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Rails CMS alternatives
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Note: project activity was checked on 11/26/09 for most of these projects, and the "last update" field has not been kept up to date since then.
Rails 3 projects:
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adva-cms
repo: http://github.com/svenfuchs/adva_cms/
site: http://adva-cms.org/
sandbox: http://adva-cms2.heroku.com/
Engine-based CMS
Notes:
version 0.0.6 -- very immature rewrite of adva-cms
nice UX for the admin panel
good cucumber test coverage, no rspec
Verdict:
Too immature to use as of Jan 2011
 
Refinery
repo: http://refinerycms.org/
site: http://refinerycms.com/
demo: http://demo.refinerycms.com/session/new (demo/demo)
sandbox: http://refinery-demo.heroku.com/
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
 
Typus
repo: http://intraducibles.com/projects/typus
site: http://github.com/fesplugas/typus
demo: http://typus.heroku.com/ (user@intraducibles.com / columbia)
Not really a CMS, more of a way to spin up an administrative backend via generators
 
 
Rails 2 projects:
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BrowserCMS
repo: http://github.com/browsermedia/browsercms
site: http://www.browsercms.org/
demo:
gem-based dedicated CMS
Notes:
designed for: "Developers who want to drop a CMS into their Rails projects, or create CMS driven websites for their clients."
Not Rails3...nooo
 
Goldberg
site: http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-goldberg
repo: http://github.com/urbanus/goldberg (rails 2.3 compatible fork at http://github.com/lardawge/goldberg)
"the rapid website framework for Ruby on Rails"
Last update: 4/28/09
plugin-based CMS
Kete
repo: http://github.com/kete/kete/
site: http://kete.net.nz/
Last update: 11/20/09
"a mashup between content management and knowledge management"
Dedicated app, closer to wiki/blog than CMS
 
Radiant
repo: http://github.com/radiant/radiant
site: http://radiantcms.org/
demo: http://radiantcms.org/demo/ (admin/radiant)
Engine-based CMS, mature project
 
Seed
repo: http://github.com/desaperados/seed
demo: http://seed.mediacollectiveslice.com/ (admin/administrator)
Last update: 9/22/09
"a Common Sense CMS"
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Skyline
repo: http://github.com/digitpaint/skyline
site: http://www.skylinecms.nl/
Last update: 11/26/09
"extremely flexible and expandable open source content management system"
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Slate
repo: A version is at http://github.com/scharfie/slate but the actual running code does not seem to be available
site: http://slatecms.wvu.edu/
"focused on rapid production of traditional-style Web sites"
Hosted CMS for West Virginia University only
Static
repo: http://github.com/trevorturk/static/
site: http://almosteffortless.com/static/
demo: http://static.heroku.com/
"super simple Rails CMS built for Heroku"
Last update: 10/16/09
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Station
repo: http://github.com/atd/station
site: http://rstation.wordpress.com/
"Station is to Rails in Content Management System like Rails is to Ruby in Web Development."
Last update: 11/21/09
Engine-based CMS
 
Zena
repo: http://github.com/zena/zena
site: http://zenadmin.org/en
"CMS (content managment system) with a focus on usability, ease of customization and web 2.0 goodness"
Last update: 11/25/09
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
 
Vrame
repo: http://github.com/sebastiandeutsch/vrame
"a CMS based on Ruby on Rails"
Last update: 11/28/09
Engine-based CMS
 
Webiva
repo: http://www.github.com/cykod/Webiva
site: http://www.webiva.org/
demo: http://www.webiva.org/ -- click demo, follow directions
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Notes:
Standalone app
Designed for building websites (comparable to Wordpress)
Inactive projects:
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Ansuz CMS
repo: http://github.com/knewter/ansuz
site: http://ansuzcms.com/
"an open source Content Management System built in Ruby on Rails."
Last update: 3/19/09
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
 
Comatose
repo: http://github.com/darthapo/comatose/
site: http://comatose.rubyforge.org/
"a micro CMS implemented as a Rails plugin"
Last update: 2/26/09
plugin CMS functionality for any Rails app
 
Geego
repo: None - versions available by download
site: http://www.geegocms.com/
"Manage content with style"
Last update: 2007?
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
 
Railfrog
repo: http://github.com/railfrog/railfrogcms
site: http://railfrog.com/
last update: 9/21/09 - project may be reviving
"the CMS for the rest of us"
Dedicated or engine-based CMS
Thetis
repo: None - versions available by download
site: http://thetis-sysph.sourceforge.net/
demo: http://sysphonic.com/thetis/
"The World-Strongest Groupware"
Last update: Jan. 2009?
Dedicated CMS and groupware app built on top of Rails
 
Dead projects:
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Rubricks
repo: http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubricks/
site: http://rubricks.org/index_en.html
"Ajax style content management system powered by Rails"
Last Update: Nov. 2008
Widgetfinger
site: http://widgetfinger.com
Thoughtbot site that allowed generating brochureware right in the browser.
Scheduled to go offline 12/21/2009
Related:
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Blog engines
Enki http://www.enkiblog.com
Mephisto http://mephistoblog.com/
Typo http://wiki.github.com/fdv/typo/
Static page generators
Jekyll http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll
Nanoc http://nanoc.stoneship.org/
StaticMatic http://staticmatic.rubyforge.org/
Webby http://webby.rubyforge.org/
Wikis
Redmine http://www.redmine.org/ (also project management)
Wagn http://www.wagn.org/

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