Mezzanine – A Perfect Django CMS.

Last couples of month I have spend discovering Django. After spending some time found a need for some kind of system which can handle simple content management and blog ability to write.

After googling lend up at Django-CMS to use it. After some time I found it difficult to configurate and implement theme on it. Although it took a while to get my head around and set up everything please bear mind that I am very much newbie in django.

Meanwhile I been to plone conference and had opportunity to atttend django sprint and Nate Aane had suggested me to have a look on Mezzanine for django cms which is an open source content management platform built using the Django framework. After coming back spend almost one week I found what I was looking for. It just took less then five minutes to set up everything. The thing I like most about it is that it got live demo. which helped me a lot to try it before deployed it.

Mezzanine very well documented and clearly mentioned what needs to do to deploy production environment. it took me a week to deploy centrel wembly mosque site with a full time job. At the moment this is very basic application platform although nothing is stopping anyone to developed it further. I can see it has great potential to become fully fledge CMS.

First release of Mezzanine was at June 2010 and after that till the date (25th Nov 2010) there has been around 35 releases which clearly shows that it is very well supported and implemented. This project has not huge community at the moment as we see other open source projects although it increasing very rapidly.

What I can say is just spend couple of hours on demo before choosing any CMS for django. you will really appreciates what Mezzanine can offers to your django site. In conclusion, This is perfect django CMS for me.


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  1. It’s good to hear that there were no problems with installing this CMS. I am going to give it a try.

  2. So, is it much better than Django-CMS ?

  3. I’ found comparison page for Django based CMS here:

  4. I found it really good. way ahead compare to django-cms.

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