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What are the top 5 free CMS platforms on the market and why?

Review of the Top5 free content management systems Most people who want to create websites dread this task since they believe that creating good websites involves a lot of coding. While this was true in the past, creating good websites these days is a simple task, provided you have access to an open source CMS Platform.

The content management system (CMS) is one of the leading ways to manage your online content. This software program not only keeps track of all your content on the web but also manages all the information you need without using complicated software language. Listed below are reviews of the top 5 CMS platforms and why you should use them.

Our top 5 list is as follows.

Number 1 – WordPress

This is considered as one of the best CMS platforms and blogging platforms for many reasons. WordPress offers a healthy development system with a large variety of plugins which can help you incorporate all your material into a WordPress site. This open source platform can help you create beautiful websites and blogs for no cost.

Number 2 – Joomla

Joomla is a powerful content management system. This CMS platform has won awards and allows people to create both powerful websites and applications. This open source platform is easy to use and allows the publisher to easily post their content on the Internet. While Joomla is free to use, some of the themes and plugins have to be purchased.

Number 3 – Drupal

Drupal is a pure CMS platform that has a flexible system and good support options. This CMS platform can help you develop the look and feel of many websites of your choice within just an few hours. The platform can be used for free and the interactive user interface is easy to use.

Number 4 – Umbraco

This open source CMS platform allows the user to easily publish their content on the Internet. While this platform is generally not used for making personal blogs, it is definitely suited for companies that are running professional websites and company information/blogging websites.

Numnber 5 – Pligg

While Pligg isn’t properly a CMS system, we wanted to quickly mention it as the industry has grown so much and Pigg is an exciting system.

This open source platform can be downloaded and used for free. Pligg allows users to create their very own social networking sites with features such as social bookmarking, blogging, syndication and an editorial system that incorporates votes. Pligg provides an Admin Panel through which you can manage features, view and edit the users and much more.

CMS systems have a lot to offer to users worldwide and these open source platforms are here to stay and will continue to grow from users adding extra modules and developing better functions. Since majority of the CMS platforms that are popular and easy to use are free, in all likelihood many more users will benefit from using the services of these platforms.

It’s industry standard for web designers to use these platforms for their customers. How long before platforms like this are so simple to use and design, regular small businesses adopt their own web design and have no need for their web design company.

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