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Top 10 PHP Based Open Source Content Management System Platforms

Content Management System

CMS Content management system is a computer program that allows publishing, editing and modifying content as well as maintenance from a central interface.

Content management systems are often used to run websites containing blogs, news, and shopping. Many corporate and marketing websites use CMS. CMS typically aim to avoid the need for hand coding but may support it for specific elements or entire pages.

Content management systems are mainly based on php programming language. PHP is a particularly useful programming language because it allows for advanced programming and is easy to integrate with web pages.

Another advantage of PHP is that the language interfaces very well with MySQL, a popular type of online database.

MYSQL is database application that is made available free under the Open Source to anyone. There are lots of blogging platforms.

Here is a list of Top 10 PHP Based Content Management Systems



WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog.

I would like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

Download WordPress CMS: http://wordpress.org/download/
Demo Sites build using WordPress: http://wordpress.org/showcase/
Official Site: http://wordpress.org/



Joomla! is a free, open source content management system.

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

Jooma Demo: http://demo.joomla.org/
Download Joomla CMS: http://www.joomla.org/download.html
Official Site: http://www.joomla.org/



Drupal Come for the software, stay for the community

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

Drupal Demo: https://drupal.org/project/demo
Download Drupal CMS: https://drupal.org/download
Drupal Documentation: https://drupal.org/documentation
Official Site: https://drupal.org/



SilverStripe is a free and open source Content Management System (CMS) and Framework for creating and maintaining websites and web applications.

It provides an out of the box web-based administration panel that enables users to make modifications to parts of the website, which includes a WYSIWYG website editor. The core of the software is SilverStripe Framework, a PHP Web application framework.

SilverStripe Demo: http://demo.silverstripe.com/
Download SilverStripe CMS: http://www.silverstripe.org/stable-download/
Forum: http://www.silverstripe.org/forums/
Official Site: http://www.silverstripe.org/

Cake PHP

Cake php
Cake php

Cake PHP makes building web applications simpler, faster and require less code.

Cake PHP is licensed under the MIT license which makes it perfect for use in commercial applications.

Cake PHP comes with built-in tools for input validation, CSRF protection, Form tampering protection, SQL injection prevention, and XSS prevention, helping you keep your application safe & secure.

Cake PHP Demo: Sorry! no official demo link avaialable.

Download Cake PHP CMS: https://github.com/cakephp/cakephp/tags
Cake PHP Documentation: http://cakephp.org/documentation
Official Site: http://cakephp.org/



MODX is Creative Freedom. Most flexible and freeing content management platform.

MODX Revolution is the web content management platform for those that truly care about no-compromise design and exceptional user experience. It gives you complete control over your site and content, with the flexibility and scalability to adapt to your changing needs.

Modx Demo: https://modxcloud.com/
Modx Documentation: http://modx.com/learn/
Download Modex CMS: http://modx.com/download/
Official Site: http://modx.com/



A simple and powerful content management system. concrete5 makes running a website easy.

You can build with concrete5

* 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.
* Church, 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!

Try Demo: http://www.concrete5.org/about/trial/
Download Concrete5 CMS: http://www.concrete5.org/developers/downloads/
Concreate5 Documentation: http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/
Concreate5 Support Forum: www.concrete5.org/community/forums/
Official Site: http://www.concrete5.org/

PHP Fusion

PHP Fusion
PHP Fusion

PHP-Fusion, a lightweight open source content management system (CMS).

PHP-Fusion is written in PHP and MySQL and includes a simple, comprehensive administration system.

PHP Fusion Demo: Sorry! no official demo site link available.

Download PHP Fusion CMS: http://www.php-fusion.co.uk/downloads.php
PHP Fusion Documentation: http://www.php-fusion.co.uk/infusions/documentation_system/
Official Site: http://www.php-fusion.co.uk

CMS Made Simple

CMS Made Simple
CMS Made Simple


CMS Made Simple, an open source content management system, allows for faster and easier management of website content. This CMS is scalable for small businesses to large corporations.

CMS Made Simple Demo: http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/documentation/end-user-tutorials/
Download CMS Made Simple : http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/downloads/
CMS Made Simple Documentation: http://docs.cmsmadesimple.org/
CMS Made Simple Forum: http://forum.cmsmadesimple.org/
Official Site: http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/


PHP Wiki
PHP Wiki

PhpWiki is a web-based wiki software application. It began as a clone of WikiWikiWeb and was the first wiki written in PHP. PhpWiki has been used to edit and format paper books for publication.

PHPWiki Demo: sorry! no officila link available for demo.

Download PHPWiki CMS: http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpwiki/
Official Site: http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/

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