CMS-Search Update: The Longlist
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Note: This was initially published on Scribbles, my previous “micro blog”. I discontinued it and moved the contents into this blog on 2023-12-05.
A few days ago I wrote that I’m currently search for a different content management solution for my photography website.
I initially browsed through some list of CMS I found online (e.g. awesome-selfhosted and Wikipedia) and got a list of 40 different solutions that sounded interesting on first sight.
Since then I culled through them to get a shorter list of systems which are worth a closer look. For this, I defined four “deal-breakers”:
- The CMS must be self-hostable
- It must feature a blogging solution with an RSS feed (either integrated or using a well-known plugin)
- It must have a least a very basic asset manager (uploading files to in an own module (not just as part of an page/article), creating folders to organise the content)
- The CMS must be under active development (either a release during the last year or some activity in the source code repository; this is a difficult metric, but all projects where either clearly dead or alive)
Whats now left is a long list (or is it a mid list?) of the following CMS (in no particular order):
- Craft CMS
- Concrete CMS
- django CMS
Amoung those are some which absolutely cannot see using. But up to this point I’m trying to be as objective as possible to find a solutions that fits my needs perfectly. Perhaps, I even surprise myself.
The next steps - I’m trying to follow Karl Voit’s “How to Choose a Tool” articles as close a possible) - is creating a complete list of requirements and determining a methodology of how I intent to use the software.