Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Best Open Source CMS for Blogging

  • Typo 3: It offers amazing features for content management. It is supported by PHP and supports most operating systems. Some of its features include an internal search engine, editing on page etc.
  • Frog CMS: Frog CMS is known for its simplicity and speed. It‘s features include on page editing, templating code. It is extendable and includes an API and you can also add images and pages to the data. This is also supported by PHP and has RDMS like MySQL or SQLite.
  • Symphony: Symphony is an Open source CMS and it is standard driven, simple and modular. It has discrete components which can configure fully to suit your needs. It is supported by XHTML, CSS, and XML etc.
  • Textpattern: Textpattern is a very elegant and user –friendly CMS. It is supported by CSS and XHTML and has hundreds of plug-ins that are ready to be used. The admin interface is efficient, minimalist and clearly labeled .It also has a lot security features like anti-spamming system .It is also very easy to manages it has a variety of features like up to date visitor logs ,unlimited categories of images ,files etc.
  • Wordpress: Wordpress focuses on speed, simplicity and great user experience. Wordpress is designed to give the user absolute control of the webblog. Wordpress has control tolls, which enable to restrict the amount of changes that a visitor can make while visiting your blog.
  • DotCMS: DotCMS is one such software which covers a wide variety of needs. It offers site-wide templating, inline content editing, MP3 player streaming, content versioning etc. It uses Java technology and supports OS like Windows and UNIX.
  • Umbraco: Umbraco is open source software which is one of the top contenders for the best ASP.net CMS software. This software focuses on and has achieved high standards in accordance with CSS and XHTML. It has a very short setup time – a mere 10 minutes. Its main features include a compact template engine, scheduled publishing and support for most net languages and Ajax frameworks. Its RDMS is MS SQL.
  • Habari: This free software is made after a thorough understanding of the blogging system. This software does not allow content spams or digg overloads to affect its functionality. It strongly favors standard, open and documented protocols. It is not a plug-in, but instead a core feature. It is supported by the PHP language and therefore enables the use of PDO which in turn enables proper statements for the interactions with the database. Its vulnerability to SQL injects attacks has been greatly reduced due to this
  • ocPortal: ocPortal is a very user-friendly CMS which offers a wide range of features .It major plus points are that its highly customizable , easy to use for admin and its out-of the box usability. Its features include sophisticated tools like Theme Wizard, integration with many forums for increased efficiency, functionality is very high for all content, which includes articles, images etc. It does not hide any features from the users and is OSI-approved Open Source license.
  • CMS Made Simple: CMS Made Simple is an open source (GPL) package, built using PHP that provides website developers with a simple, easy to use utility to allow building small-ish (dozens to hundreds of pages), semi-static websites. 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.
  • Squarespace: Squarespace is specially designed for the creation of blogs .It has simple yet state of the art tools to help you set up and manage your website .Its blogging features are very diverse and they include spell checks, RSS , ATOM, XML-RCC pinging ,member registration, content management ,multiple authors, timed publishing dates and many more interesting features. A notable feature is that it has an internal search engine which helps you during the customization process of your website.
  • Movable Type: Movable type is an open source project aims at producing an open source version of the MTPP (movable type publishing platform) which is destined to become the core of all other movable products. It helps you understand your blog better through features like improved user interface, integrated asset manager for reusing , uploading and finding files like video and audio, gives you details about you blog performance and improves the aesthetic look of your blogs. It improves publishing through a WYSIWYG editor, cross blog aggregation, advanced blog template languages, paginated archives and many more features.
  • XOOPS: XOOPS is the short form for extensible Object Oriented Portal System .It serves as a web framework which can be used by large, medium and small sites. Depending on whether the site is small or large you can install XOOPS in different manners to include different modules like News, forum etc. The notable features of XOOPS are mainly that it is fully modularized, database driven, personalization, World wide support, theme based skinnable interface and versatile group permissions system
  • Radiant: Radiant is one such CMS which is targeted at the small sites. It has a simple user interface which is elegant and centers around layouts, snippets and pages. It has a very flexible sit structure allowing you to arrange the pages in any order .In addition, Radiant has its own macro language called radius template language thereby making it simple to add content from other pages . It also has custom text filters and intelligent page caching. One more notable feature is that it is built on ruby on rails making it easy for the web developers to extend this software for other purposes.

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