InfoWorld's Test Center picks the best open source applications of 2011
There may be broader open source packages out there for Web content management -- Joomla! and Drupal both come to mind -- but absolutely nothing has come close to WordPress for its sheer out-of-the-box utility. Install it, drop in one of hundreds of ready-made site templates, add any number of powerful and useful plug-ins for customizing WordPress's behavior, such as calendars, image galleries, Amazon.com affiliate links, and you're set. WordPress even updates itself at the press of a button, which is something competitor Movable Type still doesn't do even well into its fifth major point revision.
The Bossies 2011 index:
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