So years ago someone recommended CMS Made Simple since it was W3C & that's a must for me.
Since money has been tight, I never upgraded as it wasn't a priority.
Once when I went onto the CMS Made Simple forum, one of the moderators didn't like what I said (I'm an entrepreneur, NOT a website coder) & months later I found out the blank hacked into one of my sites. Just goes to show you how nasty someone over there can be.
Anyway, I'm not ready to post his handle yet b/c I don't know if he will hack me again.
Now about 2 months ago someone upgraded my 3 main sites.
I thought the upgrade went well, so I deleted all the backups (actually I think my hosting company deleted one without my permission, but I can't be certain) - BIG MISTAKE.
It wasn't until weeks later I started to notice pages that were broken, the editor inside had problems & ever since I've been looking for someone to fix the pages for me, but I can't find anyone.
Some say it's the code on the page, others say the CSS file got renamed hence the missing gifs, NO ONE can fix anything & I'm really stressed about it.
I even went onto their forum to try & look for someone, & they barely have anyone there who even responds to hiring ads (I got 2-3 responses), plus they charge a fortune (like $75/hr. For a programmer I can understand that rate, but not for just a website coder).
Anyway, I'm beginning to think that maybe I should switch to Joomla, but I'm not sure if it's even W3C. When I suggested that once to a CMS Made Simple guy who was doing work for us last year, he claimed that he likes the plugins for CMSMS much better than Joomla. There's more of them or more variety, I can't remember exactly what he said.
I found that hard to believe since Joomla is so much more popular, but anyway, I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on this.
Should I stick it out with CMSMS or somehow slowly move over to Joomla? There's no way I can move everything over, as my main site is sort of large (medium sized).
I don't even know how to get these pages fixed.
Someone did say "why do you want to stay with a CMS that breaks your pages when you upgrade." In the CMS's defense, it was a upgrade 3 versions up I think, but still, why did it break the pages & editor. And when I did a quick search last night on the forum, others have had problems too.
Thanks for any help you can give me.