I need to create a website with support material for my Youtube video courses. In the website you will find a summary of each lesson, along with a downladable pdf for offline reading. I'll be creating one different page for each course or lesson. At first I thought about creating a wiki for this, but while it would do the job, I don't like the look of MediaWiki and similar software. It's quite poor design-wise.
I'm not sure about adding also a blog section (and other stuff), I could do that in the future. But the most important part will be the course notes.
What would be the best approach? WordPress? Drupal? Joomla? Other?
Thanks, Genesis. The website looks really useful. Actually I have WordPress in mind, so I'll probably end up using it. I have played around with all three scripts, but I'm concerned about the "wiki-like" structure I want for my website. The plan is to make perhaps more that 100 summary pages per year, so that's why I really want to make sure I'll take the right decision. I've seen there are wiki plugins for WordPress, but I don't know if they work well.
What I really don't want is to find out I took the wrong decision after having added hundreds of pages.
The beauty of WordPress is also you can use it like a static Website by turning off all of the visitor options. To do that you usually go in the reading option and turn off all of the media related and feedback options. If you do that you can use the pages for your Web pages, and then have a blog attached to it as well.
I think I'll definitely go for Wordpress, and try a few wiki plugins. Or maybe I can just keep adding pages hierarchically (sections/courses/lessons). I'm sure Wordpress will do. Thanks for your help!
Wordpress is the way to go for someone who doesn't have much experience with scripting. It has really awesome list of theme, plugins and such, along with awesome community support.
Lot easier compare to Joomla or Drupal to locate just that right themes & plugin one would require for any type of project and chances are, the problem one may face is already well documented to find that solution.
People who have some scripting knowledge or have advance skills with php or such may like Joomla for its excellent flexibility to scale up or integrate with other stuff.
Stay away from Joomla or Drupal unless you are familiar with scripting languages & such skills. It can get frustrating at times being stuck.
Just my personal experience
To be honest I wouldn't use any of them... They are a huge headache when it comes to security.
It honestly depends, I recommend Wordpress because free themes and plugins are readily available along with tutorials, but the other three options also have some great qualities to them. With Wordpress, the sky is the limit and the interfaces are really straight forward and easy to navigate.