Awesome CMS

Postlight's Awesome CMS is a collection of 141 open and closed source Content Management Systems (CMS) for your perusal. Check out the blog post on the creation of Awesome CMS.

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Awesome Cms Core is an Open Source Content Management System built using .Net Core

A web CMS that focus on UX and adaptability.

DNN Platform is our free, open source web CMS and the foundation of every professional DNN solution. Over 750,000 organizations worldwide have built websites powered by the DNN Platform.

Kaliko CMS is a free, powerful and flexible CMS framework for ASP.NET MVC and WebForms.

Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused Content Management System built on the ASP.NET MVC platform.

Piranha is the fun, fast and lightweight .NET framework for developing cms-based web applications with an extra bite. It's built on ASP.NET MVC and Web Pages and is fully compatible with both Visual Studio and WebMatrix.

Free, open source, and cross-platform developer-friendly CMS, based on ASP.NET Core and ExtCore frameworks.

Headless CMS and content management hub built on top of ASP.NET Core and Event Sourcing

The simple, flexible and friendly ASP.NET CMS used by more than 360,000 websites.



Developer-first CMS built with Go and React. Version-controlled templates, complete JSON API, built-in HTTPS and HTTP/2, fast and easy to use.

Headless CMS with automatic JSON API. Featuring auto HTTPS, HTTP/2 Server Push, and flexible server framework written in Go.



Crafter CMS is an open source hybrid headless CMS based on Git that brings content authors, devolopers and devops together to deliver stunning personalized, multi-channel experiences faster and easier than ever before.

dotCMS is a open source content management system and headless CMS for managing and delivering content driven web apps and sites.

Elepy is a Headless Content Management Framework for Java & Kotlin. It is developer-first and focuses on extendability.

Gentics Mesh is an open source API-first CMS, complete with multi‑language support, versioning and roles & permissions.

Model Content and Create Site using Javascript with Native Cache and Search. Shiohara CMS uses AngularJS and Spring Boot, develop javascript models on the server through Nashorn



ApostropheCMS is a CMS for Node.js. It supports in-context editing, schema-driven content types, flexible widgets, localization and a great deal more.

CMS.js is fully client-side, Javascript site generator in the spirit of Jekyll that uses plain ol' HTML, CSS and Javascript to generate your website. CMS.js is like a file-based CMS. It takes your content, renders Markdown and delivers a complete website in Single-Page App fashion...without the aid of server-side scripting.

Javascript Content Management System running on Node.js.

Helps you create APIs with very little code. It's a middleware for making RESTFUL apis from JSON schema, with a Django-like Admin interface that lets you edit your data and modify your schemas.. It's easy to integrate into other applications and your schemas and permissions are just defined in JSON files.

Factor is an extension-driven platform for VueJS and Node.

Gatsby is a blazing fast modern site generator for React.

Ghost is an open source publishing platform which is beautifully designed, easy to use, and free for everyone.

A Jekyll plugin that provides users with a traditional CMS-style graphical interface to author content and administer Jekyll sites.

The open source framework for developing database-driven websites, applications and APIs in Node.js. Built on Express and MongoDB.

A CMS for Static Site Generators.

Business class content management for Node.js (plugins, server cluster management, data-driven pages).

Prime is a standalone, self-hosted, headless CMS with a GraphQL interface powered by TypeScript.

Prose is a content editor for GitHub designed for managing websites.

Reaction is a modern reactive, real-time event driven ecommerce platform.

New generation CMS on top of React, Redux and GraphQL.

Sanity is a real-time content infrastructure. The editor is built in JavaScript and React.js and connects to a scalable, hosted backend featuring a Graph Oriented Query Language (GROQ), asset pipelines and fast edge caches

The most advanced open-source Content Management Framework to build powerful API with no effort.

Tina is a site editing toolkit for modern React-based sites (Gatsby and Next.js)

Extensible Node.js MVC framework.

Webhook lets you build a custom CMS with matching HTML templates in about a minute. Webhook is built with Node JS, Grunt, Firebase and Swig.

A self-hosted, open-source, headless CMS that runs on top of serverless infrastructure. Scaleable, cost-effective, and innovative solution for managing all of your content needs. It is quick and easy to deploy, and because of the serverless infrastructure, you will only pay for what you use.



A lightweight blog CMS for PHP.

A modular multilingual CMS built with Laravel 5.

Azuriom is a modern, reliable, fast and secure game CMS built with Laravel 8.

Bolt is an extensible Symfony-based CMS. It has a built-in REST & GraphQL API, multilingual and powerful content querying in Twig.

A PHP CMS powered by Laravel 5 and Sentry

A simple CMS to start projects in Laravel 5.3 containing some modules. Blog, Pages, Products, Mailbox, Image Gallery and Users.

Add content management functionality to any site.

Contao is a web-based Open Source CMS, which generates accessible websites. It supports multiple languages and can easily be learned and extended.

Open Source Healess CMS powered by Drupal. Contenta CMS is for highly structured content. Contenta CMS uses leverages the data modelling tools from Drupal and offers a queriable API and a friendly admin interface.

Craft CMS is a focused content management system for developers, designers, and web professionals that blends flexibility, power, and ease of use for clients.

A CakePHP powered Content Management System.

Directus is a headless CMS open-source suite of software that wraps custom SQL databases with a dynamic API and intuitive Admin App. It allows both administrators and non-technical users to view and manage the content/data stored in pure SQL databases. It can be used as a headless CMS for managing project content, a database client for modeling and viewing raw data REST API or GraphQL, or as customizable WebApp.

Drupal is a free and open-source content-management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.

general purpose content management system written in object-oriented PHP and using MySQL for data storage.

Flextype is an open-source self-hosted Data-First Headless CMS & API. Building this content management system, we focused on simplicity - even novice webmaster adapt his template and writes his own plugin. To achieve this, we implemented a simple but powerful API's.

Fork is an open source CMS using Symfony Components.

A CodeIgniter Content Management System.

Modern, Crazy Fast, Ridiculously Easy and Amazingly Powerful Flat-File CMS.

Joomla is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS.

Kirby is a file-based CMS. Easy to setup. Easy to use. Flexible as hell.

An advanced yet user-friendly content management system, based on the full stack Symfony2 framework combined with a whole host of community bundles. It provides a full featured, multi-language CMS system with an innovative page and form assembling process, versioning, workflow, translation and media managers and much more.

CMS Built with Laravel 5.2 and Bootstrap 3.

Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP.

MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia.

Microweber is a new generation content management system that allows you to create a website using drag and drop. You can easily manipulate the content and the layout of your pages. No coding skills are required.

MODX Revolution is the web content management platform for those that truly care about no-compromise design and exceptional user experience. It gives you complete control over your site and content, with the flexibility and scalability to adapt to your changing needs.

October is a Content Management System (CMS) and web platform whose sole purpose is to make your development workflow simple again.

Pagekit is a modular and lightweight CMS built with Symfony components and Vue.js.

Pico is a stupidly simple, blazing fast, flat file CMS.

Content & Product Management Framework (CMS/PIM/E-Commerce).

CMS and framework for building sites of all shapes and sizes. Developer and client friendly. Open Source

PyroCMS is athe modular DDD-adheres PHP CMS/CMF, built on top of the Laravel's MVC implementation. It has artisan based code generators, which would made it funny to create the Domain including models or just a new theme and then develop that created code. It has the highest learning curve, from all described here products!

Easy to handle for users, flexible for developers. Feels quite reasonable. (Hint: will open up for English users gradually!)

Ultra lightweight CMS (Content Management System) for SQLite, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Roadiz is a modern CMS based on a node system which can handle many types of services.

SilverStripe is the intuitive content management system and flexible framework loved by editors and developers alike. Equip your web teams to achieve outstanding results.

Sulu is a content management platform based on Symfony made for businesses. It’s a flexible CMS to create and manage enterprise multi-sites and a reliable development environment for high-performance apps

A flexible, elegant and easy-to-use content management system. Textpattern is both free and open source.

Thelia is an open source tool for creating e-business websites and managing online content. This software is published under LGPL and uses a large number of components from the Symfony project.

Twill is an open source CMS toolkit for Laravel that helps developers rapidly create a custom admin console that is intuitive, powerful and flexible.

A modular multilingual CMS built with Laravel 5.

With more than 500,000 installations TYPO3 CMS is the most widely used Enterprise Content Management System, providing the basis for websites, intranets and web & mobile applications worldwide.

Open Source headless CMS, built on top of Symfony and GraphQL. Allows you to connect and manage all your digital project's data in one single backend.

Free, fast and small (only 5 files, 13KB zip) flat file CMS. No setup or configuration required. Maintained since 2008.

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.

XOOPS CMS is a web application platform written in PHP for the MySQL database. Its object orientation makes it an ideal tool for developing small or large community websites, corporate portals, weblogs and much more.



The easy-to-use and developer-friendly CMS.

A Django-based CMS with a focus on extensibility and concise code.

Kotti is a high-level, Pythonic web application framework based on Pyramid and SQLAlchemy. It includes an extensible Content Management System called the Kotti CMS.

The lektor static file content management system

CMS framework for Django.

A Django-based CMS for the magazines, newspappers websites and portals with high-traffic.

Plone is a user friendly Content Management System running on top of Python, Zope and the CMF.

Quokka is a flexible content management platform powered by Python, Flask and MongoDB.

Superdesk is an open-source headless CMS written in Python using the Flask microframework with RESTful APIs developed in Python-Eve.

Wagtail is a content management system built on Django. It's focused on user experience, and offers precise control for designers and developers.



Alchemy is a powerful, flexible and user centric Rails CMS.

Simple and powerful Ruby on Rails CMS for developers and agencies

Camaleon CMS is a dynamic and advanced content management system based on Ruby on Rails 4.

ComfortableMexicanSofa is a powerful Rails 4 CMS Engine.

A platform to create, publish and edit sites.

A lightweight CMS, implemented in Sinatra.

Property Web Builder is a CMS for real estate (property listings) implemented as a Ruby on Rails 5 Engine with an ember.js admin panel.

A self hosted Web publishing platform on Rails.

Radiant is a no-fluff, open source content management system designed for small teams.

An extendable Ruby on Rails CMS that supports Rails 4.2+.

GitHub - denkGroot/Spina: Spina CMS.

Storytime is a Rails 4+ CMS and blogging engine, with a core focus on content. It is built and maintained by @cultivatelabs.

Closed Source


Alfresco is a leading repository for enterprise content management (ECM), providing document management, collaboration, records management, knowledge management, and web content services.

Spend less time hunting things down and more time making things happen. Organize your work, create documents, and discuss everything in one place.

Publish your passions your way. Whether you’d like to share your knowledge, experiences or the latest news, create a unique and beautiful blog for free.

Headless CMS divides front-end from backend architecture to send content to multiple devices and platforms without creating content differently each time.

ButterCMS is an API-based CMS and blog engine that lets you add CMS power to new and existing websites using any programming language/framework.

Shatter the limits imposed by your old, legacy CMS. Our headless, API-first Content Management System provides everything needed for scalable, multi-device publishing through SaaS and On-Premise delivery

Build Jekyll or static websites, have your team and clients update inline.

Contentful is an API-first CMS focused on the simplicity of development. Manage structured content in websites and apps.

Cosmic JS is a cloud-hosted content platform that offers a flexible and intuitive CMS API. Build websites and applications with more freedom and manage content easier.

Manages content, products and campaigns. Built on top of a Microsoft technology stack and features integrations with a cloud platform and third party services.

Create a professional website with Exagon Concept! Easily make an effective and scalable website. It's up to you!

An CMS that uses Google firebase

Forestry is the Git-based CMS that makes website development easy and keeps your editors happy.

FrontAid is a Git-based CMS for JSON files. Based on a data model that you define, it allows copy texters to fill in and update content that is then stored in a single JSON file and pushed to your own Git repository.

Building essential GraphQL infrastructure for your digital products, while setting the stage for content creators. GraphCMS is a GraphQL based headless content management system.

Hippo is the open-source content management system at the heart of BloomReach Experience. This Java CMS enables companies to orchestrate and deliver cross-channel digital experiences. Hippo’s clean, modular architecture and support for open standards make it the ideal platform for agile development and open integration.

Create a professional website, online store or blog in minutes with Jimdo's website builder. Choose one of our responsive templates, and get started!

Kentico is the only fully integrated ASP.NET CMS, E-commerce, and Online Marketing platform that allows you to create cutting-edge websites and optimize your digital customers’ experiences fully across multiple channels. Kentico saves you time and resources so you can accomplish more.

Kentico Kontent offers Content as a Service to gain full control over content presentation across all digital channels. Organize your content in a cloud-based content hub where you can collaborate with your team.

LiveWhale is a powerful, flexible, and incredibly easy to use CMS designed primarily for use at colleges and universities. Licensees have full source code access. Made by White Whale Web Services.

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Osmek is a new kind of CMS, built in the cloud so your content is available where and how you need it. It's a beautiful interface for creating content, and a powerful set of APIs for retrieving it.

Perch is a really little content management system for when you or your clients need to edit content without the hassle of setting up a big CMS. Perch is self-hosted and brandable, written in PHP and uses a database.

A hosted, API based and developer friendly CMS backend. We take care of upgrades, scalability and security.

Quintype is API driven CMS built for the needs of modern publishers and content creators.

A powerful, feature-rich, enterprise-class .NET web content management system.

Supports Jekyll, user collaboration, publishing to AWS S3, GitHub Pages, FTP, and more.

Squarespace is a SaaS-based content management system-integrated website builder, blogging platform and hosting service.

Statamic is a flat file CMS built for developers and clients alike. It's a platform designed to make you the hero. Built with Laravel and Vue.js.

Storyblok is the API-based CMS for components - Plugin a frontend editor where you need to manage complex layouts or edit content easily.

A Headless GraphQl CMS

Collaborative publishing content management system designed for writers, journalists, creators, and teams who want to publish independent publications, newsletters, podcasts, videos, and communities.

Create the content structure you need, then design it visually.

Weebly makes it surprisingly easy to create a high-quality website, blog or online store. Over 30 million people use Weebly to bring their unique ideas to life.

Create a free website with Customize with Wix' free website builder, no coding skills needed. Choose a design, begin customizing and be online today!

SaaS marketing technology for mid-market and enterprise to create and manage websites. Empower your marketing team with the agility to rapidly design, develop, and deploy content and digital brand experiences.


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