For the past few years Flash developers have been struggling to create a powerful and intuitive content management system, which would allow the developer to quickly manage and maintain there Flash sites, and also a system in which the basic end-user could edit and update their Flash websites with little or no Flash knowledge.
There have been lots of Flash CMS solutions reviews recently but they are useless for the regular users as most of us simply don’t know where and how to implement them. That’s why I have decided to create a review of Flash CMS templates solutions presently available on the market, the solutions that will allow you build your new flash website quickly, easily at without additional costs.
Silex is the first popular French Flash CMS and it’s completely free and open source! Silex is rapidly evolving, due to the international community actively contributing to its development.
Not only can you manage a Flash based web site, with SILEX you can also: create CD-ROMs, manage databases, customizing WordPress blogs, web TV, importing webmaster tools. Silex is a one of a kind mix between editing software and wiki based software.
Silex CMS “Positive” features:
- Its completely FREE & open source;
- More thank just a Flash CMS (you can also cerate CD-ROMs, manage databases, customizing WordPress blogs…);
- Multilingual support;
- Handy WYSIWYG;
- Automatic SEO system;
- Lots of free themes and components;
- Powerful admin interface.
Silex CMS “Negative” features:
- A little bit buggy;
- Built with Flash 8;
- Not very user friendly.
Apache Lenya is an Open Source Java/XML Content Management System and comes with revision control, multi-site management, scheduling, search, WYSIWYG editors, and workflow.
You can move, copy, rename, archive or delete individual pages or whole parts of your site with an easy to use site view that shows you the pages of your site in an explorer-like view.
GalleryCMS is an open source CMS application that is specially built for managing image galleries.
The application does not offer a front-end to the galleries. It enables you to create galleries, add images with ease & generates a XML file which can be used for creating the gallery.
Kentico CMS is a powerful, flexible & complete content management system that is built with ASP.NET.
It has various modules that make building any type of website possible from blogs to e-commerce or wikis to social networking.
The application comes with an easy-to-use WYSIWYG editor for creating/editing the content.
One of the unique features Kentico offers is the worklow management. It allows you to control the process of content creation & modifications by creating custom approval steps (like proofreading, editing, approval, etc.).
jCore is a free, open source & multi-website CMS which is created specially for webmasters who maintain multiple websites.
It is built with PHP/ MySQL & has 2 parts:
- jCore server (main system which holds all the libraries and modules)
- jCore client (stripped version of the core system which uses the files from the server)
jCore has various great features like:
- dynamic forms
- RSS feeds
- banner management
- member management
- SEO friendly links
- custom 404 error pages
- & more