OpenLaunch is a Web-based content management system that integrates a broad array of services into a single, fully-featured, elegantly designed Web site. The project aims to eliminte the difficulty of integrating multiple systems into a single Web site by implementing a blog, forum, Web pages, wiki, and (coming soon) E-Commerce and support tickets. It is built around the Torpedo Framework, an open MVC framework which includes support for controllers, forms, and a large number of other very useful utilities.
Coq au Vin is a blogging engine written in Chicken Scheme. It is designed to appeal to users who have basic Web development skills (i.e., who know HTML and CSS), are able to install their own server-side software, and would rather edit a template than press 105 buttons to customize their sites.
PySite is not a CMS in the traditional sense. Rather, you manage the contents of a Web site via a file manager interface, which gives you access to all settings (pages, styles, plugins, etc.). Compose your pages with Jinja templates, and edit your code comfortably with syntax highlighting in the ACE editor. You may write your stylesheets in Sass and let the integrated compiler write CSS files. PySite also contains a facility to manage virtual mailboxes, in case you maintain your own SMTP and IMAP server, e.g. with Postfix and Dovecot.
Blite is a lightweight blog application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. It provides the essential features of a blog, including categories, archives, and comments. It can easily be themed by modifying a stylesheet and a few simple templates. Blite pages are fast-loading and validate as HTML 4.01. Comment spam is filtered to a spambox (by the use of blogspam.net), where it can be reviewed and deleted (or published). Blite requires PHP 5.3 (or later) with the sqlite extension, and the xmlrpc extension for comment spam filtering.
Simblog aims to be one of the most easy-to-use and lightweight blogging platforms. It emphasizes user experience, workflow, and ease of use without neglecting usability and extensibility. It will take full advantage of what HTML5 and CSS3 have to offer without delving too deeply into experimental features. It is built on its own lightweight framework, which allows a high degree of extensibility and modularity for your blog. It uses Smarty as a templating engine (which also provides a caching mechanism), jQuery and Kendo UI for frontend design, and MySQL as a database.
ShinyCMS is a content management system intended for use by Web designers and Web developers who want to keep a clear distinction between the markup they create and the content their clients can edit. Designers add templates to the CMS, which define page layouts containing editable elements. Users can then build pages by selecting an appropriate template and editing the elements it contains. This approach means that editing content is a simple and safe process, and the site look and feel is kept consistent and professional.
Xpostulate is a blog/microblogging client that posts to Livejournal, InsaneJournal, IziBlog.net, DeadJournal, Scribbld, Inksome, Wordpress, and DreamWidth. It can tweet to twitter.com and dent to identi.ca so that you can announce new articles. This is all done via one interface, saving your login information for each, and thus simplifying cross-posting to your various social networking sites.
FreePHPBlogSoftware is blogging software with a design template system which makes creating a quick "template look" or a complete custom design very easy. The layout design is handled by a single file which keeps the design in one spot. This file can be edited in a WYSIWYG HTML editor such as Adobe Dreamweaver or others, so no special coding knowledge is required to create a complete custom Web site design.