September 12 2013
Translated To: Greek
Zoglair is an integrated platform, supporting the most popular web applications right from its core (without the need of 3rd party extensions that may or may not interfere with its logic flow). Having a core that is not tight to a specific content type (article / product / topic / etc), but instead is able to handle any of them, simultaneously and under a common interface, offers the following advantages:
1. Seamless Integration
It is more than possible that you - at least once - have visited a commercial site with a forum section that looks and feels completely strange, and out of sync. There are even sites that require separate logins for separate sections! This is happening because the vast majority of forum scripts are designed to handle forums and if someone wants something more than a forum, then suddenly this is becoming an issue. One must find a way to bridge / integrate two or most systems in order to get the desired functionality.
Perhaps, you find a script today that fulfills your needs 100%, but what about tomorrow? Let us say, for example, that you are after a good shopping cart and you do not care - at the moment - for community features. Or you want a good forum script and you are not thinking about a nice portal to make your site stand out. But what if these needs arise in the future? Wouldn't it be much better to have extra functionality as an option even if you are never going to use it? Especially if this extra functionality takes almost *zero* extra resources?
With zoglair you do not have to worry about such things. Out of the box, it knows about most common and popular content types. Should you need a new content type, you just define and start using it... Dead simple!
2. Worry-free Upgrade Path
When you start with a typical CMS and rely on some major 3rd party plugins (or applications) to get your desired functionality, suddenly you may come to a point where upgrading either of them may lead to compatibility problems. All extendable systems have this danger, zoglair is no exception, but there is a difference between major components that define your site, and minor ones that improve it. To say in other words, having a CMS do stuff that it was not designed to do, is like driving your sports car to a bumpy road; sooner or later, it is going to break!