My top 3 SEO friendly CMS’s…

SEO Friendly CMS

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I was recently asked which are my favourite CMS’s and work well from an SEO point of view?

Using a content management system can be a stress free experience and an easy way to keep a website fresh and updated, but, choosing a CMS to fit your long terms goals can be a challenge.

With many open source CMS’s, which do you choose? Personally, a big factor for me is the communities behind the platforms, extensions, plugins, future developments and of course, how SEO friendly it is.

With the above in mind I have listed my top 3 content management systems:

1. WordPress


WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It is often customised into a Content Management System (CMS). It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system.

2. Textpattern


Textpattern is an open source content management system originally developed by Dean Allen. While it is often listed among weblogging tools, its aim is to be a general-purpose content management system suitable for deployment in many contexts.

3. Wolf CMS


It simplifies content management by offering an elegant user interface, flexible templating per page, simple user management and permissions, as well as the tools necessary for file management.

Do you have a favourite CMS? Leave your comments below.

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4 Responses to “My top 3 SEO friendly CMS’s…”

  1. Will Strohl says:

    None of us have the time to check out all of the open source options out there. In fact, I think there are more than a few hundred of them available. What about DotNetNuke? Obviously a bit biased, I wrote about this one and it’s SEO capabilities a while back.

    • Dave Cain says:

      Hi Will,

      Thanks for the comments. Couldn’t agree more, there are loads and checking and testing them all would be impossible. The post is based around my experiences and results having tested many other platforms. Also thanks for the DotNetNuke link, having had a read of the article, looks like a really good CMS – thanks for sharing :)

  2. S Jordan says:

    Interesting thoughts, Dave. For building a basic site, Joomla seems to be the most approachable and well supported big-name CMS out there. What are your thoughts about its SEO capabilities, and especially surrounding plugins like aceSEF?

    • Dave Cain says:

      Hi Simon,

      Thanks for the comments. Joomla can be a good platform but I think it’s all based on the functionality that’s required. I’m a big advocate of WordPress and the plugins that are available do the job well. Honestly, I’ve never used aceSEF but looking at the options, the VIP version would be the best solution, but unlike many of the plugins for WordPress which are free, you have to pay for this.


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