Nov

21

[ CMS Reviews ] e107

e107 was started by jalist in 2004. Since then it has taken on a life of its own and attracted a large community of users. It has a lot of helpful features for making a community type of site.

Feb

4

[ CMS Reviews ] Symphony

Symphony is a community-driven CMS that uses XML/XSLT as its templating language. It’s a relatively newcomer on the CMS scene, so it doesn’t have a huge following yet, but it carries a lot of potential under its belt.

Mar

13

[ CMS Reviews ] Textpattern

Textpattern is a flexible, elegant, and easy to use CMS. It is article-based, much like a blog. With it you can publish articles, links, images, and files. Textpattern opts for Textile instead of a WYSIWYG editor. Textile is a simple syntax for creating XHTML.

Jan

1

[ CMS Reviews ] concrete5

Concrete CMS started as a commercial offering in 2003, it has been through several revisions and updates, and version 5 brought it to open source. It’s a flexible system that has a nice backend, yet uses edit-in-place functionality.

Mar

15

[ CMS Reviews ] Contao (TYPOlight)

Contao is an older CMS with a new name. Formerly TYPOlight, they changed the name to avoid confusion with TYPO3. Contao isn’t light either, its a fully featured CMS that many enjoy using.

Nov

21

[ CMS Reviews ] WordPress

Wordpress is technically a blogging system, but it has grown into a formidable CMS by adding good page management features, media uploading and management, as well as numerous other features that help it to manage content.

Dec

12

[ CMS Reviews ] Wolf CMS

Wolf is a simple no-fluff content management system that helps to manage pages, templates, users and files. The CMS takes its lineage from Frog CMS, and before that Radiant CMS.

Feb

17

[ CMS Reviews ] ExpressionEngine

This CMS is the commercial offering brought to you by EllisLab, the same guys who created the PHP development framework named CodeIgniter. ExpressionEngine is a flexible system that allows you to publish any number of different streams of information with custom fields. It comes in three versions: “freelancer” version, non-commercial, and commercial.

Jan

1

[ CMS Reviews ] CMS Made Simple

CMS Made Simple is based on the Smarty template engine and builds on that foundation to create a solid offering that could be compared to the big names like Joomla and ModX.

Jan

1

[ CMS Reviews ] Website Baker

Website baker could be compared to a Joomla-style CMS, but is much less overwhelming. It has the right amount of functionality to make a solid website that will make clients quick to understand it, and happy to use it.

Feb

17

[ CMS Reviews ] TYPO3

TYPO3 is a enterprise-class solution that can handle large and complex websites. It offers the full gambit of advanced features like multilingual sites, and working with almost any database out there. It also has a broad base of extensions and developers that can add to its functionality.

Jan

4

[ CMS Reviews ] Drupal

Drupal is one of the biggest and most well known Content Management Systems. It is usually used to run community web portal types of websites, but because it has many features and modules, it can be made to run almost any kind of website.

Jan

14

[ CMS Reviews ] MODx

MODx is “100% buzzword compliant” meaning that it was created to immediately work with all sorts of techie things like AJAX, Javascript libraries and all that sorts of goodness. It’s creators call it a “Content Management Framework” meaning that it can be used for a whole lot more than your typical static brochure site.

Jan

3

[ CMS Reviews ] Joomla

Joomla is a large contender in the open source CMS market. It has won several awards, and many big websites use it for their management. It manages all different types of content well like simple text, photos, music, videos, or documents.

Mar

15

[ CMS Reviews ] Kentico CMS

Kentico CMS is a commercial ASP.NET content management system. It has a page-based structure where you can add content parts, of which they have a variety to choose from. It has a free edition that can be used, and several versions of their paid versions.

Mar

13

[ CMS Reviews ] Plone

Plone is a CMS that uses the Zope application server, which uses the Python programming language. This is unique in a world filled with PHP applications. It is made to be used as an intranet, portal, web site or community site. It helps manage all sorts of content, organized into folders, that can be uploaded by a community of users.

Jan

1

[ CMS Reviews ] SilverStripe

Silverstripe was put together by a New Zealand based company that strongly believes in open source applications. SilverStripe is named “Most Promising Open Source Content Management System” in Packt Publishing’s 2008 CMS Awards. The CMS works well because it looks and acts a little bit more like a desktop application than a traditional web-based CMS.

Mar

19

[ CMS Reviews ] Sitefinity

Sitefinity is an ASP.NET Commercial CMS offering from Telerik Corp. It has nice drag-and-drop, edit-in-place functionality that practically anyone could figure out. The product comes in two flavors: a community (free) version with some limitations, and a commercial edition that starts at $499.

Jun

3

[ CMS Reviews ] Squarespace

Squarespace is a relatively new commercially hosted CMS that takes a non-technical approach to creating and editing sites. With plans starting at $8 a month, it is reasonably priced and doesn’t put any artificial page limitations on your site.

Mar

9

[ CMS Reviews ] Movable Type

Movable Type is a commercial offering, turned open source from Six Apart. It is billed as both a blogging system as well as a simple content management system. It can manage multiple websites/blogs with one install. There is a free blogging version, and then business and enterprise versions that cost much more.

Mar

10

[ CMS Reviews ] LightCMS

A commercial CMS from Element Fusion. While they have several similar CMS’s for different groups, (churches, businesses…) LightCMS is the one for designers. There is a free option, but it is limited to 3 pages, otherwise the system requires a monthly subscription, similar to a web host.

Mar

10

[ CMS Reviews ] CushyCMS

This is a little side project by Stateless Systems. CushyCMS is the easiest CMS you will ever implement. Essentially, it is a hosted service that allows users to change content via a web-interface, and then have it uploaded back to the server.

Mar

10

[ CMS Reviews ] Zenphoto

Zenphoto is a community-developed application made to be a simple photo gallery without getting too feature bloated. “Simpler is better” is their credo. However, it is flexible enough to work for almost anyone’s gallery site.

Jul

16

[ Articles ] New Pay By SMS Mobile Payment App

In times like these no-contact and mobile payments are becoming more important that ever. Practically every restaurant is now taking orders online or over the phone in order to facilitate food delivery and pickups. Many businesses have resorted to asking for credit card numbers over the phone and manually typing them into their payment systems. […]

Apr

22

[ Articles ] HTML Email Signature Generators

Making an email signature can be tricky. It doesn’t help that every email client out there treats HTML in a different way, so making something that is both functional and pretty can end up to be really hard. You can code it yourself by hand, but then you’d have to deal with testing it across […]

Feb

10

[ Articles ] New WordPress Maintenance Reports Plugin

If you offer WordPress hosting and maintenance to your clients, you should check out a new plugin called WP Client Reports. The idea of the plugin is to enable to you offer your clients an emailed report with statistics about the updates or maintenance that you have performed on the site over the last month. […]

Jan

30

[ News ] Joomla 2.5 is out!

The long-awaited Joomla 2.5 is out and ready for public consumption. The new release features goodies like easy updates, smart searching in the back-end, and multi-database support, and that’s just a few! You can read about all of the new stuff on their site. You think you’re ready to upgrade? Go ahead and hit the […]

Dec

29

[ News ] e107 Hits 1.0 and gets Branded

Although its been around for over 9 years, e107 has just now hit that big 1.0 mark. According to the release “For the past 9 years the open-source CMS e107 has been mostly a hobby project of a few dedicated PHP developers. Despite its lack of funding or marketing over that time, e107 has continued […]

Nov

9

[ News ] Silverstripe 3.0 Alpha

Silverstripe announced their alpha version of their 3.0 release. While its not finished yet, it starts to show off where they want to be in the future and what they are aiming for. One of the biggest changes is the separation between their CMS and Framework. Along with this is a new layout and some […]

Oct

21

[ News ] Squarespace 6 Beta

The Squarespace 6 beta is opening up and from the preview video it looks to be a pretty impressive offering for photographers and other creatives. Lots of drag and drop goodness and click-to-edit functionality. Beware, pretty soon your clients will expect this level of functionality in their websites!

Jan

20

[ CMS Showcase ] Blue Riot Labs

Jan

20

[ News ] Open Source CMS Market Share

A digital agency named Water and Stone has put together a research report about the popularity and usage of varying open source content management systems. Its an interesting quick read, but if you just want the cliffs notes, then here’s their summary: The Big Three — WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal — remain firmly in command […]

Jan

12

[ News ] Joomla 1.6 Arrives

The new version of Joomla has finally arrived. Version 1.6. While it has been in beta for a long time, this is the final release that is ready for the public. This release brings better access controls, a user-defined category structure, easier installation, extended language support, and hundreds of other features. Check out the newest […]

Jan

5

[ News ] Drupal 7 Out

Big news in the CMS world today: Finally, Drupal 7 has been released. After many alphas and betas, it has been publicly released. As the video states, thousands of contributors have worked for over 3 years to bring this to us. This release brings us many new things including a whole new user interface that […]

Dec

18

[ CMS Showcase ] Karim Zurita

Dec

18

[ CMS Showcase ] All Castle

Dec

18

[ CMS Showcase ] Anton Peck

Dec

18

[ CMS Showcase ] Demba Ba Hoffenheim

Dec

17

[ CMS Showcase ] Simon Amstell

Dec

17

[ CMS Showcase ] Directo Web Addicted

Dec

17

[ CMS Showcase ] Livet och Landskapen

Dec

17

[ CMS Showcase ] Droid Means Business

Dec

17

[ CMS Showcase ] Cam Bennett Online

Nov

24

[ News ] EE Forecast

If you’re really into ExpressionEngine and want to know that EllisLab is up to next, then you’ll want to put this one in your bookmarks: The EE Forecast. The page tells what priorities the team members are working on next so you can get a snapshot of what features and functionality will be fixed or […]

Nov

23

[ News ] Big Squarespace Fall Update

Squarespace has been growing a lot lately and is working on adding some nice features to their CMS. These include an iPad App, Geolocation widgets, Autosaving, and media management improvements. These should be available soon.

Nov

22

[ News ] Open Source Awards 2010

Packt has announced their yearly Open Source Awards, awarding CMS Made Simple the winner of Open Source CMS, with Silverstripe and MODx trailing close behind. That said, they separated WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla into another category called “Hall of Fame CMS” which means they won all of the other years. As a result of a […]

Nov

18

[ News ] Textpattern 4.3.0 Released

This release changes some of the old functionality in order to prepare the way for Textpattern 5, as well as adds a bit of new functionality like image tag support, better feeds, and built in language packs for plugins.

Nov

16

[ News ] Drupal 7 Beta 3

Yep, maybe someday we might reach a release candidate status with Drupal 7, but don’t get your hopes up too soon because right now they’re only releasing another beta. That said, it shouldn’t be too long before as release candidate and then a major release for this major CMS. If you haven’t been back in […]

Nov

9

[ News ] CMS Made Simple 1.9 “Bora Bora”

CMS Made Simple just had a large 1.9 update where they added “features, features, and more features”. You can now customize the URL any way you’d like, disabling the WYSIWYG editor, a new admin theme, and the ability to have a “Site Down” page during maintenance.

Nov

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Iron Source

Nov

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Torque Industries

Sep

17

[ ] Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Sep

17

[ ] Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Sep

17

[ ] Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Sep

17

[ ] Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Aug

23

[ News ] The 2010 Open Source Awards

It’s that time of the year again for PacktPub’s annual Open Source Awards. These awards go to some of the hard-working people out there who help develop open source CMS’s. This year the CMS-related categories are: Open Source CMS, Hall of Fame CMS, and Most Promising Open Source Project. At this time of year they are in the […]

Aug

7

[ News ] Have you seen MojoMotor?

In the midst of the update to ExpressionEngine 2.1, EllisLab announced a new product that hasn’t gotten a ton of attention. Its name is MojoMotor and is made to provide a more simple starting point for a website. Then, if the website grows in complexity it could be easily upgraded to ExpressionEngine. Compared to EE, […]

May

30

[ CMS Showcase ] DesignBits

Mar

19

[ News ] SXSW Roundup

We attended several CMS-related panels at SXSW including: Is WordPress Killing Web Design? – This wasn’t as much a discussion about WordPress as much as CMS’s themselves. The discussion revolved around the pros/cons of themes, and how we, as designers, have gotten lazy at creatively laying out content within the “editable area” R.I.P. Content Management […]

Mar

12

[ News ] We’re at SXSW!

We’ll be attending the SXSW Interactive conference and attending some sessions related to ExpressionEngine, Drupal and WordPress. We’ll see if we have anything to report back to you after we get back. Feel free to send us an email if you’re also planning to be there!

Mar

10

[ News ] Jaws 0.8.10 Released

We haven’t heard much from the Jaws CMS since we added them to our site. So it’s good to see that they are still alive and kicking! This release fixes the CMS for newer versions of PHP and cleans up all of the libraries and languages that are included with the system.

Mar

2

[ News ] Elgg 1.7 Released

Elgg is a popular social networking CMS platform that allows users to create custom profiles, notifications, blogs, as well as upload media and files for sharing. The 1.7 release focuses mostly on refining and upgrading the backend of the platform including a functional REST API, full text search, and database improvements. The creators say that […]

Feb

25

[ News ] WordPress 3.0 Features

A new post over at the WordPress Dev Blog, and some information dug up by WP Beginner reveals some of the most exciting upcoming features in WordPress 3.0. First off, WordPress MU (or “multi-user” will be merging with WordPress core. This basically means that you can set up multiple WordPress sites on one install. Second, custom […]

Feb

23

[ News ] New Review Posted

We’ve posted the first of a few reviews we’ve got in the works. This one is for Preation’s Eden Platform, a newer CMS that is focused on personal and small businesses primarily. Check it out, and if you’ve used it before, give it a review!

Feb

23

[ CMS Reviews ] Eden Platform

Preation’s Eden Platform is an easy-to-use page editor with some added features that are helpful for small businesses wanting to get online. It has an added focus of SEO optimization and attracting search engine traffic. Along with their CMS, they offer support and training on the CMS if needed.

Feb

16

[ News ] News Cleanup

Not a ton of huge news for CMS’s that we’re following currently, but enough to warrant a quick clean-up post for a few of them: WordPress released version 2.9.2 which is a security release that fixes a problem for logged in users being able to see other’s trash bins. Symphony announced upcoming plans for version […]

Feb

4

[ CMS Showcase ] Spree Personal Shopping

Feb

4

[ CMS Showcase ] Ignaty Nikulin

Feb

3

[ News ] Heard of Harmony?

Anybody heard of Harmony? It looks like a Ruby On Rails based CMS that is currently in beta. We just saw some first Twitter postings about it and have been checking out the website. It looks like a sweet interface that would be fun to work in while also being nicely functional. Worth checking out, […]

Jan

31

[ News ] How to Choose a CMS

A well written article similar in nature to our own How to choose a CMS has been written over at the website Webmaster format. The article gives some good advice about how it can be a “make or break decision” as to which one you choose. It outlines the problem well with some do’s, don’ts […]

Jan

28

[ News ] Monk Development Updates

The guys at Monk Development have been hard at work. A brand new 3.2.6 version of the “total church web solution” named Ekklesia 360 comes with brand new features: a new uploader, embedded video support, and a WYSIWYG image manager as well as 90 other features, improvements, and fixes. In addition, they’re doing a soft launch […]

Jan

27

[ News ] e107 CMS and Website Compromised

Security update 0.7.17 has been issued for users of the e107 CMS. It effects all users of the CMS and they recommend updating as soon as possible. The nasty exploit hit their own website as well, and the hackers tried to repoint the download links for the CMS to compromised versions. All has been cleaned […]

Jan

26

[ News ] WordPress Foundation

Just in case WordPress.org, WordPress.com, and Automattic.com weren’t enough, the WordPress guys have now launched The WordPress Foundation. An organization dedicated to preserving free access to the projects that they support and creating a stable platform for web publishing for generations to come. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

Jan

19

[ CMS Showcase ] ReadersPlace

Jan

19

[ CMS Showcase ] Camwood Construction

Jan

15

[ News ] Drupal 7 Alpha 1 Released

While we usually shy away from posting about Alpha, Beta and Omega releases (just kidding on the last one) It’s pretty big news that the Drupal 7 Alpha is now available for testing. This is the first progress update we’ve heard for awhile and this is a huge update to the popular CMS with new […]

Jan

15

[ News ] Graffiti CMS is now open source

After a long time with no news, Telligent’s ASP.NET CMS has been released as open source. While it has been popular among a large amount of developers, it’s creators have let the project slow down almost to a halt. With talk on their blog about “community members that stepped up and offered to help shepherd […]

Jan

15

[ CMS Showcase ] Hydraulik Art

Jan

10

[ News ] New Radiant CMS Extensions Directory

There is now an official directory for all sorts of Radiant CMS extensions for almost any kind of need. The new site provides extension authors a chance to upload their work and show themselves as being available for hire. If you’re not familiar with it, Radiant is a Ruby on Rails no-fluff, open source content […]

Jan

9

[ News ] Creating Drupal Themes

Usually designers don’t usually get their hands dirty with any real programming, but we tend to have to learn how to build out a template within any particular CMS. Sometimes this is quite easy, and other times it requires a lot more than we thought! The Drupal Blog brought to our attention a new training […]

Jan

8

[ News ] Movable Type 5 Released

Big news for the 8-year-old blogging/cms software MovableType: the long-awaited version 5 has been officially released! The release focuses much more on websites in whole and not simply just blogs. In addition to the cool revised interface design, some cool new features are listed below: Websites for grouping blogs together, Themes with full support for […]

Dec

29

[ News ] Kentico CMS 5.0 Released

Our friends at Kentico have released a new version of their ASP.NET CMS that focuses on enterprise-level performance and scalability, widgets, user personalization and many other improvements. If you’d like to learn more about it see their blog post and check out their demo.

Dec

26

[ CMS Showcase ] Jennifer Walter

Dec

26

[ CMS Showcase ] London Korean Film Festival

Dec

26

[ CMS Showcase ] Emeka Rajis

Dec

26

[ CMS Showcase ] Hix Design

Dec

26

[ CMS Showcase ] PopSugar

Dec

26

[ CMS Showcase ] Dio5

Dec

26

[ CMS Showcase ] Authors Place

Dec

26

[ CMS Showcase ] Dan Lewis James

Dec

26

[ CMS Showcase ] Frye / Wiles

Dec

26

[ CMS Showcase ] Life Music Love

Dec

22

[ News ] Pixie 1.03

Pixie, the small, simple website editor who received a runner-up position in the “Most Promising Open Source CMS” has just updated to version 1.03. One of the big changes in this version is that theme developers can now specify their own index.php file as part of a theme. Learn more.

Dec

20

[ News ] WordPress 2.9 Released, New Features

WordPress 2.9 has been released, and boy is it an exciting one. Here are some of the new features that you’ll notice upon installing it: 1.Trash/undo feature, don’t delete it permanently, just trash it and then you can bring it back if need be. 2. An improved image editor where you can crop, rotate, and […]

Dec

4

[ News ] ExpressionEngine 2.0 Beta Released!

We’ve had the pleasure of downloading and installing the ExpressionEngine 2.o Beta. A day that we never thought might come. While we’re not going to call it bug-free, the maker’s of EE are staying on top of the problems and fixing them as fast as they can as part of the public Beta. The new […]

Dec

1

[ CMS Showcase ] Wentings.com

Nov

22

[ News ] Symphony to Become Business, Offer Support

A lot is happening around the Symphony CMS camp, with a new website on the way and the announcement that Symphony will become Symphony CMS Limited, a UK registered company dedicated to making the platform as good as it can be. One this this will bring is the ability to bring in the Symphony developers […]

Nov

9

[ News ] PacktPub CMS Awards

For the first time in four years, WordPress has won the overall “Best Open Source CMS” Award, with MODx and SilverStripe coming in a close 2nd place. The “Most Promising” award goes to “ImpressCMS” and Plone taking the “Best Other Open Source CMS” again. Of course, Drupal and Joomla both won a host of awards, […]

Nov

2

[ News ] New Article: New CMS’s Worth Checking Out

We just posted a new article on the site talking about new CMS’s that are targeted at designers that are worth checking out. Some of these are paid, others are totally open source and free. Read the article!

Nov

1

[ Articles ] New CMS’s Worth Checking Out

There are so many CMS’s out there these days its hard to keep track of them all. And while a lot of people have their favorite stand-bys, we all know that most everyone is always keeping an eye out there for the next best thing. These are some of the newest CMS’s we’ve spotted trying […]

Nov

1

[ News ] EEInsider Gets the Scoop on ExpressionEngine 2.0

Finally! A release date and some real information! ExpressionEngine 2.0 will officially launch on December 1st. We’re finally getting a dump of information from EllisLab, and most of it can be found right now on EEInsider.com, all posted during their EE2 Week. For those that are interested, here’s the rundown: EE2.0 Pricing and Details: Learn […]

Oct

30

[ News ] WordPress News

WordPress 2.9 is on its way, with a final release expected around the end of November or the beginning of December. This release will feature image editing, post thumbnails, adding the trash status, and easier media embeds, along with a bunch of other technical stuff. In addition, this version will start to bring about changes […]

Oct

15

[ News ] Packt Publishing CMS Award Finalists

Nominations closed awhile ago, now you have until October 30th to get your final votes in in these categories: Best Overall Open Source CMS: DotNetNuke, MODx, SilverStripe, WordPress, XOOPS Hall of Fame: Drupal, Joomla! Most Promising Open Source CMS: ImpressCMS, Manhali, Pixie, Pligg, Redaxscript Best Open Source PHP CMS: Drupal, Joomla!, MODx, TYPOlight, WordPress Best […]

Oct

14

[ News ] Concrete5 News

We haven’t heard much from the guys at Concrete5 for awhile, but recently versions 5.3.3 and 5.3.3.1 have been released. These feature new design controls, improved user search, bulk user editing, update support for marketplace addons, and improved mail and user profile support. Be sure to read the post about updating if you’ve already got […]

Oct

12

[ News ] First Radiant Release Candidate

Radiant CMS has released their first ever release candidate, after being out for more than 2 years. Version 0.9.0 boasts a new slicker looking design and some small refinements that make Radiant even better. There are now two levels of tabs, the top level includes: “Content”, “Design”, and “Settings”. It makes use of hot-keys for […]

Oct

11

[ News ] New LightCMS website, and features

Element Fusion has released a new website for it’s designer-centric product: LightCMS. In addition, they are now allowing for “reseller pricing” where you can set the price that you want to charge your clients and they’ll handle all of the billing for you. All you’ve got to do is log in to your account and […]

Oct

10

[ News ] TYPO3 Version 4.3 Beta

For all you TYPO3 enthusiasts out there, version 4.3 Beta has just been released hot on the tails of 4.2.9. The new version boasts new features like advanced front-end editing, system scheduler, system reports and much more. It is now in feature freeze, only bug fixes and refinements will be made until it is released.

Oct

1

[ News ] Telerik Launches Marketplace for Sitefinity Add-Ons

Telerik, a leading vendor of development tools and user interface components for .NET, announced the launch of their new marketplace for add-ons for its Sitefinity ASP.NET CMS. The marketplace will allow the Sitefinity community to share and sell controls, modules, themes and templates for Sitefinity. In addition, the marketplace will offer a number of free tools […]

Sep

24

[ News ] TYPOlight Website Relaunch

The TYPOlight website has been relaunched featuring a new shiny design and a myriad of new content. There is now a central support page, a fanpage logo that can be used if needed, the users’s and developers guides have been updated, and they’ve combined all of the possible accounts you could have on the website […]

Sep

23

[ News ] ExpressionEngine 2.0 Beta, Phase 2

Yep, you heard that right. You have one more chance to partake in the EE 2.0 beta program. This will be the final round of beta testing that the program will undergo before it is declared final and released to the masses. The good news is that anyone has a chance to partake this time, […]

Sep

23

[ News ] 2009 Open Source CMS Finalists Announced

PacktPub’s 2009 Open Source CMS Award finalists have just been announced. Nominations have been going on for a couple of months now and now it’s time to vote for the finalists in each category. Finalists in the overall category are DotNetNuke, MODx, SilverStripe, WordPress, and XOOPS. Congratulations to all those CMS’s for their hard work […]

Sep

17

[ News ] What is This Site Missing?

This is just a general question to everyone visiting our site. What is this site missing? Or, what would you like to see on this site? We’ve been considering different kinds of content and would like to start updating the site more often than only news bits. What kinds of articles would be interesting to […]

Sep

15

[ CMS Showcase ] Jann De Vries

Sep

15

[ News ] Drupal 7 Code Freeze

The next rendition of a major player in the CMS universe is nearing completion, Drupal 7 has reached code freeze. This basically just means that no new features will be added until the big release, and the rest of the time will be spent on testing and patching. It sounds like we’ll probably get our […]

Sep

13

[ News ] Maintenance Releases

Here’s a quick rundown of some minor maintenance releases by some of the CMS’s out there. CMS Made Simple 1.6.5 Poya is mostly a bug fix release, but some of them are important. Our favorite Ruby CMS came out with 0.8.1 – Luster Release, but we’ll be honest and admit that we couldn’t figure out what the […]

Sep

12

[ News ] Textpattern 4.2.0

In case you missed Textpattern 4.2.0 being released, or just didn’t understand it’s significance, head on over to the Textpattern blog for a nice rundown of the whole thing, including admin themes, multi-site support, enhanced role permissions, and a ton of other goodness. It looks like a great release that makes the system easier to […]

Sep

11

[ News ] ExpressionEngine 2.0 Beta1 Completed

Yawn… Some have said that it’s vaporware, while others vehemently disagree. But everyone knows it’s getting hard to keep looking forward to something that you thought was going to come out a year ago. According to the company blog, ExpressionEngine 2.0 Beta1 is finished, but don’t get too excited, there’s still a Beta2. So far the […]

Sep

10

[ News ] Movable Type 5 Beta

Movable Type is about 2 months away from releasing version 5, but for now they’re allowing you to download it for Beta testing purposes. Big changes are planned for v5 that are focused on three major feature areas: websites, cms, and other significant features. They’re own post does a far better job than we could […]

Sep

6

[ News ] WordPress Security Buzz

There’s been a lot of buzz on the internet lately regarding the security of WordPress and certain exploits that take advantage of older installs of the software. Even the official development blog posted a response encouraging users to keep their blogs upgraded. Lorelle has posted some information about the attacks that are going on against […]

Aug

28

[ News ] Plone 3.3 Released

Plone, in the midst of planning some larger upcoming updates to the software has released version 3.3. This release includes the ability to localize navigation, tabs, sitemaps, and searches within certain folders, so you can easily develop sub-sites within your Plone installation. Check out the Lineage add-on that makes use of these new features. For […]

Aug

17

[ News ] Minor Releases

Everybody has to clean up some code some time or another, minor releases are most CMS’s way to doing this. Ready? WordPress 2.8.4 is a security release, CMS Made Simple 1.6.4 “Moindou” fixes some minor bugs. And finally SilverStripe 2.3.3 is also a bugfix that cleans up a few stray things with the latest version […]

Aug

16

[ News ] Website Baker 2.8 Out

It sounds like the original author of the Website Baker CMS has left the project and headed for greener pastures. But the newly founded Website Baker’s Association has picked up where they left off and just released version 2.8. This release integrates droplets, the JQuery library, allows for a skinnable backend, and you can now […]

Aug

6

[ News ] 2009 Open Source CMS Award

One of our sponsors, Packt Publishing, hosts yearly awards for the best open source CMS’s on the market today. The categories this year are: Best Overall Open Source CMS Most Promising Open Source CMS Best PHP Open Source CMS Best Other Open Source CMS Open Source MVPs Right now we are in the “nominations” time […]

Aug

4

[ News ] Tons O’ Plone Updates

You can read a bunch of news in this update that talks about all sorts of Plone conferences and new related books that are coming out. The biggest news is related to Plone 4 and the features that have been accepted for the next release. You can expect a new default theme, TinyMCE editor instead […]

Aug

4

[ News ] Concrete5 New Release

A new 5.3.2 release came out for Concrete5 that improves bulk editing, search engine optimization, and added image settings. In addition, there are some major bug fixes, additional behavioral improvements and developer updates. You can learn all about it here.

Aug

4

[ News ] New Kids on the Block

No, this isn’t about the terrible musical group. It’s just a round-up post of a few of the newer CMS’s we’ve run into lately. We’ll get them added to the site when we can. We’ve got some catching up to do! PageLime is a flat-file hosted CMS for designers. It allows you to define some […]

Aug

3

[ News ] Symphony CMS Speeds Up

Symphony CMS is starting to see a rise in popularity and community involvement. In the last month almost three releases (2.0.3, 2.0.4, and 2.0.5) have come mainly through the community improving the system and fixing bugs. In addition, according to a Stats page added to the site, the community is quickly growing. Read more on […]

Aug

2

[ News ] Zenphoto 1.2.6 to be Released Soon

Zenphoto is a photo/media CMS that allows you to create customized photo albums. Version 1.2.6 will include the ability to rotate full images, use individual watermarks for each album, many new filters, and many cool new plugins for user management, image mass editing, and image ratings. Download it now to test it out, but wait […]

Aug

1

[ News ] One Big Textpattern Update

Textpattern 4.2.0 has a release candidate finished, which is in need of a little bit of testing. This update contains some big features that will improve upon the Textpattern experience. Included are: admin-side themes, support for unlimited custom fields, and multi-site capabilities. Try it out and let them know if you find any bugs!

Aug

1

[ News ] WordPress 2.9 Features Vote

Early in the month of July, the WordPress Development blog held a poll that let everyone know that the 2.9 release would be focused on Media features, and asked users which features were most important to them. While the big decisions haven’t been made completely yet, you can view the results here. One of the […]

Jul

29

[ News ] Bugfixes All Around

CMS Made Simple has released two updates recently, moving quickly from 1.6.1 to 1.6.2. WordPress released 2.8.1 awhile ago which fixed some larger bugs and a few security vulnerabilities, then just recently released 2.8.2 which fixes a XSS vulnerability. Finally, Joomla went quickly from 1.5.13 to 1.5.14 the first of which was a security release, and the […]

Jul

27

[ News ] Movable Type 4.3 Features

Building on an already strong base, Movable Type 4.3 has some really nice new features for the end-user. The first is an Entry Asset Manager, this is basically an upload button with every post/page that you can attach multiple files. It shows the files that are attached, and you can delete them. This will be […]

Jul

25

[ News ] “An Intranet in a Box”

Development Seed has released a Drupal-based Intranet package that they’re calling Open Atrium. The package uses Drupal’s community features to build on and create the basis of a Intranet that contains features like blogs, calendar, group dashboard, documents, case tracker, and a twitter-like shoutbox. They’re also encouraging other users to build on their platform by […]

Jul

10

[ News ] Plone 4 Features

While the Plone team is hard at work on Plone 5, they’ve decided to go ahead and implement some of the best features and planned changes into the existing Plone 4. It will ship with a new default skin, which is similar to the new plone.org website. In addition, it will use TinyMCE instead of […]

Jul

9

[ News ] Movable Type 4, 5

Work has started on Movable Type 5 with a beta release expected in the coming months. Until then, Movable Type 4.3 should tide you over. When released, it will contain comment pagination, a variety of bug fixes and some significant performance and scalability improvements.

Jul

8

[ News ] BBPress Final Finally Released

BBPress is online forum software built by the same people who brought you WordPress. While it has been around for a long time, it has never quite managed to get out of beta, alpha, and any number of other “pre-release” versions. BBPress 1.0 has finally been released and features an administrative backend interface similar to […]

Jul

7

[ News ] WordPress GPL Arguments

If you follow WordPress at all lately, I’m sure you’re aware of the recent controversy regarding the GPL license, and what it means as applied to third-party plugins and themes. Matt recently contacted the Software Freedom Law Center which helped him to clarify the issue that themes must share the GPL license. Some people are […]

Jul

6

[ News ] Big Name Updates

A lot of the big names in CMS land have release minor updates for their systems. Joomla has released 1.5.12 which contains a number of bug fixes and some moderate-level security fixes. Drupal 6.13 and 5.19 are maintenance releases fixing problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as critical security vulnerabilities. TYPO3 has released 4.2.8, 4.1.12 and […]

Jul

5

[ News ] Chyrp 2.0 Final(ly) Released

Chyrp is a free lightweight blogging solution developed by Alex Suraci. After about a year of work, he has released his long-awaited 2.0 version. Because it is a complete rewrite, he didn’t even bother to mention all of the new features. We’ll probably be adding it to our site soon, but its definitely worth a try […]

Jul

4

[ News ] ExpressionEngine 2.0 Enters Beta

Not a ton to report, but EE 2.0 has entered the beta stage. If you’re hoping to participate, you’d better read up quickly, unfortunately though the initial beta will be invite-only, and be a lot of people who saw Kaylee at the ExpressionEngine Roadshow. The second round will be open, so keep your eyes and […]

Jul

2

[ News ] Meet Melody

While there isn’t a lot to “meet” yet, Six Apart has introduced Melody, a more community based version of Movable Type. Basically, Melody will feature more “bleeding-edge community-driven ideas, rapid iteration, and integration with the code of other open source projects”. Nothing too new has really been developed yet, but they do have a pretty […]

Jun

29

[ News ] Light CMS Adds Client Billing

Light CMS has added the ability for designers to let the system handle billing your client for you. Meaning that you set the price, and LightCMS (under a disguised name on your clients statements) will bill your clients and handle the whole painful process for you.

Jun

25

[ News ] Symphony 2.0.3 Released

The Symphony team has just released version 2.0.3 of their CMS for public consumption. This release has a lot of bug fixes, but also includes a few new features, for example sections can be added to any navigation group instead of the default “Publish” menu. In addition, support for IE8 has been added. Read more […]

Jun

22

[ News ] CMS Made Simple 1.6 Out

The guys at CMS Made Simple have released version 1.6 after a great deal of anticipation. There are a lot of changes, some large, some small, to learn about them all, you should get them from the horses mouth. Some of the ones worth mentioning are: better, faster, easier, more advanced permissions, new themes and […]

Jun

19

[ News ] SilverStripe 2.3.2 released, multi-language support is back

SilverStripe has included multi-language support for quite awhile, but unfortunately it was “broken” when they released version 2.3.0 this past March because of major architectural changes within the system made at that time. With version 2.3.2 it is back, “The feature which provides this is called Translatable in the codebase, and it lets you create […]

Jun

18

[ News ] Joomla Resources Directory

If you’re looking for help with your Joomla powered website, then a new website has launched just for you. The website can be found at resources.joomla.org and helps you to look up people and/or companies who do education, consulting, freelancing, support and programming.

Jun

18

[ News ] MiaCMS and Aliro Join Forces

In a never-seen-before unbelievably unheard of move, MiaCMS and Aliro are going to merge to become one united CMS. If you’re not familiar with MiaCMS, it was a fork of the popular Mambo CMS back in the day, which split into a million ways to become Joomla, MiaCMS, and many others. While they only recently […]

Jun

17

[ News ] Google Wave

We’re a little behind the times here I guess, but have you all checked out Google Wave? On May 28th they announced an upcoming new technology that will combine real-time communication (like instant messaging) with persistent content (like a wiki) and allows multiple people to be participating at the same time. It just might put […]

Jun

16

[ News ] WordPress and Drupal in Webware 100

Both WordPress and Drupal have earned their places in the 2009 Webware 100, which is presented to the top 100 Web Apps on the internets these days. Both were in the “Social” category, and of course, this isn’t a huge shakeup because both won last year as well.

Jun

12

[ News ] Typeroom CMS

Noticed a new kid on the block through CMS Wire this week called Typeroom (As if there weren’t enough CMS’s with the word “type” in them already). This one looks like a well implemented SAS (software as service) option that many designers would be happy with. Sign up for a quick demo if you’d like […]

Jun

11

[ News ] WordPress 2.8 Released

The next version of the popular WordPress blogging system has just been released. The most notable features are faster speed all around, browsing and installing themes from your own WordPress dashboard, it adds codepress for viewing and working on your plugins/themes, and a completely new widget interface, and some new screen options that provide greater […]

Jun

11

[ News ] Movable Type 4.26

Six Apart just announced a new 4.26 version of MovableType that fixes bugs and improves features. It provides dramatically better search performance for large datasets and improves performance and reliability around TheSchwartz (whatever that is…) At this time, no new features have been added.

Jun

10

[ News ] Proposals for Plone 4 Solicited

The Plone Foundation is looking for feedback and ideas that go beyond the typical bug reports. They are looking for substantive suggestions/improvements they call a Plone Improvement Proposal, or PLIP. Think of it as a mini essay that describes your idea, how it would work, what the downsides are. These ideas will be considered by […]

Jun

4

[ News ] Zenphoto 1.2.5

Zenphoto 1.2.5 has been released out the the public in its final form. It contains a few new features worth noting: there is now a plugin to allow cropping of images, there are now options for grey images, they added a jQuery datepicker, some search improvements, and lots of other stuff on the backend. Check […]

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Miami.com

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Michael Konjevic

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Mediasuture

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Karim Zurita

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Fresh Media

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Monsoon

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] flush inc

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Studio On The Brink

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Reveal Reel

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Mountain Drawn

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] Gigstad Painting

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] E-Desegno Web Design

Jun

2

[ CMS Showcase ] CMSthemer

Jun

2

[ News ] CushyCMS Upgraded

Stateless Systems has updated their offering named CushyCMS which powers 30,000 websites worldwide. Some of their improvements include capabilities to edit XML for flash sites, support for 10 more languages, better reliability of embedded PHP scripting, and some other display improvements. In addition, if you’re paying for a Pro plan, you can customize the WYSIWYG […]

Jun

1

[ News ] Dries Buytaert on Drupal 7 usability

There’s a lot of news surrounding the work on the upcoming Drupal 7 and its big focus on usability. You can read some more about it straight from the man himself, Dries Buytaert. In addition, you might want to watch this video that Mark and Leisa have posted that starts to outline some major changes […]

May

30

[ News ] SixApart & WordPress

We found this story on CMS Wire entertaining: Aparently Six Apart, the creators of the TypePad blogging system recently announced some new features for WordPress blogging users, who would actually be using the competition. But as the old saying goes “if you can’t beat them, then join them.”

May

30

[ News ] Textpattern admin theme

The next Textpattern release will likely feature one user-contributed admin them in addition to the default theme. The contest hasn’t even started yet as they’re still looking for people to organize the contest. But keep an eye on this if you’d like your admin theme to be the one.

May

30

[ News ] TYPOlight 2.7.1 released

2.7.1 is a small maintainence release, but it does feature an all new 2 column back-end layout that might be nice!

May

29

[ News ] Yooba Studio for Flash Websites

This is an interesting CMS we ran into the other day that was created to allow for interactive Flash websites called Yooba. It’s more than just a simple XML creator, its actually even more focused on designing a Flash website, we don’t think it even requires you to own a copy of Flash! Anyway, get […]

May

29

[ News ] MODx Revolution Beta Available

The development team at MODx has been working on two projects: Evolution and Revolution. I’m assuming that Evolution is continuing the old framework of MODx that is already out there, and Revolution is the new deal. Well, the first beta of Revolution has been released. It features a whole new core that promises to be […]

May

27

[ CMS Showcase ] Gonzo Design

May

27

[ CMS Showcase ] Mystery Tin

May

21

[ News ] Devot:ee Launches

A new community site covering ExpressionEngine was just launched recently aptly named Devot:ee. Ryan Masuga and his team have been hard at work on this site for a loooong time, so we’re happy that its finally ready for the public. In order to get more people to the site, they’re giving away 24 giveaways that […]

May

21

[ News ] Lots of New Versions Due Out Soon

Many release candidates and betas of your favorite CMS’s have been released and that means that new versions are drawing near. Here’s the wrap up: WordPress 2.8 Beta 1 has been released, Zenphoto 1.2.5 RC1 is out for testing, SilverStripe 2.3.2 beta 1 which adds multi-language support, and Drupal 6.12/5.18 are out and fix a […]

May

17

[ CMS Showcase ] Pngised.net

May

14

[ News ] SourceForge Community Choice Awards

If your favorite CMS is hosted at SourceForge, then you should nominate them for the Community Choice Awards before nominations close on May 29th. e107 is one of the CMS’s making the bid for nominations. Check out these search results to see if your CMS is hosted there.

May

12

[ News ] New Symphony Website

The folks who created the Symphony CMS have combined their previous two website into an impressive new website. There is no longer the split between “the pitch” and “the community”. The impressive thing is that the whole website, including the forum is powered through Symphony. Now if they could just improve their documentation section a […]

May

5

[ News ] ExpressionEngine 2.0 Developer Preview Ending

EllisLab has said that after a few more features are added into the preview to help plugin and extension developers get their code working, it will be ending. They have also promised that they will be announcing nothing else new about 2.0 before it is actually released, which is a bit sad for sites like […]

May

5

[ News ] New Drupal “Front-End” Book

A new book has been published by Prentice Hall called Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting. Authored by Emma Jane Hogbin and Konstantin Käfer, this book focuses on teaching readers how to customize how Drupal themes, with an emphasis on Drupal 6 and its theme engine. This seems like it would be a gopod read […]

May

5

[ News ] New Light CMS Packages

Element Fusion has announced one new package offering for their hosted CMS solution for designers, Light CMS. Along with improvements to several of their other packages. While every package comes “fully featured” so that you can create websites, different packages have limitations on pages, disk storage, and number of editors. The new “advanced” package is […]

Apr

30

[ News ] Set Your Content Free

CMSWire has an interesting post summing up the CMSExpo keynote by Matt Asay, the VP of Business Development for Alfresco. The main point of his message was that “open source is now mainstream and being embraced by the enterprise.” Most of it is related to the Enterprise market, but shows some general trends that are […]

Apr

30

[ News ] TYPOlight 2.7.0

A new release for the TYPOlight web CMS has arrived. Version 2.7.0 is a minor release, but it does include some brand spanking new features for you to play with. It includes a new 2-column back end layout, improved security functions, extended search engine optimization options, featured news, and a book navigation module. In addition, […]

Apr

30

[ News ] BuddyPress 1.0 Released

BuddyPress is an official sister project of WordPress, it is a social networking platform based off of an installation of Wordpres MU (multi-user) They have reached their 1.0 goal and are releasing it to the world. If you’re looking to set up a new  social networking website, and already have some knowledge of WordPress, this […]

Apr

29

[ News ] Drupal 6.11 and 5.17 Released

These are maintenance releases that fix a critical security vulnerability and some performance issues along with other smaller issues. There are no new features in either of these releases. Read more about them.

Apr

27

[ CMS Showcase ] Folio

Apr

27

[ CMS Showcase ] Seattle Tool

Apr

27

[ CMS Showcase ] StoryCorps

Apr

27

[ CMS Showcase ] Rabbit Hole Productions

Apr

27

[ CMS Showcase ] Signalfeuer.

Apr

27

[ CMS Showcase ] Huwshimi & Friends

Apr

27

[ CMS Showcase ] UX Booth

Apr

27

[ CMS Showcase ] Montel Media Group

Apr

27

[ CMS Showcase ] forDrupal

Apr

27

[ CMS Showcase ] DJ Steve Mur

Apr

27

[ News ] Frog 0.9.5 Update Released

A new version of Frog CMS, a PHP port of the popular Radiant CMS, has been released into the wild. While still a beta version, this release takes some significant steps toward their 1.0 release. The majority of the changes take place under the hood where they’ve done a lot to allow plugin developers to […]

Apr

23

[ News ] Run SilverStripe on Microsoft SQL Database

The makers of Silverstripe are now offering a beta version of a module that allows the Silverstripe CMS to run off of a Microsoft SQL database instead of the typical MySQL database. You can learn more about it here, and download it here.

Apr

22

[ News ] Automattic buys Blo.gs

Automattic, the parent company of the WordPress publishing system, has worked out a deal with Yahoo to buy its almost defunct blog updating service blo.gs. You can read about it on Matt’s blog, and Toni’s blog.

Apr

22

[ News ] Webby Awards

Put your vote in today in the Webby Awards: People’s Voice. You can vote for your favorites from five nominees in Web and Mobile Sites, Interactive Advertising and Online Film & Video. The Drupal community is particularly encouraging its supporters to vote for sites powered by their CMS. It’s possible that other CMS’s will follow.

Apr

18

[ News ] World Plone Day 2009

World Plone Day is coming up on April 22nd. It will be a series of events around the globe where “Plone integration companies, user groups and developers will hold seminars, training sessions, and meet-ups to show potential users the power of Plone technology” If you would like more information, check out http://worldploneday.org.

Apr

18

[ News ] Buzzr, Making Drupal Usable

The folks at Lullabot, who specialize in Drupal development and consulting, have been working on a pet project called Buzzr that builds on Drupal’s foundations, but aims to create a layer on top of it that greatly simplifies the user experience. While its not finished, they’re showing off the “proof-of-concept” idea in a video that […]

Apr

16

[ News ] WordPress Has-Patch Marathon

The developers at WordPress need your help to get the next version, 2.8, going out on-time and all of the minor patches cleared out of the Trac. They need community participation in testing and writing tons of little edits throughout the backend of the program. If you have time, and are willing to lend a […]

Apr

13

[ News ] Help Us Write An Article?

Do you have a passion for your favorite Content Management System? Currently we’re looking for writers who might be interested in writing articles for our website. Please let us know if you’re interested.

Apr

13

[ CMS Showcase ] Kaxigt.com

Apr

13

[ CMS Showcase ] Mule Design

Apr

13

[ CMS Showcase ] Everlight Chemical

Apr

13

[ CMS Showcase ] Innovative Baby

Apr

13

[ CMS Showcase ] Unifiber

Apr

9

[ News ] Joomla Adds Community Showcase

One of the things that was missing from the Joomla community was an official, quality showcase where people could show off their websites created with Joomla. It has now launched and can be explored here. Add your site today if you want!

Apr

9

[ CMS Showcase ] Creamy CSS Showcase

Apr

9

[ CMS Showcase ] VanArts

Apr

8

[ News ] Light CMS Updates WYSIWYG editor and file management

Light CMS will be doing a pretty big update of their hosted service next week that upgrades a lot of the behind the scenes compaibility with the WYSIWYG editor. The biggest changes that are noticable are within the file and image handling capabilities that allow you to upload multiple images at a time, organize them […]

Apr

4

[ News ] Strategies Being Set for Drupal 7

While Drupal 7 is still a long way away, the community of users is starting to think about how to improve Drupal usability in their next version. Some of their goals are to make frequent tasks easier, make content easily editable without training, and not force users to go into as many settings/configurations/options screens. They […]

Apr

1

[ CMS Showcase ] Ben Holmen

Apr

1

[ CMS Showcase ] Pioneer Project

Mar

31

[ News ] We’re So Sorry!

Apparently we haven’t been receiving any suggestions from people who have submitted their Website Designs to the Gallery. Looking in our log we can tell that there have been a number of people since the website launched, but we can only see that they tried and were not able to submit. We sincerely apologize to […]

Mar

30

[ News ] Zenphoto 1.2.4

A new version of the Zenphoto gallery management software is available. Version 1.2.4 includes some admin modernization, passwords for protected images, RSS improvements, and many other smaller fixes. The biggest news of this release is that Zenpage, their plug-in CMS, is now an official plugin that is included in the release. Just turn it on […]

Mar

29

[ News ] New Plone.org Website

In case you didn’t notice, the Plone.org website has been totally revamped. It’s a lot easier on the eyes than the last eight-year-old version, and a lot more organized. It no longer uses the default skin that Plone comes with, but instead opts for a more promotional/marketing approach. We still experienced some slow downs and […]

Mar

26

[ News ] XOOPS 2.3.3 Final Released

This release includes many bugfixes and user experience improvements. You can expect an improved installer, profile and personal messaging improvements, and tinyMCE improvements. Head on over and check it out if you’re interested!

Mar

24

[ News ] CMS Ultimate Showdown

The CMS Ultimate Showdown was a competition held in preperation for a panel at SXSW on March 16th. Essentially three teams competed to make a website for a “community leadership program”, and use their CMS to power their backend. The showdown was between Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress. Each team was then rated on their implementation […]

Mar

22

[ News ] Silverstripe 2.3.1 eases installation

The popular CMS system Silverstripe has just released version 2.3.1, a release that promises to make installation a lot easier for users, as well as combat website spam using the Mollom service. In addition to these and other minor bug fixes, the release includes important security fixes so users are encouraged to upgrade.

Mar

20

[ CMS Showcase ] Ivan Bogar

Mar

20

[ CMS Showcase ] First Galaxies

Mar

20

[ CMS Showcase ] Heroic Productions

Mar

20

[ CMS Showcase ] Nobody Wants a Stylus

Mar

20

[ CMS Showcase ] Kodiak Star

Mar

20

[ CMS Showcase ] Himmelberger Design

Mar

20

[ CMS Showcase ] English Sofas

Mar

20

[ CMS Showcase ] Chapman Surf Designs

Mar

20

[ CMS Showcase ] Sustainable Harvest

Mar

20

[ CMS Showcase ] Christian Sandberg

Mar

20

[ News ] WordPress 2.8 on the way

A couple of news stories relating to WordPress today. The first is that a new version of the WordPress iPhone app has been released, adding some nice new features. The second is that WordPress 2.8 is due out in April, a few weeks later than expected. You can read the Codex page that lists some […]

Mar

20

[ News ] ExpressionEngine 2.0 Details

The folks at EllisLab just made some big announcements about “Kaylee” after coming home from the annual SXSW conference. This long post talks about the conference, but if you keep reading you’ll find out some of the first meaty details about ExpressionEngine 2.0 that we’ve learned since the original announcement almost a year ago. We’ll […]

Mar

18

[ News ] What CMS powers your favorite sites?

Have you ever wished that figuring out which Content Management System (if any) your favorite websites use was easier than viewing source and digging through code looking for hints? Try using Builtwith.com, it’s a so-called “technology profiler” that analyzes websites and does the digging for you. In addition, it can help with search engine optimization […]

Mar

17

[ News ] Like the Site? Share us with the world!

We’re trying to spread the news about the new site launching. If you like what we’ve got going here, think about bookmarking us on Delicious, or Digging us, or review us on StumbleUpon! Otherwise, the biggest way you can be of help is by adding to our reviews, let people know what you think about […]

Mar

16

[ News ] Website Launched!

Our website has officially launched tonight, on Monday March 16th. We’re trying to encourage users of different CMS systems to review their favorite CMS’s in order to help other visitors who are looking for opinions. Please consider adding your viewpoint for your CMS of choice, as well as add your designs to the Gallery.

Mar

15

[ CMS Reviews ] Jaws

Jaws is a small CMS project that focuses on beginner users who want to make a customized personal website. The administration menu allows you to add “Gadgets” that include new functionality (such as a Blog, Photo Organizer, or Poll).

Mar

10

[ CMS Reviews ] PmWiki

PmWiki is a nice, simple wiki that is easy to use and collaborate with for projects and community driven documentation. Part of their philosophy is to favor writers over readers and trying to avoid adding gratuitous features.

Mar

10

[ CMS Reviews ] Vanilla

Vanilla is a nice breath of fresh air for everyone who has searching through a hundred forums looking for what they need. Like a lot of popular CMS’s, they take the approach that it has the essential functionality upon install, and that can be extended with add-ons. It features a rich user experience along with slick administration capabilities.

Mar

7

[ News ] Expression Engine Dev Preview

EllisLab, the creators of EE, and the hotly anticipated Expression Engine 2.0 is accepting applications for the long-awaited developer preview. The official dates are March 2nd to March 18th, but the release is really only for those who have a current plugin released for the CMS, or those who work for a company who customizes […]

Mar

4

[ News ] Movable Type 4.23 released

4.23 is a mandatory release for security reasons. While the security vulnerability hasn’t been exploited yet, it is important that you upgrade. It shouldn’t affect plugins at all, but it may affect some themes for customers who use the community template sets and user profile feature.

Mar

3

[ News ] Open Source and Usability

The website Playing With Wire has written an article comparing the WordPress and Joomla content management systems. It has come under fire with the Joomla community and the Slashdot community, but in the end it has brought up some great discussion revolving around usability and CMS’s.

Mar

2

[ News ] CMS Made Simple releases version 1.5.3

After a long wait, version 1.5.3 has been released. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a lot of new features, but it does fix a lot of minor issues that people have been having. The package should be reaching a rock solid state that shouldn’t require many more minor updates in the 1.5.x series.

Feb

22

[ News ] The White House Embraces Drupal

Interestingly, a new government-run website, Recovery.org was built on the open-source content management system Drupal. An article at TechPresident.com talks about why this is an important move that may show new openness to open source technologies used by the U.S. government.

Feb

9

[ CMS Showcase ] Tunnel 7

Feb

9

[ News ] Radiant 0.7.0 “Intaglio”

The Radiant team has just announced the availability of Radiant 0.7.0 dubbed “Intaglio”. This release has been a long time in coming, and changes a lot of stuff under the hood, but doesn’t bring many new features.  A new database template is included, Rails 2.1.2 is included, and Radiant is now compatible with Ruby 1.8.7.

Feb

9

[ CMS Showcase ] Flock

Feb

9

[ CMS Showcase ] Intuity Media Lab GmbH

Feb

9

[ CMS Showcase ] Trefethen Family Vineyards

Feb

9

[ CMS Showcase ] Worship Central

Feb

9

[ CMS Showcase ] The Black Axe

Feb

9

[ CMS Showcase ] Logo Instant

Feb

9

[ CMS Showcase ] Duoh!

Feb

8

[ CMS Showcase ] KP Studios

Feb

3

[ Articles ] How to Choose a CMS

Choosing a CMS for a client can be a little intimidating, especially when its one of the first questions you need to ask in an already complex process. We won’t recommend specific ones here, but we’ll give you a lot of great questions to ask yourself and your client to get you pointed in the right direction.

Jan

5

[ CMS Reviews ] Radiant CMS

Radiant is one of the few CMS’s for Rails. It is an utterly simple and straightforward way to manage a website. You can create pages, snippets, and layouts to form the basis of your website. The team has deliberately chosen to keep the core simple and allow others to add on with extensions.

Jan

4

[ News ] Website in Progress

Welcome to our new website, the CMS Design Resource! Sorry if you’re visiting here and things are still kind of a mess, we’re in the process of adding content and cleaning up things around the site. We haven’t officially launched yet, but we’re noticing that Google has already picked up on our little secret. Feel […]

Dec

1

[ CMS Showcase ] JesseSutherland.com