This is one of the most flexible cms systems I've had the privilege of working with. Most of the mod writers and support staff are knowledgable, helpful, and courteous. One of the best things about e107 is the theme customization potential. .
NEW REVIEW E107 was once great, easy to work with and had a good community. Now it's a JOKE!!!! All communications and support have been shut off. I do a search for help on E107, and ALL searches take me to the main page. No longer to the great forum and community that once was. OLD users are left high and dry. The remnants of a forum are left read-only, IF you can even find it. No other way to get support. I picture lemmings, falling off a cliff. I was one of them..... I wasted 10 years learning and using E107. Following it. Contributing. Now, all previous support, community, etc.. is GONE. RUN from this CMS and don't look back. Patterns are called patterns for a reason. It will happen again to this new version as long as it's run the same way as it always has been. E107 may look good up front, but the wizards behind the curtain are idiots. They've destroyed a community., removed support, and ignore any communication. RUN!!! There were signs, I just didn't want to see it. Great support was replaced by silence. Or Sarcastic help that drove users away in droves. More and more of the good moving on.... I should have seen it coming..... Look at the team size!!! Almost nothing now, where once it was full of smart, energetic and communicative programmers. I HATE I wasted so much learning this, only to be sent to a dead end. Seems they want to forget about the OLD versions and community and start fresh. Maybe let someone else do Support and just slowly make a new version. Yet they still look for donations, without supplying the long term help. I hate to watch this epic fail in progress. I wish I could buy this so-called "e107, Inc" and run it like a business SHOULD be run. But I am afraid it's too late. Time to move on. But it's so aggravating. In the RIGHT hands, this CMS HAD amazing potential. That's what hurts. *************** OLD 5 STAR *************** I searched for a CMS after spending too much time trying to design one on my own (in perl, yuck!!!). I ended up finding opensourcecms.com over 6 years ago. I tried a number of the demos and narrowed it down to about 6 (many being the more mentioned names). I ended up selecting e107. Positives. * Solid core * Easily modifiable themes. * Easy to design Plugins (Blocks/Menus) * Easy to understand Language system. * Stable, every version I've ran. * Good community and wiki for docs and solutions to problems. Negatives. * Minor errors in some existing themes and Menu's. e107 is a good choice to create a unique looking site quickly, but it may not be the best choice for non-programmers who can't fix minor issues in themes and plugins to make them perfect, or those who can't find any existing plugins they want. However, if you are even a basic html/php programmer, or smart enough to follow directions to edit files, then I think e107 is an excellent foundation for a website. 1. Minor issues with themes, languages, and Plugins can be fixed or modified easily. 2. Simple Themes and Menu's can be dissected and understood easily to teach you to create custom ones. I go back to opensourcecms.com annually to see the newest additions or releases, and I still find e107 the simplest to customize. It really didn't take all that long to open a theme, or Plugin, and dissect and understand them well enough to create my own easily. I'd recommend at least loading it, testing it, dissecting a theme and dissecting a simple plugin so you will see how stable and easily customizeable it really is.
I have been using this CMS for a few years now and i recommend it to any one advanced or clueless to websites to use this