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So, I have actually stumbled upon Symphony CMS while researching Symfony2, and I somehow put those two together, but now I'm looking around the website and I can't help but notice a distinct lack of Symfony frame work in the description and documentation.

So, does this CMS has anything to do with Symfony framework or did I got confused here?

Anyways, I like Symphony CMS very much but I'd suggest community leaders to consider re-branding because it's really damn hard to look for info outside this forums and official docs.

Regardless of my appreciation of Beethoven and his works I still get annoyed when search results don't match my expectations :D

No, Symphony CMS is not related to Symfony.

You won't find a whole lot of help on Google with Symphony anyway, to be honest, so searchability isn't hugely relevant :)

Edit: Although we have had at least 1 client that's thought we're building them a CMS in Symfony. Fortunately they weren't technically savvy and so it was a meaningless misunderstanding, but that would have been terribly awkward if not!

Anyways, I like Symphony CMS very much but I'd suggest community leaders to consider re-branding

Agreed. We already discussed this over and over again, just didn't come up with a better name yet.

Any ideas? :)

I quite liked Soario for the specialist build, partnering/hosting thing that never seemed to take hold - if that name is now not used that could be a good candidate :)

I quite liked Soario

Indeed. Not sure if Allen would give the name up, though.

Indeed. Not sure if Allen would give the name up, though.

Syrio!

I would like to apologise in advance for the following suggestions:

  • Sym
  • SymCMS
  • Phony
  • Sim-Pony
  • XML-Blunger!
  • XXX (XML/XPath/XSLT)

Naaa, honestly: I’d leave the privilege to give Symphony a new name to whoever does the many-discussed rewrite.

Phony

You need a SYM card for that, right?

Phony

You need a SYM card for that, right?

Very punny! :D

Just rebuild it on top of symfony :P

Just rebuild it on top of symfony :P

+1 +1 +1 +1 :)

@Reygoch Both have been around for a similar amount of time and back then neither knew of the others' existence. It's just one of those things but not really worth changing 8 years or so of history for, especially to lose a pretty good name along with it. The spelling is at least different.

I never have much trouble finding Symphony related information when searching for Symphony CMS as opposed to Symfony PHP. Three extra characters make all the difference.

I quite liked Soario Indeed. Not sure if Allen would give the name up, though.

That would be more a case of Sorry-yo.

Just rebuild it on top of symfony :P

Sympols. :) I believe there are grander plans than that in the making.

Three extra characters make all the difference

Not if the client or manager you're talking to doesn't know how either of it is written correctly, or you talk to them directly and have to add that it has nothing to do with the better known framework. Even then, they usually only remember that you mentioned Symfony.

I've had recruiters and agencies mess them up, I explain the difference between the two and ask them to confirm which one they are talking about. Then seeing them write that I'm knowledgable about the wrong 'symfony' - Having said that unless a system is already built with Symfony, I very rarely have problems with explaining that Symphony is a CMS, it's pretty much related to perception depending on which side of the coin you come from.

I've never really had any problems as I've been lucky in that in all cases clients come with problems instead of solutions which they only have a small understanding of. They tell me what they want, I assess what they need, and Symphony is presented at the end. :)

I know what you mean though. In spoken conversation it has the potential to be a little confusing. I mainly just find this when speaking with developers who usually presume the spoken namesake alternative. A quick "Symphony CMS, not the PHP framework" helps to put us on the same page though and ensure there is no misunderstanding.

It's usually the ones in the middle of the spectrum, as you mention, the recruiters, agencies, and semi clued-up clients who think they know more than they do. They're the ones who have heard the buzz words and jump to wrong conclusions.

Then seeing them write that I'm knowledgable about the wrong 'symfony'

Hah! I'd be sure to write down a not so subtle note saying the same thing about them and make sure they saw it. :)

Sympols. :) I believe there are grander plans than that in the making.

I highly doubt that.

You people have too much time on your hands :D

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