Below are some of my favorites CMS for building websites, click on name to visit their website to get the download, happy building, and If you need help installing any of these I charge a small reasonable fee for installation. Contact me
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine.
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
SilverStripe CMS is an open source web content management system used by governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations around the world. It is a power tool for professional web development teams, and web content authors rave about how easy it is to use.
Frog CMS 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. Born as phpRadiant in January 2007, Frog CMS is a PHP version of Radiant CMS, a well known Ruby on Rails application. Although the two applications still share a family resemblance, Frog is charting its own development path.
MODX is a powerful and flexible content management system that molds itself to your design. MODX is creative freedom. Find out why CMS Critic and countless others around the world choose MODX
without going into great details you can install and test any of the above on your own local server before using it on your production server.
For Mac you can download and install MAMP
For Windows you can download and install WAMP
For Linux you can install a Lamp server