2008 Best PHP Based Open Source CMS Announced

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 | News | Content Management

The Award for the best Open Source Content Management System written on a PHP/MySQL platform is today announced as Drupal. Receiving $2,000 as the judges’ and publics favourite, Drupal finishes ahead of Joomla! and CMS Made Simple, who finished on equal points as joint runners up and collect $500 each.

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In what is fast becoming familiar feedback from the judging panel, the task of selecting a top three was made difficult by the high standards and features offered by the finalists. This was particularly evident with both Joomla! and CMS Made Simple tying for the first runner up. The judges’ all made comments on the strengths and power offered by each CMS. 

In the end, it was a combination of features that swayed the final votes and secured first position. The judges were complimentary about Drupal’s excellent installation of the system, modules and updates and especially the way it handles any errors during these processes. Comments were also reserved for Drupal’s strong social applications capabilities and how it integrates seamlessly with content management.

Particular praise was reserved for Drupal’s large and hugely supportive community, a view echoed by Drupal founder Dries Buytaert, "these awards are a testament to the valuable contributions from dedicated Drupal community members around the globe.  Working together, the Drupal community is building the future of the dynamic web so that anyone can quickly build great social publishing websites."

    Final Results

  1. Drupal $2,000
  2. Joomla!, CMS Made Simple $500


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