Web Content Management Systems

A Web Content Management System is a type of Content management system software used for managing websites.

The software manages content (text, graphics, links, etc.) for distribution on a web server. Usually the software provides tools where users with little or no knowledge of programming languages (such as HTML) can create and manage content with relative ease of use.

Most systems use a database to hold content, and a presentation layer displays the content to regular website visitors based on a set of templates. Management of the software is typically done through a web browser, but some systems may be modified in other ways. (Source wikipedia.org)

Open Source

These are the content management systems that I have used, tested, find easy to customize. They are free because they are either included in my web hosting plans or can be downloaded from the Net.

1. Website Baker

Website Baker is a PHP-based Content Management System (CMS) that enables it’s users to produce websites with ease.


  • Easy to use interface
  • Multi-level, multi-sectioned, modulated page support.
  • Simple file/media management section
  • Template based front-end, which can be customized per-page.
  • Multiple user and multiple group login.
  • High-level control with Group-based permissions system.
  • User sign-up, log-in, and password recovery abilities.
  • Ability for customized time zone, language, date format, time format, and display name per-user.
  • No costs


PHP (4.1 or higher) and MySQL (3.2.3 or higher).
Make sure PHP has session support enabled, and is not in Safe Mode.

If you need a simple content management system that is quick to set up with simple instructions and has a forum for support issues, then consider Website Baker.


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