I am looking for recommendations for a simple CMS with the features listed below which are in approximate order of importance.

I generally use Joomla but would prefer something a bit leaner and simpler for some of my smaller clients.

My smaller clients are mostly small businesses and often only need a few pages of information with maybe a slide-show, gallery, a contact page with a location map, and some social networking buttons for sharing their content and linking to their social network pages.

Required features:

  1. Free and Open Source

  2. Responsive web design as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design

  3. Separation of content from design (e.g. via templates or themes)

  4. extensibility

  5. Ability to run on industry standard shared hosting (e.g. cPanel etc.)

  6. Simple for non-technical users (e.g. website maintainers should not have to learn Markdown etc. to be able to update content)

  7. SEO friendly (SEF URLs, ability to enter page titles and meta descriptions etc.)

  8. Simple updates so that maintaining the CMS is easy

  9. HTML5

  10. W3C valid

  11. Fast

  12. Sitemap (suitable for submission to Google Webmaster Tools) should be automatically updated as content is added / updated

  13. Support forums for the CMS

  14. An established community rather than relying on one or two people to keep the CMS alive

  15. A growing interest rather than a CMS in decline

  16. A small footprint

I realise this may be a tall order but am interested to know if there is anything I have missed, anything new I haven't heard about yet or possibly something on the horizon.

Edit: Added in separation of content from design and extensibility

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    By responsive design do you mean everything at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design or just a part of it? – Nicolas Raoul Sep 8 '14 at 5:31
  • @NicolasRaoul I am looking for something that will (for example) show main content with a sidebar or a three column layout on a desktop display but content should collapse above/below each other on tablets and mobiles where necessary. The inclusion of Bootstrap or similar would be highly regarded. Hopefully this still fits within the "Simple CMS" description I have asked for! :) – Neil Robertson Sep 8 '14 at 5:39
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    Thanks @NicolasRaoul, I have clarified the question accordingly. – Neil Robertson Sep 8 '14 at 5:46
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    Liferay would fit except it is not especially simple nor lightweight. – Nicolas Raoul Sep 8 '14 at 5:48

WordPress equipped with an appropriate responsive theme (of which there are hundreds) and the WordPress SEO plugin meets all your requirements.

If you have beginning users there's plenty of tutorial material available.

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