Use them to build attractive, accessible, bilingual sites that are viewable on mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. Customize them with hundreds of extensions and modules.

WordPress, Joomla and Drupal have an active, world-wide developer community that continually improves and maintains their CMS. Commercial CMS developers can't keep up with the scale of these projects. Large corporations have switched to open-source CMS because they know this is the optimal, cost-efficient option.

Want to learn more about the quality of these projects? Check out WordPress, Joomla and Drupal stats on the www.ohloh.net site which compares  estimated project cost, developer activity, lines of code and more.

Top open-source content management systems.

Rank Name Market Share % Change Since
January 1, 2014
1. WordPress 60.1% +0.3%
2. Joomla 8.8% -0.3%
3. Drupal 5.4% -0.1%
4. Blogger 3.2% -0.1%
5. Magento 2.6% -0.1%
This data is provided by w3techs.com

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WordPress

WordPress is the world's leading open-source CMS. WordPress started as a blogging CMS. It has evolved into a user-friendly CMS that can be used as full content management system with thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. It can be used as a social network, multi-site CMS, business directory, intranet, online shop, collaboration tool and more.

WordPress is easy to use for a less experienced site administrator with an intuitive control panel and less technical terms.

WordPress lists more than 29,592 plugins to extend the CMS. (Feb. 25, 2014)

Wordpress Quick Facts

Launched in: 2003
Website: www.wordpress.org
Features List: www.wordpress.org/about/features/
Plugins: www.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
Demo: WordPress backend
Demo Username: admin
Demo Password: demo123
Support Forum: www.wordpress.org/support/
Mobile Compatible: Yes with plugins and/or templates
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: N/A
Licence: Open-source GNU|GPL

View the WordPress open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

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Joomla! 3

Joomla! 3 has become the first major CMS to be mobile-ready in both the frontend and administrator areas. That makes it one of the most advanced open-source CMS available today. Joomla! 3 uses the Twitter bootstrap framework to make it mobile-friendly. The Joomla administration interface is easy to use for a less technically experienced site manager.

Joomla lists over 7593 extensions for version 3 that will allow you to add custom features to your Joomla site. (Feb. 25, 2014)

Joomla Quick Facts

Launched: Branched from Mambo in 2005
Website: www.joomla.org
Features List: http://www.joomla.org/3/en
Extensions:Joomla! Extensions Directory
Demo: Joomla 3.0 backend demo
Demo Username: demo
Demo Password: demo
Support Forum: http://forum.joomla.org/
Mobile Compatible: Yes - out of the box.
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: N/A
Licence: Open-source GNU|GPL

View the Joomlaopen-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

Contact kWEBdesign to-day to discuss your Joomla! 3 CMS requirements or phone at (613) 857-9562.

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Drupal

Drupal is a cutting-edge, open-source CMS that uses modularity, standards, and social features.  It offers more granular control over users, permissions, content types, configuration and site structure than other CMS. It is well suited for enterprise-level corporate and institutional websites. Drupal can manage one or more sites from the same CMS installation.

Drupal 8 is Coming Soon!

Drupal 8 will offer more ways to customize data structures, better ways of displaying content on mobile devices and building bilingual sites.

Drupal has a steeper learning curve and site administrators may find the control panel and terminology more challenging.

Drupal lists over 11,000 modules (with more added every day) to extend the functions of the Drupal.

Drupal Quick Facts

Launched in: 2000
Website: www.drupal.org
Features List: www.drupal.org/features
Extensions: http://drupal.org/project/modules
Demo: Drupal backend
Demo Username: admin
Demo Password: demo123
Support Forum: http://drupal.org/forum
Mobile Compatible: Yes with module and/or templates
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: N/A
Licence: Open-source GNU|GPL

  • Drupal runs best on a VPS hosting account if you are building a large site.

View the Drupal open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net


Contact kWEBdesign to-day to discuss your CMS requirements or phone
at (613) 857-9562.

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