Web Content Management Systems

8 Best Free and Open Source Ruby-Based Web Content Management Systems

A web content management system (WCMS) is software designed to simplify the publication of Web content. In particular, it enables content creators to submit content without requiring technical knowledge of HTML or the uploading of files. A CMS is most commonly used in creating an intranet or in establishing a presence on the Web.

This type of software that keeps track of every piece of content on a Web site. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage.

Not only do content management systems help website users with content editing, they also take care of a lot of “behind the scenes” work such as automatically generating navigation elements, making content searchable and indexable, keeping track of users, their permissions and security setting, and much more.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8 high quality free Ruby-based Linux WCMS. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to manage a website.

Here’s our verdict captured in a legendary LinuxLinks-style ratings chart. They are all free and open source goodness.

Ratings chart for the best free and open source Ruby Content Management Systems

Click the links in the table below to learn more about each content management system.

Ruby-Based Content Management Systems
LocomotiveCMSA polished platform to create, publish and edit sites
PublifyA very mature blogging platform in Rails
SpinaCMS that focuses on ease of use
RefineryCreate custom content manageable websites
ComfortableMexicanSofaPowerful Ruby on Rails 5.2+ CMS
AlchemyHeadless Content Management System engine
Camaleon CMSFlexible CMS where you can build your custom content structure
FaeDelivers all the basics to get you up and running

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