50 Web Publishing Apps

Website heroframework.com


Formerly known as Caribou CMS, Hero is a relatively new CMS with a strong emphasis on e-commerce, subscriptions and member management. It boasts a generally well-designed admin backend and a powerful theming system.

Clean and responsive admin UI
Access to HTML/CSS/JavaScript combined with a full templating language means compatibility with third-party designs
Built-in membership management and e-commerce
Custom content types
Includes full hosting features such as FTP and e-mail
Very few default themes
No third-party theme ecosystem
Limited and expensive storage and bandwidth
Few drop-in widgets for integrating popular third-party services like Twitter and YouTube
Domains cannot be purchased directly through the service
The ubiquitous hosting admin cPanel is not ideal for non-technical users
Signup e-mails contain unprotected passwords
Starts at $29 per month