Top 5 Most Useful CakePHP Based CMS For 2017

CakePHP is one of the most extensively used open source PHP frameworks that helps in developing and managing web applications based on the MVC pattern. This web application framework helps in reducing the overall development costs. CakePHP also saves developers time, by helping them write less code. And now, you can even create, manage and publish content through CakePHP-based CMS.


Below are some of the most popular content management systems that are built on the CakePHP framework:

1. BEdita


BEdita is basically a web development framework, featuring a CakePHP-based CMS out of the box. It is an open source framework that helps in extending the functionality of the CakePHP framework, by adding several new features making use of controllers, Smarty template engine, etc. Some of the characteristics that this CMS provides are native interfaces (like XML/REST or JSON), integration with external web analytics services, statistics on content and publications and so on.

The BEdita framework also helps in developing PHP applications, and most importantly, contribute to building a CMS based on semantic rules. Additionally, the MVC or object-oriented design of BEdita makes it ideally suited for diverse projects.

BEdita Website

2. Coderity


If you want to make use of a custom CMS, i.e. the one that can be tailored according to your needs and preferences, then Coderity is the right choice for you. It helps in managing and publishing the website content in a super easy way, thanks to its straightforward back-end content management system – that works well with CakePHP 2 version. Despite being simple, the CMS features an elegant design.

What’s more? Coderity is a full-featured CMS that comes with plenty of excellent features, including easy installer, pages management, create blog articles, set navigation menu order using drag-and-drop and much more.

Coderity Website

3. Croogo


Croogo is yet another excellent choice as an open source CMS – that is based on the CakePHP MVC framework. Considering the fact that the CMS is used by niche brands such as HYUNDAI, CALZEDONIA, MTV, etc., you can easily make out how popular Croogo is. can be downloaded from Github either in the form of a zip archive containing all dependencies or can just use the code from the repo. The Croogo CMS also help define user roles, such as: admin, registered and public. The best part of the CMS is that it offers themes to give users the ability to customize the appearance of their site.

Furthermore, Croogo also provides access to plugins that can be downloaded from the site’s admin panel. That’s not it! The CMS also helps in setting up hooks, enabling you to integrate plugins in your application without having to modify the core files.

Croogo Website

4. CupCake


The purpose behind creating Cupcake CMS is to render web designers a relatively simple and straightforward tool that allows them to manage content in websites (ideally SMBs). The CMS solution comes with an easy to use interface and a WYSIWYG editor, helping authorized users to create and update the site content without having to become familiar with the HTML programming language.

One significant aspect of the CupCake CMS is that it is lightweight, and thus help develop sites or applications with blazing fast speed. Bear in mind, CupCake isn’t a good option for managing community-driven online portals. Instead, you should consider using Drupal or some other CMS for such sites. It comes with three key features, which helps in managing pages, menus and users.

CupCake Website

5. QuickApps


Want to build custom websites that load faster and are easy to manage? In that case, you can consider using the Quickapps CMS. It is based on the top of CakePHP version 2.0 MVC framework and JS library. QuickApps is a scalable content management system that gives creative freedom to users, to allow them to build almost any website based on their preferences.

QuickApps CMS is aimed at providing the same ease to users, just like the WordPress CMS, which enables them to build a site with little or no technical knowledge. People can quickly make changes to their site and easily manage content using the QuickApps CMS. It offers features like creating content types, user management, menu management, taxonomy, etc.

QuickApps Website


The majority of webmasters prefer using PHP frameworks for building sites or applications based on the MVC pattern. However, such frameworks can’t help in accomplishing the need to add dynamic functionality to a site. But thanks to PHP-based CMS’s, you can achieve such a need with efficiency. In case you’re a CakePHP user and would like to utilize a CMS built on this PHP framework, then hopefully, this post will prove a worthy resource for you.

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Article Written By Kaira Clark
This Case Study is a guest post written by Kaira Clark works at Xicom Technologies Ltd – A CakePHP web Application Development company. she's always happy to share her passion for Marketing and web development.

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