ImpressPages CMS entered the horizon when they won 2011 Open Source Awards as The Most Promising Open Source Project (http://www.packtpub.com/blog/2011-open-source-awards-winner-news-most-promising-open-source-project). They stood next to the other categories’ winners such as Joomla, Drupal, jQuery, PrestaShop and others. Let’s have a look at what they have done this year to step out from the most promising towards the best.
The biggest announcement of this year was the release of the 2.x version. Here is a quote from their feature list:
“We are working hard to give you new experience:
- working with images: cropping and dragging
- multiple file uploads: for images and files
- drag widgets not only inside content area but also onto the sidebar
- pages have versions and you can publish any of it
- check new widget architecture and already start planning your own widgets”
Following releases introduced new widgets, made installation of plugins and themes much easier than in earlier versions.
A few days ago Installatron officially announced the availability of the ImpressPages CMS package. Immediately after, Softaculous added ImpressPages CMS to their supported application list, too. The obvious advantage here is that the process of installing the system has been made easier for the end user and the exposure of the system has increased. If your hosting has Installatron or Softaculous, ImpressPages CMS can be installed on your server with a single click. Updates works with one click, too.
According to the ImpressPages CMS team, installations have doubled since these announcements which should mean an increased user base, increased developer interest and better exposure for the product.
If you haven’t tried ImpressPages CMS as of yet, you should give it a shot and see if it works for you. You can download it from http://www.impresspages.org or go directly to the demo at http://www.impresspages.org/create-website/.