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  • Moving a SMF forum to a phpBB forum

    Thanks to a post at OpenSourceCommunity.org, I came across a conversion tool to allow you to import the SMF 1.1 database into a phpBB 3 site. Information about the conversion tool can be found in a forum post at phpbb.com. By the way, the script is still in beta, meaning that it works but you might find some bugs since it is not fully tested. It is not that I'm encouraging anyone to convert their site from SMF to phpBB, but it is very nice to have options such as these available. In fact…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 07, 2007

  • Netlog showdown showing U.S. needs more than language lessons

    The November 1st issue of the Wall Street Journal has an interesting article regarding Netlog.com (formerly Facebox). The article is titled, "How Netlog Leaps Language Barriers". The article focuses on the diversity challenges that social networking sites have in Europe with Europeans speaking more than a dozen languages. Netlog appears to have stepped up to the cultural diversity challenge and is doing so at a much lower investment cost than its rivals. Netlog's secret weapons: the use…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 06, 2007

  • PHP Magic Methods discussed at Pro PHP Blog

    I was looking for variety in the CMS headlines to excerpt/post at my site, but everything is coming up Drupal this morning. Not such a bad thing if you like Drupal, is it? What I hadn't expected was a discussion of Larry Garfield's benchmarking of PHP magic over at Jeff Moore's Professional PHP Blog. Garfield has been collecting some benchmarks in preparation for Drupal 7 development. Drupal 7 "will open up developers to PHP 5 functionality when it is released next year" and likely break…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 05, 2007

  • CMSReport.com: Text editor, Advertisement

    I'm in the middle of switching the text editor on CMS Report from FCKeditor to TinyMCE. Both are fine WYSIWYG editors, but I have seen some problems lately so this is a good time to try something different. The text editor is available to those who have open a free account here at CMS Report. The CSS in the Drupal theme I'm using isn't quite compatible with the TinyMCE editor so I'll be doing some tweaking in the next week or so. During the past few months, I've been getting inquiries…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 03, 2007

  • Demand for IT Admins Hits Five Year High

    Baseline reports that demand continues to increase for qualified people in the information technology field.  This demand is in part due to the number of the baby boomer generation retiring within the next 10 years.  Also, the decrease in students choosing a major in computer science, engineering, or mathematics isn't helping either. In the article, Demand for IT Admins Hits Five Year High , a survey found strong needs and increasing salaries for IT professionals for the following computer…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 02, 2007

  • Drupal Overall Winner in Packt's 2007 Open Source CMS Award

    Packt Publishing announced that Drupal has won their Overall 2007 Open Source Content Management System Award. After three intense months of voting, Packt Publishing can today announce that Drupal has won the Overall 2007 Open Source CMS Award. With 18,000 votes on Packt’s website, coupled with the expert opinions from a panel of judges, Drupal succeeds Joomla! as the overall winner and receives a cheque for $5,000. Joomla!, last year's award winner, placed second this year and was…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 02, 2007

  • Best Open Source PHP CMS: Joomla wins, Drupal second and e107 third

    By golly, Joomla has been awarded as the Best PHP Open Soure CMS in Packt Publishing's 2007 awards. Joomla! is today revealed as the Award's third category winner, claiming Best Open Source PHP Content Management System. Last year's overall winner came out on top ahead of Drupal in second and e107 in third place and receives $2,000. Joomla! was selected as the winner in the Best PHP category due to "its good front-end for administrators and end-users, which gives users a simple and…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 31, 2007

  • PowerCMS 1.1 Hanau

    For some months ago i started with this project that based on Cmsmadesimple. CMSMS  has some disadvantages - low speed , needs much memory , a very bad module api. Now i have made several Versions of PowerCMS and changed many from the original. And now PowerCMS is gone his own way. The default language is german. A very memory efficient CMS, that works without problems on Web server with 8MB memory limit - typically less than 1 mb needed in the frontend A very fast CMS with very small…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 31, 2007

  • Best Open Source non-PHP CMS: mojoPortal Wins, Plone second and Silva third

    Congratulations to mojoPortal for recieving the award.  mojoPortal holds dear to CMS Report's heart on the simple fact that it's project leader, Joe Audette, really was the very first project leader that sent us an e-mail to call attention to his content management system.  I feel like we've grown up together.


    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 30, 2007

  • Best Open Source Social Networking CMS: Wordpress Wins, Drupal and Elgg second

    Packt Publishing is starting to announce the various winners in its Open Source CMS Awards.  The first category announced was the Best Open Source Social Networking CMS. Packt is pleased to reveal that WordPress is the first winner of the 2007 Open Source CMS Award, picking up the best Open Source Social Networking Content Management System. In a very close category, WordPress came out in front of Elgg and Drupal, who finished joint second. Judges comments for their decisions included:…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 29, 2007

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