk about it.
john de sousa on September 30 2010 01:29 pm
A really very good cms, using this cms since version 6x. Biggest critisism i have experienced to date.
1. versioning is confusing, and needs emmediate improvement...version number(s)is not shown on any of their pages including admin pages.
2. Updates and updateing in v7.xx in very clumsy to say the least...still a manual process.
kneekoo on September 27 2010 07:28 pm
@Fusioneer: If you're able to measure the server load you could also help by reporting what you noticed wrong. I know there are many performance improvements on v7.01 so your "explosion" could be related to a bug. If it's ours, we'll be happy to fix it. If it's not... at least we should know about it so we can contact the developer for the fix. The translations are still in the works. I'm sure it's annoying but many open source projects bump into this issue. We'll try to cover the officially supported languages as soon as possible with our current volunteers. About the new features you are talking about, maybe you should be more specific. Only few of them are not documented but they will soon be. Then about the developers... I'm sure there are things to be improved in our communication but I'm sure you understand we also have a strategy we are following. Even if our immediate actions do not match your agenda that doesn't mean we are ignoring our users. We are aware we cannot make everyone happy but we also have some plans we have to cover in certain stages.
@jm2k7: If you're still following these comments, I would love to find out more about your suggestions. There's plenty of room for improvement and we also have our own agenda but if you have some good ideas we're open to them and we'll see how we can fit them in our future releases. After all, we are actively using this CMS so it's in everyone's best interest to make it better. :)
jm2k7 on September 25 2010 09:32 pm
Perfect, I like those words, hopefully sooner than this portal system meets the needs most relevant and stand out as the best portal system. I've been using it, the truth is very easy, but it lacks that something ... good, soon I hope it is like.
Sorry I strikeout with my previous comment is true this is not easy, and this great community is growing and helping all to improve the portal system.
Philip on September 25 2010 10:57 am
Like other small scale CMS projects, PHP-Fusion is not perfect. However, we now have a new Development team in place, a new management structure, not to mention a very active and growing community. Work is progressing on the next update and great things are expected in the near future.
PHP-Fusion Project Manager
jm2k7 on September 22 2010 05:29 pm
this system of portals, at least they should improve the system of forums, is a real disaster, the system of logging is pathetic, and the absence of moderation panel becomes a disaster, it lacks many things to complement, but many, many things to complement, is still basic, may not be possible that I have to be happening and blowing the head for plugins and modifications.
Fusioneer on September 10 2010 02:05 pm
Updating from 7.00.07 to 7.01 is a disaster.
- Server load has exploded!
- After a month most language files are NOT upgraded to 7.01. Result broken and missing options.
- New features, but nobody knows what they are there for. Questions about this are being ignored.
- Development team don't listen to their users.
A clean install or upgrade in the English language is no problem, but all foreign users are left in the dark.
kneekoo on September 3 2010 03:52 am
@David & Valero:
Asking for permission is simply fair. It's open source after all. If you guys have good intentions I see no harm in getting an answer for that. PHP-Fusion has derived products so things only look bad if you interpret it that way. Besides, AGPL v3 is probably the most powerful open source license at the moment. Read the following article:
Harly on September 2 2010 04:44 am
Version 7.01 is already here. Just follow the Website-link, above this, to the main PHP-Fusion site!
And yes, this is the best CMS I've tried! And I've tried most of the popular CMS' on this site, and a lot of the "young" ones as well, but none of them had the fine support that these guys is offering, and none of them where as easy to use for beginners, or as flexible for developers, as this one. All this combined, make this my #1 choice of all the CMS' I've tried!
I'll recommend everyone to try out this CMS! :)
Jorge Viguera Jr. on July 19 2010 05:46 pm
For me, this is the best CMS in the World, now, we are waiting for the v7.01.00...
nands on June 12 2010 02:17 pm
it's amazing portal,easy to understand...
Valero on June 6 2010 09:54 pm
True David. One point to consider is that if you need to make such restrictions, why have it open source at all. Closed source or proprietary would be better. Even so, If someone has a copy of the code released under the gnu gpl before they went to affero, the affero restrictions don't apply and they could actually create a fork of fusion.
David on May 23 2010 04:24 pm
It just shows how much restrictions there is for this CMS. If you want this for your website, please make sure you make the right decision i.e. is it worth your time with such hassle.
kneekoo on May 8 2010 03:46 pm
PHP-Fusion is a light-weight CMS, people. This means it doesn't have so many bells and whistles like regular CMS'es because they are not required for this category of software. However, with all the additional components out there, it's quite easy to get a great website that performs very well even on lazy servers. Besides, the code is newbie-friendly so they can also make their own adjustments if they need it. Noone is saying it's the best CMS, but it's a really good one. :)
Igor Cemim on April 24 2010 07:44 pm
Simple. It's best than Drupal and Joomla. :D
guest on April 11 2010 08:22 am
Very unsecured CMS.
hem chandra on March 21 2010 07:56 am
this is reliable CMS package but how we can get this Package ,
Ignas on March 5 2010 02:52 pm
People, .... Fusion sucks. It's very banal. A lot of sites use fusion
silentneeb on March 2 2010 11:43 pm
I tried joomla and drupal, then i found this cms which for me was all i needed right out of the box. I found joomla to buggy, and drupal was on the underdeveloped side.
monipert on February 7 2010 07:17 am
this cms is one of the worst I ever seen. Poor programming and full of security issues plus poorly programmed addonsm due lack of people that know how to truely deal with php.
Altrough it's simply made. I will not suggest.
Anonymous on January 4 2010 04:49 am
um,it's a good Cms,and it have many good idea.but i don't think it's great.it has a long way to go.
stijn on November 14 2009 08:48 am
PHP-Fusion just is the best way to make a proffesional website!
My website: sportvoeding-gezondontbijt.be never had any problems with hackers etc.
There are enough people who make infusions and themes, so you can always find the thing you're looking for!
ProjectManager on August 27 2009 08:13 am
We create, design, setup or whatever you want to call it, websites for small businesses, communities, and non-profit orgs. I have looked at MANY MANY CMS packages. While I like PHP-Fusion, as a non-php programmer, I find that GLFusion is a better package. PHP-Fusion is a good system, but the ability to use pure html without having to use php code is not the easiest to use. It has some great features out-of-the-box as long as you stick to that, but as one poster put it, just about all php-fusion sites DO look just alike. I currently have php-fusion 7 on two sites, and when I installed some different themes PER THE THEME INSTRUCTIONS, the sites crashed. This may be the fault of the CMS or maybe the theme, I do not have the time to recode each one, I would recommend this package for an advanced php programmer, but not for the beginner, in my humble opinion, but as I stated before, I am not that great with php.
to ScrepY on July 7 2009 09:44 am
PHP-Fusion is safe enough. If your website was broken off then it means that in your site are bad administrators or you are using prefixes such as 'fusion_'. The saddest mistake could be that you are not updating PHP-Fusion version regularly.
For example, I am using PHP-Fusion for 4 years and my website never was broken off as a lot of hijackers tried to take it down.
Turkish on May 15 2009 08:30 am
PHP Fusin is the best CMS, I have been using for 5 years. and it's wonderful
ScrepY on March 9 2009 01:25 pm
It was good cms, but i think there is much better cms then this becouse this one has a lot of bugs. And when you got hacked no one likes :)
Danny on March 5 2009 04:40 am
Seen the demo. Nice to have forum included cms, maybe really orientated to support companies. My only problem is: why php4?
Thanks, I am looking forward on this development.
Bobby on February 13 2009 02:57 am
PHP fusion is a fantastic CMS.
Very simple, and very customisable in every aspect.
In my opinion, I prefer this CMS over e.g. Drupal because PHP fusion is so much more simple.
Not to say that Drupal isn't a fantastic CMS as well, but PHP fusion has plenty of features which you can choose to use or not, and any idiot with half a brain can figure out how to use it!
Most of the support sites are fantastic, and the mods/admins generally will reply to a problem to give you an answer or a member of the large community will help.
If you've tried lots and lots of CMS's and haven't had any success try PHP fusion. I did, and I still after this long think it's great!
David on January 31 2009 04:35 pm
Not worth trying if you're a beginner. Support is very limited at the official website. Lots of security holes appearing lately. Otherwise, it is good for first time websites.
afaaro on January 18 2009 04:55 pm
PHP Fusin is the best CMS, I have been using for 5 years. and it's wonderfull,,,,,,
Segadora on January 18 2009 08:24 am
Used it once and I wont run it again, too bad. ^^
Wetter on November 15 2008 10:12 am
It is very useful article - exactly this I find long time. Thank you.
keving on August 22 2008 06:32 am
PHP-Fusion is the best keep up the best CMs ever :) First i use phpkit but it suckz so i switch to PHPFusion and i wanna stay on it :)
TB on March 25 2008 06:25 pm
We've used PHP-Fusion for a few years now and love it!
Gunnar on February 14 2008 02:59 am
PHP-Fusion is a fantastic CMS. I have used it for numerous web sites (also commercial) during 3-4 years now. I see no reason to switch over to any other CMS. PHP-Fusion is really fast and easy to setup and configure. It has a 'light', simple and smart design. It has a great (active and helpful) multi-language community culture, and a large number of modification packages are available. No cost. It is easy to design web sites for any needs, but some understanding of code handling is required for full design flexibility. Most ready Themes are look-alikes, and not attractive or useful for commercial use. It takes less than an hour to setup a web site including making the configurations to suit the basic needs of your web site. Then it takes maybe half a day more to build the site with all text, images, etc and to modify localization files and the 2 theme files to make the look and feel right. However, there is a number of areas where PHP-Fusion could be improved: - Better flexibility of page panels positioning in admin panel. It should be possible to position any panel (object, function) anywhere, and to have more than three main columns. - Dynamic panel and menu management. It should be possible to switch on panels, and their contents, dynamically, i.e. depending on what is clicked on in another panel (not just for the two available single level menues). Now this must be done through coding, and is also only possible from left to right, as it seems. - Although the design (Theme), the contents, the functions and the localization are separated in PHP-Fusion, these four are not fully separated. The interface (dependencies) between the four should be much better defined. - The coding interface for Theme design should be much better defined and communicated. - The API for application design (so called Infusions) should be much better defined. It should be really easy to design db-based new applications with full use of the built-in admin features (user authorities) and db handling (db access, db store/fetch) of PHP-Fusion. - Although the administration of the various functions of the system (such as articles, news, custom pages, photo gallery, forums, etc) is really easy already today (almost intuitive), the different functions are not administrated using the same principles. They should be consolidated, so that the admin routine is the same for all functions (category handling, user access, etc). - Multi-site management is missing. This is required for parallel sites, for instance mult-language sites (very common for commercial sites). - The development is not run professionally, but ad hoc and more or less secret. There should at least be a project set up, with a full and communicated requirement specification defined and decided at project execution start-up, and a target delivery date set for each release. Moreover, the release communication could be vastly improved. [/b][b]
Johan van Zanten on February 13 2008 10:43 am
I always used php fusion for my cms driven websites but i can't use it for my neuscorrectie website... This website needs four sub levels in the menu and i cannot acomplisch this with php fusion... But if you need a fast cms, phpfusion is ok!
Fernando Baptista on January 24 2008 03:29 am
PHP-Fusion is very good for someone who wants a full featured out-of-the-box CMS. But because of that most of the bundled features are somewhat basic and don't allow customization. PHP-Fusion is light, fast and very easy to maintain. But it has some flaws: 1. Is is not search engines friendly 2. No submenus(!) 3. All php-fusion websites look like.... php fusion websites
Robin on January 22 2008 09:48 pm
So I'm confused. I went to the CMS's site and checked their forum. I went through a bunch of the Post Your Site sites. Except for some very minor differences they all looked nearly identical. Changing a font or a color scheme is not customization. Telling your main menu to center instead of left justify is not customization. If these are the custom sites people think are worth having reviewed on the CMS forum, I think the CMS needs to work on its theme mechanisms.
Butzen on January 20 2008 03:40 am
Every month i try a otherone but i don't fin a better one opensource CMS. I realy work with PHP-Fusion about 2 Years and i'm very happy with it. ( Sorry about my english ) Seit ca. 2 Jahren arbeite ich jetzt schon mit php-fusion und bin sehr zufrieden damit. Alle Nase lang probier ich mal wieder 'was anderes aus, um zu seh'n ob sich bei den anderen open source CMS 'was getan hat. Ich komme aber immer wieder zurck. Freue mich schon auf die 7.
knert on December 11 2007 02:15 am
Nice but with all cms systems this one misses too 1 very important element: the image usage. Like ALL cms systems this cms has a lack of it too. Is it so difficult to implement into an existing cms a button (in the editor where you want to type your news) that when you click on it a map will opens with all the already uploaded images an select one. Besides that you must have the abbility to align it. The only cms that I know of has this type is CMSMS but that works like crap or even better..does not work at all. So for all those cms builders: please referrer to this problem above and create a solution :)
Ronald Hayes on August 19 2007 11:10 am
So far we have had great results with PHP-Fusion. It was easy to install and comes with everything we need for our band site. I don't know about SEO stuff yet but I plan on finding out more. Ron - Designated Driver
Peter Roenning on July 1 2007 04:18 am
I have tried most of the cms shown on this site and i like many of them, but stil Php-fusion is the easiest of them all and very easy to change to your needs, and the community is a fantastic help. All 'you' that don't like php-fusion, then don't use it, but your comments on that php-fusion is not secure well, non are, but they try to keep it as secure as they can as quickly as they can. Thanks, Nick Jones and all who helps to make this a greater CMS.
cristiano on June 14 2007 11:46 pm
This is very cool cms!Php fusion is easy to use but have infinity tools...if u need one good and small cms...is it! Thanks,
Fred Pauwels on January 29 2007 04:16 pm
Probably the easiest to learn and use portal on the world. I use also Drupal, Joomla, and dotnetnuke (asp.net) for my clients, but for myself i prefer to use this amazing product. Because it's simply, compleet and easy to use. I will stay a great admirer Fred
Sbhedges on September 24 2006 02:34 am
PHP Fusion is excellent, I've been using it for a while and I love it!
J.L Ory on September 22 2006 06:36 am
Hello, I cann't run PHP-Fusion, Admin-Login on this demo-site, what do do wrong ? thanks
Nick Jones on August 22 2006 12:44 pm
Actually the system wasn't available for download for several months, it was late August before a new version was released. We put things right spending an enormous amount of time doing so. I have done everything right since, and have no desire to put myself or anyone concerned through that amount of stress again.
digitalartist on August 21 2006 01:22 am
No php-fusion is not a nuke ripoff and never has been. There was a time in early 2005 when it was discovered that e107 code was being used without the proper recognition per the GPL. Basically Digitanium was claiming all the code was his when it was not. After being confronted with evidence, he admitted toi using code, shut down the main php-fusion site and supposedley recoded all the code. However the site was only down for about a month and I seriously doubt he re-recoded the entire cms in that time frame. Most likely he made enough changes in the existing code so it no longer looked like e107 code. Even changes like that are covered by the GPL. Basically, he didn't create the entire cms himself but relied on stolen code for much of it. In all fairness, he should have pulled all versions of the code from all official sites and stayed offline until he code code one from scratch.
Jorge on June 15 2006 12:46 pm
I have used it on a few sites and it is really customizable. Minor issues with hackers but no big deal now since they have released a new major upgrade version with a bunch of changes to previous problem making files. Now it is a lot more stable release and the forums section has received special attentiions as well as the photo albums. All in all its an overall 10 out of 10. Real good CMS for almost ANY application due to ease of customization, it only took me (a noob in php) a few weeks to figure out its inner workings. Really awesome peice of coding i must admit.
Malek256 on June 14 2006 11:30 am
Be forewarned, while it is fairly easy to reverse engineer to add on functionality, and has some built-in nice functions (a forum, an article editor), security is a constant issue. It's worked upon, but there are constant threats to the source. It is also missing major functions in terms of feature parity compared to other CMS. There is an active community - but it's disorganized and most of the time, when I've needed something I've had to hand-code it. That doesn't get you very far due to the issues above. Version upgrades break most of the user community's code additions and they are rarely if ever added into the base package, so there's not a lot that can be done to add functionality your users need and KEEP it added on. It's more like: 1. 'stumble in the dark to assemble some stuff on top' 2. next major security hole announced 3. forced to patch/upgrade 4. go back to 1 I'm currently using this but am looking for a different CMS.
Arif Noerman on June 8 2006 11:03 am
One of our client want this cms, and before that we don't know this nice powerfull cms. We thing this is agoos cms.
Fritz on May 15 2006 02:31 am
Im lovinit! Easy to configure, adaptable to any situation..Nuke smokes any other CMS I have ever tried out!!!
jiikoo on May 2 2006 06:30 am
Easy to install and maintenance. Great work!!
anthony on April 26 2006 12:53 pm
Nice lightweight CMS. I use it to manage my site, however sometimes the system is not responsive.. Sometimes I should refresh the page 2 or 3 times to see the change. Thank you for the hardwork
Boon on April 24 2006 12:52 pm
I tested out Mambo, TYPO3 (OMG - How can anyone use this), E107 and PHP Fusion, and the last was the best ever. Simple structure, very user-centric even for a newbie like me, with great features. The only thing I really want is a good event calendar, but I'll bet the add-on is already somewhere out there. =)
sonar on April 23 2006 11:57 am
I am sure that this is the best cms ever! :)
Lodówa on April 18 2006 06:15 am
In my opinion these is the best cms :)
HACKERSOFT on March 30 2006 05:23 am
No wonder! This is really the best CMS I have used so far. It is highly customizable to feet your needs and is really a community package with tons of support both from the staff and hardworking members. TRY IT NOW!
uctxs on March 28 2006 07:25 am
I run PHP-Fusion on multiple websites and have recommended to over 30 close friends who all run sites powered by PHP-Fusion. This is the best CMS available by far. Its Fast, Easy to Install and has tech support available that blows everyone else away. I have to give this 2 thumbs up and give a big Thanks, to the staff involved in bringing us this awesome CMS.
Matthew Wilson on March 27 2006 12:30 pm
I began to get concered with all of the attacks I saw on this CMS. I've followed in the community for a while and I know that it's there and strong, however the lack of infusions (or at least the ones I wanted) were a major setback. The copyright thing has been changed (you're now free to remove the copyright notice), so the open source spirit lives one. I'm personally going to try to learn PHP and MySQL and make my own CMS.
Jimi Spier on March 27 2006 09:29 am
I have no ability with PHP, but I have been able to install configure and run this site without so much as a glitch.. I have tried several others and this is the easiest to use and customize.. Give it a try and vote for PHP-Fusion!
Kaos on March 27 2006 06:18 am
Whats to say...Php-Fusion is the best Cms out there and to all you whiners...only one thing to say...make your own Cms if you are so smart...
Fred on March 16 2006 03:29 am
probably the best cms ever
Amy on March 1 2006 01:54 am
I have a friend who uses this and I have to say it is a fast system and works greats. Comes with every thing you need to get a web pages going. I am an admin on her site so I have been able to look at how it runs and it is nice. Today I tried it on my site and It installed with out a problem, was fast and easy to configure. The admin CP feels a lot like the latest version on e107 so I was able to figure out how to get what I wanted from it.
Kenneth on February 28 2006 03:35 am
Actually, I am seeking a CMS that can manage and upload the contents for my OWN designed website. Does any CMS can support for this feature and provide the best solution? Can PHP Fusion or e107 do that? Thanks alot!
erwin on February 26 2006 06:37 am
well, I love php-Fusion after trying lots of others. Sticking by it.That doesn't mean i quite happy with the way it is coded. Pretty 'old style' coded. Did anyone tell these guys there are and now instead of slow building defs. Welcome to web 2.0 .... But then again the rest of the CMS entities don't com even close. Awaiting 6.00.400. Hope it sheds lights in dark code areas
brizio on February 24 2006 12:37 pm
I'm testing vatious cms and I find very nice php-fusion & e107. e107 is more complex, php-fusion is very nice, complete, easy to admin, I agree the infusions are not many and some improvement shoud be very appreciated (as vote system for photogallery, more free skins, etc.)
dark on February 21 2006 10:11 am
yes, is a exclent CMS, for me one of the three best ones... very simple, cleaning, security, friendly administration... only two weaks point: 1. Themes design varietes is very poor... joomla here is the champion. 2. Plugins still are fews... apparently there are not many developers working. the latest... what about copyright problem?... now is really open source gnu/gpl licence?
Leecifer on February 21 2006 06:27 am
PHP-Fusion is one of the best CMS packages on the planet. I have tried and deleted many (PHP-Nuke, CPG-Nuke, Mambo, e107, EZPublish, Geeklog, Drupal, and others) and finally settled on PHP-Fusion because it is fast, light-weight, and clean. I don't see how people can claim poor security on it, I run four different sites using Fusion and have not been hacked yet. When a security hole is found, it is patched extremely fast. Fusion is an outstanding CMS, I recomend it to everyone.
Audiosaint on February 20 2006 03:43 am
I used Mambo on my last personal site. Pretty good, but it really is not intuitive at all. For my new site, I installed e107, drupal, joomla, and php-fusion. I evaluated them all fully and began setting up my site. e107 was good, but I found it very difficult to tweak the php code (I'm no programmer). joomla hasn't changed much since mambo. drupal is dated, VERY dated. php-fusion was the last one I evaluated and the one I am sticking with. Intuitive, complete, lots of themes. I also was able to easily tweak my user registration page to prevent users from showing their email addresses (I am building a mailing list that I cannot share). Two thumbs up!
peter on February 19 2006 10:37 am
This is a really really and I mean a really great CMS. I tried a lot from Mambo To Drupal but nothing could convince me more than this one.Its really to set-up easy and to work with. Just the way a cms should work... Great job.
PHP-Fusion User on February 10 2006 02:34 am
I only wish they had more coding / modification support... a lot of mods come up and a lot of problems ocur... not so much help is provided, and often not even from the ones who make the mods... then again... this is a great All-in-one CMS... its got a bit of everything and I'm waiting for a resolution for the credit notice issue... nothing posted yet. Well... Dev. team needs to grow too few, and theres a few other hundred issues that must be addressed as well... I can resume all of that in the fact that I am expecting the next versiion anxiously. Lets see what happens.
Jeff on February 8 2006 02:50 am
PHP-Fusion is an EXCELLENT CMS. Have a look at this example of the application of this CMS in a community of over 1700 members with photo galleries, videos, forums and articles.
Nick Jones on January 29 2006 06:33 am
Thanks for your comments :) As a result of what have read we will review our license issue with a view to dropping our fee. This should be resolved in a few days.
dark on January 27 2006 09:07 am
I like much this CMS... but I don`t understand the particular way to think license GNU... to pay to remove a credit notice??? what it means??? ... I can modify, distribute or to even sell a open source gnu license CMS, maintaining the credits within each page... if I cannot do it, it`s not open source CMS. That simple...
Nick Jones on January 27 2006 07:34 am
I'm under no illusion to think that PHP-Fusion is perfect in any way, but i can assure you that any exploit you have read about has been addressed, If i receive any information about such matters they are dealt with as fast as humanly possible. I am responsible for most of the development which makes our task that little bit more challenging, but I have no desire to use code from any other source other than my own or from devs in our community, especially after what we went through early last year.
PHPExcellence on January 26 2006 01:37 am
Interesting CMS, the first CMS I came across, and it seemed... adequate. On closer inspection though, it's not flexible, it's badly coded, and it's just as insecure as the horror stories suggest... exploits for the system are strewn about the net. Furthermore, the admin area is unintuitive (I don't see what anyone could see in this, it's just PHP-Nuke but... worse), and the licensing issue is unforgivable. Not only do they make you pay to remove a credit notice, which is hardly in the open source spirit, but the notice means that PHP-Fusion sites can easily be found to exploit - ridiculous! Finally... I can see where accusations of plagiarism come from. While it's nice to see something other than a PHP-Nuke ripoff, the similarities to e107 are undeniable. I never used the older versions of either CMS myself, but the code, the methods, and even text is common to both of the CMS's. Since I'm trying to keep impartial, I'm not going to state that Fusion ripped off e107, but it is evident that e107 has progressed further than this system, and its dev team does seem more able than the single few developers of this system. It's nice to have the choice, but perhaps PHP-Fusion should look at how e107 has continued to develop, and look to see how it can improve on the e107 ideas - then give credit where credit's due. Decent CMS, but personally, I can't see anything that holds it above any others, and its gaping flaws would put all but the most amateurish webmasters off.
Gizmo on January 25 2006 11:07 am
Nice, but obviously the voters of this 'great' cms isn't aware that it's pretty insecure and unstable. Yesterday eg. the danish supportsite was slammed down by attackers, and for a long time there have been placed trojans/backdoors in files from their downloadsection. Furthermore it's getting patched several times each month. It's a shame cause the system is nice - REALLY NICE, but no good until they have the security 100% (or almost 100%) under control. Generally this cms has one of the best admin cp's ever seen ... Nice Work Digitanium :)
mareg on January 24 2006 06:10 am
David, you'd better read more carefully discussion about 'ripping' e107 which had place between Fusion and e107 communities. Nick Jones rewroted all code to be safe of votes like your`s. Don't be 'palant' - think! It isn't painful :)
David on January 23 2006 12:57 pm
php-fusion is a complete rip of the e107 code available at: http://www.e107.org Why settle for anything less than e107 -- php-fusion has more gaping security holes as they don't update their code.. their own official site gets owned weekly. Skip the junk!
Shaolin on January 23 2006 11:56 am
Yup, a lot of great work. It's the best CMS I've ever tried - mainly because of intutive interface and very clearly written files - they can be edited with no charm even by a person, who knows only the basics of HTML.
shadey on January 23 2006 05:59 am
Great CMS, easy to use. Load time exceptionally fast. Great updates. Tried others (Mambo, E107, Drupal) this one is by far the best to use.
donatomuci on January 23 2006 01:15 am
Probably the best CMS, at the moment: I love it. The graphic layout is not as 'cool' as joomla or mambo; but you can play lot of module as default. Ugly, any way!!! WHY? GNU/GPL license: the author wants 50euro if you edit the 'powered by phpfusion'... WHY???
Shiro on January 23 2006 01:05 am
Very Good CMS. Easiest to work with. Good security, Design and Community Support.
Leefy on January 22 2006 07:17 am
I have tried many other CMSs, and found this one to be the easiest to work with. You can customize the layout and content easily. Security is top-notch... known security holes are fixed very quickly. The admin panel is very intuitive. And best of all, it has a very strong community. What's not to like :)
Scorp on January 22 2006 05:45 am
I use fusion for my site and it is very interesting!
brizie on January 22 2006 04:04 am
perhaps the man accusing php-fusion of copying e107 should have a look at the release dates of each product before spouting cr4p. php-fusion won the day for me as it was easy to install, easy to setup,easy to change and has numerous support sites in many different languages and some realy ace developers to boot. What more do you need?
pds on January 22 2006 01:18 am
It rocks:D and very good coded + security scripts are good for ant-hacks and exploits also manly updated!!!
demonstar on January 21 2006 06:39 am
it`s best cms in my carrer use - simple - understanding - comfortable - full support and great people
FloFB on January 21 2006 06:19 am
PHP-Fusion is a most easy Framework for midrange Administrators. It is an Large expanding System because of its 'infusions'.
I need just 15 Hours to learn Implementation and Implement the main Pages
borg on January 20 2006 07:09 am
I used to be a tech guy, but damn this is easy to install! The manual gave me screenshots and held my hand LOL I was going to read the 140 pages, just to get an overview, but ended up being half done designing the site by the time I got through it in a few hours. You can get a nice site up and going quite quickly with this software. I installed about 6 'infusions' which are just add on mods for things like web stats, etc. It's WAY simple to do it you follow the directions. *Caveat: Although this has nothing to do with the program, the community is of course smaller than say mambo/joomla, etc., and therefore there are probably less mods/themes available. Out of the 6 I installed, the calendar that's currently available doesn't do recurring events (except yearly like anniversary/birthdays) yuk! I'm sure this feature will be developed soon enough, but that's just a heads up to you guys. However, everything else I wanted I found, and it's terribly easy to use if you have any tech background (and even if you don't if you take your time and follow directions) Thanks Php-fusion!
DwB on January 19 2006 06:34 am
I've tried several CMS and had for over a year a well known german CMS. But adding own boxes was that complicated and external scripts couldn't be included I decided to look for some better fitting CMS. I've tried the known ones like e107, php(w)cms, Xoops, Typo3 and even more unknown CMS like Der Dirigent but PHP-Fusion was the system easiest to handle. Changing files is quite simple, adding additional plugins/addons just a click in the administration. Even including own scripts is done within 5 minutes when you understood how the system works.
keil on January 18 2006 12:56 pm
The best : PHP-Fusion :)
Robert on January 17 2006 04:01 am
I have used php fusion for well over a year and the php fusion community is growing in mass numbers of users. It's simple, stable, and clean. Outstanding tech support, when you need help on something their is always somone that knows the answer and gives you a quick reply. I have tried many different cms/s and php fusion is far best.
dodo on January 16 2006 05:30 am
i think, that it's potential is yet to be discovered ;) but i use it and i'm very satisfied.
Jeff on January 16 2006 01:31 am
I have been using PHP-Fusion for over a year, and I just updated my site to the latest version (V6). It's a great CMS that allows me to add videos, images, news, forums and much more to the site easily. The new version is really strong with great support. I have over 1600 members, and the upgrade was very easy, and the support has been just great.
Chris on December 31 2005 04:51 am
I just put it live today and I love it! Very easy to configure. I like the admin design and the frontend fits my needs perfectly. I just wish there were more Infusions (plugins) availible.
Greg on December 29 2005 08:28 am
PHP-Fusion version 6 rocks. Article support, forum support (WITH attachments...no mods required) means these natively support the themes. And the themes are (now) terrific.
Fred Pauwels on December 29 2005 04:51 am
Or that now be replicated or not, that is not my care or the point. All portals are a little bit derived from of each other . Therefore it calls opensource Issue is! how can do one make things better! The programmer has done fine work, because for the user is the most important point, the use kindness and easy to learn. I have tested also thoroughly e107, and that is a wonderful product to. But the powerful simplicity make fusion what it is ! A great product. It has all the potential to be a the winner.
Nick Jones on December 28 2005 01:51 am
That's not the case with the v6 series as it was heavily rewritten back in June 2005.
global on December 25 2005 04:45 am
I used it for a while, and after some research on the Internet, discovered that a lot of the code was 'borrowed' from e107. So, I tried e107 instead and found it to be superior in stablity, security and features. Now I can't say enough good things about e107, especially v0.7. :)
appleman on December 18 2005 04:27 am
hmmmm. this is actually a good CMS but it's riddled with little annoyances. I unfortunately had to ditch this on the trivial grounds simply because I wasn't able to get the News Categories section to display individual categories alphabetically. My site depended on a whole load of news categories and to have them arranged irregularly was intolerable. Having said that it is very fast and pretty simple. Perhaps with a few updates it might be the best CMS around.
Vlad Fratila on December 18 2005 04:24 am
Well, good one, accesible. But...is it me, or the theme s suck? And are not that flexible...
john14_6 on December 15 2005 07:01 am
I did a lot of research and settled on PHP-Fusion. I have been very pleased with the script and support. Thanks PHP-Fusion staff!
Les Smith on December 14 2005 08:54 am
I have tested it for a few days and like it. Howver, I wish it were better documented. I didn't see a manual. Everything worked great, except the photogallery. If the product were well documented than maybe I would know how to use it
Nick Jones on December 14 2005 01:55 am
There is a handbook for PHP-Fusion available at http://www.php-fusion.co.uk/downloads.php?cat_id=15 :)
Xanic on December 9 2005 12:17 pm
What an awsome CMS. Just like everyone else, I have also tried many, many, other CMS's. But this one was the best.
glree on December 7 2005 02:14 am
phpfusion is a great CMS, lots of great support on their sites. I moved from e107 for this and it has been a good move. Easy to use CMS with lots of features. glree
Jeff on December 5 2005 11:16 am
I have a PHP-Fusion site, and I think it's a fantastic CMS! I have added lots of videos, photos, articles, forums, etc to it...and have almost 1500 members. I have infused it with many bells & whistles, and have found it to be a very solid system. I'm still using the old version, but I am upgrading the site to V6 in January now that things have calmed down. PHP-Fusion is easy to administer as well. Members submit things daily, and it is very easy to post, edit and delete submissions. Have a look at my site http://cruisejournals.com and poke around a bit.
Nick Jones on December 5 2005 09:43 am
Just to clarify, php-fusion works fine with php 5, it isn't mysql 5 compatible, yet, but there is a new version coming very soon which will work with mysql 5 :)
shad0w on December 5 2005 04:38 am
php fusion is easy and its L337
sprocket on December 3 2005 01:29 am
It will be PHP5 compatible in the very near future! It is still the best around. Also there are not allot of commercial servers running much higher than PHP 4.3
wibix on November 29 2005 12:59 pm
PHP-Fusion not MySQL 5 compatible!
Lloyd Keays on November 24 2005 07:17 am
Sad but after searching, navigating and checking, I just cannont find a comprehensive page with the list of features, what it does, how it does it. I feel I have to install it and find that out. Or maybe I'm just too stupid to find the
chris bryan on November 21 2005 05:43 am
Mr demo, I tried e107 and for the life of me I could not get it to run. I tried Post Nuke, that took considerable messing around to get running, I tried Drupal, MD Pro, and others, they either would not run or ran with errors. Then I tried PHP-Fusion BINGO staright after the install it was up and running. This CMS was the only package that ran first time on a default install of PHP5 on IIS6. The only othe package that gave the same imediate result was Mambo, but lack of documentation at the time relegated it out of contention. For me PHP-Fusion is the winner. Great support, great add-ons, and great people working on a wining package
Tefo Noke on November 20 2005 05:37 am
This is such a great CMS, easy to deploy and manage. I tried installing a number of CMS's and this is the best. Very impressed
JohnG on November 14 2005 11:05 am
I have been trying out all the CMS as well. Out of all of them I choose PHP-Fusion because it is easy to understand. Creating themes for it is very easy too. Look at my site to see what I can come up with in just a couple of days. Great job!
Fred Pauwels on October 19 2005 03:48 am
Giving criticism is easy and little honourable. I have tried out everything what concerns CMS last year I found half-measure also most illogical but best the Mambo (Joomla) But the most pleasant CMS as far was e107. I have running 2 CMS sites with Mambo. But for my information site, I was looking for a more simply CMS than mambo . I was planned to use e107 but I tried also Fusion. My decision E107, and Fusion are the easiest to learn CMS systems. I have a light preference for Fusion among others, for the more easy of use and classy looks of the templates. Mambo is without doubt the reference and most the sofisticated but most illogical for using I think. It took me 14 days to have fully understand the mambo (not the dance) I needed one hour to understand fusion. I recommend fusion very strong, to people who want no hours spend on learning CMS such as Mambo.(Mambo is great do not misunderstanding) On point minus!The navigators nevertheless have something too little explanation and possibilities. Ones that is solved fusion a new STAR on the sky Nevertheless a warm congratulation the programmers of Fusion and e107 Fredp http://info.search4u.be
Nick Jones on October 4 2005 07:20 am
PHP-Fusion 6 is a total rewrite, get your facts straight mr demo.
Nick Jones on October 4 2005 07:12 am
You should get your facts straight, demo, before making such comments. The dispute over this issue was settled in April. PHP-Fusion 6 is original in every way, and I am sick and tired of having to defend myself, I put it right, end of story, finished.
demo on October 2 2005 07:35 am
Code ripped off from e107, without any credit given. I wouldn't consider using it, purely on the grounds of morality. That's not to even mention the old, outdated, insecure code... do yourself a favour and look into e107 .7 instead. I guarantee you'll find it to be more impressive.
gonzalo on September 30 2005 10:20 am
I tried it and it is a grandiose cms, although in this new versionlook like e107 a lot, but more simple...
sprocket on September 13 2005 01:55 am
I have been away from this for about 3 months. BOY AM I GLAD TO BE BACK using it again. My customer had heard about Mambo and Xoops and wanted his site done in one of those. I told him I could do it faster and easier with PHP-Fusion, but the customer is always right! So it cost him an additional $1200, and it works like a slug...
skullrip on September 12 2005 05:43 am
I just tried php-fusion, xoops, limbo, e107 and a couple others. PHP-Fusion was the winner for me. Streamlined admin area that makes sense so you won't need a billion mouse clicks to get something done here. A smart cms that's fast, functional, sharp looking, customizable, and easy to operate.
Tommy on September 7 2005 02:44 am
Actually a really nice demo, with all the features I am looking for. And the demo is not too much 'cms' either...really nice. I have to try out this one
Melanie on August 15 2005 08:16 am
This is a nice CMS - as long as you need a standard solution for a standard site. I'm just missing the fine-tuning - I can't control access to single modules; creation of own navigation panels is a hassle. Nice to try but nothing for me.
Mike on August 14 2005 02:37 am
Hi Andrew. I've visited the site almost every day since version 6 was released (Jun 03 2005) and not had a problem. Are you sure your visiting the right site? It's http://www.php-fusion.co.uk/ if that helps. There's also http://www.phpfusion-mods.com/ if your looking for mods, and a theme site http://www.phpfusion.org/ so you can get it to look the way you want. If english is not your first language they have a host of other support sites too. Hope this helps.
sonars on July 6 2005 01:28 am
this cms is great :D i love it :)
Melvin on June 18 2005 12:55 pm
Clean, neat, light cms.. one of the best out there.
Chad on April 18 2005 07:52 am
THE BEST CMS [period]
Chief on April 17 2005 09:22 am
After trying pretty much everything on the list, I have settled on Fusion for my sites. Everything about Fusion is great, from support to ease of use, administration and troubleshooting. Installation was a breeze and nested installations on subdomains is flawless. This beats Nuke and Xoops handsdown.
Jeff on April 9 2005 11:58 am
This is by far my favorite CMS. I work on another site that uses Drupal, and while it's a great system...I personally like this one better. It's so easy to install, and it is just attractive. Most CMS systems look horrible, and this one has some very nice themes. There is an excellent (yet small) online community of users and developers that offers great support. There are some features that I'd love to see that aren't in there (RSS) but all-in-all...it's got my vote! Try it out.
walterbyrd on April 4 2005 11:58 am
Could not get it to install. Went to forums, tried everything.
BaRzO on March 23 2005 05:02 am
Php-Fusion is very good CMS thanks Digi for this CMS !!!
BlackMage on March 22 2005 08:38 am
PHP Fusion is by far the best CMS i have ever seen. It is easy, simple and it is really easy to make your own panels/screens. You don't have to rely on addons anymore.
Shedrock on March 22 2005 07:48 am
This is by FAR the BEST CMS available today. Security is second to none and it is is very simple to install and setup. As for this looking like PHP-Nuke, well this is absolutely not true. PHP-Nuke is very weak in security and not to mention the author is MORON.
Rafaelinux on March 20 2005 06:31 am
It looks right like PHP-nuke, its somewhat the copy, who needs 80 copies of PHP-Nuke??. I tried it but its like php nuke... It has it things, too, but... I prefer Xoops, Drupal, or Mambo (i hate it, but this is worse).
Mike on March 18 2005 09:14 am
I've used many CMS'es before, but PHP-Fusion tops them all. It does everything the others do, but quickly and efficiently. It looks nice, also! Not cluttered or convoluted. Quite possibly the best CMS available.
Peter on February 28 2005 02:57 am
a very very nice cms script, absolute the best :)
RTT on February 27 2005 11:06 am
The best, complete/fastests cms until now. I tried a lot but none of them came even close to php fusion.
sprocket on February 2 2005 10:05 am
I am tired of bloatware. PHP-Fusion is fast and has most bells that 90% of users would want. Installed two intranet servers yesterday in 4 hours with graphics. I wish it had an ecommerce infusion.
Martyn Wilkinson on January 17 2005 08:21 am
After a couple of weeks trying different CMS packages and getting very confused i found php-fusion and i liked it so much i rolled it out onto my production board last night. Still got a way to go with configuration, and add-ons, but it does what i want and i dont need to have to have a degree in rocket science to understand it (*cough* mambo *cough*). Soon as i can get a way of integrating it with my IPB members database i'll be golden :)
stus on January 16 2005 07:55 am
Tested many many cms systems, this one seems easy and off the shelf with everything easily there and running. Mambo is the BEST so they say but i found it not that user friendly. I want something fast and easy because im lasy. I want all the functionality of cms but as long as i can add graphics to customise it im happy.
Claus Pedersen on January 5 2005 05:21 am
commenting Bimmer: 1 hour thats like maximum time ... if your a freash user, with just some or litte webexperience you could probabaly take an hour to get it up, i myself only used 7 minutes including uploading and chmodding... my update took 16 minutes... had to read a bit ;) to make sure i did everything right :) This is the greatest PHP-CMS ever!
Berry on January 4 2005 06:32 am
php-fusion is one of the fastest cms i know, it's easy to customize , the code is revolutionary written and there's is a special care on security , i find this the best and userfriendly too out of lots of test with other cms systems i recommend this because support is very good too, for users that are new to php , very easy to understand and interpretative , the infusions system is absolutely good to use on external additions. Berry.
Sheldon on January 4 2005 06:27 am
As a beta developer for this CMS I think you all are full of crap! Those who are knocking it.. 1. error reporting is never meant to be on FULL/ALL anyhow! Learn how to configure a web server why dont you! There are a few small problems but what CMS doesnt have that! Compareds to PHP Nuke this CMS is 10x better.
Bimmer on January 4 2005 06:16 am
Well it seems like u all got so good CMS systems running why dont u provide us with one then ? Before posting a negativ comment on a system why dont u take a GOOD look at your own sites first... ex. sparga u sure u not tried it on u own site ??? Well that not a sandbox its a junkyard ! PHP-Fusion a GOOD light weight system, easy to install, easy admin, easy MODing. Dont take 2 days to install... 1 hour up running... all done... adn its FAST too not slow like NUKE and the new Mambo... Ok what do u want... a slow fancy site... or a fast OK site ? I know what im gonna choose ... PHP-FUSION !!!
Digitanium on January 4 2005 04:13 am
The error reporting issues will be fixed in v5.01.
John on December 21 2004 02:40 am
The code for this thing is packed full of basic php errors. It is a nightmare to work with in a development envrionment. It's OK if you want to use it as it is, but don't bother thinking about running it with full php error reporting on (it's not nice). I did point out some of the basic errors in the code and was accused to being too picky ... I don't know about everyone else, but I expect a product like this (free or not) not to have the most basic php errors in it. There's very few proper bugs in it, it's simply badly written code.
sprocket on December 15 2004 09:34 am
I really like it. I have never had any bugs and it installs very easily. I suggest if you are getting errors it is a problem with your permissions. Rather than calling it buggy why don't list the errors and send then to the authors?
brad sparga on December 14 2004 03:53 am
this is the buggiest cms ever...i tried it in a sandbox setting and its so full of errors.
BenDish on December 13 2004 09:58 am
re alan: You would use Fusion over Nuke because Nuke is heavy and slow, Whereas Fusion is light responsive and more customizable. All these CMS's are somewhat like Nuke, Are you saying that Nuke should be the only one?
Matt on November 30 2004 11:31 am
The install on here is in german, can it be in english too?
cobweb on November 29 2004 05:18 am
in fusion i found a very easy to install cms and a powerfull to... no module handling problems... its all in the base package... u had only to activate or disable the staff. there is a big community working on add ons and features and also g a great support in english and german.
alan parsells on November 29 2004 03:56 am
another phpnuke like, one can wonder who needs thousands of versions of PHPNUKE, this obviously is not the answer
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