Mambo is a full-featured, award-winning content management system that can be used for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. It is used all over the world to power government portals, corporate intranets and extranets, ecommerce sites, nonprofit outreach, schools, church, and community sites. Mambo's "power in simplicity" also makes it the CMS of choice for many small businesses and personal sites. (

Mambo is open source and completely free to anyone who would like to implement it. The Mambo CMS is the precursor to Joomla, which is being developed by the developers of Mambo.

Easy-to-use interface for adding/editing front-end content and embedding media
Many modules and add-ons to customize your site - including many designed for Joomla
Simple user-management
Many free templates to change the look of your site
Easy database management with MySQL
No HTML coding necessary with powerful WYSIWYG editor
Thorough support available through Mambo forums
Stable final release

Difficult to customize/create templates without a thorough knowledge of CSS and HTML
Installation and setup can be very complicated
Some promising modules don't work very well

Sample site:
Gethsemane Lutheran School