Content Management System (CMS), the web-based software that allows editing, publishing, modification of content, as well as maintenance from a centralized back-end interface help create and store content in a shared repository. It also helps you manage workflow in a collaborative environment by offering facilities to track the status of content items through editorial processes and workflows.

14 Most Popular CMS Frameworks of All Times

Here we take a look at some of the most popular CMS Frameworks and you can take an informed decision to choose the one that suits your business and requirements the best.



Joomla is a very popular CMS, which is highly customizable and can be great for any purpose. It offers thousands of free designs and extensions for its user. Besides, the admin panel is so straight forward that you won’t have any difficulty handling your website with this CMS.


This is another free and open source Content Management System that can be a great choice if you are planning to create your first website. It’s a hot favourite for both personal as well as enterprise websites as it offers a lot of functionality with the number of modules it has.


When it comes to popularity, WordPress is indomitable and this can be attributed to its easy to use features and functionalities. Not only is it easy-to-install, you also have a wide selection of themes and free plug-ins to choose from. It also auto-updates itself, therefore you need not worry about keeping it updated.


Built specially for Microsoft powered websites, this simple yet powerful CMS framework allows you to create and manage rich content with an interface that is intuitive and very accessible.


This is another great CMS application which however, will require some amount of coding knowledge to use it. This CMS is excellent for all those who know to make their own scripts but do not want to create their website from scratch. Besides allowing you to use several styles for a single web page, to letting you load pages much faster; ModX is a great CMS to have for site owners.


This free and open-source CMS is for ASP.Net, and it is unique in its own space. A paid version is also available for its different services and is known to help make content management seamless.


This JSP is a comprehensive enterprise content management solution, which surprisingly is easy to install. One of the most beneficial features of Alfresco is its ability to drop files into folders and turn them into web documents. However, this CMS might not be the right one to start with if you are a beginner; so also it is excellent as an enterprise solution but not for building simple websites.


The USP of this CMS is that unlike WordPress, which is solely the CMS for blogging; SilverStripe is dedicated only to content management. Also, it has been created with its own framework – Saphire that makes it all the more unique and also has its own language for template creation that helps with the process of designing.


This is an enterprise-level open source Java Web Content Management System and UXP, designed to deliver responsive, engaging, multi-channel content that drives your online business in real-time. dotCMS lets you deliver targeted and relevant content that facilitates increased online conversions.

Cushy CMS

This CMS offers all the basic functions of a CMS but still manages to stay unique. It is a hosted solution and doesn’t have a specific language. Moreover, it takes your info on FTP and uploads the content to the server where the developer (by simply changing its style) can then modify its layout and its backend.

Radiant CMS

This CMS is built on Ruby On Rails framework and offers a very simple and elegant touch with all the functionality required. Moreover, it uses the Radius language for templating.


This CMS is the perfect one for those who want to keep things simple. Like if you want a personal or company website/blog with information on just what you are offering and the contact details, TinyCMS is the one for you.


TYPOlight is the perfectly well-balanced CMS with its own CSS generator, and saves a developer lot of time. This CMS is great for those who have programming skills and experience, and want to create an advanced website.


This CMS built on Ruby on Rails framework is a free and open source CMS, where you can create your own extensions if you require that extra personalized functionality. This is a clean interface and very easy to use. All you need to do is point and click when you’re building a site; also, it updates itself regularly offering you great experience.


With CMS it is also easier to co-ordinate the work of teams of authors and editors, which ensures that any individual content item can be edited by only one person at any one time. Also, it facilitates the re-using of the same content item in multiple sites and formats.

Which is your preferred CMS Framework that you like working on the most?

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Josh Jacobs is a Digital Marketing Strategist at – a premier Singapore Web Development Company offering high-end web design and development solutions. He keeps himself updated about the latest happenings in the web design Industry; and blogs to keep his audience stay attuned of every revolutionary development. His motto: Websites are meant to make you say WOW!


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