What the top 3 content management systems call themselves
In 2004 I predicted that the free content-management systems of the day would be supplanted by the blogging systems and ‘nukes’ that were emerging back then.
In 2010 my prediction had come true. Part of the supplantation process, as I noted back then, was that these systems would rebrand themselves as CMSes. Branding is a process that is never finished. Let’s take a look at what the three most popular free and open source (FOSS) CMSes of 2010 called themselves back then and now in 2014:
|Name||Started as a||2010||2014|
|WordPress||Blog||Semantic personal publishing platform||Web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog|
|Drupal||Blog||Open source content management system||Open source content management platform|
|Joomla||Nuke||Dynamic portal engine and content management system||Content management system|
Note that to this day, the three systems shown here are still the most popular FOSS CMSes. According to W3Techs today, WordPress has a market share of 60%, Drupal 8%, Joomla 5% and the market share of the most popular commercial off-the-shelf CMS, Bitrix, is so small it might as well be a statistical error.
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