Ob WordPress ein „richtiges“ CMS ist, wird noch immer diskutiert und hängt von den Anforderungen ab. Als Einsatz eines CMS ist es sicher nicht mehr diskutabel, das beweisen viele Websites im Netz, welche mit Hilfe der Open Source Lösung WordPress erstellt wurden.
Aber woher kommt eigentlich der Fahrtwind, wie sieht die Timeline bei der Entwicklung der freien CMS-Lösungen aus?
Eine schöne, nicht vollständige Übersicht ist im Beitrag „History of Open Source CMS“ zu sehen. Daher einen kleinen Blick wert. Noch immer führt WordPress in der Popularität der freien CMS-Lösungen, daneben gibt es trotzdem andere Lösungen und Bestrebungen für ein freies Web mit freien CMS-Applikationen.

  • Late 1997 – TYPO3’s development was started from scratch by Kasper Skårhøj in 1997. August 1999 went open source. [ More about TYPO3 ]
  • Sep 1999 – IntraNet Solutions launched Xpedio, the industry’s first end-to-end Web content management system, in September 1999. Xpedio is based on core IntraNet Solutions technology, combined with technology obtained from the acquisition of Info Access in September. [ More About Xpedio]
  • 2000SilverStripe software is developed by SilverStripe Limited, a website development company founded in 2000. On 3 February 2007, SilverStripe 2.0.0 was released publicly as free and open source software.
  • October 2001 Movable Type is a weblog publishing system developed by the company Six Apart version 1.0 was publicly released .
  • 2001Plone , a free and open source content management system that is built on top of the Zope application server.
  • January 2001 – Initial Release of Drupal, Originally written by Dries Buytaert as a message board, Drupal became an open source project in 2001.
  • May 2003 – WordPress 0.71-gold was released , available for download in the official WordPress Release Archive page. First Version official version of WordPress Relased on January 2004.
  • July 2004 CMS Made Simple is built using PHP that provides website developers with a simple, easy to use utility to allow building semi-static website.
  • 2003Textpattern is an open source content management system originally developed by Dean Allen, written in PHP using a MySQL database.
  • September 2005Joomla 1.0 was released.
  • 2005dotCMS is a CMS for building/managing websites, content and content driven web application.
  • January 2007Frog CMS is an open source content management system originally developed by the company Philippe Archambault, is a port of the Ruby on Rails CMS known as Radiant.
  • April 2011 Melody 1.0 Released, which is based on Movable Type.