These are the famous content management systems, usually known as CMS used for blogging, e-zines and web portals.

Internet media industry has grown at surprisingly fast pace, and it is still growing and outclassing the good old print media. So now, when it is a serious industry, we need tools to succeed in it.

Blogging is considered to be the most reliable source for earning money while staying in home. If you wanna create a blog, these tools can make it easy to manage, update, add and remove content.


WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

The Most Famous CMS


Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available.

Joomla: One of the most flexible and user friendly CMS available.


Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.

Choice of the professionals, Drupal

Silver Stripe

The Silver strip is a flexible open source Content Management System that gives everyone involved in a web project the tools they need to do their jobs.

Probably this one is not for everybody, but it is the one for some people.

Cushy CMS

Cushy CMS is a Content Management Systems (CMS) that is truly simple. It’s free for unlimited users, unlimited changes, unlimited pages and unlimited sites.

Unlimited pages, posts, members and everything else, Unlimited!


Frog simplifies content management by offering an elegant user interface, flexible templating per page, simple user management and permissions, as well as the tools necessary for file management.

Very simple very fast content management system.


Modx helps you take control of your online content. An Open Source PHP application framework, it frees you to build sites exactly how you want and make them 100% yours. Zero restrictions and fast to build.

A professional choice for CMS.


Contao is a web CMS that Uses Ajax and Web 2.0 technologies, has a live update feature for those of us who have multiple blogs, gives multi-language support and hosts a ton of other great features.

Contao is an open-source Content Management System.


The fully functional GPL version of Dot CMS continues to forge ahead – providing bleed–edge features and the latest code to a thriving community of developers and users.

DotCMS is an emerging community and growing fast.

Expression Engine

This is a flexible, feature-rich content management system that empowers thousands of individuals, organizations, and companies around the world to easily manage their website.

Free CMS for building websites, not blogs.

Radiant CMS

Radiant CMS is a no-fluff, open source content management system designed for small teams that was built on Ruby on Rails. It gives an endless list of awesome features and is definitely worth checking out.

Radiant is made with Ruby on Rails

Concrete 5

A CMS made for Marketing, but strong enough for Geeks! Concrete5 is an open source content management system.

A CMS especially designed for marketers.

Life Ray

Liferay is a leading provider of open source enterprise portal and social collaboration software. Liferay Portal is all about choice.

CMS for social collaboration.

Impress CMS

ImpressCMS is a community developed Content Management System for easily building and maintaining a dynamic website.

Content Management System for creating dynamic websites.

CMS Made Simple

If you are an experienced web developer, and know how to do the things you need to do, to get a site up with CMS Made Simple is just that, simple.

The name says it is simple but actually it is made for developers.

Text Pattern

Textpattern is a flexible, elegant and easy-to-use content management system PHP-based. It is both free and open source.

Open Source CMS system. Easy to use.

Typo 3

If you are looking for power over simplicity then Typo 3 is one such option. Starting out with TYPO3 does require time and dedication, both from an administrative point of view.


As an enterprise solution I expected this to be a typical “community” edition, pushing a closed source version with additional features at a premium. Not so with Alfresco, the only difference being the level of support your receive from the team. Installing Alfresco is a breeze, with database setup and other configuration done for you after answering a few questions – I had my test setup running on a Windows 2003 Server in about 15 minutes.

A CMS designed to create communities.


If you are a Microsoft aficionado, you will be quite aware that open source projects on the .NET platform are few and far between. The same is true with CMS systems, with (to my knowledge) only DotNetNuke, and Umbraco contending for the position of best ASP.NET open source content management solution.

A .Net based content management system.


First impressions with Mambo is that its interface is very clean and usable, however development of the system has been somewhat overtaken, by Joomla. For the un-initiated, Joomla is a fork of the main mambo trunk, and some of the leads development team left to set up Joomla.

Probably one of the most popular CMS of the previous decade.

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