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 →
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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.
I am glad to announce that voting is now open for the 2014 People's Choice CMS awards.We had an amazing response this year with thousands of nominations submitted.… Read More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
If you are like me and running on a VPS solution from ServInt, then you might be interested to know that they offer the perfect environment to install Ghost (the new blogging platform) on. I'm going to walk you through the process quickly and easily with a number of straightforward steps. Read More →
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 →
For those who are finding it hard to find a blogging platform that suits their needs or are looking to start a new blog, this post will offer you some excellent alternatives to popular platforms like Blogger and WordPress. Here is our list of the best minimalist blogging platforms available. Read More →
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 →
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 →