Simple Free CMS?

Hello all,

I am wanting to know if there are any recommended free open source Content Managed Systems out there i can plug in to a site i’m building?

Thank you.

Great! Thank you! This is the cheapest so far (for a “pro plan”) at least.

You can also try SnappySnippets, it’s free, simple and highly customizable with a desktop like interface that your clients are already familiar with.

Thanks ok hornet. I looked at cushyCMS - www.cushycms.com last night and it’s similar to one i’ve used in the past Surreal CMS www.surrealcms.com

I’ve also gone through the other list you sent and it seems a simple web based one like Cushy or Surreal will suffice for what i need. In saying that, I would really like to tackle the likes of Text Pattern or Concrete5 but I’m a little intimidated and time is an issue too.

Here’s another list, not so short but with user ratings

http://php.opensourcecms.com/general/ratings.php

Personally, I use a few different ones:

  • WordPress - for blogs mainly. Small learning curve, lots of resources
  • SilverStripe - is a new one I’ve just started to learn. I would say it’s probably a little cumbersome for a small site. But an excellent choice for a free feature rich CMS. Large learning curve, few resources, but rewarding.
  • PageLime & [URL=“http://cushycms.com”]CushyCMS - Are a different breed, they are web based, and you write id tags into the regions you want to be editable. Both are good, both have free accounts.
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  • PageLime has unlimited user accounts, 1 admin account, for only 3 sites, but is upscale.
  • CushyCMS has unlimited sites & user accounts and is more simple.
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These are just some of my personal preferences. All used for different things. The key is to find the one that fits you, the site & the needs of the client the most.

Glad you found what you needed!

Concrete5 is nice. Don’t be too intimidated, I think it’s probably easier than SilverStripe :stuck_out_tongue:

Ok thanks. Getting overwhelmed with options now :slight_smile:

Thanks markstacy

Although they doesn’t promote it much, Kentico CMS has free edition that can be used even for commercial purposes. It’s basically a full, lifetime valid edition of Kentico, it’s only limited by functionality (only 5 products in e-shop etc.), but for a small corporate site it’s pretty cool.

Awesome! Thank you!

Is there one in particular you prefer?

Here’s a nice small list for you to take a look at.