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  • The Myth of Online Ad Revenue

    Did you hear the reports about all that money to be made from online advertisements?  In 2006 alone, Internet ad revenue was estimated at $16.8 billion USD.  You have also likely heard of bloggers making thousands of dollars in just a short amount of time through online ads. If you believe this is another post about making money from online ads or how to optimize your site for the search engines, you are going to be disappointed.  I'm not here to tell you how to make money online but when you shouldn't be making money from advertising on your site.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 10, 2007
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  • Plagiarism Today: Why Wordpress.com is Virtually Spam Free

    At first I was skeptical that this article was without bias regarding Wordpress.com since it was Matt Mullenweg's own blog that referred me to the story.  I was pleased to find that the author, Jonathan Bailey, helped erased my skepticism in his well written article, Wordpress.com is Virtually Spam Free.  The first two paragraphs should get you interested in reading more. A recent study by WebmasterWorld found that an estimated 77% of all blogs on Google’s Blogspot service were spam. Similarly,…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 09, 2007
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  • The Drupal Boys - A Drupal Song video

    The Drupal Boys - A Drupal Song video

    Dries Buytaert had mentioned that when the Drupal developers came together at the Open Source CMS Summit he hoped they could make a video using Jeff Robbin's catchy Drupal Song.  I'm not sure the status of that video by the developers, but as a fan of Drupal I decided to beat them to the punch.

    My son and I have become addicted to The Drupal Song.  In fact, when the song is playing in my house we quickly become The Drupal Boys.
    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 06, 2007
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  • Movable Type: Buckinghamshire Advertiser - It's Not Just A Blog

    This excerpt reminds me of long debates I had in my meteorology days over which is sunnier, "partly cloudy" or "partly sunny"?  I like Movable Type's answer to the long standing IT question...can just a blog be a full CMS? There are often debates about this sort of thing — if you’re using a tool like Movable Type, which is platform designed for blogging, but it’s being used as a general content management system, is the output still a blog? Our answer: Who cares? Oh and answer I always gave…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 06, 2007
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  • New versions of Wordpress and Wordpress MU

    This past week saw updates for both Wordpress and Wordpress MU.  While both open source packages are blogging applications they are not quite the same software.  Wordpress MU is intended to run up to hundreds of thousands of blogs with a single install of WordPress.  Hence the MU in Wordpress MU stands for Multi-User. A security update is available in both branches of  Wordpress as 2.1.3 and 2.0.10.  We have a security update release now available for both the 2.1 and 2.0 branches of WordPress…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 05, 2007
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  • Moodle 1.8 is released

    A new version of Moodle is released with the developers stating that Moodle 1.8 is "a very high standard" and is "highly recommend production sites using older versions to upgrade to Moodle 1.8".  Moodle is a course management system (also called a learning management system) and used by educators to build online learning communities. The most significant new features in this version of Moodle include: Accessibility improvements (Complies with all major international standards in this area,…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 04, 2007
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  • osCommerce 3.0 Alpha 4 Released

    osCommerce, an open source shopping cart, is one more step closer to reaching a 3.0 release.  Although the journey to completing the  osCommerce 3.0 software continues to take users and developers on a very long road,  Alpha 4 was released to the public on March 30th.  As a reminder,  alpha releases of osCommerce are for "testing to help fix and improve subsequent alpha releases for a final, stable, secure, and production ready 3.0 release".  In other words, you shouldn't use the software for…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted April 03, 2007
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  • Quoting IT: State of the CMS

    "Less and less, we're competing based on terms of functionality (open source CMS or not).  Not features but ease of use, aesthetics,  support, security, community, and documentation...will be critical differentiators." - Dries Buytaert, "State of Drupal", 2007 Open Source CMS Summit and DrupalCon, Yahoo! Campus

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 31, 2007
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  • ATutor 1.5.4 to be released soon

    A new version of ATutor is expected to be released in late April 2007 with a beta version already available for downloading.  ATutor is a Web-based Learning Content Management System (LCMS) designed with accessibility and adaptability in mind.  The new version of ATutor, 1.5.4, contains quite a number of changes with the most significant changes listed below:New Test Question Types: Ordering questions require the test taker to correctly assign given items in a particular logical order or rank,…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 29, 2007
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  • Mastering TYPO3 TypoScript

    Kshipra Singh from Packt Publishing sent me an e-mail the other day asking us to publish another one of their sample chapters here at CMS Report.   If you recall, we posted an article on one of the sample chapters from a book on Alfresco.  The book this time around is Mastering TypoScript: TYPO3 Website, Template, and Extension Development.  Long name for a title so why don't we dig a little deeper and find out what this book is really about. TypoScript is a declarative…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 27, 2007
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