Web content management system Contao (previously known as TYPOlight) has established itself as an ideal midway solution between TYPO3 and Joomla! Thanks to its user-friendly interface and its page-based structure, this content management system is ideal for small and medium-sized website projects, but it can also be the right solution for more comprehensive websites.
Web content management system Contao is a feature-rich and very flexible content management system from Germany. Contao is being developed by a committed core team around chief developer Leo Feyer from Munich. Contao first saw the light of Internet day on 28th February 2006, when it was still known as TYPOlight.
Contao combines the benefits of all the leading content management systems, particularly TYPO3, but Joomla! and Wordpress can be identified on closer examination. Throughout the years, Contao has developed into a professional Web content management system that can be used for websites of every size.
Contao’s major benefits of are to be found in its flexible template structure and its clear and easy-to-use interface. In terms of freedom from any barriers, Contao is currently the clear leader among the Open Source content management systems of any importance and is even extending its lead. Thanks to an active and international community, the project is growing quickly and can count on numerous supporters who are producing new extensions, templates and live projects on a continuous basis.
In its basic configuration, this content management system has numerous functions such as a news module, a calendar module, a newsletter, a form generator, full-text search and a sophisticated user and rights management system.
At start to web, Contao is used for preference for small to medium-sized projects as well as in connection with webshop solutions “Contao Webshop” and "Isotope Webshop". As a page-based content management system, Contao has shown itself to be an ideal alternative to Joomla!