ASP.NET is a developer’s web framework from Microsoft. While there is a tendency for Microsoft products to be proprietary, there are some open source content management systems (CMS) that are compatible with ASP.NET and that you can use for your web business as you move forward. Here are five open source CMSs that are compatible with ASP.NET.

  1. WordPress – Let’s start with the most popular one. WordPress started as a simple blogging platform. It has blossomed into a full-fledged CMS and is compatible with ASP.NET.
  2. Joomla – Joomla is a basic CMS, but it too has grown into an enterprise solution. It is capable of helping you build large websites, applications, and many powerful Web entities.
  3. Moodle – Moodle is a comprehensive learning resource center. You can run a full online school with many dynamic capabilities in any niche with Moodle.
  4. Drupal – Drupal is another popular CMS platform with many capabilities and dynamic plugins. It is capable of all the same functionality as Joomla and WordPress.
  5. Dropthings – Build your own Web 2.0 community. You can use it as a standalone or in conjunction with other CMSs like Joomla and Drupal.

ASP.NET is a powerful web application framework, but you can make it even more powerful by combining it with one of these powerful CMSs.