10 Top Content Management System For Making Website And Blog

In the previous blog, talked about 10 Best Globally Visited Website. and today I talk about 10 Top Content Management System(CMS) For Making Website And Blog.

To get information about CMS,   I googled on the Internet and found a lot of articles related to top Content Management System.

Then why write again about the same topic?

Because most of the information is older and needs to update from time to time. Maybe in a few months, you also found that my article is older enough.

Again the question comes, why are we choosing a CMS?

To get the right answer why choosing a CMS, first know What is the Content Management System or CMS?
A content management system is a software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don’t have to.

Benefits of CMS:

  • Instant Setup
  • Beautiful Professionals Designs
  • Quick and easy content management
  • No Page Limit
  • Consistent brand and navigation
  • Flexibility for developers
  • Database-driven
  • SEO Optimization using meta tags
  • Updates
  • Full access to managing website
  • Security
  • Value for Money

After little googling I found that following are the Top 10 content management system:

1. WordPress:

WordPress is the best user-friendly content management system and the leader in  Content Management  System. It helps us, developers, to build blogs, websites, eCommerce or Forum.

WordPress CMS also supports plugin which helps the developer to manage better. you can get these plugin free while some plugin needs to pay.
WordPress is free. It is based on PHP and back-end as MySQL

Language: PHP
Back-end: MySQL
Developed By:  WordPress Foundation (Matt Mullenweg and Mile Little) on 27 May 2003
Current Version:3.8.1

The benefit of WordPress:

  • Express Yourself in Style
  • Get Social
  • Doesn’t Cost a Dime
  • Track Your Popularity
  • Your Content is Your Own
  • Safe and Secure
  • Multilingual
  • Add Images, Audio, and Video

2. Joomla:

After WordPress, its Joomla is the best CMS that provides more flexibility to the user to manage their website.
Joomla enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensible, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open-source solution that is freely available to everyone.

With the help of Joomla you can do:

  • Corporate Web sites or portals
  • Corporate intranets and extranets
  • Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
  • E-commerce and online reservations
  • Small business Web sites

Language: PHP
Back-end: MySQL
Developed By:  The Joomla Project Team on 17 August 2005
Current Version:4.5

3. Drupal

Drupal is an open-source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
Use Drupal to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Thousands of add-on modules and designs let you build any site you can imagine
Language: PHP
Back-end: MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, or Microsoft SQL Server
Developed By:  Dries Buytaert in January 2001
Current Version:7.26

4. textpattern

Textpattern is an elegant content management system that is free, open-source software. Web designers, developers, publishers, and bloggers love its flexibility and extensibility. It has a powerful, sophisticated engine that can be infinitely tuned to suit whatever type of web site you can imagine.

Textpattern is an elegant content management system that is free, open-source software. Web designers, developers, publishers, and bloggers love its flexibility and extensibility. It has a powerful, sophisticated engine that can be infinitely tuned to suit whatever type of web site you can imagine.

  • Design freedom
  • Just write
  • Secure and stable
  • Easy to manage
  • Excellent support

Language: PHP
Back-end: MySQL
Developed By:  Dean Allen
Current Version:4.5.5

5. Contao

Contao(formerly TYPOlight) is an open-source content management system (CMS) for people who want a professional internet presence that is easy to maintain. The state-of-the-art structure of the system offers a high-security standard and allows you to develop search engine friendly websites that are also accessible for people with disabilities. Furthermore, the system can be expanded flexibly and inexpensively.

Easy management of user rights, the Live Update Service, the modern CSS framework and many already integrated modules (news, calendar, forms, etc.) have quickly made Contao one of the most popular open-source content management systems on the market.

There are a few premium theme marketplace for Contao, though there appear to be even fewer free themes available. This isn’t really an issue for designers who plan to create all their sites from scratch (and Contao includes a built-in CSS framework to make this easier).
No restrictions on how you can design a site
Not much learning curve for content editors and authors
Good built-in modules


Hardly any themes available, high-quality or not the back-end is sluggish and not particularly well-thought-out because of back-end setup, it’s probably better suited to smaller sites without dozens or hundreds of pages
Language: PHP
Back-end: MySQL
Developed By:  Leo Feyer

7. Umbraco

Umbraco is a fully-featured open source content management system with the flexibility to run anything from small campaign or brochure sites right through to complex applications for Fortune 500’s and some of the largest media sites in the world.

Umbraco is easy to learn and use, making it perfect for web designers, developers and content creators alike.

You can be up and running in just a few minutes with our simple installer. Either apply one of the included starter kits or seamlessly integrate your own design.

Umbraco is strongly supported by both an active and welcoming community of users around the world and backed up by a rock-solid commercial organization providing professional support and tools. Umbraco can be used in its free, open-source format with the additional option of professional tools and support if required.

Free and paid tutorials and support
Powerful and flexible for both websites and intranets
An open API

Language: ASP.NET
Back-end: Microsoft SQL Server/MySQL
Developed By:  Niels Hartvig and Umbraco Core Team
Current Version:7.0.0

8. DotNetNuke

DotNetNuke is a web content management system based on Microsoft .NET. The Community Edition is open-source.

DotNetNuke was written in VB.NET, though the developer has shifted to C# since version 6.0. It is distributed under both a Community Edition MIT license and commercial proprietary licenses as the Professional and Enterprise Editions.

DNN Platform (formerly “DotNetNuke Community Edition” content management system) is open source software that is intended to allow management of websites without much technical knowledge, and to be extensible through a large number of third-party apps to provide functionality not included in the DNN core modules.

Skins can be used to change the look of a website using DNN.

Language: ASP.NET/Cloud
Back-end: Microsoft SQL Server
Developed By:  DotNetNuke Corporation
Current Version:7.1.2

9. Tumblr

Tumblr, stylized in its logo as tumblr., is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users’ blogs, as well as make their blogs private. Much of the website’s features are accessed from the “dashboard” interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear.

Language: PHP
Back-end: MySQL
Developed By:  David Karp
Current Version:

10. BlogEngine

BlogEngine.NET is an open-source ASP.NET project that was born out of the desire for a better blogging platform. We focused on simplicity, ease of use, extendibility and innovative design while taking advantage of the latest .NET features.

BlogEngine.NET is easily customizable. We have many downloadable themes, widgets, and extensions or you can make your own with some basic .NET skills. With BlogEngine.NET, it is easy to make your blog look and function exactly how you’d like.

The latest release combines cutting edge technologies with state of the art design, does not require a database or complex setup and lets you get your blog up and running in minutes.

Language: ASP.NET/
Back-end: Microsoft SQL Server
Developed By:  BlogEngine
Current Version:2.9

Conclusion: In my view above are the best CMS but there is also more CMS which is liked as suitable for your needs.

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