What is ImpressCMS?
ImpressCMS is a community developed Content Management System. With this tool maintaining the content of a website becomes as easy as writing a word document. ImpressCMS is the ideal tool for a wide range of users: from business to community users, from large enterprises to people who want a simple, easy to use blogging tool. ImpressCMS is a powerful system that gets outstanding results and it is free!
What can you do with it?
ImpressCMS can be used for many types of web sites. The system is highly scalable and it can be used for example as an intranet for a company with 20,000 employees as well as for building a simple 5-page website for the promotion of your company. The system is extremely useful for managing online communities because it has the ability to create user groups and assign permissions for managing content to each different group.
For each type of website ImpressCMS offers different functionality with a collection of hundreds of free modules that will be available shortly on http://addons.impresscms.org. A few examples of what you can do with them:
Publish news of your organization
Let visitors contact you through a state of the art customizable contact form
Create and manage articles
Add a forum to your site
Sell products through your web site using an online store
...and many more
List of key features:
ImpressCMS uses a database to store the data required for running your ImpressCMS site. MySQL is currently supported. Support for other DBMS's is coming soon.
Website content is managed by separate content modules/web applications. Simply install the module which has the features you need: a news module, forum module, photo album module, there are many many third party modules to choose from.
Optional user registration: Registered users are authenticated using the standard ImpressCMS system, or by using LDAP.
Security: IP banning, restricting content by group, backend security features for database manipulation, security token system for form validation and more.
Personalization: Registered users can edit their profiles, select site themes, upload custom avatars, and much more!
Versatile Group Permissions System: Powerful and user-friendly permissions system which enables administrators to set permissions by group.
ImpressCMS was created and is maintained by a team of hard-working volunteers working from all over the world. The ImpressCMS community has support sites around the world for support of non-English speaking users.
Multi-byte Language Support
Fully supports multi-byte languages, including Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, etc.
Theme-based skinnable interface
ImpressCMS is driven by a powerful theme system. Both admins and users can change the look of the entire web site with just a click of a mouse. There are also hundreds of quality themes available for download!
Where can I get it?
You can find download packages in the download section.
Is it really free?
ImpressCMS is free open source software in the full meaning of the word, covered by the General Public License version 2
(GPLv2). It is available for free and anyone can use it and modify it to their own extend. The system is based upon the award winning content management system XOOPS
, which has known a strong reputation and a long development history.