Ezoic - a fully-automated website optimization and A/B testing platform - has officially launched after a one year closed beta period. The purpose of Ezoic is to help website owners determine the best layout for their content and page elements. Content and website layout has a big impact of user experience, and Ezoic provides the tools required to test different layouts at once, whilst measuring efficiency in terms of visitor experience, ad income, conversions, and so forth. Read More →
Content Management System (CMS) News and Headlines
Headlines surrounding the world of content management, web development, hosting, themes, plugins and related products and services.
LightCMS has announced a major update to its WYSIWYG editor, due for release on July 29th 2014. This update - labelled as release 2014.8 - is the latest in a flurry of recent LightCMS improvements. Acquired by NetSuite in 2013, the team behind LightCMS have made no less than four major updates so far this year, with these WYSIWYG editor improvements making up the fifth. Read More →
Telerik have announced a brand new release of Sitefinity, bringing about productivity and information governance enhancements. Sitefinity is a Web Content Management (WCM) platform by Telerik with a 70,000-strong user base. It offers responsive web design, mobile websites and mobile apps - all from one CMS user interface. Read More →
Selz have released a brand new Shopping Cart App that makes life easier for end users looking to make multiple purchases. Launched in 2013, Selz is a growing online-payment and eCommerce platform. Using Selz, you can set up a free store and begin selling immediately. Read More →
Shopify have partnered up with Pinterest and Coinbase to bring their users Rich Pins and a new way to accept Bitcoins as payment. As one of the world's leading eCommerce solutions, Shopify has a wealth of features ranging from a user-friendly interface, to physical store Point of Sale (POS) systems. Read More →
900dpi have announced the release of a brand new blogging feature, adding another vital dimension to their platform. 900dpi is a charming hosted CMS, which allows you to use DropBox to build a website - which I think is pretty cool. All you need is a DropBox account, along with some basic coding skills, and you're good to go. I covered the features and functions of 900dpi not too long ago. Read More →
MODX have announced the release of MODX Revolution 2.3 . This long-awaited and "huge" release incorporates over a thousand commits by dozens of code contributors, translators, and bug reporters. Read More →
As you may know, I was in attendance at the Magnolia Conference last month in Basel, Switzerland and was asked to participate in a roundtable called "Mastering Customer Experience Management."
Magnolia captured this on video and did a great job of putting it together so I thought I'd share for those who may have missed it or were not in attendance. This roundtable discussion features myself, Tim Walters from Digital Clarity Group, Janus Boye, Adriaan Bloem and Christopher Justice from Magnolia. Read More →
WooThemes, the company behind the the free and flexible WordPress eCommerce tool, WooCommerce, has released an iPhone App for its merchant users. WooCommerce iOS is what they're calling it, and it's designed to let you see detailed product information, customer orders, specific order details, and a range of statistical data illustrating your store's sales performance - all from your iOS device. Plus, it looks pretty snazzy. Read More →
If you use WordPress, you may be interested in testing out the first beta of next months upcoming WordPress 4.0 release.Beta 1 has been released today and the list of changes is rather impressive. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect from the upcoming release:Previews of embedding via URLs in the visual editor and the “Insert from URL” tab in the media modal. Try pasting a URL (such as a WordPress.tv or YouTube video) onto its own line in the visual editor.The Media Library now has a “grid” view in addition to the existing list view.… Read More →