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Announcing the 2015 Winner for Best Free CMS

Announcing the 2015 Winner for Best Free CMS

By Mike Johnston January 12, 2016 News & Headlines  Comments

This year we had strong competition in the Best Free CMS category with great products like Grav CMS, Joomla! and October CMS in the running. Obviously, free content management systems are incredibly popular and we have numerous listed in our CMS directory for those looking for a good option. There were literally thousands of votes cast in this category but the winner won't be a surprise to anyone. Read More →

Which CMS make up the WordPress Competition?

Which CMS make up the WordPress Competition?

By Kaya Ismail May 21, 2013 (Updated: June 6, 2013) Articles and Editorials  Comments

It is certainly no secret that the world of online content management is dominated by Wordpress. Since its release in 2003, Wordpress has grown to be the most popular content management system on the internet. In fact, 17.4% of all websites in existence use Wordpress as their core CMS.In terms of popularity amongst the elite, WordPress also fares the best. Pingdom recently conducted a survey on the top 100 Blogs compiled by Technorati, in order to analyse the diversity amongst their CMS.… Read More →

Joomla! 3.1 Released; New Built-In Tagging System Makes Displaying and Finding Content More Dynamic

By Mike Johnston April 24, 2013 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments

Joomla today announced the immediate availability of Joomla 3.1. The biggest feature of Joomla 3.1 is Tags, a built-in tagging system that allows dynamic tagging across content-types. Tags hasn’t been created for articles only, but rather Joomla integrated tagging into other areas of its core that made sense (e.g. contacts, feeds, etc). For example, Tags allow end-users to create lists, blogs, or other layouts that combine articles with other content types any way they like.… Read More →

Where to Find CMS Themes & CMS Templates

Where to Find CMS Themes & CMS Templates

By Mike Johnston April 23, 2013 (Updated: June 6, 2013) Articles and Editorials  Comments

It's one thing to feel overwhelmed with the task of finding and selecting a CMS, but what about finding a unique look to build your site off of? This is where themes and templates come in. Today, I'm going to share with you one of the places I recommend checking out in your search for a template or theme to use as a base to start from.One of the most popular (and largest) marketplaces for CMS themes and CMS templates is the ever popular Themeforest. Themeforest has been around for a number of years and has a very impressive selection of themes and templates for all kinds of systems.… Read More →

WordPress vs. Joomla — A Perspective

WordPress vs. Joomla — A Perspective

By Daniel Threlfall April 16, 2013 (Updated: June 17, 2013) Articles and Editorials  Comments

You're about to witness a showdown between the world's two most popular open-source CMSs — WordPress and Joomla. The WordPress vs. Joomla question is kind of like a high school rivalry. Or maybe, it's like the old Mac vs. PC debate. Thankfully, the discussion below is civil. My perspective claims WordPress as the winner. In my roles as site editor and SEO consultant, I've used both WordPress and Joomla. Working at an agency provided opportunity to collaborate with designers, network admins, developers, and coders on the various advantages and disadvantages of respective CMSs.… Read More →

Joomla 3.0 Released; Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Newly Optimized for Mobile Devices

By Mike Johnston September 27, 2012 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments

Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to Intranets, today announced the immediate availability of Joomla 3.0. Along with new features such as a PostgreSQL driver, a newuser interface for administrators and a new front-end template, the Joomla CMS can now display content on mobile devices as clearly and distinctly as it does on a personal computer or Mac.… Read More →

Are you a hardcore Joomla Fan? Help Test out Joomla 3.0 Beta 1

By Mike Johnston September 12, 2012 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments

If you are a hardcore Joomla fan and can't wait to get a chance to check out the new features in Joomla 3.0, then today is a great day for you! Joomla 3.0 beta 1 has been released and is ready to be played with.There are plenty of new features to mess around with, here's a quick list of some of them: Incorporation of Twitter Bootstrap into a jui media package. A new responsive administrator template--Isis-- and interface. A new front end template--Protostar-- built using Twitter Bootstrap Updated accessible template called Beez3 PostgreSQL Driver.… Read More →

Joomla Review - An In-Depth Look at the Popular CMS

Joomla Review - An In-Depth Look at the Popular CMS

By Mike Johnston June 24, 2012 (Updated: July 9, 2015) CMS Reviews  Comments


Joomla is one of the web's most popular open source CMS and one of the most used open source CMS worldwide. Does Joomla, however, hold up to its popularity? Read on to find out what I think in this Joomla Review. It's been quite some time since I did an updated Joomla review so I figured now, with the release of 2.5.6, it would be a good opportunity to update the reviews section with something a bit more current.Grab a cup of coffee and sit back. It's time to dig into my Joomla Review. Once you have the system installed, you'll be able to connect with the Joomla administrative interface.… Read More →

Joomla 2.5.5 brings 11 New Features and 2 Security Fixes

By Mike Johnston June 18, 2012 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments

A new version of the wildly popular open source content management system, Joomla, has been made available. Version 2.5.5 was released today and brings with it the introduction of 11 new features and 2 security fixes for the CMS.New features: Add ability to copy a template Implementation of Terms of Service Option to disable the ability to change the Username in Profile Set the CSS class for JForm field label Add counter to redirect component Add feature read more in feed items.… Read More →