Have lunch and learn about content management

Richard Esplin richard-lists at esplins.org
Fri Sep 16 11:19:54 MDT 2011

I should have been more precise and said open source content management system for unstructured content.

Drupal, Wordpress, and Plone are web content management systems that focus on presentation management.

Alfresco is a general content management system that can handle web content management (structured content, usually XML) and any other type of content like documents and images (unstructured content).

Alfresco is regularly deployed as a back-end to Drupal and Plone to add a robust authoring platform to the web presentation system. It is also used in non-web scenarios for workflow, content transformations, search, and more.

Common application domains are invoice processing, insurance forms, user documentation, publishing, records management, video, images, etc.

Unstructured content management is one of those generic tools, like a database, that can be applied in a wide range of scenarios. But most developers don't realize such tools exist off-the-shelf and end up building their own.


On Friday September 16 2011 10:57:44 Shane Hathaway <shane at hathawaymix.org> wrote:
> On 09/16/2011 10:29 AM, Richard Esplin wrote:
> > Alfresco Community Edition is the most widely adopted open source
> > content management system.
> Just curious, but how do you figure that?  It seems like Drupal, 
> Wordpress, and Plone (among others) are more widely adopted than Alfresco.
> Shane

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