December 28th, 2006 No comments


Tikiwiki is probably one of the most feature rich CMS packages because, unlike other open source projects that ship only a small set of features and encourage third party add-ons, it includes as many features as possible in the project itself.

Tikiwiki is indeed so feature rich that it can be overwhelming, even to an experienced user or administrator. On the other side all the features are optional and administered via a web-based interface.

Tikiwiki is written in PHP, and uses ADOdb as a database abstraction layer, allowing it to store data in MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Sybase or MS SQL Server. The template engine is Smarty, which is included in the Tikiwiki installation.

The initial release of TikiWiki, version 0.9, was in October 2002. Tikiwiki is currently maintained and developed by an international community of volunteer contributors, and is licensed under the GNU LGPL (Lesser General Public License).

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December 3rd, 2007 No comments


Typo is a blog engine built using Ruby on Rails. It was started in early 2005 by Tobias Lütke, a German programmer also creator of the popular Shopify e-commerce platform, and is currently developed by Piers Cawley and Frédéric de Villamil.

Typo features include:

* Textile, Markdown and SmartyPants support
* Ping / Trackback
* Categories / Tags
* Ta-da Lists,, Flickr, 43 Things, and Upcoming syndication
* Ajax based live search and commenting
* Ajax based comment moderation
* Full text search with live preview
* RSS2 and Atom feeds as well as feeds for comments and trackbacks
* Comment feeds
* Caching – Typo only creates the XML files when needed and serves static copies to your readers
* Supported databases: MySQL, SQLite, and PostgreSQL
* Easy to type permalinks
* Web based administration and posting interface
* Migration scripts from many platforms as well as plain RSS

Typo is released under a Creative Commons License.

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September 2nd, 2006 No comments


Typo3 is “a small to midsize enterprise-class Content Management Framework offering the best of both worlds: out-of-the-box operation with a complete set of standard modules and a clean and sturdy high-performance architecture accomodating virtually every kind of custom solution or extension.

Typo3’s development was started from scratch by Kasper Skårhøj in 1997, and the first production quality version (Typo3 version 3.0) was released on May 24, 2002. A detailed history of the project is available on Typo3 web site.

Typo3 is based on PHP and MySQL, but can support other database systems as well. Typo3 is Open Source Software, and is released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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April 18th, 2008 No comments


TYPOlight is a web content management system that specializes in accessibility (back end and front end) and uses XHTML and CSS to generate W3C/WAI compliant pages. It was started by Leo Feyer in 2004 and is released under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

I remember that in April 2006 – about one month after TYPOlight had been released – there were about 10 registered users in the forum. It is amazing to see how far the project has come in the last two years. Today there are about 1,800 users in the forum having created more than 30,000 posts and although I know that we are still a small community, I am tremendously proud of this trend.

TYPOlight requires PHP from version 5.1.0 with the GDLib extension, and MySQL from version 4.1. Other optional PHP extensions are mcrypt for data encryption and mbstring for multibyte character handling. You can also download a system check tool, which will determine whether your hosting environment is suitable for TYPOlight.

TYPOlight was renamed Contao in June 2010.

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January 16th, 2009 No comments

Coming soon …

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February 17th, 2010 No comments


WebsiteBaker (formerly spelled as Website Baker) is a PHP and MySQL based Content Management System originally developed by Ryan Djurovich and now maintained by the WebsiteBaker Association.

WebsiteBaker started in 2004, with version 2.0.0, a full rewrite of the previous version, released in September of that same year.

Primarily used to create small and medium-sized websites and focused on simplicity of use, WebsiteBaker requires PHP 4.4.9 or higher (5.2.x strongly recommended), MySQL 3.2.3 or higher, with PHP Safe Mode off and PHP Session Support activated, and it’s made available under the GNU GPL license.

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Wolf CMS

October 16th, 2009 No comments

[Wolf CMS]

Wolf CMS is a fork of Frog CMS. Wolf left Frog’s development path in July 2009 (see the announcement), as the development goals of the release manager, Martijn van der Kleijn, were diverging from those of the Frog founder.

The first release, consisting mostly of Frog 0.9.5 rebranded into Wolf 0.5.5, was made available on August 4, 2009, and the next one, Wolf 0.6.0, is now in feature freeze status.

Wolf plans to be very usable for people who don’t know PHP but, in order to take full advantage of what Wolf has to offer, at least basic PHP coding skills are expected.

Wolf requires PHP5, a MySQL database or SQLite 3 with PDO, and a web server (Apache with mod_rewrite is highly recommended). It is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 3.

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June 18th, 2010 No comments


WordPress was born in 2003 as the official successor of the b2/cafelog weblog platform.

From the original post of Michel Valdrighi, author of b2: “Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little are leading the new WordPress branch of b2, that is going to become the new official branch once they get a release out. If you want to help with WordPress, don’t hesitate to contact either of them!

Significant steps in WordPress history are:

WordPress 0.70, released on May 27, 2003. This was the first non-beta version of WordPress, and represented a great deal of work between Mike and Matt in improving the b2 codebase;

WordPress 1.2, released on May 22, 2004, right after Movable Type had some issues with their licensing and many users were looking for a new system to move to. Version 1.2 was used by an order of magnitude more people than former WP releases;

WordPress 1.5, released on February 14, 2005, introduced static pages and a new theme system, including the successful Kubrick theme by Michael Heilemann;

– and WordPress 3.0, released on June 17, 2010, added the Custom Menu management feature, and merged WordPress and WordPress MU, creating the new multi-site functionality.

WordPress is a PHP – MySQL application, and is released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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November 3rd, 2006 No comments


Xaraya was born in the summer of 2002 as a fork of PostNuke, but the first public beta was made available in April 2003. After a number of 0.9.x releases, Xaraya 1.0 was released in November 2005.

Xaraya is a web application framework, written in PHP, designed to bring the user a set of tools to build web applications. Out of the box, Xaraya is a Content Management System built on top of the Xaraya framework. While many people use Xaraya as it is, there are many other things they can do with the framework.

On the developer side, Xaraya offers the core framework, with its module APIs, hooks, custom tags, dynamic data, event and authentication plugins. On the web designer side, Xaraya offers the Block Layout templating engine; combined, these two aspects provide the tools to build the look and functionality the user needs.

Xaraya requires PHP 4.1.2 or higher (runs also on PHP 5), and a database (MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite). Xaraya is distributed under the GNU General Public License Version 2.

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September 15th, 2006 No comments


Xoops was born in 2002 as an enhanced version of myPHPNuke (a fork of PHP-Nuke).

The Xoops project was at first called the myPHPNuke SE project, which was a sub project of the original MPN project. The reason we had to make it another project (as SE) was that the core was rewritten considerably to support the plug-n-play feature of modules (the original MPN was also calling some parts as modules, but they were in fact tightly integrated to the core), and that it was not very easy for us to make SE backward compatible with the original version.

At first, there were only 4 members in the SE team, which were Wanderer, goghs, Xend and Onokazu. Wanderer, goghs and Onokazu were also the core members of the original MPN team.

(Quoted from a post by Herko, former chairman of The Xoops Foundation, to the forums).

Xoops is a PHP and MySQL application, and is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). A lite Xoops can be used as a personal weblog or journal, with a standard install, and the News module only. For a medium site, you can use modules like News, Forum, Download, Web Links etc to interact with your members and visitors. For a large site as an enterprise one, you can develop your own modules such as eShop, and use Xoops user management system to seamlessly integrate your modules with the whole system.

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