Sunday, July 5, 2009

Top Ten Open Source PHP Apps

Open-source PHP applications that changed the world. From managing databases to shopping, writing blogs to sending emails. Ten years of passion, great software architectures, team work and revolutionary ideas. Here are the most influential open-source PHP applications.

Blog

Wordpress - is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.

BBS

phpBB -is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ. Based on the powerful PHP server language and your choice of MySQL, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL or Access/ODBC database servers, phpBB is the ideal free community solution for all web sites. Features include: Unlimited forums and posts; Multiple language interface; Private or public forums; Powerful search utility; Private messaging system; Templates.

CMS

Drupal - an open source content management platform. Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites.

Wikis

MediaWiki - is a free software wiki package originally written for Wikipedia. It allows collaborative editing on documents within a familiar interface. It was designed to be run on a large server farm and requires Apache, PHP, and MySQL.

Database Tools

phpMyAdmin - handles the administration of MySQL over the Web. phpMyAdmin performs many database administration tasks like running SQL statements, adding and dropping databases, and adding, editing or deleting tables or fields.

Photo Tools

Gallery - is an open source project with the goal to develop and support leading photo sharing web application solutions. It allow some basic photo manipulation, such as resizing, rotating, and altering image quality, but does not include advanced photo editing.

Advertising Tools

OpenX - OpenX is a hugely popular, free ad server for web publishers. Take control, manage your advertising and make more money from online advertising today.

DIGG

Pligg - Pligg CMS provides free software to create your own social networking website. Start a site in minutes using Pligg Content Management System and save time and money on your next website.

RSS

Gregarius–Gregarius is a web-based RSS/RDF/ATOM feed aggregator, designed to run on your web server, allowing you to access your news sources from wherever you want.

E-Commerce

osCommerce  - osCommerce("open source Commerce") is an e-commerce and online store-management software program. It can be used on any web server that has PHP and MySQL installed. osCommerce provides a basic set of functionality that meets the common needs of online businesses.

3 comments:

  1. hands down, magento takes it for best e-com application. second would be ubercart for drupal. os-com shouldn't even be on the list. i would never use that platform for e-commerce. another one to mention is open cart. it's simple to use, but still needs a little more time to mature.

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  2. OSC slow like a snail, opencart should be the best E-commerce!!

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  3. Accidently I found this blog. Just the day before yesterday I built my own blog applying WordPress. I even don't know how exactly to run it. I just build it as learning it. I am sure I will come back here to get more experences.

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