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I am the guy behind CMS Critic. I started it back in 2006 and we've been going strong ever since. When not traveling to conferences, I am based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where I live with my beautiful wife and kids. You can follow me on my personal blog, That Critic Guy.

Recent Posts


Announcing this year's nominees for the 2014 People's Choice CMS Awards

Announcing this year's nominees for the 2014 People's Choice CMS Awards

By Mike Johnston August 18, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

It is with great pleasure that I share with you the amazing products that you selected as nominees for a 2014 People's Choice CMS award.Here is a complete list of all nominees in all categories (with links to their websites so you can learn more).Don't forget to cast your vote as well  (and be entered for a chance to win a brand new Chromebook!).… Read More →



Nominations are closed for the People's Choice CMS Awards

Nominations are closed for the People's Choice CMS Awards

By Mike Johnston August 16, 2014 News & Headlines  Comments

Nominations are closed now for the People's Choice portion of the CMS Awards. We will be tabulating the nominations this weekend and announcing the systems that have been selected for the voting stage, as well as opening up the voting stage, this Monday, August the 18th. Please be sure to check back then to begin voting (and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to stay informed). We want to thank everyone for nominating their favourite projects.… Read More →


CMS Wars - Which CMS' Should be First?

CMS Wars - Which CMS' Should be First?

By Mike Johnston August 6, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

An interesting idea came to fruition from the comments on my popular, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are NOT the Best CMS post.The idea was to pit a number of solutions against one another for a specific use case. I think this is a great idea and I'd like to ask all of you which CMS you'd like me to start the series with?Pitting different content management systems against one another in specific scenarios is a great way to identify the strengths of the various products on the market.… Read More →


WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are NOT the Best CMS

WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are NOT the Best CMS

By Mike Johnston July 30, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

As popular in name as these three open source CMS are, the fact of the matter is they are simply NOT the best CMS on the market. I realize that this statement may upset people in their camps but it is a statement of fact.For years, people's honest intentions have been doing these content management systems a disservice by blindly recommending them for everything under the sun just to help them gain more popularity and a larger user base. What they don't realize, however, is this type of action does more to hurt the projects name than to help it (in most cases).… Read More →



How to Start a Food Blog

How to Start a Food Blog

By Mike Johnston July 20, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

If you are looking to learn how to start a food blog and have no clue how to go about making that happen, this article may be for you. Today, I'm going to share with you the process I used to kick start my wife's successful food blog, The Kitchen Magpie. So, want to learn how to start a food blog? Let's begin. Read More →



Watch Mike and some Industry pros discuss Customer Experience Management

Watch Mike and some Industry pros discuss Customer Experience Management

By Mike Johnston July 15, 2014 News & Headlines  Comments

As you may know, I was in attendance at the Magnolia Conference last month in Basel, Switzerland and was asked to participate in a roundtable called "Mastering Customer Experience Management."

Magnolia captured this on video and did a great job of putting it together so I thought I'd share for those who may have missed it or were not in attendance. This roundtable discussion features myself, Tim Walters from Digital Clarity Group, Janus Boye, Adriaan Bloem and Christopher Justice from Magnolia. Read More →


Check out the upcoming WordPress 4.0

Check out the upcoming WordPress 4.0

By Mike Johnston July 10, 2014 News & Headlines  Comments

If you use WordPress, you may be interested in testing out the first beta of next months upcoming WordPress 4.0 release.Beta 1 has been released today and the list of changes is rather impressive. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect from the upcoming release:Previews of embedding via URLs in the visual editor and the “Insert from URL” tab in the media modal. Try pasting a URL (such as a WordPress.tv or YouTube video) onto its own line in the visual editor.The Media Library now has a “grid” view in addition to the existing list view.… Read More →


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