3 Lesser Known CMS You Should KnowWhen it comes to choosing a Content Management System (CMS) for your website there are many choices out there. Will you go for the tried and true WordPress or maybe Drupal? Or do you need something a little different?  Here are 3 lesser known CMS that you should consider.


Perch is a new CMS.  It features include being a very lightweight CMS that offers an intuitive and easy to use back-end for both users and designers a like.  It is a paid option with a one time $79 fee per website.


Koken was designed especially with creatives in mind.  It strives to be the CMS of choice for designers, photographers and anyone looking to show off their creative wares in a stylish online portfolio.  It's free, and offers strong media management and even is compatible with Adobe's Lightroom.

Expression Engine

Expression Engine is a full functioned CMS that features an easy to use content management.  It's flexible and extendable and supports multiple sites.  While Expression Engine is built on an open source core the CMS is available for purchase at a variety of price points, as well as offering a variety of support options.

These CMS may not have the brand recognition of WordPress and smaller development communities, however they each have their own strengths.  Choosing a CMS is an individual choice that sometimes requires thinking outside the box. What is your CMS of choice? Share your opinion with us in the comments!