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Mike is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of CMS Critic, he is an entrepreneur, marketer, movie lover and tech geek. 

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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 →



ProcessWire vs WordPress

ProcessWire vs WordPress

By Mike Johnston July 7, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

WordPress is, without a doubt, one of the most popular open source blog / CMS on the market but it suffers from several issues that make it less than ideal for complex or high traffic websites. For years, CMS Critic ran on WordPress and today, I'm going to pit our current CMS,  ProcessWire vs WordPress and explain why we made the switch and how things have changed. Read More →


How to Create a Social Network

How to Create a Social Network

By Mike Johnston July 1, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

So you want to know how to create a social network. Whether it be for a local organization or a specific interest group, there are many ways to go about getting started. As with any successful website, it requires the right combination of software, planning and implementation. Today, I'm going to guide you through the process and help get you started by explaining how to create a social network. Read More →


Magnolia 5.3 Blends CXM with CMS to Deliver Best of Breed Software

Magnolia 5.3 Blends CXM with CMS to Deliver Best of Breed Software

By Mike Johnston June 24, 2014 News & Headlines  Comments

Magnolia 5.3 has offiically been released and with it, introduced a new blend of CXM and CMS for this rapidly growing company.With year over year growth exceeding 35% and a churn rate lower than 5%, Magnolia has seen some incredibly promising up ticks in sales and presence over the past few years.To keep the ball rolling, they've introduced a new release that offers even more amazing refinements to their mobile first open source CMS.… Read More →


Kajona CMF 4.5 Now Available

Kajona CMF 4.5 Now Available

By Mike Johnston June 24, 2014 News & Headlines  Comments

A new release of the open source content management framework (CMF) Kajona is now available. Version 4.5 of Kajona brings with it a number of changes. Below is the release announcement from the Kajona development team:Besides the advancement of the index-based search, Kajona V4.5 “gitorious” focuses on the restructuring and enhancement of central components. In addition the project finished the transition from SVN to git.The index-based search engine, introduced to the backend in V4.4, is now available at the portal, too.… Read More →


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