Over 400 Content Management Systems

We just added a few more content management systems and our total is now 401. Keep in mind that this means every url that is submitted to our detection algorithm is checked against indicators for all 401 systems. In the end, we will run 20,000 or more tests for every detection result.

Updated Batch Detections


Our batch detections have been the easiest and most scalable way to detect content management systems for a large set of urls since we introduced the service in January. And we just made them even better.

Our initial batch detection system allowed users to upload urls and our system would run behind the scenes to process all of them and email the user once they were done. It worked great, but since the detections were happening behind the scenes, users often weren't sure if anything was happening at all. Additionally, since we had one system for processing batches, if two or more users uploaded urls around the same time, results would be delayed for the user who uploaded their urls last.

Our new system solves all of these problems and automatically maximizes the detection rate for each user so their batches finish as quickly as possible. It works nearly identically to the previous system, with one additional step required from the user: clicking "Start". Yep, that's it.

We hope you like the additional control and usability of the new system. And if you haven't tried it out yet, you can sign up for an API account here.


More Detections and Chrome Extension


It's a safe bet to assume we're always working on better detection methods. It's what we do, and when there are hundreds of different content management systems running millions web sites, there's always something to improve on.

The behind the scenes algorithms are only half the battle though and giving our users access to the detection results is just as important. Which is why we're proud to announce the release of our Google Chrome Extension. It's identical to our Firefox add-on, the biggest difference is that it's readily available for installation from the Chrome Web Store.


Firefox Add-on


We just released version 0.1 of our Firefox Add-on. The new add-on allows users to detect content management systems with the click of a button in the Firefox toolbar.


378 Content Management Systems


We're nearly up to 380 content management systems! We recently added detection methods for Contentful, SiteKreator and LeadPages. Since these are new system to WhatCMS.org, the market share calculations we have are artificially low. We expect, as we check and re-check more sites, their market share numbers to grow.

In addition to improving our detection coverage, we spent time beefing up our existing detection methods for BigCommerce, MantisBT. As with the new systems mentioned above, we may see the market share for these systems increase but we don't expect significant changes.

340 Content Management Systems


We just uploaded another update to our detection software. We've been pouring over web page content to beef up our detection algorithms and add to the list of detectable systems. Today's update brings us up to 340 different content management systems and better detection for a number of other systems.

New Comparison Tool

We just uploaded a new tool to our website for comparing content management systems. Using our comparison tool, you can see market data for multiple content management systems side-by-side. For example, here's a comparison of the two most popular systems: Wordpress and Joomla.

Increase In Submitted Detections


We've been seeing an increase in submitted detection methods recently.

First of all, THANK YOU! Your submissions are extremely helpful to us. They help us expand our detection coverage and help us figure out where our detections are off the mark.

Secondly, we just wanted to mention that with the increase in submissions, we've fallen a little behind.  We'll be doubling down our efforts to verify and add the new detection methods and we'll hopefully be caught up here soon.

Thanks for helping us become the best possible CMS detection service.


Working With Invalid Markup


It's very common for web pages to have errors in their markup. For the most part, these errors go completely unnoticed and our detection algorithm doesn't skip a beat. However, during some testing we ran today, we noticed one detection method was misbehaving for a particular url. Upon further inspection, we found that a small error in the page's markup was at the root of the problem. Once we found the cause of the problem, coding the fix was a breeze.

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