Content<br />Drupal<br />Geeklog<br />Joomla<br />Zikula<br />Typo3<br />Plone<br />Buddypress<br />Xoops<br />Mahara<br />Boonex – Dolphin <br />Elgg<br />Lovd by less <br />Anahita<br />Yet another community system<br />Pligg<br />eXo<br />Qlubb<br />Yuku<br />
Drupal<br />Drupal is an open-source software and content management system for building dynamic web sites. <br />Drupal could be used to create community web portals, discussion sites, corporate web sites, intranet applications, personal web sites or blogs, aficionado sites, e-commerce applications, resource directories and social-networking sites.<br />Features<br />Drupal treats most content types as variations on the same concept: a node (more on this in a moment). Static pages, blog posts, and news items (some possible node types) are all stored in the same way, and the site's navigation structure is designed separately by editing menus, views (lists of content), and blocks (side content which often have links to different site sections).<br />Content management system using modules<br />User administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes.<br />Has bulgarian translation<br />To run Drupal you need Apache or Microsoft IIS; PHP 4.4.0 or higher; MySQL (4.1 or 5.0) or PostgreSQL 7.4 or higher or SQLite 3.x (Drupal 7 only).<br />Strong community<br />Regular fixes, new themes and modules available, constant developing of the platform.<br />
Geeklog<br />Geeklog is an open source application for managing dynamic web content with main focus on security.<br />Geeklog is a CMS and weblog engine<br />Features<br />Geeklog is a blog engine, or a content management system (CMS) with support for comments, trackbacks, pingbacks, and pings, multiple syndication formats, spam protection, and all the other vital features of such a system. <br />The core Geeklog distribution can easily be extended by the many community developed plugins to radically alter its functionality. Available plugins include forums, image galleries, and many more. <br />web based admin, surveys, top page and access stats, user customizable box, friendly admin GUI, option to edit or delete stories, moderation system, customizable HTML blocks, user password encryption and retrieval, search engine, backend/headlines generation, and more.<br />Has bulgarian translation<br />To run Geeklog you need Apache; PHP 4.04 or higher; MySQL, PostgreSQL or MS SQL.<br />Strong community<br />Regular fixes, new themes and modules available, constant developing of the platform.<br />
Zikula<br />Zikula is a free open source web application framework<br />It can be used to develop robust, secure, interactive and editable websites and web based applications.<br />Zikula is written in PHP object oriented and fully modular.<br />It has features like Themes, API, RSS feeds, Forums, Polls, Galleries, Chat, e-commerce, games, reviews, links and etc<br />Easy to install, support, back-up and use<br />A lot of extensions and modules <br />Bulgarian language pack<br />Strong community<br />
TYPO3<br />TYPO3 is a free Open Source content management system for enterprise purposes on the web and in intranets. <br />With a set of ready-made interfaces, functions and modules TYPO3 has over 4500 extensions.<br />Features<br />Supports Rich Text Editor; Frontend or Backend Editing, Internal Shortcuts, "Live" Search & Replace, Template Management, CSS Styled Content, Dynamic menus, Audit Trail, Content Approval, User privileges, LDAP Authentication, Lock to IP address lock, User Management, SSL Compatible, Content Syndication, Multi-language Support, Advertising Management, Asset Management. <br />Provides a wide range of community features for frontend users. It mainly consists of the following parts: User list, Profile, Profile Administration, Guestbook, Messages, Buddylist, Backend User Administration. Also supports document management and multimedia integration, users homepages, e-commerce, polls, news and newsletter subsription, Tests/Quizzes, Wiki, RSS and many more.<br />Has bulgarian translation<br />To run TYPO3 you need Apache or Microsoft IIS; PHP 5.2 or higher; MySQL 5.0 or higher, PostgreSQL or Oracle.<br />Strong community<br />Regular fixes, new themes and modules available, constant developing of the platform.<br />
Plone<br />Plone is a free and open source content management system built on top of the Zope application server and CMF.<br />Features<br />Plone can be used for in principle any kind of website, including blogs, internet sites, webshops, internal websites, document publishing system and groupware collaboration tool.<br />It offers Inline editing, Collaboration and sharing, Versioning, history and reverting content, Full-text indexing of Word and PDF documents,Support for multiple mark-up formats, wiki support, portlets engine, Multilingual content management, time-based publishing, rss feed support, comment capabilities on any content, microformat support, and more.<br />Full personalization, user management, themes, LDAP authentication<br />Zope has a built-in database and web server, so you don’t have to have anything else. However, it can also be used with web servers like Apache and Microsoft IIS, and most relational database systems, and the recommended setup is to run Zope/Plone behind a web server like Apache.<br />A lot of extensions<br />Admin, community, entertainment, communication, management and others<br />Documentation is hard to find, inconsistent, confusing, unorganised, incomplete and sometimes outdated. <br />It takes time to learn the platform<br />
Joomla<br />Joomla is a Libre software (and therefore open source) content management system platform<br />Features<br />Core features include: user, media, language, banner, and contact management, polls, search, web link management, Content Management, Syndication and Newsfeed Management, Menu Manager, Template Management, Integrated Help System. You could configure FTP access.<br />To run Joomla you need Apache or Microsoft IIS; PHP; MySQL<br />Joomla breaks down sections, categories and content. Some of the functionalities are dispersed and hard to find. You could install a lot of modules and extensions, which is great for developing sites. It has scalability. <br />It has a bulgarian language pack<br />People with very little developing experience could create beautiful and functional sites, although for better SEO and other capabilities you would need to add more extensions, which fix certain problems with the platform.<br />There are a lot of known and unknown vulnerabilities.<br />A lot of extensions<br />Admin, community, entertainment, communication, management, templates, e-commerce and others<br />Easy to install, back-up and support, a lot of documentation and big community for support<br />
Bricolage<br />Bricolage is free, open source content management system (CMS) written in the Perl programming language.<br />Features<br />Bricolage is inherently a multi user CMS, designed to manage workflow for large websites with many contributors. Bricolage uses a template development model and completely separates presentation from management of content.<br />It requires Perl version 5.8.0 or higher (5.8.8 is the minimum recommended), and it has dependencies on a several Perl libraries, as well as Apache, mod_perl, PostgreSQL or MySQL, and Expat<br />Bricolage is well known throughout the publishing industry as a WCMS that can manage huge content repositories for organizations such as newspapers and magazines<br />It has a bulgarian language pack<br />Key features include:<br /><ul><li>A workplace landing page where content authors and approvers can see their tasks “at-a-glance”
Krang<br />Krang is an open-source content-management system designed to publish magazine websites. It is a Perl application which uses Apache/mod_perl and MySQL, as well as numerous CPAN modules.<br />Features<br />Krang provides a simple story and media editing environment for magazine editors as well as a complete template development environment for web designers. <br />Krang comes bundled with it's own Apache, mod_perl, mod_ssl and a copy of every CPAN module it uses.<br />By default Krang publishes out static HTML documents and media files which can then be served by any old webserver. But you could publish XML, PHP, generated Perl scripts, HTML::Template templates, .htaccess files and others.<br />Krang also has the concept of different story types, so in your element library you could define blog posts, petitions, image galleries, surveys, etc. <br />Not easy to install, takes some time to learn<br />
Ez Publish<br />eZ Publish is an open source enterprise content management system<br />Features<br />eZ Publish is freely available under the GPL licence, as well as under proprietary licenses that include commercial support<br />eZ Publish is written in PHP. The recommended web server is Apache. Database: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle.<br />Typical applications range from a personal homepage to a multilingual corporate website, which include role-based multi-user access, e-commerce functions and online communities. It also features a rich-text editor that allows formatting content similar to a word processor. This enables content editing and contribution without HTML skills<br />Standard content types supported include: text, articles, news, information pages, folders, products, reviews, directory of links, multimedia (all standard formats such as JPEG images and GIF; also supports video, Quicktime, MS Media Player, Flash ), audio, documents (MS office documents in Word, Excel and Powerpoint;. pdf, Open Office, etc.) and LDAP integration..<br />In eZ publish, a page on a website has two components:<br /><ul><li>The node or location
The actual content object: Stores the content.
This design allows a single piece of content to be used in several places on the website.</li></ul>It has a bulgarian translation<br />Not very good support, it takes some time to get used to the platform<br />
Buddypress<br />Set up wordpress and embody buddypress from plug-ins<br />Completely open source<br />add social networking features to a WordPress MU powered site<br />This site is built on WordPress and BuddyPress<br />Easy to install, support, back-up and use<br />A lot of plug-ins <br />Bulgarian language pack<br />Strong community<br />
Xoops<br />Open source available to modify<br />Features<br />XOOPS uses a relational database (currently MySQL)<br />Content management system using modules<br />Full personalization, user management, themes,<br />Has bulgarian translation<br />Easy to install, support, back-up and use<br />A lot of modules<br />Admin, community, entertainment, communication, management and others<br />Yogurt social network module – enable users to have a personal album of pictures/videos from youtube, a list of friends, a public wall for messages(scraps) ,to create communities (tribes), to adjust configs to set who can see what, it also allows admins to block users from using the site for a certain amount of time.<br />
Mahara<br />Open source ePortfolio system and social networking web application, blogging tool and a resume builder<br />Features<br /> It provides users with tools to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning, and social networking features to allow users to interact with each other Content management system using modules<br />Uses PHP (5.1.3 or higher); PostgreSQL - 8.1+ (recommended), or MySQL 5.0.25+ with InnoDB table support; Apache - 1.3 or higher, version 2 or higher recommended<br />Available Moodle integration<br />Modular design<br />Admin, community, entertainment, communication, management and others<br />Available plug-ins<br />Supports many files types<br />Strong community<br />
Boonex – dolphin<br />Open source software that gives the opportunity to build online communities<br />Features<br /> Dolphin Smart Community Builder is a feature-packed CMS for dating sites, social networks and niche communities.<br />Dolphin is paired with an iPhone application and with an AdobeAIR application for desktops. Dolphin can run both on Linux and Windows servers and supports server clusters.<br />Uses PHP (5.2.0 or higher); PostgreSQL - 8.1+ (recommended), or MySQL 4.1.2 or higher; Apache - 1.3 or higher<br />Dolphin and Joomla integration<br />If you are inexperienced or have no time or desire to deal with a new platform, Boonex offers premium membership (support) for 5 years (600$) and installation assistance (99$/site)<br />Tools <br />Modules, themes and third party plug-ins<br />Dolphin includes blogs, events, groups, video chat, video player, customizable profiles, friends, boards, media sharing, store, files sharing and many other features.<br />Strong community<br />
Elgg<br />Open source social networking engine<br />Features<br /> It offers blogging, microblogging, file creation and sharing, networking, groups, news collection using feeds aggregation and a number of other features. <br />Advanced user management and administration, cross-site tagging, powerful access control lists, support, multiple view support (eg cell phones, iPhone), an advanced templating engine, a widget framework and etc.<br />Uses PHP 5; MySQL 5+ is needed for data storage; PHP 5.2+ needs to be installed as an Apache module<br />Tools <br />Uses plug-ins (free and commercial)<br />Organizations like the Australian governement, Wiley and University of Florida, Harvard and others use Elgg<br />
Lovd by less<br />Open source social network<br />Features<br /> It has got Flickr and YouTube integration, email, dashboard, user-to-user messaging, user blogs, photo gallery, profile bio and comments, and the ability to follow a user among other things.<br />Uses Ruby on Rails<br />Tools <br />Fully customizable <br />Scalable<br />
Anahita<br />Anahita is an open source platform, framework, and design methodology for building all kinds of social networking applications and services using an organic Nodes-Graphs-Stories architecture<br />Features<br />Anahita is available as a collection of installable packages on Joomla! framework. It uses only 4 main aspects of Joomla! framework:<br /><ul><li>Template Engine
Basic user management and Authentication</li></ul>99% of Anahita code is written using the Nooku and Anahita frameworks that are installed as Joomla! system plugins. Nooku provides the essential MVC libraries where Anahita provides the essential Anahita Social Engine libraries and APIs that are used in the social applications. <br />Anahita needs Joomla 1.5 installed and running, PHP 5.2, MySQL 4.1.<br />Rich people profiles, story feeds, flexible social graphing, privacy management, dashboard, tagging, comments geolocation support, public messaging, . There are 6 privacy levels: public, registered, followers, leaders, mutual, and myself only.<br />Tools <br />Uses modular architecture<br />Anahita could be used with Joomla extensions<br />Translatable user interfaces<br />Integration with twitter, facebook<br />A photo bloging social app<br />Still developing, but with great new features and possibilities for scalable projects<br />
Pligg<br />Pligg is an open source CMS <br />Based on PHP/MySQL<br />Pligg provides the tools needed to create your own Digg or Reddit style site, where users submit news articles and vote on them.<br />Not as easy to use as one my think<br />Tools <br />Provides social networking software that encourages visitors to register on your website so that they can submit content and connect with other users.<br />Modular system, supporting groups, user profiles, private messaging, commenting and rating articles and comments by other members, rss feeds<br />Translations of the system and language support.<br />Still developing, with a lot of bugs<br />
eXo<br />eXo Platform is an open source, open standard, Enterprise-scale portal, content management system and WebOS for Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems.<br />eXo Platform is developed using Java technology. Written in Java, Groovy, JavaEE Web Container. It innovated in the portal landscape by defining a new layout for portals and portlets: the WebOS<br />eXo Social is composed of 2 modules :<br /><ul><li>eXo People: brings Enterprise Social Networking to your work and allows you to organize your workforce in an efficient way through a better understanding of your people skills.
eXo Spaces: add communities to your work and enable a collaborative work. It's the communities workgroups.</li></ul>eXo Social provides a framework for developers to build gadgets that can display and mash-up activity information for contacts, social networks, applications and services. <br />Tools <br />Community versions of the project include: collaboration suite, webos, knowledge suite, exo portal, exo all in one, ECM suite and others. More information from here: http://forge.ow2.org/project/showfiles.php?group_id=151<br />Modular system, supporting groups, user profiles, messaging, address books, calendar, mail, capabilities to collect, organize and publish knowledge <br />Translations of the system and language support.<br />Still developing <br />
QLUBB<br />Qlubb is a web-based group utility that enables real-world groups to easily connect, share and get stuff done. <br />Qlubb supports advertising on their platform, which you can’t control<br />eXo Social provides a framework for developers to build gadgets that can display and mash-up activity information for contacts, social networks, applications and services. <br />Tools <br />Through this site, you’ll be able to create your own profile, allowing you to keep track of your events, your friends, and basically anything else you might want to keep up of. Qlubb has the philosophy that everything should be simple. This should be a key feature that draws in users that don’t have the time to figure out complicated features for every social networking site. If you have many friends on the network, you can create groups with them. This will allow you to have all the advantages of social networking without the hassle of figuring out how to use them. <br />English is platform language<br />
YUKU<br />Yuku is a web-based group utility that enables real-world groups to easily connect, share and get stuff done. <br />Yuku is about communities, profiles, image hosting and blogs-all in one place. You can sign up to Yuku and create a free account. Each Yuku user account can create up to five Profiles and each account can build communities, a blog or create a gallery.eXo Social provides a framework for developers to build gadgets that can display and mash-up activity information for contacts, social networks, applications and services. <br />It supports ads, but if you decide to go premium you are getting rid of the ads among other improvements.<br />Tools <br />English is platform language<br />
Conclusion<br />This is just a simple list about basic features for cms platforms. It is not detailed and it does not include every open source platform available. <br />Most of the information is taken from the platform’s official web sites and also from personal experience.<br />
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