When it comes to Web development, there is a wealth of free information online to help you create a top-notch Web site. A lot of hard work goes in to maintaining these resources, all to help save you time and money. The Open Source community is growing stronger everyday and the scripts are getting more useful and efficient, making it almost impossible to not use a few of them in your project. Here is a list of 12 open source Web development scripts I have either used or read about that would easily help any developer with their next project.
Open X Ad Server
OpenX is the world’s leading independent ad server. It provides you with the simple tools you need to make money from advertising, whether from direct ad sales, OpenX Market, or third party ad networks (like AdSense).
RevSense Ad Server makes it easy for you to sell ads on your site. Set the prices you want, and the kinds of ads to sell, then RevSense does the rest. It manages the sign up, ad entry and upload process and collects advertising revenue into your Paypal or Authorize.net account.
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.
Powerful enough for building blogs, websites or social networks on a single platform. It’s easier than ever to publish and share information with Movable Type. Movable Type makes it simple to start a blog, manage entire websites and build an engaged community of readers and customers.
b2evolution is a powerful blog tool you can install on your own website. It includes all the features of traditional blog tools, and extends them with evolved features such as file & photo management, advanced skinning, multiple blogs support as well as detailed user permissions… Not to mention third party plug-ins!
Nucleus offers you the building blocks you need to create a web presence. Whether you want to create a personal blog, a family page, or an online business site, Nucleus CMS can help you achieve your goals.
Textpattern is a flexible, elegant and easy-to-use content management system. It is both free and open source.
Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites.
Pligg is an open source Content Management System (CMS) that you can download and use for free. Pligg CMS provides social networking software that encourages visitors to register on your website so that they can submit content and connect with other users.
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available.
osCommerce Online Merchant is an Open Source online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free under the GNU General Public License. It features a rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved.
OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online shopping cart system. A robust e-commerce solution for Internet merchants with the ability to create their own online business and participate in e-commerce at a minimal cost.
In next post I will post other open source web development script and researching works.