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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.


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 →


2014 Critics' Choice Award Winner - Best Cloud CMS For Enterprise

2014 Critics' Choice Award Winner - Best Cloud CMS For Enterprise

By Kaya Ismail December 8, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

Today we're unveiling yet another Critics' Choice Award Winner. This time, its for the Best Cloud CMS For Enterprise. When it came down to it, Acquia, Clickability and Crownpeak were slugging all it out for both for the People's Choice and the Critics' Choice award this year. All three are great products, but it goes without saying that there can only be one winner.  Read More →


What It Will Take to Dethrone WordPress

What It Will Take to Dethrone WordPress

By Mike Johnston December 4, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

Let's face it, there simply is no other CMS that has even come close the the level of popularity that WordPress has managed to achieve. It's an admirable accomplishment that is well deserved. WordPress has taken what used to be complex functionality that only technical people could accomplish and dumbed it down to make things, for the most part, easier for the average user. As with most things however, it's only a matter of time before a better solution comes around. Nothing can stay on top forever so the question I will pose today is, what will it take to dethrone WordPress? Read More →



Top 5 Content Management Systems for Bloggers

Top 5 Content Management Systems for Bloggers

By Kaya Ismail November 20, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

If blogging is your profession, you need to build yourself a personal blog. A blog which you update on topics which are important to you, or perhaps on topics which you wish to write about for clients. However, not only does your blog need to look good, it also needs to work well for you when you’re typing up content, and it needs to work well for your visitors when they eventually read through it. Read More →



The Best Commenting System for your Website

The Best Commenting System for your Website

By Mike Johnston November 13, 2014 Articles and Editorials  Comments

There are plenty of different options when it comes to commenting systems. For those using a CMS, there are often integrated solutions that offer commenting capabilities (such as WordPress comments for instance) but if you are looking to find the right solution for your clients and your own website, should you be using one that showcases the full engagement experience.

Today, I'm going to offer up my reasoning behind what I think is the best commenting system for your website. Read More →