Content Management:

Blog Software

Stackbox CMS

Stackbox CMS

Stackbox CMS is an open source content management system aimed to end the “backend” editing paradigm for good. All content editing is done directly in-place and on-page through drag-and-drop, JavaScript and AJAX methods.

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Armstrong

Armstrong

Armstrong is an open-source CMS designed for news organizations providing the technology needed to report in a media-rich environment.

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OpenPublish

OpenPublish

OpenPublish is a Drupal distribution tailored to the needs of online publishers. It has been designed to meet the needs of newspapers, TV news sites, niche information publications and new media sites in between.

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OpenPublic

OpenPublic

OpenPublic is an open source content management system based on Drupal and tailored for building websites for government.

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Zoundry Raven

Zoundry Raven

Zoundry Raven is a WYSIWYG blog editor that makes posting to blogs easier and faster. It’s as easy to use as a word processor and includes simple tools to add links, tags, photos, music and video files, and more.

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LifeType

LifeType

LifeType is an open-source blogging platform with support for multiple blogs and users in a single installation.

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BuddyPress

BuddyPress

BuddyPress is an open source social networking software package. It is a plugin that can be installed on WordPress to transform it into a social network platform. BuddyPress is designed to allow schools, companies, sports teams or any other niche community to start their own social network or communication tool.

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PivotX

PivotX

PivotX is primarily a blogging platform but if also allows you to maintain more complex websites.

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WebGUI

WebGUI

WebGUI is an open source content management system built to give business users the ability to build and maintain
complex web sites. Today, WebGUI is in use as a framework in several Global 1000 companies and is the driving force
behind countless business and enterprise environments.

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SilverStripe

SilverStripe

Only the most promising CMS platform available to date. Beat out CMS made simple this year for most promising new CMS. Solid system and even more free than the rest in that whatever you do with it – you can keep it proprietary. BSD Baby.

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Pixie

Pixie

Pixie is a light weight CMS, coded in PHP/CSS and primarily serving as a blogging platform. It was created with a single vision: that anyone should be able to create and maintain a website.

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MiaCMS

MiaCMS

A powerful, flexible, and robust content management system with state of the art features and functionality. Mia can be used for anything from small personal sites all the way up to large enterprise portals and e-commerce websites.

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FlatPress

FlatPress

FlatPress is an open source, standard compliant, multi lingual extensible blogging engine which does not require a database to work.

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BlogEngine.NET

BlogEngine.NET

BlogEngine.NET is an open source .NET blogging project that was born out of desire for a better blog platform. A blog platform with less complexity, easy customization, and one that takes advantage of the latest .NET features.

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Serendipity

Serendipity

Serendipity is a PHP-powered weblog application which gives the user an easy way to maintain an online diary, weblog or even a complete homepage.

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Movable Type

Movable Type

Movable Type is a professional weblog publishing platform developed by the company Six Apart.

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LightNEasy

LightNEasy

LightNEasy, a simple and light Content Management System and Website Builder. LightNEasy is not only a CMS, It actually creates plain, pure web pages for your whole website, making it SEO friendly and fast loading. Each time you add a page, alter the menus, it regenerates all pages again so that they remain fully integrated.

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Web 2.0 News Portal

Web 2.0 News Portal

Web 2.0 News Portal is a small and friendly Web 2.0 application for publishing News and Blog posts.

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PixelPost

PixelPost

Pixelpost is an open-source photoblog application for the web. It is standards-compliant, multi-lingual and fully extensible .

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Habari

Habari

Habari is a “next-generation free software blogging patform” still in development but backed by some of the web’s most respected coders and developers. Habari will grow to be something special.

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Nucleus

Nucleus

Nucleus CMS is an open-source blog management software package written in PHP, with a MySQL backend, it allows for multiple blogs and authors, easy publishing, commenting, RSS, archiving, search and more.

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Textpattern

Textpattern

Textpattern is a flexible, elegant and easy-to-use content management system optimised for blogging. Like most CMS, it is coded in php and requires a mysql database for operations.

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WordPress

Wordpress

WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

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E-Learning

Open Meetings

Open Meetings

OpenMeetings is a free browser-based application that allows you to set up an instant online conference using a microphone or a webcam. You can share documents on a white board, share your screen or record meetings.

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Xerte

Xerte

Xerte is an interactive learning content tool kit. It yet possible to create rich interactivity. It offers a user friendly authoring environment for the simple creatin of learning objects with a minimum of scripting knowledge.

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Open Exhibits

Open Exhibits

Open Exhibits is an open source multitouch SDK for Flash that is free for museums, students, nonprofits, and educational use.

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Sakai CLE

Sakai CLE

The Sakai CLE is a free collaboration and learning environment platform for use in teaching, research and collaborative scholarship; developed by Sakai Foundation contributors.

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Big Blue Button

Big Blue Button

Big Blue Button is an impressive interactive Web conferencing platform, aimed at further and higher education distance learning courses.

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PKP Public Knowledge Project

PKP Public Knowledge Project

PKP Public Knowledge Project is a series of open source software titles for the management, publishing, and indexing of journals and conferences. It includes Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Conference Systems (OCS) which increase access to knowledge, improve management, and reduce publishing costs. It also includes Open Harvester systems (OHS) which allows the creation of centralized search services on meta-data from Open Archives Initiative-compliant databases. And it includes Open Monograph Press (OMP), an online workspace for publishing monographs, edited volumes, and scholarly editions.

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DPubS

DPubS

DPubS (Digital Publishing System) is an open-source software system designed to enable the organization, presentation, and delivery of scholarly journals, monographs, conference proceedings, and other common and evolving means of academic discourse.

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DSpace

DSpace

DSpace is Open Source software for building open digital repositories, used by academic, non-profit and commercial organizations to disseminate research outcomes.

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Zotero

Zotero

Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It’s easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and it’s free.

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OpenScholar

OpenScholar

OpenScholar represents a paradigm shift in how the personal academic and research web sites are created and maintained. Built on the open-source framework Drupal, OpenScholar makes it possible to create academic web sites in a matter of seconds. Each web site comes with a suite of powerful tools from which users can facilitate the creation, distribution, and preservation of knowledge faster and more efficiently than ever before.

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Babiloo

Babiloo

Babiloo is a free open source software developed to read offline dictionaries.

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eFront

eFront

eFront is an easy to use, visually attractive, SCORM compatible, eLearning and Human Capital Development system. It is suitable for both company and educational usage.

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Docebo

Docebo

Docebo is an e-Learning platform (LMS and LCMS) that supports 12 languages, is compliant to the SCORM 1.2 standard, and different didactic models. Including: Blended, Self-Directed, Collaborative and even Social Learning through Chat, Wiki, Forums etc.

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Dokeos

Dokeos

Dokeos is a learning management system used in more than 600 companies and public administrations to manage e-learning and blended learning programmes.

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Claroline

Claroline

Claroline is an Open Source eLearning and eWorking platform allowing teachers to build effective online courses and to manage learning and collaborative activities on the web.

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Moodle

Moodle

Moodle is a course management system – an Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities.

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Forums

Yet Another forum

Yet Another forum

YetAnotherForum.NET (YAF) is a Open Source discussion forum or bulletin board system for web sites running ASP.NET. The latest version is ASP.NET v2.0 with a Microsoft SQL Server backend. The full C# source code is available licensed as GPL.

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PunBB

PunBB

PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards.

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MyTopix

MyTopix

MyTopix is a discussion forum poised to compete with some of the other players in the bulletin board market. It has all the features you need to get a community up and started quick and nothing that you don’t.

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Vanilla

Vanilla

Vanilla is an open-source, standards-compliant, multi-lingual, fully extensible discussion forum software. It is extremely lightweight at only 386k! A perfect solution for a simple forum.

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bbPress

bbPress

bbPress comes from the creators of Wordpress, it is forum software with a focus on web standards, ease of use, ease of integration, and speed.

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phpBB

phpBB

phpBB was launched in 2000 and has become one of the standard Open Source forums used worlwide. It has a large and highly customisable set of key features coupled with a standards compliant interface.

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Library

FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager

FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager

FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager is a free and open source ASP.NET media library system authored in C# and SQL Server (T-SQL). It has a number of enterprise features such as a dedicated media processing server, support for multiple brands, configurable metadata and workflows, filtered and faceted search (with full text indexing) and advanced security and user access roles. FocusOPEN is available under an AGPL license.

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Archon

Archon

Archon is an award-winning open source web application used for managing and publishing archival descriptive information and digital archival objects in a user-friendly website and generating corresponding EAD and MARC records.

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Scriblio

Scriblio

Scriblio (formerly WPopac) is a free, open source CMS and OPAC with faceted searching and browsing features based on WordPress.

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SOPAC

SOPAC

SOPAC (Social Online Public Access Catalog) is a module for the Drupal CMS that provides true integration of your library catalog system with the power of the Drupal content management system while allowing users to tag, rate, and review your holdings.

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ReservesDirect

ReservesDirect

ReservesDirect is free, open-source software that manages electronic and physical library materials reserved for university courses.

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LibraryFind

LibraryFind

LibraryFind is an open source metasearch application developed by librarians for libraries, built with Ruby on Rails.

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VuFind

VuFind

VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed for libraries by libraries. The goal of VuFind is to enable your users to search and browse through all of your library’s resources by replacing traditional OPAC systems.

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Libx

Libx

LibX is a browser plugin for Firefox and Internet Explorer that provides direct access to your library’s resources.

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Blacklight

Blacklight

Blacklight is a free and open source ruby-on-rails based discovery interface (a.k.a. “next-generation catalog”) especially optimized for heterogeneous collections. You can use it as a library catalog, as a front end for a digital repository, or as a single-search interface to aggregate digital content that would otherwise be siloed.

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Libstats

Libstats

Libstats provides a simple way for library reference & service desks to track statistics on the number of questions asked, as well as build a simple knowledge base.

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Kete

Kete

Kete is Open Source Digital Library and Archiving software with a focus on community collaboration. Use this CMS to write topics and upload images, audio, video, documents; discuss and interlink them.

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Omeka

Omeka

Omeka is a content management system designed for scholars, museums, libraries, archives, and enthusiasts to create complex narratives and share rich collections.

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Calibre

Calibre

calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.

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Evergreen

Evergreen

Evergreen is an enterprise-class library automation system that helps library patrons find library materials, and helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate those materials, no matter how large or complex the libraries.

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Greenstone

Greenstone

Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It is not a digital library but a tool for building digital libraries. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM in the form of a fully-searchable, metadata-driven digital library.

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Koha

Koha

Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base.

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Portals

Locomotive

Locomotive

Locomotive is an open source CMS for Ruby on Rails. It’s flexible and integrates with Heroku and Amazon S3.

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Managing News

Managing News

Managing News is an RSS/Atom based news tracker with search, republishing and mapping capabilities.

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Open Atrium

Open Atrium

Open Atrium is a team collaboration tool with group spaces that allow different teams to have their own conversations. It comprises six core features – a blog, a wiki, a calendar, a to do list, a shoutbox, and a dashboard.

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Acquia Drupal

Acquia Drupal

Drupal is open source social publishing software that empowers people to easily publish, manage and organize content on a website. Acquia Drupal is a packaged distribution of Drupal core plus commonly-used add-on modules to simplify getting started. Drupal is open-source software distributed under the GPL and is maintained and developed by a community of thousands of users and developers. Drupal is free to download and use.

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Drupal Commons

Drupal Commons

Drupal Commons is social business software providing organizations with a complete solution for forming collaborative communities. It combines popular social web features for users and community management tools for site owners. It’s a complete solution, ready-to-use – bypassing the Drupal module and theme selection, setup, and configuration done when building from normal Drupal building blocks. Just install, and go.

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Magnolia CMS (Community Edition)

Magnolia CMS (Community Edition)

Magnolia is a powerful Open Source CMS whose page editing interface enables authors to lay out content exactly as it would appear to the website visitor. Magnolia uses Java technology based on open standards to allow for tailor-made solutions and offers enterprise-grade support and services via partners world-wide.

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Google “Wave In A Box”

Google “Wave In A Box”

Google is expanding the Google Wave Federation Protocol towards a more complete application or “Wave in a Box”, an open source extension of their now discontinued real-time collaboration network.

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Diaspora

Diaspora

Diaspora is a privacy-aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network.

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Liferay Portal

Liferay Portal

Liferay Portal is an enterprise web platform for building business solutions.

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MaiaCMS

MaiaCMS

MaiaCMS is an open source PHP based content management system (CMS). It is designed with simplicity in mind to help you easily build and maintain your web site.

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MediaCore

MediaCore

The open source video CMS for centralizing all of your video and podcasting needs. MediaCore provides unparalleled organization, statistics, accessibility, and scalability.

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Lovd By Less

Lovd By Less

Lovd By Less is an Open Source Social Network built with Ruby on Rails and comes with everything you need to build your community.

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PivotX

PivotX

PivotX is primarily a blogging platform but if also allows you to maintain more complex websites.

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WebGUI

WebGUI

WebGUI is an open source content management system built to give business users the ability to build and maintain
complex web sites. Today, WebGUI is in use as a framework in several Global 1000 companies and is the driving force
behind countless business and enterprise environments.

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SilverStripe

SilverStripe

Only the most promising CMS platform available to date. Beat out CMS made simple this year for most promising new CMS. Solid system and even more free than the rest in that whatever you do with it – you can keep it proprietary. BSD Baby.

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MiaCMS

MiaCMS

A powerful, flexible, and robust content management system with state of the art features and functionality. Mia can be used for anything from small personal sites all the way up to large enterprise portals and e-commerce websites.

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Diferior

Diferior

Diferior (different + superior) is a multi purpose CMS that comes with all the necessary tools to easily publish and organize content on the Net. It is capable of distributing files via BitTorrent, HTTP and FTP protocols, has built-in forums, a sophisticated user system and more.

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Umbraco

Umbraco

Umbraco is an Open Source CMS based on the ASP.NET framework with cross browser support and a rich feature set for developers, editors and designers.

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Family Connections

Family Connections

Keep your family “Connected” with this content management system (CMS) designed specifically with family’s in mind.

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OpenCMS

OpenCMS

OpenCms is an open source content management system based on Java and XML technology. The fully browser based user interface features configurable editors for structured content with well defined fields.

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TutorialMS

TutorialMS

TutorialMS is a content management system that helps webmasters index and manage tutorials (written by them or by another site). It is designed so users can easily find the tutorial(s) they are looking for.

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LightNEasy

LightNEasy

LightNEasy, a simple and light Content Management System and Website Builder. LightNEasy is not only a CMS, It actually creates plain, pure web pages for your whole website, making it SEO friendly and fast loading. Each time you add a page, alter the menus, it regenerates all pages again so that they remain fully integrated.

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Typo3

Typo3

TYPO3 is a free Open Source content management system for enterprise purposes on the web and in intranets. It offers full flexibility and extendability while featuring an accomplished set of ready-made interfaces, functions and modules.

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Web 2.0 News Portal

Web 2.0 News Portal

Web 2.0 News Portal is a small and friendly Web 2.0 application for publishing News and Blog posts.

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CMS Made Simple

CMS Made Simple

CMS Made Simple provides a fast and easy way to create a web site and manage its contents. Integrate blogs, forums, polls, shopping carts and much more with this comprehensive, hands on CMS.

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Pligg

Pligg

Symphony is a web publishing system for web developers in XML and XSLT. It is customisable and flexible and can be used for anything from a publishing environment to organising your website’s url structure.

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Plone

Plone

Plone is an open source CMS suited for an internal website or may be used as a server on the Internet, playing such roles as a document publishing system and groupware collaboration tool.

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E107

E107

e107 is a CMS written in PHP and using the popular open source MySQL database system for content storage. It’s completely free, totally customisable and in constant development.

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Joomla

Joomla

Joomla! probably has the largest userbase for a CMS System. It is used to power everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Easy to install and manage, it has a vast amount of templates and plugins.

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Drupal

Drupal

Drupal is an open source content management platform with a powerful range of features that supprt a variety of websites from personal blogs to large community-driven websites.

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Wikis

Cyn.in

Cyn.in

Open source Group Collaboration software for Enterprise and business usage. Combines the capabilities of collaboration tools like wikis, blogs, file repositories, micrologs instant discussions, other social applications into a seamless platform.

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WebGUI

WebGUI

WebGUI is an open source content management system built to give business users the ability to build and maintain
complex web sites. Today, WebGUI is in use as a framework in several Global 1000 companies and is the driving force
behind countless business and enterprise environments.

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TWiki

TWiki

TWiki is a sophisticated but easy to use structured wiki. With many available plugins, it allows end users to create their own web applications without needing to know how to program. Written in Perl, TWiki is typically deployed in enterprises.

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Deki Wiki

Deki Wiki

Deki Wiki is an easy to use and sophisticated wiki for authoring, aggregating, organizing, and sharing content. Deki Wiki is also a platform for creating collaborative applications, or adding wiki capabilities to existing applications.

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PmWiki

PmWiki

PmWiki is a cross-platform wiki-based system for collaborative creation and maintenance of websites written in the PHP coding language.

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Wikka Wiki

Wikka Wiki

WikkaWiki is a flexible, standards compliant and lightweight wiki engine written in PHP, which uses MySQL to store pages. Designed for speed, extensibility, and security.

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DokuWiki

DokuWiki

DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies.

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MediaWiki

MediaWiki

MediaWiki is the information sharing software package that Wikipedia is built on. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis besides.

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