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  • Joomla icon


    Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its...

    Open Source Self-Hosted PHP

    • Although it's joomla, it's better than drupal... Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    PrestaShop is an open-source e-commerce free software powering nearly 200,000 online stores. are built using this software around the world. Translated into more than 60...

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    Fork CMS

    Fork CMS is dedicated to creating a user friendly environment to build, monitor and update your website. We take great pride in being the Content Management System of...

    Open Source Web Self-Hosted PHP

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    Plone is an open source content management system based on the Zope application server, written in python. Its known to be powerful, reliable, secure and easy to use....

    Open Source Self-Hosted Python

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    modx is a free, fast & flexible, ajax and seo content management system MODx helps you take control of your online content. An Open Source Content Management...

    Open Source Self-Hosted PHP

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    ImpressPages CMS

    ImpressPages is a PHP framework with admin panel. A new MVC engine is under the hood so you can customize ImpressPages in no time. Write your own plugins and themes to...

    Open Source Web Self-Hosted PHP

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    Many content management systems are focused on developer or site owner needs, but concrete5 is a CMS that truly delivers the best to both worlds. An in-context editing...

    Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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    Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.

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    TYPO3 is an enterprise-class, open source CMS, used internationally to build and manage websites of all types, from small sites for non-profits to multilingual...

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    CMS Made Simple

    CMS Made Simple - the open source content management system for the rest of us. CMS Made Simple helps experienced web developers and designers to create sites of power...

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  • Anchor CMS icon

    Anchor CMS

    Anchor is a lightweight blogging platform with a focus on simplicity and elegance.

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Drupal Comments

Intranet best decision

Comment by JakeUS
about Drupal · Jun 2017 ·

I'm not sure about drupal in terms of blogs, but in general, I would prefer to use intranet software, why waste a company time, with CMS and spend extra money on it for a task like a blog. Although someone can say that the intranet is expensive, although again if you google it is possible to find many cheap options especially among Californian suppliers of intranet providers, for example as


Flexible Drupal

about Drupal · ·

I love sites on Drupal . They are always comfortable , friendly and easy to promote.


Try Drupal

about Drupal · ·

Worked only with this CMS but I think its great. Simple and cute. Try Drupal



about Drupal and Contao · ·

In both a good and a bad way. It's good because it's highly customizable. It's bad because it's a nightmare to maintain because of it.

Out of the box, it doesn't really do all that much, and the templating is complex, too. Again, because it's very flexible, which is good when you need it, but gets in the way if you don't.

So what I'm saying here is that you will have to invest quite some time to actually learn how to use this thing and about all the plug-ins you don't know you will need. If you don't have that time, or are not willing to take it, better stay clear of this. It's very easy to mess your installation up to a point where it all falls apart.


The best CMS ever!!!

about Drupal · ·

Folks, I have been using Drupal since it was born. It is really powerful tool and piece of software. I can tell you that there are big companies using Drupal - it's 100 times better than Joomla, WordPress, and others around. I am a genuine user of Drupal - with Drupal you can integrate eCommerce, videos, blogs, forums, and many of other things. The new version is completly SEO what makes the tool even better if you want to be found in search engines. I like Drupal and it does the work nicely. The only bad point, as any other software, is the modules uploads - these you will need to upload manually still. A good example of Drupal website is ITsiders - an educational site I did for ITIL followers and people interested in IT. Take a look when you have time. Bye for now.

[Edited by DanSantos, July 19]

Best CMS Ever?

I see it's been a few years, and looking at the source code of the site, it looks like Word Press is now your "Best CMS ever!!!"

I have used e107 for almost 10 years, It's been great. Fairly secure and easy to customize. But the direction they are going and at the snails pace they are moving at it's been to long waiting for it to catch up to newer, better ones. And now that they took away the support forums, it's time to jump ship. I need an alternative.

To me Drupal has too steep a learning curve and Word Press is too prone to security breaks. I'll keep looking for the "Best CMS ever!!!!" here in 2014....


Cool, fun, complex, but too glitchy

about Drupal and WordPress · ·

I have used many CMS controllers because I own a web site. It was a lot of fun to pick out and add plugins, and it's actually more customizable than wordpress. Problem was, my website soon grew to 100k+ veiws a day, and with that came thousands of members. When I would add some plugins, they would conflict or make glitches. Some even made my database suddenly triple in size over a day. They have more plugins than anyother CMS, but a lot these plugins are made by beginner programmers that don't know what they are doing apparently. I've had to dump my server and start over too many times. Wordpress, never had a single problem.


There are better CMSes coming out, this is showing its age, ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about Drupal · Jun 2011 ·

There are better CMSes coming out, this is showing its age, even w version 7.

Yeah I agree. I wish it wasn't so glitchy. 7 is more stable, but there isn't nearly as many modules for it, so I use 6. Problem is once 8 comes out, support will end with version 6. They need to stop making newer versions and focus on one.

Care to elaborate on the better CMS's?

Pimcore and so on. Drupal is like going back to web 2.0 or 2005-2008

[Edited by s0me0ne, January 09]

Thanks! Two questions though...!

1) "and so on", a couple of more wouldn't hurt..?
2) ...and this is coming from? (a little bit of background always makes certain statements a little more trustworthy, what with all these not to be trusted cats on the interwebs, eh!)


great CMS, but even better community, shows the power of co ...

Comment by madjr
about Drupal · Jun 2011 ·

great CMS, but even better community, shows the power of collaboration and open source
Very focused on features and more on efficiency and security. Even the white house is using it ;)

it can take a long time to master, so..