June 8th, 2007 No comments


Founded and hosted by the Web Technology Group at Appalachian State University, phpWebSite is developed by a network of developers from around the world.

According to Wikipedia, PhpWebSite began with the release of version 0.7.0 on January 29, 2001 as a fork of Php-Nuke.

A complete rewrite of phpWebSite began in March of 2002. The goals were to remove all Php-Nuke code, increase modularity, and allow multiple installs to run off a single codebase. The developers released the rewrite as phpWebsite 0.9.0 stable on February 2, 2003.

PhpWebSite 1.x began development in 2003 with the core and core modules rewritten again for new functionality and ease-of-use issues. The first edition 1.0.0 has been available since November 2006.

phpWebSite is written in PHP, requires a MySQL database and an Apache webserver, and is licensed under the GNU GPL and GNU LGPL.

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December 12th, 2006 No comments


Pivot is a tool to create weblogs and other dynamic websites, started by Bob den Otter, a developer from the Netherlands. The first release appeared in June 2001.

Pivot is written in PHP and requires no additional libraries to run, nor any databases like MySQL. “Some of the features of Pivot are:

* Sophisticated Categories/Weblogs system, so you can maintain several weblogs and publish your entries how you like;
* Template based. Fully adaptable to your wishes;
* Keeps simple statistics of how your visitors came to your site;
* Easy to upload and include pictures with your log-entries;
* Allows for making thumbnails of uploaded images;
* Comment system that remembers your visitors (if they wish);
* Creates RSS and Atom feeds;
* IP-blocking, to prevent certain people from leaving comments;
* Archiving by week or month, and/or by category;
* Optionally supports full wysiwyg editing of your posts;
* Supports Textile, both in entries and in comments;
* No external databases are required, just plain PHP;
* Makes valid xhtml, when possible.

Pivot is released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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January 20th, 2008 No comments


PivotX is the successor of Pivot, and that’s why its first release is named PivotX 2.0.

Completely redesigned from the ground up, the first alpha version of PivotX 2.0 was released on November 25, 2007. Among its features:

* Entries and Pages: publish multiple weblogs, and independent pages;
* Commenting: comments with state of the art anti-spamming protections, that make it harder to leave comment spam, but won’t irritate legitimate commenters;
* Images and Files: upload images and, using the built-in Picnik extension, even edit images;
* Extensions: very powerful and flexible extension framework, developers can create Extensions that ‘hook’ into the core PivotX functionality;
* Templates: uses Smarty, a powerful template engine with caching capabilities, even for the Admin Interface.

PivotX stores data in flat files or, at your choice, in a MySQL database. Usage is free under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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November 29th, 2006 No comments


Pligg is a Content Management System combining social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication. A democratic editorial system enables users to collaboratively submit and vote articles.

Pligg was originally an English translation of Menéame’s source code when it was released in early December 2005. Menéame is a Spanish CMS created by Ricardo Galli and inspired by Digg, the extremely popular English technology site.

Pligg is a PHP and MySQL application, and is released under the Affero GPL (General Public License).

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June 8th, 2006 No comments


Plone “is ideal as an intranet and extranet server, as a document publishing system, a portal server and as a groupware tool for collaboration.

Installation: click-and-run installer (note: not a web based installation though, since it requires shell access on the server), have a content management system running on your computer in just a few minutes.

Internationalization: more than 50 language translations, and tools for managing multilingual content.

Accessibility: compliant with US Section 508, and the W3C’s AA rating for accessibility.

Technology: can interoperate with most relational database systems, open source and commercial, and runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and BSD.

Plone is built using Zope, an object oriented application server, and the language that drives both Zope and Plone is Python. Plone is released under the GNU GPL open source license.

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December 31st, 2007 No comments


Plume CMS version 1.0 was released on September 26, 2004. From the original announcement by Loïc d’Anterroches:

After 2.5 years as a SourceForge project, 2 near to be full rewrites, 1 complete rewrite, 9 Release Candidate versions, n hours of development, 150 Kg of pasta and cheese, an unaccountable number of coffee cups, 3 name changes and a lot of fun, HT, alias PXSystem, alias XULit!, alias Plume CMS is released in 1.0 version.

Plume is a PHP – MySQL application, and uses the same release naming convention as Linux. The 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 (even numbered) versions are the stable releases while the 1.1, 1.3, 1.5 (odd numbered) versions are development, or unstable, releases.

Plume is released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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March 8th, 2007 No comments


pMachine (now EllisLab) is a privately-held technology company, founded by Rick Ellis, that develops web publishing software.

The first developed tool was a publishing app called pMachine, which was released in 2001 and was available in two flavors: Free and Pro, the latter requiring a paid license.

pMachine “is a flexible blogging system that supports advanced features like multiple blogs, moblogging, and much more. pMachine adapts to your vision and needs, giving you complete control over the presentation and the interactivity of your site“.

On January 15, 2005, development on pMachine was discontinued; pMachine Pro is now available for download free of charge and continues to find a large audience.

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June 17th, 2006 No comments


PostNuke “is software that creates an impressive, dynamic web site and provides the webmaster with a site they can administer with a minimal amount of HTML knowledge through a web browser.

PostNuke can do anything from traditional blog sites, to a community website with hundreds of users. PostNuke can scale to thousands of users but is just as easy to create a small website for friends and family.

PostNuke was started in July 2001 as a fork of PHP-Nuke, by John Cox, Greg Allan, Harry Zink, and Sean Finkle. One year later, the PostNuke software was 100% free of any legacy code.

PostNuke is a PHP – MySQL application, and is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). PostNuke was renamed Zikula in June 2008.

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February 25th, 2007 No comments


Radiant is a CMS built using Ruby on Rails, a well known web application platform.

Radiant features an elegant administrative interface that centers around three key components:

Pages are the main content for a web site, may use Markdown, Textile, or plain HTML, and are composed of multiple parts such as a body and sidebar;

Snippets are content that can be reused in multiple places, similar to PHP includes or Rails partials;

Layouts contain most of the HTML for a page’s design. Layouts can render pages parts in any way they choose, for instance one layout could render the body and sidebar of a page, while another layout (a print layout) could render only the body.

Radiant allows you to arrange pages according to any hierarchy; e.g. a weblog in Radiant can be a collection of child pages under a parent page. Radiant has also a macro language called Radius, which makes it easy to include content from other pages, iterate over page children, and display content conditionally.

Radiant includes a caching mechanism which allows content to be cached for a maximum of 5 minutes. This ensures that content is always fresh while providing a performance advantage.

Radiant is licensed under the MIT License, so it’s free for both commercial and non-profit use. You are also free to modify and distribute Radiant as long as you don’t remove the appropriate notices from the source code.

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November 3rd, 2006 No comments


RunCms (formerly E-Xoops) is a content management system based on Xoops version 1. E-Xoops was born in 2003; when Xoops decided to rewrite its core moving to version 2, E-Xoops chose to keep the old core and build upon it.

In May 2004 E-Xoops changed its name to RunCms to remark its separate evolution from Xoops. RunCms is a PHP and MySQL application, and is released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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