Is The Best Content Management System Open Source?

by DebGeorge on December 8, 2009

in Techie Stuff

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If you are looking for the best content management system, open source options are definitely worth taking a look at. I mean, why would you pay for CMS, when open source is free?

The above question can only be answered by you. What CMS system you choose will be totally dependent on what your needs are. My favorite is WordPress (I’m sure this is no secret). It is so darn easy and customizable. Your favorite might be Joomla.

What da heck is a content management system?  It’s a program that you install on your domain that provides you with an administration area in order to write and publish the content on your website. It may also serve to management your membership area. There are many options in choosing and I can’t do it for you.

The top three content management system open source programs are:

Joomla

Drupal

and WordPress

Here’s some more additional information on finding and using CMS to help you get your website up and running.

Set Your Content Free: Why You Need an Open-source Strategy

Slide 11: What about open-source CMS adoption? 56% to adopt open-source CMS by 2010 Source: Forrester, 2009. Slide 12: Better quality, more innovative software at a much lower price ● “Open source software solutions will directly …

WordPress Wins Best Open Source CMS Award for 2009 « Weblog Tools …

WordPress has always been one of the best open source software available for blogging and managing websites, corporate or otherwise. To better that, WordPress has been awarded the Best Open Source CMS Award for 2009. …

Drupal, WordPress and Joomla! wins open source CMS award « Chicago …

Drupal, WordPress and Joomla! wins open source CMS award. This is neat. Drupal is cool but has a steep learning curve. I think WordPress (with plug-ins) is best for most people.

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