For quite some years now, Content Management Systems (CMS) have been on the rise and are growing at a fast pace. Surrounded by very active open source communities or developed by large tech companies, CMS are increasingly used by developers, web agencies and IT companies to improve productivity and simplify the process of developing complex websites. It's also a way to collaborate effectively with your team, take advantage of the community's many resources, helpers, and extensions and give your client access to an advanced administrative interface that is already ready to go.
But in this great environment of content management systems, there are multiple solutions: free, open source, paid, with or without databases, with more or less features ... and it can sometimes be difficult to navigate and choose the right tool for your website project showcase, blog, e-commerce website ...
In this list, I'll only focus on open source solutions because otherwise there would be too many choices but I'll also talk about paid solutions in another list.
So here's a selection of ten content management systems that I think are incredibly powerful and very used nowadays.
All these content management systems are different and do not necessarily use the same technologies or the same approach in their step. I won't be able to say which is the best or the most appropriate for this or that situation. Ghost is more blog oriented whereas a CMS like Grav also allows you to build a showcase site or an e-commerce website. You also need to see if you prefer to use an open source system and participate in the community or pay for a turnkey solution with professional support to help you in your project. It's up to you to try them out and see which one is best for your project.