Start your own Social Bookmarking site with Hotaru CMS!

We were recently contacted by the developers of a unique CMS called Hotaru (japanese for Firefly).

Hotaru is an open source PHP content management system with well over 100 plugins available to help you develop the perfect site. It has been in development since June of 2009 and has seen numerous updates since this time.

The Hotaru forums appear to be quite active with approximately 15 or so themes available for the system and plenty of plugins to extend it in a variety of ways.

While there are numerous ways this CMS can be used, the one we found the most intriguing was it's ability to act as a social bookmarking site:

With an active community and the ability to function as a magazine, blog, static or social bookmarking site, it's very versatile.

You can check out this cool new system by visiting their website or even better, test out all four types of sites that Hotaru is capable of by visiting their demo page at:

We will be following up this post with a review later today, watch for it!

**Update: Check out our review at Hotaru CMS Review