Mambo is a complete content management system that can be used to build any type of applications from simple websites to large complex applications. Several governmental portals, corporate intranets and extranets, e-commerce sites, non-profit organizations, schools, churches, communities etc. have used the software.
Features of Mambo:
• Easy and simple: Mambo has a modest, easy to use web based interface. It is easy and quick to install.
• Compatible: Supports all major operating systems including Linux, Windows, MacOS X, FreeBSD etc. It is fast and does not demands any complex set-up process.
• Flexible: It offers numerous plugins and extensions. There are many add-on products like image, forum and multimedia galleries, e-commerce and shopping carts, templates, customer relationship managers.
• Cost-effective: Once set up, Mambo does not require much of technical skills for the users to create and update content. Its intuitive web browser-based editor facilitates enhanced productivity with better control, efficiency and content value.
• Community: Till about a decade ago, the CMS has had a good and strong list of developers and active world-wide community though many have shifted to fork projects like Joomla and MiaCMS.
• Multi-lingual: It is fully localized with multiple language management that enables the users to reach out to the worldwide market. Users can select the language of their choice.
• Established: The CMS has been in wide use for over 8 years and has had more than 7 million downloads.
Mambo is written in PHP programming language and with its flexible and easy to use features has been a popular and in demand content management system. The software is free open source and available under the GNU General Public License. Written in PHP, the CMS has been last updated in 2008 and many of the developers had shifted to the more popular and modern Joomla and MiaCMS.