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Content Management System (CMS) Articles and Editorials

Content Management System (CMS) Articles and Editorials from our writers addressing topics near and dear to content management, web design & development.



Choosing A WordPress Theme: 12 Things To Look For

Choosing A WordPress Theme: 12 Things To Look For

By Katherine Crayon March 10, 2015 Articles and Editorials  Comments

WordPress powers millions of websites and blogs worldwide. More than 60 million in fact, according to Wikipedia. And this number is constantly growing. ‘What makes it so popular?’ you may ask. Well, the answer is simple – WordPress is easy to setup and use. This CMS allows users to build almost any type of website – from blogs to multipage websites, online portfolios and even eCommerce websites.  Read More →


8 Ways WordPress Beats Drupal and Joomla

8 Ways WordPress Beats Drupal and Joomla

By Mike Johnston March 5, 2015 Articles and Editorials  Comments

WordPress is a monster in the CMS industry, to the point that it's almost unfair how many websites are powered by the popular open source CMS. With a whopping 23.4% of the web running WP, it's amazingly popular and far surpasses any other CMS in the world. Today, I'm going to share with you my thoughts on why WordPress beats Drupal and Joomla. I'm going to do so by sharing what I consider to be the 10 ways it does this. Read More →



In Search of the Best Enterprise ECommerce Solution

In Search of the Best Enterprise ECommerce Solution

By Mike Johnston February 7, 2015 Articles and Editorials  Comments

With the shift in shopping habits over the past few years from the standard brick and mortar stores (which still retain much of their popularity) to online shopping from the convenience of your home (or office), eCommerce solutions have become more and more an essential part of doing business online.  Today, I'm going to take share some simple rules for choosing the best solution. Read More →



The World of CMS In 2015: What We Want To See

The World of CMS In 2015: What We Want To See

By Kaya Ismail January 15, 2015 Articles and Editorials  Comments

2014 was a busy year for the world of CMS. Another round of CMS Awards saw yet more platforms crowned champions of their sector by both the people and the appointed judges. Exciting new projects like The Grid were revealed for the first time, while existing powerhouses like Prestashop and Squarespace released major new versions. Ghost continued to grow, WordPress continued to dominate and the realm of open source continued to be awesome.  Read More →


The Top 7 Mistakes People Make when Choosing WordPress, Drupal or Joomla

The Top 7 Mistakes People Make when Choosing WordPress, Drupal or Joomla

By Mike Johnston January 12, 2015 Articles and Editorials  Comments

In the open source world, there are primarily three content management systems that hold the top spot when it comes to word of mouth, popularity and implementations. While WordPress far outpaces the other two; Joomla and Drupal; when it comes to installs and user base, they still maintain a pretty hefty following. Just because these systems are at the top, however, does not mean they are always the best option (see my previous post entitled WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are NOT the best CMS.

Today, I'm going to  outline the top 7 mistakes people make when choosing WordPress, Drupal or Joomla for their CMS. Read More →



This is why I started the CMS Awards

This is why I started the CMS Awards

By Mike Johnston December 8, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

As you may know, the reason I chose to start the CMS Awards was to help give projects around the world that may not necessarily have a huge marketing budget, an opportunity to get noticed.

My hope with the awards was that projects that won would feel energized, appreciated and that it would give them the pat on the back they deserve for all their hard work. We think everyone who develops content management systems should be given the chance to showcase it and gain recognition for their contribution to the industry. Read More →