Symphony Testimonial – SSRC from Symphony Team on Vimeo.


Brad: My name is Brad Smith and I, with my business partner Ryan Sims, we run a company called Virb, and we produce a website called Virb. On the side Ryan and I, we launched a company blog (I guess it's been five years ago) called the Big Noob. That's what we used Symphony on the first time.

The biggest attraction was that not only could we make Symphony do whatever we wanted it to on the frontend of the the Big Noob, but with custom fields we could lay out our admin (panel) to look like exactly what we were doing. We wouldn't have "Image Field 1" and "Image Field 2" — we were able to customise and have it display exactly as we wanted it to.

The ongoing goal of the Big Noob is to move out of a blog format and move into a collection of creative content. What we noticed as we looked around at all these other CMS was they they were all so blog-based — it was title, entry, draft or posted, and append date — and that was it. What we love about Symphony is that as the Big Noob grows and we roll out a new version, and as we walk down this path of more creative content and stepping away from the blog nature, Symphony is there to do that. We can really really grow.

  • Description

  • Brad Smith talks about how Symphony differs from other systems by allowing all-custom fields to power The Big Noob website.

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  • PHP 5.3-5.6 or 7.0-7.3
  • PHP's LibXML module, with the XSLT extension enabled (--with-xsl)
  • MySQL 5.5 or above
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  • Apache's mod_rewrite module or equivalent

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