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Top 20 Python Based CMS That Every Developer Should Know

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An effective Content Management system helps in creation, management, and modification of the content to be added on a website. A content management system does it all for you.

Also, all the web pages and its relevant resources and files are being stored in the content management system, so that the developers do not need to worry about the location of the resources like images, videos, graphics, content, etc.

Not only for managing the resources of the web pages, but CMS also helps you manage important documentation.

Let us review some of the content management systems that are based on Python, which are useful to develop dynamic web applications.

Top 20 Python Based CMS:

1.            Django CMS:

This is based on the framework named Django. The developers can easily and efficiently build high performance websites in a short span using this CMS.

This CMS acquires some automation features, in addition to the templates that can easily be accessed by the users efficiently using the Python syntax.

It also supports multi language functions, and hence one can host the application  in the native languages too.

2.            Wagtail:

This CMS also has its base on the Django framework, and hence is known to be one of the most popular and best CMS that is based on Python.

It provides complete user satisfaction when it comes to the interaction and the responsiveness of the website. Also, it is an open source CMS.

Some of the reasons for it being one of the best Python based CMS is the ability to load pages instantly and a responsive user interface. Hence, you can build any type of website easily using this CMS.

3.      Mezzanine:

This CMS has also been developed on the Django Framework, and is well known for its simpler user interface as compared to the other CMS.

In spite of its similarities with the WordPress CMS, the Mezzanine CMS is more powerful and advanced than the WordPress CMS

The web applications in the CMS are easily customizable and also have a large community support. This means that any types of queries from the developers’ can be solved in case there arises any issue.

4.      MoinMoin:

This CMS is also known as Wiki CMS, which is based on Python. As the Top Python Development Companies use this CMS for web app development, the community of developers working with it is quite large and hence the support can be available easily. Also, one can edit the web pages as per requirement easily.

Instead of a database, the data is being stored in files and folders. It provides the functionality to its developers to integrate a search engine that is built in the CMS.

5.      Quokka:

This CMS based on python is widely used to write blogs. One can also create an e-commerce platform by installing relevant modules. Apart from accessing the available themes, the external themes can also be installed in the CMS for smooth execution.

6.      Kotti:

To create websites with  automated workflows, structured data organization, security, etc. as the main features, Kotti, a python based CMS is used.

Kotti is popular due to its built-in modules and user-friendly environment, although most of the plugins and add-ons are installed externally.

7.      Plone:

This python based CMS is basically used to build the intranet networks in the larger organizations. This CMS is popular among the developers due to its security features globally, and used globally, some of the users being the governments of the regions of US, Brazil, Australia, etc.

One of the most important features of this CMS is that it can work on any operating system. Also, regular updates in the CMS is another plus point of Plone.

8.      Nive CMS:

This open source CMS based on python can be used to build mobile as well as desktop applications, apart from the web applications. Moreover, there is a functionality of drag and drop of the elements to design its user interface.

With the help of these elements, user friendly and customizable interfaces can be designed. Also, the developer need not have strong knowledge of python to develop applications in this CMS.

9.      Pyplate:

To create a user friendly and interactive interface, Pyplate CMS enables the developers to install any number of third party plugins for the ease of the users.

Also, the search engine optimization techniques are applied to the web pages built using the PyPlate CMS.

10.   Pinax:

One can integrate the Django applications with the web pages built on this CMS. No need to perform all the implementations that are available on other websites, as this task is carried out by the Pinax CMS.

11.   Skeletonz:

This python based CMS has a very simple interface and hence a common man, not having much technical information about the technical coding, can also design it.

This dynamicity of the CMS is due to the use of the AJAX in its web applications.

12.   Fein CMS:

This CMS is helpful in creating the admin panel for the page with the help of drag and drop features.

You can add any number of blocks containing the content on the webpage, like the side bars, main region consisting of content, etc. It also provides support and help for making an ordered content list that contains the details of the pages containing the blocks.

13.   KPax:

This CMS, based on web2py, provides the interface to manage the following types of content:

Blogs, news, wiki, web pages, surveys, assignment, upload and download stream for media, versioning, media player, ajax, templates, etc.

The databases supported in the CMS are MySQL, SQLite, Oracle, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.

14.   Merengue:

This python based CMS ensures that the developers undergo a cost effective web development process. This CMS is also popular for enabling a few lines of code to develop dynamic applications and hence has a great support over the third party plugins installment.

The code of the web pages built in Merengue is reusable and can be inherited in case of future references.

15.   MediaCore Video CMS:

This open source CMS supports the audio and video content, embedding of the videos from the video sharing platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, etc, supports the integration of Podcast files, RSS feeds generation for iTunes, search engine for various media files, etc.

The platforms used to build this CMS are Pylons, SQLAlchemy and it runs using Apache, Fast CGI, etc.

16.   Tendenci:

This CMS is open source and is developed especially for websites that are built for nonprofit causes. The CMS is written in Python using the Django framework, which allows the developers to add the customized plugins and external libraries, and includes the features that a nonprofit website must have, like online payments, calendar, registrations, etc.

17.   Madpy:

This CMS is built using Apache, Mod Python, PostGreSQL, etc.

One can create the content in more than one language using this CMS and also implement the logic similar to the MVC architecture to build the web pages.

18.   Opps CMS:

This CMS is also built on Django, and is used to create the web pages that attract more web traffic, like magazines, news, registration portals, etc.

19.   PyLucid:

This CMS is based on Python WSGI and is known to be a lightweight CMS. To run the PyLucid CMS, there is a need for a high end python server, CGI as well as mySQLdb.

20.   Leonardo:

This is a python based content management system, known to be extensible and also built using the REST-like architecture. The main focus of this CMS is to provide the secured wiki and blogs to the users, with proper password protection.

One can also run it as a CGI and instead of a database, it uses the file system to store the data.


In the above blog, we came across several content management systems that are useful to the developers to manage their web page content like text, images, videos, animations, etc. Also, these CMS are fully fledged with the latest features and functionalities and are built on Python. I hope this information helps!


1.      Django is a CMS. Is it true?

Yes. Django is a very powerful content management system built using Python to manage the web contents.

2.      What do you mean by a CMS Software?

Software that allows the developers to maintain the data easily in the website is called content management system software.

3.      Django or WordPress? Which one is preferable?

WordPress is for beginners and builds simpler applications whereas Django can build larger and complex applications.

Author Bio

Harikrishna Kundariya, a marketer, developer, IoT, ChatBot & Blockchain savvy, designer, co-founder, Director of eSparkBiz Technologies, Web Development Company. His 8+ experience enables him to provide digital solutions to new start-ups based on IoT and ChatBot.

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