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New Typo3 6.2 Release Introduces New Install Tool with Easy Upgrade Capabilities

New Typo3 6.2 Release Introduces New Install Tool with Easy Upgrade Capabilities

By Mike Johnston March 25, 2014 Headlines  Comments

A new version of the popular open source CMS, Typo3 has been announced. Typo3 6.2 is the latest long term support release of the popular CMS from the Typo3 Association.  This means that TYPO3 CMS 6.2 LTS will receive at least three years of support from the development team behind the open-source software.The newly developed Install Tool with its practical wizard makes it very easy to upgrade from the still widely used 4.5 LTS version.… Read More →


ProcessWire 2.4 Released

ProcessWire 2.4 Released

By Ryan Cramer February 11, 2014 Headlines  Comments


Numerous upgrades and refinements make ProcessWire 2.4 the most friendly and powerful version yet. This new version is focused on listening to the feedback from users and answering with the best CMS experience for web designers/developers and their clients. New features include: 

  • Support for Field Dependencies
  • New Admin Theme and Major Admin Upgrades
  • Continued Enhancements to Multi-Language Support
  • Great New API Additions
  • Numerous Other Optimizations, Fixes and Improvements
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2013 Critics Choice for Best Open Source CMS

2013 Critics Choice for Best Open Source CMS

By Mike Johnston November 20, 2013 Headlines  Comments

Being an open source CMS means you have a commitment to the open source community. This means that not only are you taking advantage of a vast group of exceptional developers worldwide, but that you give back to that community as well. This year, when selecting the Best Open Source CMS for 2013, we decided to make this a major factor in the awards selection for Best Open Source CMS. Read More →



The Four Worst Myths about Open Source CMS

By Daniel Threlfall April 29, 2013 Editorials  Comments

If you aren't used to using an open source CMS, then you may have fallen victim to several popular myths. Even those who are familiar with the open source environment believe some of these myths. For both avid open source users and proprietary CMS users, we offer fair warning regarding the four worst myths about open source CMSs. 1.  Open source CMS are much easier to use than proprietary systems. This is sheer myth. The person who declares that open source X is easier than proprietary Y in has a lot of explaining to do.… Read More →


WordPress vs. Joomla — A Perspective

WordPress vs. Joomla — A Perspective

By Daniel Threlfall April 16, 2013 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 →


Website Maintenance Agreements: Why They are Important for Open Source Websites

Website Maintenance Agreements: Why They are Important for Open Source Websites

By Mike Johnston February 19, 2013 Editorials  Comments

Open source platforms such as Wordpress and Drupal are becoming more and more popular because of the ease of their content management systems, impressive and affordable themes, variety of options and plug-ins and access to numerous “communities” and forums. Often, website designers can build websites using open source content management systems at a fraction of the time and cost of hand coding HTML or using some proprietary content management systems. This makes them attractive and affordable options for budget-conscious businesses.… Read More →



Good or Bad? The Verdict on Open Source CMS

By Daniel Threlfall February 7, 2013 Editorials  Comments

Which is better — an open-source CMS or a proprietary CMS?We're going to tip our hand here at the start by admitting that the question is unanswerable. The answer depends on who you are and why you're asking. This is sort of like the question, "What's better — chocolate ice cream or vanilla ice cream?" There's no right answer. It all depends on whom you're asking. Unfortunately, the open vs. closed debate engenders more negative emotions than choosing ice cream flavors.With the preceding caveat in mind, we cautiously suggest that an open-source CMS is usually better for most.… Read More →



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