As many of you know me, I'm known for dabbling in the Microsoft CMS world. I've done some big SharePoint migrations, and most notably, I did a ton of work with DotNetNuke. Due to this history I pay attention to the content management systems out there in the Microsoft world.
I also wrote an engine that places a social ranking designation on an online resource. With my past writing online directories like wwwCoder.com, I decided to flesh out the code a bit and add in not just directories with full text searching, but the custom social index score which I call Fligit.
Now with this experience and technology we have our rankings of both Microsoft open source and commercial CMS rankings. Some of the systems listed and ranked by CMSHaven.com surprise me that they got so high. For example, Microsoft Orchard is listed at the top of the rankings meaning it received most people talking and sharing about it on their social outlets. DotNetNuke on the other hand, which has been around for a while and boasts hundreds of thousands of downloads was ranked 4th out of the open source systems, and when you throw the commercial systems in there, it ranks 7th out of a total of 11. So the large number of downloads due to the amount of years behind the project, but very little in terms of community on the major social outlets.
Rankings of open source systems.
Ranking of commercial content management systems.
By far, the open source systems still rule in this space with Orchard, and Umbraco following right behind in second. Both of these open source offerings are being shared around more than any of the commercial offerings, which includes SharePoint.
On the commercial side, Sitecore is the leader of the pack when it comes to shares, but still placed forth out of all systems being led by the open source offerrings.
Full stats can be found on CMSHaven.com, this is also a live score which updates daily, so be sure to check whenever you want to see what the CMS rankings are.
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Patrick Santry, has two decades of experience in enabling businesses to take advantage of the online landscape. A well rounded experience in technology, and business is what sets me apart from the rest of the pack. When it comes to an overall digital strategy my experience is impressive.
BS in Computer Information Systems. Four time recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award, and author of several books and magazine articles on digital technologies.