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Ten Rock Solid Free Platforms To Start Your Successful Website

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  1. Matt says:

    This is a n impressive list of good platforms but it should also include Joomla or Snapage.

  2. Dave says:

    Could be worth adding Elgg to the list – http:/elgg.org – voted the best open source social networking platform by InfoWorld 2008.

  3. Kelly says:

    Great resource, thanks! I haven’t heard of a few of these platforms.

  4. WordPress, Drupal, Magento, and Joomla are very popular platforms. Some of these I just learned about. Can’t wait to check them out… :)

  5. csselite says:

    Be careful with Pligg. Its gathering a hell lot of spam. It seems for me like guys have some kind of robots that looking only for pligg scripts and there you go.

  6. km says:

    How about PHPNuke and Vbulletin? These forum software also allow create wonderful website.

  7. Kate says:

    What are your thoughts on Office Live Small Business from Microsoft. It lets people make their own websites, and since it is template based, you do not need to know any web page coding languages. The service is easy to use and extremely affordable. There is a gallery on the homepage with examples and case studies of business who have used Office Live Small Business to get their website going.

    Cheers,
    Kate
    MSFT Office Live Outreach Team
    http://www.workspace.officelive.com

  8. amazing article,
    thanks for the article,

    vbulletin and magento are not free so cannot be listed here
    I am dam sure that Office live small business from microsoft is not free so that also cannot be added here

    joomla should be the first in the list i guess
    http://www.linux.com is in joomla :)

    thanks and regards
    http://www.webworldguru.com

  9. Corey says:

    phpIzabi is dead. There haven’t been any updates in a long time and zero enhancements for God knows how long due to a court fight among its creators. It’s also a serious hacker magnet because it has so many vulnerabilities.

    If you decide to install phpIzabi,(unwise), be prepared to spend a large amount of time removing features that are insecure and fixing a huge amount of bugs. I wouldn’t recommend it to my worst enemy.

    …..OK, maybe my *worst* enemy, but I digress.

    Boonex, on the other hand is getting very close to releasing Dolphin 7. Dolphin 7 is going to add a ton of new features, a fresh new look, and enhanced security.

    It’s also going to include features that utilize third party apps like Android, iPhone, Adobe Air, Google maps, and they have also said that Google Wave will be integrated upon its release as well. There are many more enhancements, but you can find out more about it at the Boonex Unity site

    The feature final version of Dolphin 7 Beta is expected to be released in the next week or two.

  10. Pedro Prez says:

    I think that you could add elgg to the list

    http://elgg.org

    Elgg rocks!!

    Cheers

  11. Nice blog. A+ to this blog. i really appreciate with this blog. thanks a lots.

  12. links london says:

    I loved the Infinity theme, cool collection, thanks~!links of london

  13. If you decide to make a pligg-site be so smart to change the “powered by Pligg” at the bottom of they page in something else. Otherwise spammers will find you easily in Google, even worse: Spamprograms like Autopligg will find you and they spam for real…

  14. Brin says:

    Were is my Avactis shopping cart? The best thing about Avactis cart is its ‘TAG SYSTEM’ this system allows you to integrate the cart into your existing website. Without forcing you to use ’skins’, (which may change the colour or style of the cart but still looks nothing like your original site)?

  15. surfers says:

    YEA!!!!!! have been looking for a simple breakdown of all that is out there, and I still think WordPress is the best, however i hear Drupal is a great contender. anyways, THANK YOU!

  16. For newbies, I recommend WordPress but if someone needs to make lots of static content available, Joomla might be a better choice although it’s a fine line between the two.

  17. San says:

    Nice site…
    Thanks for the nice post..

  18. I agree with many of the posters that WordPress is definitely the way to go for Newbies. Studio Press and Templatic have some really decent Themes. Another source people should check out is feedmyapps. They also have a pretty good list of various opensource website platforms.

    Thanks for the post.

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