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ImpressCMS is a community developed Content Management System. With this tool maintaining the content of a website becomes as easy as writing a word document. ImpressCMS is the ideal tool for a wide range of users: from business to community users, from large enterprises to people who want a simple, easy to use blogging tool. ImpressCMS is a powerful system that gets outstanding results and it is free!

ImpressCMS can be used for many types of web sites. The system is highly scalable and it can be used for example as an intranet for a company with 20,000 employees as well as for building a simple 5-page website for the promotion of your company. The system is extremely useful for managing online communities because it has the ability to create user groups and assign permissions for managing content to each different group.

For each type of website ImpressCMS offers different functionality with a collection of hundreds of free modules that will be available at A few examples of what you can do with them:


  • Publish news of your organization
  • Let visitors contact you through a state of the art customizable contact form
  • Create and manage articles
  • Add a forum to your site
  • Sell products through your web site using an online store
  • ...and many more
  • ImpressCMS is free open source software in the full meaning of the word, covered by the General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). It is available for free and anyone can use it and modify it to their own extend. The system is based upon the award winning content management system XOOPS, which has known a strong reputation and a long development history.

    ImpressCMS 1.2.1 has been released

    A new release of ImpressCMS has been made available. Version 1.2.1 contains a number of fixes to the award winning CMS.

    Too many to list here, but issues were resolved for these -

    • Control Panel
    • Core Functionalities
    • Design & Templates
    • Installation Process
    • Registration Process
    • Upgrade Process

    There are a lot more things in this release - you can read all about them in the Trac.

    ImpressCMS-Where We're Going - Roadmap for 1.3

    All projects need to have a plan for where they want to go and ImpressCMS is no different. In the past, we have had several versions of roadmaps that quickly got out of synch as we adapted to current needs and conditions. We also tried to detail several releases in the future. In order to allow for more flexibility, we are simplifying our roadmap(s) - we will have 1 overview, published on our project site, providing the goals and objectives of the current release and future releases. There will be a technical roadmap maintained in Trac with all the how-to's and tasks needed to implement the features of the release and meet the goals and objectives.

    Along with this, each release will have a lead developer and a release manager. For 1.3, Marc-Andre (marcan) has been selected as the lead developer and David Janssens (fiammybe) has been selected as the release manager. We continually are looking for improvements, not only to our core, modules and themes, but also for our processes for growing and maintaining our project. We are looking for a lot of new exciting progress in 2010!