A content management system (CMS) manages the creation and modification of digital content. It typically supports multiple users in a collaborative environment.
CMS features vary widely. Most CMSs include Web-based publishing, format management, history editing and version control, indexing, search, and retrieval. By their nature, content management systems support the separation of content and presentation.
A web content management system (WCM or WCMS) is a CMS designed to support the management of the content of Web pages. Most popular CMSs are also WCMSs. Web content includes text and embedded graphics, photos, video, audio, maps, and program code (e.g., for applications) that displays content or interacts with the user.
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. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
Joomla is free, open, and available to anyone under the GNU/GPL license.
Open Real Estate
Open Real Estate is a free software for building websites of real estate agencies and realtors. It is based on Yii CMF - one of the fast working modern frameworks.
Open Real Estate is a ready-to-use business solution. It can increase the profits of the real estate agency and the real estate agents as well.
Open Real Estate is released under the open source GNU GPL version 2.
Concrete5 makes running a website easy. Go to any page in your site, and a editing toolbar gives you all the controls you need to update your website. No intimidating manuals, no complicated administration interfaces - just point and click.
Concrete5 is released under the MIT license.
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. Super-simple templates in regular HTML/CSS/JS (any lib you want). Registered user systems and a killer community. Welcome to web-building nirvana.
MODX is released under the GNU/GPL license.
e107 e107 is a content management system written in PHP and using the popular open source MySQL database system for content storage. It's completely free, totally customisable and in constant development.
e107 is free, open, and available to anyone under the GNU/GPL license.
Textpattern is a web application designed to help overcome the hurdles to publishing online, and to simplify the production of well-structured, standards-compliant web pages.
Textpattern is a flexible, elegant and easy-to-use content management system. It is both free and open source.
Textpattern is released under the GNU/GPL license.
CMS Made Simple
CMS Made Simple provides a fast and easy way to create a professional web site and manage its content, whether it's for a small business or a multinational corporation!
CMS Made Simple provides a mechanism for the website administrator to create and manage pages, their layout, and their content. CMS Made Simple is unobtrusive. You can create a table based layout, or a fully validating XHTML/CSS layout.
CMS Made Simple is released under the GPL LICENSE.
Xoops is an easy to use dynamic web content management system written in PHP.
XOOPS is an acronym of eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System. Though started as a portal system, XOOPS is in fact striving steadily on the track of Content Management System. It can serve as a web framework for use by small, medium and large sites.
XOOPS is released under the terms of the GNU/GPL license and is free to use and modify.
Zikula is a Web Application Toolkit, which allows you to run impressive websites and build powerful online applications. Zikula has received praise for many things, but we belive the highlights are ease of use, quick and easy development, security and performance and lastly flexibility.
What is a Web Application Toolkit?
A tool kit provides you with a number of different tools to get a job done. Zikula does just that, but for websites and web applications. Depending on which distribution you choose to run, Zikula could manage your blog articles, allow comments on your site, run a forum, downloads section or link directory or even handle static content in any number of languages. For day to day work with Zikula, you won't need any technical knowledge - those of us on the team have set up websites for multi-national organisations, blogs, schools, the Scout Association and even Church groups. All of these people were able to use Zikula effectively for their needs.
Composr is a very flexible CMS with advanced social, interactive and dynamic functionality.
Hundreds of features are available out of the box, as well as building blocks, and further addons.
Composr is license under CPAL License
Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes.
Equipped with a powerful blend of features and configurability, Drupal can support a diverse range of web projects ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites.
Drupal is free, open, and available to anyone under the GNU/GPL license.
Website Baker is a PHP-based Content Management System (CMS) designed with one goal in mind: to enable its users to produce websites with ease.
This Website Baker "Start" website is a resource for people wanting to find out more about Website Baker, and get a "start" with the project and our community.
Website Baker is released under the GNU/GPL license.
Subrion is a stand-alone PHP content management system that is very easy to use. It comes with a ton of great features including full source editing, per-page permissions, user activity monitoring, and much more.
Subrion CMS unites the functionality of articles script, auto classifieds script, realty classifieds script, web directory script, and yellow pages script all in one package.
Subrion License Agreement is available here.
Kliqqi formerly known as Pligg CMS is an individualized content management system that lets you to easily create a social network or online social community similar to Facebook, Reddit, or Twitter, where users can publish articles, vote on them, leave comments, and share them with friends & family. The users are in control of the content. While most content management systems are designed for only one or two authors, Kliqqi was designed as a way for a large number of contributors to submit and moderate content.
Kliqqi is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Copyright.
PyroCMS is an easy to use, powerful, and modular CMS and development platform built with Laravel 5.
PyroCMS is an MVC PHP Content Management System built to be easy to use, theme and develop with. It is used by individuals and organizations of all sizes around the world.
PyroCMS The MIT License.
Contao is an open source content management system (CMS) for people who want a professional internet presence that is easy to maintain.
The state-of-the-art structure of the system offers a high security standard and allows you to develop search engine friendly websites that are also accessible for people with disabilities. Furthermore, the system can be expanded flexibly and inexpensively.
Contao is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License.
Grav is a Fast, Simple, and Flexible file-based Web-platform. Although Grav follows principles similar to other flat-file CMS platforms, it has a different design philosophy than most. The underlying architecture of Grav is built using well established and best-in-class technologies.
Grav is released under the MIT License.
SilverStripe CMS is an open source web content management system used by governments, businesses, and non-profit organisations around the world. It is a power tool for professional web development teams, and web content authors rave about how easy it is to use.
As a platform, SilverStripe CMS is used to build websites, intranets, and web applications. The modern architecture of SilverStripe CMS allows organisations to keep pace with innovation on the web. SilverStripe CMS enables websites and applications to contain stunning design, great content, and compelling interactive and social functions.
SilverStripe CMS is free, open, and available to anyone under the BSD license.
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware
Tiki is a CMS/Groupware which offers a large number of features "out-of-the-box" arguably more than any other Open Source Web Application. It can be overwhelming, even to an experienced user or administrator.
Tiki has all the classic CMS and portal features of other applications, but also includes features not available anywhere else. Tiki is highly configurable and modular; all features are optional and can be administered through Tiki's browser-based interface.
TikiWiki is licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1.
Geeklog is a PHP/MySQL based application for managing dynamic web content.
"Out of the box", it is a blog engine, or a CMS with support for comments, trackbacks, multiple syndication formats, spam protection, and all the other vital features of such a system.
The core Geeklog distribution can easily be extended by the many community developed plugins to radically alter its functionality. Available plugins include forums, image galleries, and many more.
Geeklog is licensed under the GNU/GPL license.
Bolt is a tool for Content Management, which strives to be as simple and straightforward as possible.
It is quick to set up, easy to configure, uses elegant templates, and above all: It's a joy to use. Bolt is created using modern open source libraries, and is best suited to build sites in HTML5 with modern markup.
From a technical perspective: Bolt is written in PHP, and uses either SQLite, MySQL or PostgreSQL as a database. It's built upon the Silex framework together with a number of Symfony components and other libraries.
Bolt is released under the open source MIT-license.
Fork is an open source CMS that will rock your world.
Fork CMS is dedicated to creating a user friendly environment to build, monitor and update your website. Fork takes great pride in being the Content Management System of choice for beginners and professionals.
The License for Fork is available here.
ProcessWire is a free PHP5 content management system and framework (open source CMS/CMF) built to save you time and work the way you do.
ProcessWire gives simpler and stronger control over your pages, fields, templates and markup at any scale. And it provides a powerful template system that works the way you already do.
ProcessWire’s jQuery-inspired API makes working with your content easy and enjoyable. Managing and developing a site in ProcessWire is shockingly simple–and fun–compared to what you may be used to.
ProcessWire is licensed under the terms of MPL 2.0 and MIT licenses.
Kirby is a file-based CMS with a beautiful web interface and thousands of customers world-wide. Its flexible data structure and powerful template engine makes it easy to develop fast and high-standard websites in no time. From portfolios, to blogs, to full-blown company sites, Kirby has all you need. Being file-based comes with extra perks, such as version controllable content, super-easy deployments and blazing-fast performance.
Kirby is released under End User License Agreement.
Koken is a free content management system designed for photographers, designers and artists. Koken is released under the license.
ImpressPages CMS is user friendly software. Its tools enable user to manage the content of website in a convenient way. The advantage of ImpressPages is the opportunity to see how the website which is being edited will look like after the changes.
All the information could be administered directly in the website. There is no need to perform monotonous lay-out tasks.
Insertion of text, pictures, galleries and video is very simple.
ImpressPages CMS is released under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.
Sitemagic CMS is the world's most beautiful Content Management System. With Sitemagic CMS you can create some of the most stunning and captivating websites on the planet.
The built-in Designer lets you create truly professional designs in literally minutes with simple point and click. The Editor lets you easily modify and lay out your content. The new cards inspired design concept everybody is talking about is built right into the new Editor, making your website the most hip on the web.
And while Sitemagic CMS is packed with great new features, it is still the most user friendly CMS on the market. It ships with tips and tricks built right in, making sure you get the most out of your new Content Management System.
Sitemagic CMS is released under their custom license.
Quick.CMS is comprehensive and easy to customize Content Management System helpfull in your web site management. This tool enables you to easily extend functionality and change layout of your website... and breath a sigh of relief.
Quick.CMS is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 LICENSE.
Redaxscript is an ultra lightweight website engine, simplifying the world of complex online projects.
Experience the future of web design and development - leave behind the confusion and build websites intuitively.
Redaxscript is released under the GNU/GPL Version 3.
ImpressCMS is a community developed Content Management System for easily building and maintaining a dynamic web site. Keep your web site up to date with this easy to use, secure and flexible system.
It is the ideal tool for a wide range of users: from business to community users, from large enterprises to people who want a simple, easy to use blogging tool. ImpressCMS is a powerful system that gets outstanding results!
ImpressCMS is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Open Business Card
Open Business Card CMS is an easy free script (engine, CMS) that enables to build a buiness card website. The software is built on a fast-working and up-to-date framework Yii, which allows to get with the times and use the latest developments in the programming sphere.
Open Business Card is absolutely ready-made solution that can help to represent your company in the Internet.
Open Business Card License agreement.
Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed.
Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.
Mahara is released under the GNU General Public License.
PopojiCMS is one of the content management system created with a simple concept to facilitate each individual to manage the website. With the concept of joint and native php oop, ordinary web developers can quickly understand the structure of the engine PopojiCMS.
PopojiCMS just use it as OOP PHP for processing the data to the database. It aims for novice web developers can freely create develop websites. Hopefully PopojiCMS can answer all your needs on the web.
PopojiCMS is released under the MIT License.
phpwcms is a robust and simple but yet powerful web based content management system running under PHP and MySQL. phpwcms is in use on thousands of websites all over the world.
phpwcms is optimized for being fast and easy. phpwcms is perfect for professional, public and private users. It is very easy to learn and gives you the flexibility to separate layout and content. Lots of powerful but simple implemented features assists publishers and web developers too.
phpwcms is released under the GNU/GPL license.
Bludit is a simple web application to make your own blog in seconds, it's completly free and open source. Bludit uses flat-files (text files in JSON format) to store the posts and pages, you don't need to install or configure a database.
Bludit is released under the MIT License.
Microweber is an open source drag and drop CMS. The core idea of the software is to let you create your own website, online shop or blog. From this moment of creation on, your journey towards success begins.
Tagging all along will be different modules, customizations and features of the CMS, among them many specifically tailored for e-commerce enthusiasts and bloggers.
Jamroom is a community content management system. It enables you to bring your entire community online to participate in your websites content creation.
If you want to build an online community where everyone has their own identity then Jamroom can provide you with the tools to do it. Jamroom is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPL), version 2.0.
WonderCMS is a completely free open source Content Management System, or in other words, a free website builder.
WonderCMS is released under the MIT License.
razorCMS began as a databaseless flat file content management system, forked from a project called uCMS. It's structure allowed you to have just the amount of functionality you needed in a flat file CMS solution, adding extensions (blade packs) for further functionality, whilst allowing setup on simple servers with no database.
razorCMS gave you base functionality required to run a website, add the extra functionality as you needed it via the blade pack management system. Everything from WYSIWYG editors to SEF URL was added as extra functionality.
razorCMS is available under the terms of the GPL V3 license.
Pagekit is a modular and lightweight CMS built with modern technologies. It gives you the tools to create beautiful websites. All wrapped up in a clean and intuitive user inteface.
Pagekit is released under the MIT License.
Cotonti is a powerful open-source web development framework and content manager with a focus on security, speed and flexibility.
Cotonti combines the flexibility of a web framework with the rapid deployability and featureset of a content management system. Despite having features such as user accounts, content creation, file management and community tools out of the box, it can be easily extended using modules or plugins. Cotonti is powered by its own template engine which is both fast and easy to learn, even if you are not an experienced programmer.
Cotonti is released under the BSD License.
Zenario is a web-based content management system that can be used for simple or complex websites. It can accommodate any visual template design, has tools for managing users, location, GIS and organisational information.
It is open source, well-supported, and modular. A website owner can fit together modular components to create an interface that is well-tailored to his needs. It's designed to grow with your site, adding extranet, online database and custom functionality when you need it.
Zenario is available under the BSD License.
Kopage is a Website Builder for Webhosts and Webhosting Industry, compatible with cPanel, DirectAdmin, Parallels Plesk and other hosting control panels.
Kopage's license allows redistribution. Please read the license.
CSZ CMS is an open source web application that allows to manage all content and settings on the websites. CSZ CMS was built on the basis of Codeigniter and design the structure of Bootstrap, this should make your website fully responsive with ease.
CSZ CMS is is open-source Content Management System. And all is free under the Astian Develop Public License (ADPL).
appRain is one of the first officially released Opensource Content Management Framework (CMF). CMF is a new web engineering concept where "CMS (Content Management System)" and "Framework" perform together to produce endless varieties of output in a very limited time. appRain, published with lots of extensive features to reduce our development work time. It satisfies both Client and Developers with a safe and quality output.
Finally appRain is a single platfrom with both facilities of CMS and Framework. CMS makes the work faster with less effort and Framework contribute to implement complex demand.
appRain Content Management Framework is released under License.
Xibo is a powerful Digital Signage content management system and suite of signage players.
Xibo is developed and released under the AGPLv3 licence.
GeniXCMS is a PHP Based Content Management System and Framework (CMSF). It's a simple and lightweight of CMSF. Very suitable for Intermediate PHP developer to Advanced Developer.
GeniXCMS released under MIT License.
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