Frog

Born as phpRadiant in January 2007, Frog is a PHP version of Radiant CMS, a well known Ruby on Rails application. Radiant and Frog share the goal to simplify content management, and offer an elegant user interface, flexible templating, and simple user management and permissions. But, while PHP hosting...

DotClear

DotClear is a blog package distributed as free software under the GNU GPL (General Public License). It’s not very well known outside the French speaking world, probably because only basic documentation is available in English. DotClear is a PHP and MySQL application, and its features include: * use of...

Packt Open Source CMS Award

On July 14 the Packt 2008 Open Source CMS Award has launched, “inviting visitors to submit nominations for their favorite Open Source Content Management Systems. Now in its third year, the Award has helped to support a variety of Content Management Systems gain recognition in a crowded and high...

MiaCMS

MiaCMS was forked from Mambo on April 29, 2008. Two weeks later the new project released MiaCMS 4.6.4, based on Mambo 4.6.3. The MiaCMS fork was initiated by a majority of the Mambo core development team, including Al Warren (alwarren), Chad Auld (cauld), Ozgur Cem Sen (ocs), and Richard...

Zikula

Zikula “combines the best of a solid API and object library, with cross database compatibility, templating, security and performance.” Two packages are available for download: Core, which contains just those modules required for the system to run, and Full, which contains all those modules currently maintained by the Zikula...

PostNuke becomes Zikula

Shortly before its seventh birthday the PostNuke project, born as a fork of PHP-Nuke, has been renamed. It’s now called the Zikula Application Framework. A few commenters noted the resemblance of Zikula’s new name and logo with the name and logo of the very popular Joomla! CMS and Web...

TYPOlight

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...

CMS or Web Application Framework?

What’s the difference between a successful CMS and a Web Application Framework? Not a big one, I think, for the reasons I’m going to explain in this post. Let’s start with the definitions. A content management system (CMS) is a web application used to manage and deliver the content...

Managing eZ publish projects

Are you responsible for the implementation and management of eZ publish projects, or are you building sites for medium to large clients? If your answer is yes, then this book will give you a better understanding of all the elements involved in eZ publish Content Management projects. This is...

Drupal 6.0 available

Drupal 6.0 final is now available. This new release of Drupal offers “major usability improvements, security and maintainability advancements, friendlier installer, and expanded development framework” plus many other smaller improvements. Usability: a new friendly installer, drag and drop administration for e.g. menu items, forums, taxonomy terms, uploaded files, and...