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Sourcefabric launches theme contest at first Central American conference

By Mike Johnston July 25, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

Sourcefabric took the occasion of their first ever Central American conference last weekto launch a new global theme contest, in which designers worldwide are invited to submit themes for Newscoop, the open source CMS for news organisations. The keynote speaker at the conference, called Software de código abierto para Medios de Vanguardia (Open Source Software for Cutting Edge Media), was Douglas Arellanes, co-founder of Sourcefabric.… Read More →


Melody CMS sees first stable release

By Mike Johnston April 20, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

Melody CMS, forked from the MovableType 4.x branch has now seen it's first stable release with version 1.0 announced yesterday. Features include: Re-tooled and slimmed down the code base to reduce bloat and increase performance. Revision histories for entries, pages and templates. Redesigned Manage Entries screen supporting inline publishing and more detailed view of each entry/page. Added a Design console for applying and managing themes. Full fidelity theme exporting. Full screen editor mode for entries and templates.… Read More →


ocPortal 6 released

By Mike Johnston March 15, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

ocProducts are please to announced the final release of ocPortal version 6. This is a major new version, incorporating many improvements that improve the usability of ocPortal in a number of areas, whilst keeping compatibility high. Key usability changes in this version of ocPortal include new “install profiles” built into the Setup Wizard allow you to easily set up a new site with many of the elements pre-configured for your needs. Choose from: blog, community site, info site, portfolio and shopping site.… Read More →


Win a free copy of Vigilance Pro Premium WordPress theme by Theme Foundry!

Win a free copy of Vigilance Pro Premium WordPress theme by Theme Foundry!

By Mike Johnston March 9, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

The folks at the Theme Foundry have offered our readers an exclusive opportunity to win a free copy of their wonderful premium wordpress theme, Vigilance Pro. This theme is valued at $68! Read our review of the theme to see what it's all about here: Vigilance Pro Review. Entering to win is easy. Just tweet this: Win a copy of Vigilance Pro Premium WordPress theme from @cmscritic : Enter to win at http://www.cmscritic.com/wvt #wordpress #theme The winner will be announced Saturday, March 12, 2011. Good luck to everyone who enters. … Read More →


WordPress 3.1 Release Candidate

By Mike Johnston December 28, 2010 News & Headlines  Comments

The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.1 is now available. An RC comes after the beta period and before final release. There are currently no known issues or bugs to squash. But with tens of millions of users, a variety of configurations, and thousands of plugins, it’s possible something has been missed. So if you haven’t tested WordPress 3.1 yet, now is the time! Please though, not on your live site unless you’re extra adventurous. Things to keep in mind: With nearly 700 tickets closed, there are tons of changes.… Read More →


ExpressionEngine 2.1.2 Released

By Mike Johnston December 16, 2010 News & Headlines  Comments

A new release of ExpressionEngine has hit the shelves just in time for the holidays. Version 2.1.2 is now available from their website. Here's what Robin Sowell had to say in her release announcement: We’re very happy to get this release out the door in time for the holidays. We again give thanks to all the folks who have helped improve EE through their bug reports and feedback. This release delivers a number of new features and over 60 bug fixes. We also took the opportunity to reduce and simplify a few settings that have repeatedly caused problems in the past.… Read More →




BuddyPress 1.2.6 available

By Mike Johnston October 22, 2010 News & Headlines  Comments

A new version of BuddyPress is available.  This new release includes a number of important bug fixes to the 1.2 branch of code. This version improves WordPress 3.0 compatibility, makes some minor tweaks to the included theme, and fixes a total of 91 reported issues! Check out the BuddyPress release history for details on the important fixes in this release. You can grab the latest release from the BuddyPress website: http://www.buddypress.org … Read More →


The first beta of Drupal 7 is now available for testing

The first beta of Drupal 7 is now available for testing

By Mike Johnston October 7, 2010 News & Headlines  Comments

The very first beta of the popular open source content management framework, Drupal 7 has been released. Drupal 7 brings about a ton of changes such as: revamped user interface a new admin and default core theme image handling in core, fields (CCK!) in core module and theme upgrades from within the browser an automated testing framework with over 24,000 tests improved security and scalability revamped database AJAX and file systems jQuery 1.4, jQuery UI 1.8, RDFa many more Please see CHANGELOG.txt for a comprehensive list of all improvements in Drupal 7 or download your copy today.. … Read More →