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Can your CMS do SEO?

Can your CMS do SEO?

By Daniel Threlfall April 9, 2013 (Updated: June 17, 2013) Articles and Editorials  Comments

SEO is and always will be important, regardless of how loudly the "SEO is Dead" crowd howls. Because SEO is important, your CMS's ability to do SEO matters. If you haven't thought much about the convergence of SEO and CMS, this article will alert you to this crucial touchpoint, and give you insight into how your CMS may be performing in the area of SEO.The Importance of SEOYou may not be an SEO professional, and that's fine. But that doesn't mean that SEO is any less a part of your job, regardless of whether you're a designer, a developer, a coder, or a content writer.… Read More →

OpenCms 8 is becoming stable. Maintenance release version 8.0.1 online.

By Mike Johnston June 30, 2011 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments

The new OpenCms 8 contains a greatly improved user interface for content managers and numerous other enhancements. The "Advanced Direct Edit" mode allows content managers to create page content by drag & drop. The new sitemap editor allows creating new pages and rearranging the navigation tree by drag & drop.OpenCms 8.0.1 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues that persisted in the initial release of OpenCms 8. Some new features have been added as well. The sitemap and ADE configuration has been greatly simplified and improved.… Read More →

Open Source CMS Kajona V3.4.0 "berlin" is ready

By Mike Johnston June 20, 2011 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments

The development of the new Kajona version 3.4.0 took nearly ten months, but it was worth waiting. The Kajona team used the time to refactor many aspects of the system, providing both, visible changes at the user-interface and invisible changes under the hood. Like the release name "berlin" hints at, most of the feedback from this year's LinuxTag in Berlin was already implemented in Kajona 3.4.0.Portaleditor Editors responsible for maintaining the websites' content will love the improved in-site-editing. For the first time it's now possible to even create new pages right in the portal.… Read More →

Jahia Launches Jahia 6.5 the Next-Generation Enterprise CMS

By Mike Johnston June 10, 2011 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments

Jahia, provider of next generation Open Source CMS solutions, today announced the commercial release of Jahia 6.5, the first open source, zero-coding, next-generation CMS, featuring a broad range of Enterprise capabilities. The new release bridges web, portal, social, search, mobile user experience, and content management, with a single composite platform.Jahia 6.5 offers the best of both worlds by combining the modular ease of PHP on top of the latest powerful Java frameworks.… Read More →

Joomla! 1.6 Available Now – Download the World’s Leading Open Source Content Management System and Easily Build Websites and Online Applications

By Mike Johnston January 10, 2011 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments

Joomla (, the world’s most popular open source CMS (content management system), today announced the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6. Users will be able to download the latest version effective this evening from the Joomla website.… Read More →

Drupal 7 released and ready for public consumption

Drupal 7 released and ready for public consumption

By Mike Johnston January 6, 2011 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments

One of the most popular content management systems of all time has a new major release available. The final version of Drupal CMS version 7.0 has been made available.For those who are unaware, Drupal is a massively popular content management framework / system that was created by Dries Buytaert and has taken the open source CMS market by storm over the last few years. It's primary strength is it's incredibly strong user base and heavy customization capabilities. So what's new in Drupal 7? A new look for starters.… Read More →

CMS Critic Recommends... August Edition

By Mike Johnston August 10, 2010 (Updated: May 31, 2013) Articles and Editorials  Comments

This month's edition of CMS Critic recommends... brings you our suggestions for most versatile content management systems. This can mean a lot of things so let's first clarify how we have made our selections.First, the CMS must be able to be expanded upon, must be flexible and be used for multiple purposes. Without further adieu, here are our recommendations for most versatile CMS (to date): Drupal It's not possible to speak about versatility and expandability and not include Drupal.… Read More →

Why the Packt CMS Competition is Broken, and How to Fix It

Why the Packt CMS Competition is Broken, and How to Fix It

By Mike Johnston October 28, 2009 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments

By now, many of us are excited to see the finalists for this year's Packt Publishing Open Source CMS (Content Management System) Award competition, the annual contest in which dozens of companies compete to be highlighted as the year's finest Content Management System.Entering its fourth year, this competition has grown nearly five-fold and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in the CMS industry.… Read More →