Content Management Systems
Wordpress Frameworks & Builders
Genesis FrameworkGenesis by Studio press, the most popular WP framework that is currently used. Small learning curve, tons of child themes, unlimited support and updates, huge active community. Many layout options, custom widgets, and clean mark up code.What is the Genesis Framework?$59.95 one time purchase
Dynamik Website BuilderDynamik is a theme framework within a framework (Genesis). That's why you need to have Genesis installed first. To fully customize Genesis, you do need to have some coding skills. Dynamik is a Genesis child theme full of point & click design options, to aid non-coders in creating custom WordPress website designs. Cons: expensive, as you need to purchase both Genesis and Dynamiks.Dynamik Demo$89 single site
$149 three sites
$239 unlimited sites
(requires Genesis installed)
Elegant Themes DIVI BuilderThis is what I am currently using.
The new kid on the block, a fresh new theme framework with layout options, responsive designs, easy to use.
Has a very good support forum.
Overview of Divi Builder$69 a year, $249 lifetime
ElementorThe most advanced frontend drag & drop page builder for WordPress. It's totally free, and is the fastest page builder ever created.Elementor Page BulderFree
ThemifyCreate responsive & mobile friendly WordPress sites with the best drag & drop page Builder.Themify OverviewFree
$49 1 yr
$79 1 yr
ThesisThe traditional WordPress theme and child theme architecture is both limited and outdated. In order to have total template control without messing with code, you need a new architecture.
Thesis 2 is that architecture.
Thesis blasts through the limitations of the old WordPress template system and brings you total template control with our patent-pending visual template editor.
Thesis Skin Design Page$87 Basic 1 yr
$164 Basic + 1 yr
$197 Pro Lifetime
Canvas (Woo Themes)Canvas is our flagship theme, and it is highly customizable through the options panel, so you can modify the design, layout and typography. If you are after a highly customizable theme or just a starter theme for your next client project, then Canvas will most definitely work for you!Customize the Canvas Theme$99 Standard 1 yr
$119 Developer Pack 1 yr
$399 All Themes 1 yr
Beaver BuilderActually a plugin that works with most themes, or use with their own framwork theme.See video on homepageStd: $99
Pro: $199
Agency: $399
Pagelines DMSCreate Pro Websites
Better, Faster & Stronger. All without coding! The first Design Management System. Built for WordPress.
Drag-and-drop sections on any area of your site and edit visually.
All designed to work with WordPress CMS.
Drag & Drop Design$99 Standard 1 yr
$179 Developer 1 yr
$20 month - Club
GantryGantry was born when the RocketTheme development team wanted to consolidate our extensive set of custom Joomla and WordPress template functionality into a simple, easy to use framework. However, we wanted to ensure we didn’t lock ourselves into a rigid framework that would stifle the creativity and bleeding-edge design features that we had become known for.Gantry4 WordPress PromoFree
RunwayOpen source themes, extensions, and plugins.Free
ElementorElementor is the first full free & open source frontend page builder, that includes full access to all the design features you might need.VideoFree
$49 1 site
$99 3 sites
$199 unlimited
Flat File CMS
KirbyAn exciting new file-based CMS. Kirby is simple, easy to use, and an exciting break from heavy, database drive CMS systems.
Well documented and great support forum.
$19 (personal)
Get SimpleThe Simplest Content Management System. Ever.
GetSimple is an XML based, stand-a-alone, fully independant and lite Content Management System.
Free (open source)
StaceyStacey is a lightweight content management system. No database setup or installation files, simply drop the application on a server and it runs. Your content is managed by creating folders and editing text files. No login screens, no admin interface.Free (open source)
Pulse CMSPulse CMS is the easiest way to build and deploy a responsive, content managed website. Since it's a flat file CMS there is no complicated database setup, just copy it to your server and go.$29 (single)
StatamicStatamic’s easy and powerful template language lets you bring your own HTML. Never let your design be held back by your CMS.$29 (personal)
PivotxThe next generation Pivot, a customizable weblog tool written in PHP and using flat files or a SQL database as data storage.Free (open source)
FlatpressFlatPress is a blogging engine that saves your posts as simple text files. Forget about SQL! You just need some PHP.Free (open source)
Razor CMSRazorCMS, the databaseless flat file content management system, that can be as small or large as you wish. It's structure allows you to have just the amount of functionality you need in a flat file CMS solution, helping to keep speed and simplicity at a maximum whilst allowing setup on simple servers with no database.Free (open source)
CMSType ApplicationShort DescriptionCost
Digital.comLEMONSTAND CLOSED: WHICH ARE THE BEST ALTERNATIVES FOR ECOMMERCE?A long time online ecommerce solution Lemondstand closed its doors.
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Woo CommercePluginWooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.Free
Add on's have cost
Open CartSoftwareOpenCart is a turn-key ready \"out of the box\" shopping cart solution. You simply install, select your template, add products and you\'re ready to start accepting orders.
It has order management and multiple payment gateways already built in and we provide lifetime free support and free software updates.
MangentoSoftwareMagento eCommerce Platforms provide the scalability, flexibility and features for business growth. Magento provides feature-rich eCommerce platforms that offer merchants complete flexibility and control over the presentation, content, and functionality of their online channel.Free/Pay
PrestaShopSoftwarePresta Shop comes complete with over 310 features that have been carefully developed to assist business owners in increasing sales with virtually little effort. All features are integrated in the software and are 100% free.Free
Zen CartSoftwareZen Cart® truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is being developed by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.Free
OSCommerceSoftwareosCommerce Online Merchant is an Open Source online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free with a feature rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved.Free
VirtueMartExtensionVirtueMart is an Open Source E-Commerce solution to be used together with a Content Management System (CMS) called Joomla!. Joomla! and VirtueMart are written in PHP and can be used in typical PHP/MySQL environments.Free
Market ThemeTheme\"Market\" is the premium Wordpress e-commerce theme that lets you setup a great looking customized online store to sell your physical or affiliate products in just minutes. It connects easily to your Paypal account (or for payment processing.Pay
ShopifyOnLineEverything you need to sell. Build your online store with Shopify's ecommerce software and easily sell in person with Shopify's iPad POS.Pay
SquareSpaceOnLineWatch VideoPay
Wix eCommerceOnLineWatch VideoPay
Weebly EcommerceOnLineWatch VideoPay
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