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Five Critical Decisions When Building a Community on Your Website

By Will Strohl May 28, 2013 Articles and Editorials  Comments

Social is not a new buzz word.  Although we hear this term ad nauseam in most marketing, product roadmap, sales – name the department – meetings, this is an elusive topic.  Why is it so elusive?  Quite simply, this is because “social” has a different meaning to different people.  This conversation can get complicated quickly as you apply it to your CMS and overall website strategy.  So, let me demystify this for you.But Seriously, What Does it Mean?Social has a few different meanings.… Read More →


Build a Social Network easily with Drupal Commons

By Mike Johnston June 30, 2011 Articles and Editorials  Comments

Have you ever wanted to build a social network of your own but have shied away from custom scripts and commercial products with poor support? Now's your chance to do so with Drupal Commons. Powered by the powerful open source CMS, Drupal, Commons is an excellent way to build an engaging social network or community. Watch the video to get an idea of how Commons works or try it out for yourself on their demo site: http://commons.acquia.com/ For those who want to jump right in, there are two options.… Read More →


Get Tiki 7, the latest from Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

By Mike Johnston June 9, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

The next major release of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is now available -- Tiki 7. In addition to more than 200 miscellaneous fixes and code improvements, Tiki 7 boasts several eagerly awaited new features: Drag-and-drop of modules Dozens of new plugins including Blip.tv, Vimeo, TokenAccess Introduction of the Theme Generator A new unified search infrastructure, based on Zend Lucene Integration with OpenStreetMap and Zotero Revamped Slideshow Mobile, using jQuery.mobile With this release, Tiki has made some important technological changes, too.… Read More →


eBay to acquire Magento

By Mike Johnston June 7, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

Magento has reached an agreement to be acquired by eBay Inc.  As a centerpiece of this strategy, they are building a global, open commerce platform that leverages the worldwide developer community. And Magento will be at the core of this new, open commerce platform, called "X.Commerce." Back in 2010, eBay became the first outside investor in Magento's platform and since then, the relationship has grown. more info: http://www.magentocommerce.com/blog/ebay-agrees-to-acquire-magento/ … Read More →


The 2011 Tiki Summer Tour

By Mike Johnston June 1, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

This summer promises to be jam-packed with Tiki Community events. With TikiFests planned for Brazil, France, United States, Israel, Germany and Pakistan, there's likely an event near you! Be sure to review the Tiki Community Calendar (http://tiki.org/calendar) for full details. Many of these code sprints ares organized to coincide with other open source conferences at which Tiki Community members will be attending.… Read More →


Call for Papers and Registration Open for Magnolia Conference 2011

By Mike Johnston May 11, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

Magnolia, the open source content management vendor that delivers simplicity on an enterprise scale, is calling for presentation proposals for Magnolia Conference 2011, to be held in Basel, Switzerland, September 7-9, 2011. Early Bird tickets to the third annual Magnolia Conference are on sale immediately at the Magnolia website. There is a June 24 deadline to submit proposed talks for the business and technical speaker tracks.… Read More →


Tiki 7 Beta Available for Download

By Mike Johnston April 23, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

The Tiki Community is proud to announce the availability of the first beta of the next generation of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware -- Tiki 7. This release includes hundreds of fixes and many new features. See http://doc.tiki.org/tiki7 for details on what's new in this release. Upon the final release of Tiki 7, Tiki 6.3 will become the Long Term Support (LTS) version. To download the Tiki 7 Beta (and all other versions), visit http://info.tiki.org/Download#All_releases.… Read More →


Nuxeo Announces Nuxeo World 2011, the Second Edition of its Global User Conference

By Mike Johnston April 13, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform company, announced today the second edition of Nuxeo World, a global conference dedicated to the open source ECM ecosystem. Building on the success of Nuxeo World 2010, which brought together over a hundred people from the Nuxeo community, this year Nuxeo is inviting customers and partners to meet and share their experiences against the backdrop of the historical Théâtre des Variétés, in Paris, France, October 20-21, 2011.… Read More →



OpenCms Days 2011 - Complete conference program available

By Mike Johnston March 17, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

The complete conference program for OpenCms Days 2011 is now available at the conference website. The program features 16 sessions with numerous high-profile speakers from all over the world. OpenCms Days 2011 will be the largest event for the OpenCms community this year. OpenCms Days 2011 conference will feature 2 parallel tracks with Showcase and Workshop sessions: Showcase track sessions will present a variety of OpenCms show cases and best practices from OpenCms projects all over the world.… Read More →


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