Building communities: forum software comparison

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Whether you’re searching for help on how to change a tire, or you desperately need make-up tips for an upcoming wedding, you’ll sooner or later stumble upon a forum. These community platforms have been around for years and are still going strong. Even today there are countless successful online communities that attract thousands of users daily. If you want to create one of these platforms for...

Contao CMS: a sleek alternative to TYPO3

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The right content management system (CMS) is fundamental for every successful web project. Known names, like WordPress or TYPO3, dominate the market, but there are alternative CMSs. With their sleeker yet-still-adequate range of functions, such options often prove to be the better choice. One such example is Contao. The open sources solution wins over users with intuitive user interface, selection...

Alchemy CMS: the open source project based on Ruby on Rails

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While most content management systems are based on the PHP scripting language, Alchemy CMS uses a less common but more dynamic programming language: Ruby. There are also countless add-ons available from Ruby on Rails that can help to extend your web framework to create complex projects like company websites or online shops. Find out what makes this intuitive CMS a good bet for beginners.

Your own knowledge base wiki software

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Do you ever find yourself grabbing your smartphone mid-conversation to look something up on Wikipedia? Since the boom in mobile technology, instant access to information has become a part of everyday life, and Wikipedia is the most prominent knowledge bank of all, demonstrating the possibilities of this slimmed down CMS. But how exactly do you go about creating a wiki?

papaya CMS: powerful and accessible

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The CMS, papaya, is lauded by its developers as a high performance content management system – a fully justified claim, considering the software’s wide range of smart and powerful functions. But is papaya CMS a viable option for any web project? And what exactly are this program’s strengths and weaknesses?

CMS without databases: the simple solution for small web projects

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Do you know of any content management systems without databases? These simple CMS systems are usually free, can be downloaded online, and can often be extended and adjusted to the user’s needs. Despite these advantages, are simple CMS platforms really a serious alternative to the classic CMS giants Drupal, Joomla and Typo3, which are linked to databases such as MySQL or MariaDB?

Neos CMS: from successor to competitor

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As work began on the overhaul of TYPO3 4.x in 2006, none of the participants anticipated that an independent content management system would develop from the project. Both systems, Neos and TYPO3 CMS, have meanwhile opted to split. Developers believe it’s a step in the right direction, but aren’t certain what the future holds for both applications.

Joomla – the open source CMS in profile

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Over the past few years, Joomla has established itself as one of the most popular content management systems. This is thanks to its extensive basic functions and large number of extensions developed by the Joomla community. Its functions and design modifications give Joomla projects the crucial final flourishes and even enable you to run an online shop on this open source CMS.

Drupal: a modular CMS for social publishing and more

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The CMS, Drupal, was created by Dries Buytaert as a simple message board and over time has developed into one of the largest content management systems in the world. It’s known for its enormous community which is constantly working on extensions. What other advantages does Drupal offer?

Plone – the secure and user-friendly CMS

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Experts consider the open source CMS, Plone, to be one of the best systems for developing web presences for public institutions. This is partly due to the CMS’s high security standards, but also because of its web-accessible nature. Sites set up with Plone CMSs are readily available for users at any time.