There are many great CMS out there. It depends on what type of site you’re building, there’s probably one perfectly-suited to it.

The problem is that most web designers and web developers do not want to spend time for learning a bunch of different CMS. They want to learn one or two and use those for all of their websites. That means they need something flexible and powerful.

Top three, WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal are pretty unarguably the best CMS out there. And the others are a bit more subjective, but have a good combination of support, features, and ease-of-use.

Try them out, and decide for yourself which one best fits your needs and the needs of your clients.

1- WordPress

Wordpress

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.

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2- Joomla

Joomla

Joomla! is one of the world’s most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. Owing to its scalable MVC architecture its also a great base to build web applications.

With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla! and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, Joomla! powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide.

As an award winning CMS led by an international community of more than a half million active contributors, helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality.

Here are some of the Joomla! features you will love.

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3- Drupal

Drupal

Drupal! is an open-source platform and content management system for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes.

 

The world’s favorite open source content management platform just got better. Drupal 8 is the new standard for creating incredible digital experiences—for small businesses, global enterprises, and everything in between.

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4- Concrete5

Concrete 5

Concrete5 is Free and Open Source (FOSS) under the MIT software license. This license simply protects our liability and lets you do ANYTHING you want. We want everyone from a small business to a internet startup to be able to easily and legally use concrete5 as a fundamental part of their business.

It will always be free. There’s no “enterprise version” of concrete5 that does everything you really need, but costs a lot of money – and there won’t be in the future either. You can count on concrete5 being around for a long, long time as the core code is now owned by everybody. Thousands of developers from every continent use concrete5 to make websites for their clients every day.

– Online magazines and newspapers. – eCommerce sites. – Extranets and Intranets. – Government web sites. – Small business web sites. – Non-profit and organization web sites. – Community-based portals. – Religious, club and team web sites. – Personal or family homepages. – Marketing focused sites for a corporation. – Any school, college or university web site. – Many online communities. – Anything else you can dream up!

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5- Modx

MODX

MODX was borne of the idea that a CMS should never get in the way of your design. It is for people who care deeply about what goes in and, more so, what comes out. A blank canvas on which to freely exact your vision.

MODX is engineered to be customized and extended. Site builders can choose from hundreds of Add-ons or create their own. MODX Add-ons support best in class third-parties tools like Active Directory, MailChimp, Amazon S3 and more.

 

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