WordPress Wins Best Open Source CMS Award for 2009

November 18th, 2009
WordPress News

WordPress has always been one of the best open source software available for blogging and managing websites, corporate or otherwise. To better that, WordPress has been awarded the Best Open Source CMS Award for 2009.

We are pleased to announce that WordPress has won the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award in the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards. WordPress has won this Award for the first time in the past four years, earning itself a place in the Hall of Fame category for the Award next year.

Three cheers to the most wonderful platform I have ever used, and will continue to use, thanks to the innovations and continued development of WordPress by the Automattic team.

What do you think about this award? Feel free to let your congratulations and thoughts flow through the comments form.

Update: WordPress was also named the first runner-up in the Best Open Source PHP CMS Software. Read Matt Mullenweg’s Official announcement here.




  1. Byron (20 comments.) says:

    Absolutely awesome! Thanks to Matt-omattic and the Community for making WordPress such a great platform to build upon.
    My recent post WordPress – Can’t Automatically Upgrade to New Versions?

  2. Shahab khan (3 comments.) says:

    I’m soooooo happy :D !!
    WordPress really deserves this!

  3. Peng Zhang says:

    Big hooray! I am so happy for the WordPress community, and thank you Matt and the team.

  4. David says:

    The award is nice, but I think WordPress should be more focused on enhancing security and speeding up/slimming the platform.

    It's so easy to have fun and add cool new features like a color-coded text editor and image editor, but if you're really going to be professional about this, security and speed should be Job Number One. I want WordPress to be ROCK solid and FAST. Unfortunately, this is not the case and there are sites I create where I have to use alternative CMS packages.

  5. Zazbot (1 comments.) says:

    Wow! And so it should be. Our blogs have never run smoother after the latest WP updates. And updating Wp is SOOOOO much better now!

  6. Amgad (2 comments.) says:

    I think WordPress deserves the prize. I tried other blogging and CMS platforms before but I never found them easy to customize.
    My recent post WordPress Permalinks in Windows Using IIRF

  7. John P (1 comments.) says:

    I’m in the process of rolling out a WordPress CMS site. The only downside of using WordPress as a CMS for me is it’s kind of a pain to write a page with a custom javascript, specifically jQuery. I’m used to “freestanding” pages where you just write the code and links directly into the head tag. With WordPress, I have to write the script, enqueue it for the specific page, and if there’s an associated css file that goes with it, I’d have to write another function in the functions.php file to get the css linked at the wp_head call. I’d have to add another script enqueue call if I was using a jQuery plugin in. Using the jQuery UI is particularly cumbersome.

    I’m not sure what, if anything, can be done to streamline this but if you need a CMS application with a lot of javascript, you need to have more than a passing understanding of the WordPress hooks.

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