The best CMS platforms in 2018

Creating a website is getting easier in 2018. You are presented with the best CMS platforms, most of which allow you to create any website. It’s just that, choosing a Content Management System (CMS) seems a bit challenging because there are so many platforms available.

Here are the best CMS platforms in 2018

1. WordPress

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WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores. Used by more than 60 million websites, including 30.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2018, WordPress is the most popular website management system in use. WordPress has also been used for other application domains such as pervasive display systems (PDS).

2. Joomla!

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Joomla! is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content, developed by Open Source Matters, Inc. It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS.

Joomla! is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques (since version 1.5) and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL, MS SQL (since version 2.5), or PostgreSQL (since version 3.0) database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, search, and support for language internationalization.

3. Drupal

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Drupal is a free and open source content-management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. Drupal provides a back-end framework for at least 2.3% of all web sites worldwide– ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites. Systems also use Drupal for knowledge management and for business collaboration.

4. Typo3

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TYPO3 is a free and open-source web content management system written in PHP. It is released under the GNU General Public License. It can run on several web servers, such as Apache or IIS, on top of many operating systems, among them Linux, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, macOS and OS/2.

TYPO3 is, along with Drupal, Joomla! and WordPress, among the most popular content management systems worldwide, however it is more widespread in Europe than in other regions. The biggest market share can be found in German-speaking countries.

TYPO3 is credited to be highly flexible, as code and content are operated separately. It can be extended by new functions without writing any program code. Also, the software is available in more than 50 languages and has a built-in localization system, therefore supports publishing content in multiple languages. Due to its features like editorial workplace and workflow, advanced frontend editing, scalability and maturity, TYPO3 is used to build and manage websites of different types and size ranges, from small sites for individuals or nonprofit organizations to multilingual enterprise solutions for large corporations. According to the ability to support a corporate environment, it classifies itself as an enterprise level content management system.

5. Serendipity

Serendipityis a blog and web-based content management system written in PHP and available under a BSD license. It supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite database backends, the Smarty template engine, and a plugin architecture for user contributed modifications.

6. Dotclear

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Want to get all the best conveniences and experiences when creating a blog? Activate and run Dotclear. After testing several CMSs, we found that only a few platforms were easy to use, including Dotclear. Even so, this platform offers various options for editing content that are almost the same as what is offered by WordPress.

At Dotclear, you will find a set of options for publishing posts, management, and taxonomies. This platform allows you to write posts in text, HTML, and even Wiki syntax.

You can also create RSS feeds at Dotclear. Even you are allowed to add new functionality to the site by installing plugins and themes first.

7. ImpressPages

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ImpressPages CMS is an absolutely free and open-source software and it is within every user’s right to modify it according to their needs. Use it for personal or commercial work, for simple or complex websites, just be sure to check if you comply with the obligations of GNU GPL v3 and MIT licenses.

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