Identifying Commercial PHP CMS Products

By Deane Barker on April 28, 2010

Over on Twitter, I asked people to come up with a list of commercial PHP CMS.  So, content management systems written in PHP, but not free or open-source — systems you have to pay for to use.

As I suspected, there aren’t many.  As of six hours later, we have two (and-a-half):

  • Expression Engine, a well-known system priced at $100 – $250.
  • Jadu, a system completely unknown to me.  I could only find anecdotal pricing, which put it somewhere in the $30,000 range.
  • And perhaps we need to count eZ publish?  While it’s open-source under the GPL, it does have a commercial option where you can close the source, so it sorta counts.  Last time I looked into it, you could close the source with a $7,000/year support subscription, but that’s likely changed since then.

I’m still collecting options and will update this post as they’re identified.  If you can come up with more, please email or Tweet under #commercialphpcms.



  1. NStein has a commercial wcms – very expensive – and I think it is built with php. But they were sold to OpenText so that WCM may not last much longer!

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