WordPress as a CMS

We are pleased to announce that WordPress has won the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award in the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards. WordPress has won this Award for the first time in the past four years, earning itself a place in the Hall of Fame category for the Award next year.

While WordPress occupied the top spot in the Overall Award, the other two extremely popular finalists MODx and SilverStripe tied for the first runner up position. After Pixie and Pligg sharing a similar result for the Most Promising CMS category, this is the second time the combined opinion of judges and the public was evenly divided for two CMSes, awarding each of them a first runner up spot.

Here’s the distribution of the prize fund for this category:

WordPress: $4,000

MODx: $2,000

SilverStripe: $2,000

This final announcement marks the end of the 2009 Open Source CMS Award. The Award continued to be a great success with over 12,000 nominations and over 23,000 votes received across its five categories.