When talking about the story of the most successful ASP.NET based open source CMS, Umbraco founder and chief developer Niels Hartvig can hardly hide his amazement: "Initially, the system was created as a fun project. Over the first six months with Umbraco we had probably 1,000 system downloads. More than 15 years later we are registering a higher number of new installations per day."
Originally developed as a community platform for a student dorm, Drupal has become more of an application framework than just CMS, thanks to its large and active developer community. It fulfils the broadest range of requirements, combining flexibility, scalability, accessibility, and today’s latest web technologies. Drupal is the third most used CMS in the world.
TYPO3 has pragmatic, professional roots in the world of digital agencies. Its design and development direction has always been to enable digital agencies to serve their customers best. The community likes to call TYPO3 CMS “The Enterprise Content Management System” and it retains strong adoption in universities, government, and enterprises in central Europe among its 500,000+ reported installations. It is supported by a large agency- and service provider-base, especially in the “DACH” German-speaking region.
ScientificCMS is a CMS that makes the creation and maintenance of websites easier for academic research institutes, at the same time that it facilitates scholarly communication and collaboration. It also aims at large organizations which need to present many different pieces of information with high complexity on their websites.
Plone is Python-based efficient and flexible high-performance Content Management System designed for professional use. It stands out especially because it features a secure and sophisticated access control management, quality assurance in content management, a workflow-controlled collaborative management of content, universal usability and powerful tools for system administration.
Since 2000 CONTENIDO has been active in the market of open source content management systems. The system serves as a backbone for internet, extranet and intranet solutions, mobile web sites, content syndication and as a general content provider for third-party systems. This CMS serves numerous well-known companies in the German-speaking market.
AlchemyCMS was initially released in 2007 as a proprietary software. However, in 2010 the source code of the project was made openly available and thus became increasingly popular amongst developers. The powerful and flexible CMS framework has a particular focus on a user-friendly interface. One of the core features of Alchemy CMS is its synchronous page preview, which allows users to track changes in real time.