Top 10 Most Popular Content Management Systems

12:49 pm 21 Jan, 2013

There is always a dilemma in the minds of project managers and business owners regarding the quality of content and its credibility. It is a difficult task to arrive at a consensus on the choice of Content Management System (CMS). There are some Content Management Systems in the market which are easier to install, use and offer a whole range of benefits. Here is a list of top 10 most popular Content Management Systems.

 10. Alfresco:

A famous CMS but most users have termed it a bit unfriendly to use. According to the developers of this open source collaboration software, once you get used to working on this system, you will find tasks being performed quickly and accurately. The reason is its ability to transform dropped files into web documents.

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9. Radiant CMS:

It is a very famous CMS and is based on the web language, Ruby. Radiant CMS is often compared to Text pattern by most. It is a simple and elegant software with its own template language called Radius, which draws similarity with HTML. Radiant does not come with WYSIWYG editor and is supported by textile markup to create sound HTML. Developers around the world rank it high and place it among’st the most useful Content Management Systems ever.

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8. Concrete 5:

Concrete 5 is an open source content management system is one of the most promising content management systems that feature plenty of functions. It is generally difficult to edit regions and elements on web pages, but with Concrete 5 you can make use of the “edit mode” and easily correct any mistakes or input something new with a click of the mouse. It has a built-in system for collecting statistics and you don’t need to use other application like Google Analytics to view your traffic.

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7. Text Pattern:

One of the most elegant content management systems, Text Pattern is very popular among all users. The main objective of the system is to provide a sound and well framed CMS platform that ensures compliance with standard setting of pages. It uses textile markup in the text areas to create HTML elements within the pages.  The pages generated by this software are rendered quickly.

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6. Silver Stripe:

It is a customized set up that is highly configurable and user friendly. A New Zealand based company, Silver Stripe is similar to Word Press and supports many configurable options, including tailored content management. What makes it unique is that it is built on its own PHP framework Sapphire. It also provides its own template language, which helps in the designing process as well.

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5. Drupal:


Drupal is a revolutionary platform and a more pure form of open source CMS. Easy to install, it comes loaded with many optional modules that support features like forums, user blogs, profiles, Open ID etc. With its introduction in the market, creating sites with social features has become hassle free.

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4. Expression Engine:

It provides elegant and flexible solutions for any type of project, and is very easy to modify and extend further. Expression Engine is helpful in creating websites by less tech savvy people who only require backend features. It allows them to have multiple websites with one installation of software. It possesses custom SQL queries, built in versioning system and customized global variables.

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3. TYPO light:

It is a fine system ranked in line with Drupal and Expression Engine in terms of functionality. TYPO has a lot to offer including modules like newsletters and calendars to name a few. It has a built-in CSS generator and a good learning guide in comparison to other Content Management Systems. TYPO light is the best bet for a person looking for unique features, great amount of functionality and a little extra programming.

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2. Symphony:

It utilizes XSLT to provide developers a hold in customization. The best part of this content development system is that it provides a large number of tutorials and screen casts on its resource center. The system is finding huge acceptance among the new users and is the east available solution people with a high technical expertise requirement.

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1. WordPress:

It is the most popular blogging/content management system in the world. It’s excellent documentation system and quick installation wizard makes it a great platform for beginners. For the users not familiar with HTML, a WYSIWYG editor is provided in the system. All users can easily find their way around the administrative section of WordPress. To simplify things further, it also comes with a built-in image and multimedia uploading support medium.

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