WordPress has won Overall Best Open Source CMS Award in 2009 Open Source CMS Awards. While WordPress occupied top spot in Overall Award, other two extremely popular finalists MODx and SilverStripe tied for first runner up position. After Pixie and Pligg sharing a similar result for Most Promising CMS category, this’s the second time the combined opinion of judges and public was evenly divided for two CMSes, awarding each of them a first runner up spot. “In addition to winning in Overall Award, WordPress was named first runner-up in the Best Open Source PHP CMS category. This’s significant because we weren’t even in the top 5 last year, and now we’re #2, ahead of Joomla! As is stated on the Award site, “WordPress made its way into the top five for the first time. The fact that it was outranked by Drupal by a very slight margin indicates how popular it has become with users as well as developers over the past year,” Matt Mullenweg.
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