Update: November 30, 2012 a.KindEndeavor.com is a growing directory of Apostrophe CMS professionals like developers, designers, Testers, & Strategy folks.
Update: January 7 2012 – @dandyMedia did a companion post reviewing the Diem CMS.
Update: December 16 2011 – The demo links no longer work for this post it was pretty old anyway.
Update: this review refers to the 1.0 version, as of Jan 2010 the new 1.5 version is available: http://window.punkave.com/2011/01/18/apostrophe-1-5-released/
Why do I care and where is the demo:
* login info is prepopulated in the login form so you can just press the login button
** The database and media are reset at the top each hour.
Why you care
- The Apostrophe CMS is easier to use, and easier to write templates for than WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla.
- It’s well integrated into the enterprise ready Symfony framework.
- Apostrophe still allows developers to use almost all the features built into Symfony as well as the Zend Framework.
- Expensive features are baked in like:
- It’s open source and easy to customize so it’s ROI is outstanding