I love Geeklog. Now that that's out of the way . . . .
I did a lot of research and testing before deciding on Geeklog for my company's Internet site. I quickly determined some shortcomings which continue to haunt me. Some have been mitigated by plug-ins, almost totally, and some have not. Here's the list:
- ability to wrap other documents in Geeklog's authentication system (pretty much taken care of to the degree I require by External Pages)
- ability to manage multiple domains/sites using both different databases and the same database, depending on content
- database abstraction layer (in the works for Geeklog 2)
I'm VERY MUCH hoping that multiple domains/sites are on the list for Geeklog 2. My personal story is this:
My business has distinct web sites for different audiences. It is necessary to create a defining appearance for each site: different colors, different graphics, different logos, different news stories. There is, however, a lot of overlap when it comes to links, forums, stories, downloads, aspects of visual design.
I will not waste a lot of time hacking Geeklog 1 to suit this purpose so I'm hoping if I wait (long enough) Geeklog 2 will help me out. The database abstraction is a huge bonus also, which is almost enough to wait for in itself, but I may have to move current development to something like Drupal. I was shocked to see the options they offer for multiple virtual hosts, multiple directories, etc.