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Open Source CMS

Overview and download options for open source CMS

The use of open source content management systems (CMS) and solutions is less common in Germany than in other European countries such as Sweden.

Time to do something about it, we thought and present here a list of the most popular open source CMS. The list is not exhaustive and will be further expanded. But it should show you the great variety of different solutions.

Behind the links you will find, if available, the German-speaking community website with download options, forums and many other useful things about the CMS.

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Khalil Agheli Zadeh executive director
Khalil Agheli Zadeh
executive director

The Agora Cart Project
The Agora Cart Project, open source e-commerce solution.

ATutor is web-based open source learning content management system (LCMS).

b2evolution, PHP and MySQL based blog CMS. Allows multiple languages, extensive rights management (multiple users). The multi-blog engine.

Relatively secure CMS with integrated photo gallery and forum. Requires PHP and MySQL.

Craft Syntax Live Help (CSLH)
Craft Syntax Live Help is the open source solution for customer support through live chat. Requires PHP and MySQL. Multi-user, multi-operator suitable and usable for several departments.

CuteNews is a very simple PHP based news management system that does not require MySQL connectivity.

The community CMS.

e107 is a content management system (CMS) written in PHP that requires the connection to the popular open source MySQL database system for storing content. The open source CMS e107 is fully customizable and is constantly evolving from a large developer community.

eZ Publish
The multimedia talent.

The open source CMS Geeklog requires PHP 4 and PHP 5 for its operation and the connection to MySQL or MS SQL databases. Thanks to the plugin API, this open source CMS is very well suited to integrate your own plugins, or the variety of existing plug-ins without bridge. This can be, for example, a forum or a media gallery. Particularly noteworthy is the Unix-like permissions on the basis of an extensive role management is possible.

iPei GuestBook
IPei GuestBook 2.0 is a simple guestbook with spam-protection. iPei GuestBook 2.0 requires PHP4, GD and the connection to a MySQL database.

HelpCenterLive 2.1.5 is tailored to customer support. Help Center Live offers the possibility of live help via an extensive Helpdesk system. Features include live support, trouble tickets and FAQ. HelpCenterLive 2.1.5 requires a MySQL database and was written in PHP.

Joomla 1.5.14 is an award-winning open source CMS and is one of the most popular open source CMS in the world. The proven successor of Mambo requires server-side PHP and the connection to a MySQL database.

knowledgetree 2.0.0 is an open source CMS that was conceived mainly for document management. The community version of knowledgetree is released under the GNU GPL version 3 and requires the connection to a MySQL database as well as server-side PHP.

kplaylist 1.6.401
kplaylist is a free PHP system to manage a music database over the web. The system allows you to manage music files in a variety of formats, such as .ogg, .mp3, .wav, .wma, etc over the Internet. This includes uploading, creating playlists, sharing files, downloads, and more.

LifeType 1.2.4
LifeType is an easy-to-use open source CMS designed primarily for blogs. In addition to extensive features such as anti-spam filter and integrated media management, it also allows several people to work on a blog. LifeType needed PHP and a MySQL database.

mambo 4.6.5
Mambo is an extensive CMS and has already been awarded several times. Mambo requires the scripting language PHP and the connection to a MySQL database on the server side. From Mambo have emerged some derivatives, such as Limbo or the extremely successful Joomla!.

mediawiki 1.14.0
Open Source CMS which is also used by the Wikipedia Foundation as the basis for the well-known Wikipedia. Requires PHP and MySQL.

MovableType 3.17
One of the rare blog CMS based on the programming language Perl. MovableType requires connection to one of the following databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, or Berkeley DB.

myBloggie 2.1.6
Very simple blog CMS based on PHP and using a MySQL database.

noahclass 1.3 Misc
With this system you integrate ads on your page.

nucleus 3.33
nucleus is an open source CMS based on the PHP scripting language and requires the connection to a MySQL database for operation. Mostly it is used for blogs.

Open source for online shops.

The second most popular blog CMS.

Contao /vormals TYPOlight
Simply awesome and not TYPO3 light! Barrier-free content management system.

The enterprise CMS.

Make websites very easy and maintain.

The most popular blog CMS!