Cotonti Siena 0.9.18

521 votes cast

Category: CMS / Portals
Stable Release: Siena 0.9.18
Started In: 2008
Updated: January 15 2015
Native Language: English
Translated To: Croatian, Dutch, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
License: BSD 3-Clause License

Cotonti Description

Cotonti is the name of Content Management System (CMS), but it is so flexible and easy to customize, that you may feel free to call it Content Management Framework (CMF) as well. So it is a piece of software and design to power websites.

Major Features:

  • Free of charge. Open source code. Community driven.

  • Secure and Reliable.

  • Fast and Lightweight

  • Modular and extensible with Modules and Plugins.

  • Layout separated from logic. Templates render fast, no PHP skills required.

  • Client-side magic with on-board jQuery.

  • Easy to understand, easy to customize.

  • Internationalized.

Standard package includes:

  • The Core libraries.

  • Customizable Category tree for Pages.

  • Personalized User Profiles and Settings.

  • Powerful built-in Forums module.

  • Private Messaging system.

  • Ability to start polls in various areas.

  • Personal File Storage module.

  • RSS feed generator for news, forums, pages and comments.

  • Tags for pages and forums.

  • Handy bbcode editor called markItUp!.

  • Customizable extra fields for pages, user profiles and lots more.

  • Tools for migrating from Seditio.

  • Localizations for 2 languages. Others can be obtained from the site.

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Cotonti Comments

Oct 27 2010, 12:14 pm
It's very nice script. It's very easy to adjust to your requirements. Easy to create own skin, because of template system with tpl files. Administration panel is easy to understand - not like in drupal which has its own names of pages, posts, categories. In Cotonti everything is normal. As for new script it has a lot of features, plugins and very good support because of mother script Seditio which has been depeloped for many years (starting with LDU).
May 19 2010, 8:59 am
nice script. keep it up
Apr 1 2010, 1:07 am
It looks very nice cms, I give a try
Feb 17 2010, 7:00 am Cotonti Turkish Support
Jan 18 2010, 4:03 pm
As dutch translator for this CMS i must say i enjoy it!! for dutch support!
Jan 14 2010, 7:39 am
This has been my CMS of choice for quite some time now. As a freelance webdeveloper I often have to use competing systems such as Drupal or Joomla. In the end Cotonti wins it hands down when it comes down to flexibility and performance. The Cotonti template engine is the fastest I've seen and building plugins is a breeze when using Cotonti's library of functions.

My company specializes in custom built web applications ranging from corporate intranet sites to complex applications to small near-static websites.
Dec 15 2009, 4:28 pm
This is one of the most flexible CMS systems out there, your correct it's not for newbies but it is not that hard to get the hang of how things work. I would suggest this CMS to everyone.
Oct 17 2009, 4:25 pm
I really love it!
Oct 3 2009, 9:27 pm
I've tested it, it's fast & extremely lightweight, I agreed with Geoff that it's not for newbies. It has RSS, gzip, SEF url and a forum out-of-the-box, that's what I want, I like it.
Aug 7 2009, 3:07 am
Gave this CMS a shot. Some nice features, especially the organisation of document Categories and associated sub-categories. The user of the 'Path' variable helps assign a tree-like structure for your online content. Very cool. Most of the things I like for content creation are included, like tags, access/view permissions. However the biggest bug-bear for newbies ( I reckon), is that there is no way to organise blocks (or panels - for those who use PHP Fusion) through the Admin GUI/Control Panel. It looks as if you will have to amend your blocks by editing the /index.html file. Not good, particularly if you make a small mistake, you could render your site as good as dead!