Open Source Content Management Systems

It seems that these days we spend most of our time at the office, installing and trying out new content management systems or blog systems. Figuring out which would be easier and more intuitive for our clients to work with, or which open source version would work as a base framework for one of our projects.

We recently found OpenSourceCMS.com, this website gives you an opportunity to try out different content management systems of different types before you install them on your own server. It’s not always easy seeing what a content management system might be like by looking at a demo or even having a scan through the code. Its always useful to be able to dig in and just start working with it and see what it can do and how easy it is to do it.

They have quite a few portals, blogs, ecommerce applications, wikis, forums, and even elearning systems, in fact pretty much most things you’d want to be able to test out before installing. The best part is that you can log in as an administrator, and make as many changes as you want to the content. Every four hours, they clean out the database and install a new version, so there is always a clean version for you to fiddle about with.

If you’re a business owner or web developer who has worked on web sites, but never gotten around to using a content management system before, this is a great place to learn about them.


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