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    Hello. I need to create a searchable knowledge base. What CMS would I use?

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    Well if you want to go down the CMS route, then you have options. If your 'knowledge' could be Wordpress posts or pages, then go for that as it is so easy. Else I'd say Drupal.
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    Thank you for the reply. I've worked a lot with WordPress and I don't think that it would work. Sorry. See, I'm trying to accomplish something like this:
    http://kb.freeforums.org/

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    this is what they used:
    http://www.interspire.com/knowledgemanager/
    But I don't want anything I have to pay for!

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    Seems like it could work well in Wordpress to me. You have categories, and then knowledge within those categories. So you could do it even without a plugin. What part of it do you think can't be done in Wordpress? I could tell you the necessary functions if you aren't sure how to accomplish this.
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    I don't want there to be dates on all the posts! That's my problem with WordPress...it's too bloggy...You think It can be pulled off? I'll try

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    Oops. It installed to shovehost.com by accident...how annoying...

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    Of course you don't need dates. Wordpress only shows what you want it to show in your theme files. I know this can be pulled off very very easily. Essentially, you should create a theme from scratch. Don't start with twenty10 for this.
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    Done: http://shovehost.net/kb/
    Well, how should I create a custom theme??? Just like I would code a normal website?
    Thanks

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    You should use Google more for stuff like this. What you need to learn is how to create a Wordpress theme from scratch. You'll have to use Wordpress functions, learn how to use the loop, learn other functions like wp_list_categories() and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganners, post: 217836
    You should use Google more for stuff like this. What you need to learn is how to create a Wordpress theme from scratch. You'll have to use Wordpress functions, learn how to use the loop, learn other functions like wp_list_categories() and such.
    Or he could get a good framework and build a child theme with CSS and possibly a few custom functions.
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