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Best CMS

(32 submissions) | Mar 17, 2017 (latest edition)

A collection featuring the best CMS platforms for create and publish your own content.

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  • ‘Content management in a single-page app, Built in React.js with extensible components, Integrate with any build tool, Plug in to any static site generator’

  • ‘Write your posts in Google Docs. Put them under a folder in your Google Drive. Publish a blog out of them.’

  • Couch CMS is a simple open source content management system. It allows you to easily take any HTML or CSS template and enable it to be used in a CMS. It has editable regions, auto-validating forms, events calendar and more.

  • Netlify is a CMS for static site generators. It gives non-technical users a way to edit and add content to any site built with a static site generator. It works with generators like Jekyll, Hexo, Roots or Pelican.

  • October is a free CMS based on the Laravel PHP framework, which also happens to be open source. It has a beautiful and intuitive user interface, making it perfect for designers but great for developers as well. It’s simple, modern and fun to use.

  • Siteleaf is a great CMS for static websites that features collaborative work, publication previewing, smart text editing, and powerful content, built on open source Jekyll, Sass, and Coffee Script.

  • CMS.js is a client-side JavaScript sites generator that delivers a complete Single-Page App-like website with no need of any server-side scripting.

  • Fansoro is a modern flat file CMS that requires no installation or database besides from counting on an API for plugins, themes, and core developers, templates, markdown syntax, and much more.

  • Imba is a programming language development for the web that compiles to highly performant and readable JavaScript supports for defining, extending, subclassing, instantiating and rendering DOM nodes.

  • A static CMS for building complex and beautiful websites out of flat files counting on flexible and powerful features created for those who’d prefer to avoid compromise between a CMS and a static blog engine.

  • Grav is a portable flat file-based web-platform CMS which underlying architecture is built based on the best-in-class technologies such as Markdown and Symfony features.

  • Pagekit is a modern and versatile CMS that allows you to easily build websites by providing useful management tools.

  • Sphido is a super fast flat file CMS for PHP that features full customization in Markdown, Latte, HTML and PHTML.

  • CloudCannon is a visual CMS thought for building HTML and CSS websites. It reduces the websites’ creation process by giving you the CMS and the tools to build compelling websites. It is an unobtrusive, scalable and usable CMS, and you can use it for free with some limitations since it also has extended features as a premium service.

  • PencilBlue is an open source Node.js CMS for web development that allows you to create simple themes and plugins. It is a totally extendable system complemented with plugins, it is scalable, being able to work with different tools and services. It’s responsive ready, easy to use and you can create all sorts of sites.

  • SilverStripe is a framework that brings powerful tools for the more savvy developers. It provides great creative freedom and uses some pretty good mechanics to make things a little easier; you can drag and drop images to the projector include themes and widgets. It is also SEO and URL friendly, so it is simpler for you to show off your work when people search for it.

  • Mezzanine is a powerful, consistent, and flexible content management platform. Built using the Django framework, it provides a simple yet highly extensible architecture that encourages diving in and hacking on the code. The CMS is BSD licensed and supported by a diverse and active community.

    Mezzanine resembles tools such as WordPress by providing an intuitive interface for managing pages, blog posts, form data, store products, and other types of content. But it is also different. Unlike many other platforms that make extensive use of modules or reusable applications, it provides most of its functionality by default. This approach yields a more integrated and efficient platform.

  • Django CMS is an easy-to-use and developer-friendly CMS. An open source content management system with lots of cool things over the rest. It is a highly extendable plugin-based system that allows you to build sites with various kinds of contents freely. With it you can:

    – Add readable URLs for search engine optimizations (SEO).

    – Integrate an online shop with django SHOP – a highly flexible and extendable e-commerce solution.

    – Manage the permissions to set specific rights to different users.

    – Add hundreds of available Python apps easily or get the ready to use add-ons.

    – Frontend-editing to directly change content on your website. Works with all plugins.

    – Add your Google Analytics account to the CMS to track all relevant data about your users.

    – Add a blog engine that uses the same content plugins that you use in django CMS.

    – Learn from hundreds of developers managing the continuous development of django CMS via GitHub.

    – Manage multiple sites and languages. The CMS itself is translated in over 40 languages.

  • AdaptCMS is a good-looking content manager system designed to work with the CakePHP framework. Adapt builds upon its already great appearance, by making more elements of the template editable and letting the user download themes or create their own. Also, Adapt features a full range of user permissions, media management, plugins and more.

  • Drupal tries to get the best of both worlds by acting as a CMS and a CMF at the same time. This with the purpose of not making things too complicated for newcomers nor too simple and boring for the most experienced developers, this middle point is achieved by providing a basic core which can later be extended with the help of extra modules and themes.

  • WordPress is a piece of software you can use to create your own website and blog. Used by over 60 million people and many of the world’s biggest companies, it stands os one of the best in the market right now. It also has an ever-growing collection of themes and plugins, with thousands of each to pick. Mobile apps let you stay connected and interact with your site on the go.

  • PyroCMS is an open-source content managing system with a quite flexible approach. For instance, it provides the chance to get powerful add-ons to extend its functionality. You can also get automatic SEO (search engine optimization), different themes (or create your own) and JavaScript, CSS and HTML support.

  • ProcessWire is a free content manager system and framework designed to provide simple yet powerful control over any pages, fields, and markups. It also comes with a cool template system that allows you to do more. ProcessWire’s API (inspired by jQuery) creates a nice experience when managing your content. These are some other things this CMS can do:

    – Built around a modular architecture which makes it very extensible

    – Quick and with a small footprint

    – Counts with a good number of users who can assist you once you join their community

  • Koken is a free system aimed at photographers and designers to help them release independent websites of their work. It uses a desktop-like interface to handle all content, it looks good and makes thing easy. Koken also comes with a set of simple themes and a plugin that makes managing of content through Adobe Lightroom a lot smoother. These are some additional features Koken offers us:

    – Live site previewing and editing

    – Favorites and featured content

    – Unlisted (hidden) content

    – Replaceable content for easy updating

  • This CMS is based in Django and it allows collaborative editing of a document in real time by multiple publishers and users, as well as the insertion of comments (corrections, annotations, etc..) by any user in any section of the document. It is integrated with the free gadgets platform EzWeb, which allows the development of a virtual desktop, but with wiring for gadgets. It allows the use of geographic information and also simplifies their use by providing out-of-the-box geolocation for any manageable content, with graphical interfaces for it.

  • pulse is a framework on top of the Servlet API providing easy to use and easy to extend
    patterns for creating browser based applications and websites. Moreover pulse delivers a set of out-of-the-box components, e.g. CMS, shopping, user management.
    The project has been started in May 2005.
    For information on how to download and install pulse, please refer to the “Download & Install” section.
    If you need help getting …

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  • A simple and powerful content management system.

  • Azimuth is a simple + speedy CMS that harnesses the power of Meteor.js.

  • This is a simple blogging MVC CMS (Model View Controller) written in nodejs and mongoDb. The purpose of this project is to create absolutely minimalistic node.js MVC CMS for running small blog sites. Although the CMS is small, it can server as a base for much larger websites, which would be harder to do with a complex CMS.

  • HumHub is a powerful and flexible open source social kit. With it, you can connect people and work together since it is a social software and framework for enterprises. Its features are:

    – Open: you can work under what’s done or improve it.
    – Modularity: it modules make it extensible, being able to use third party tools.
    – Security: you have complete control of all your data.
    – Services: Additional support tools are there to help you if required.

    With this platform you also have notifications, activity stream, dashboard, social integration, user profiles, groups, directory, file management, search and more.

  • Gleez CMS is an open source, and lightweight Content Management System built on the Kohana framework. It is kind of a fusion between many popular CMS’s like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Ruby Rails. It is really secure and functional, making it a robust system, perfect for any business. It is built in PHP and MySQL for managing databases.

    This CMS consists of:

    – Modules.
    – Themes.
    – Widgets.
    – Users & Groups.
    – Taxonomy & Tags.
    – SEO.

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