MotoCMS Updated to the Version 1.6

The World Day of Interconnectedness on November 11, 2011 became a very special for MotoCMS and its users. That day, the company released the new major Version 1.6 of its powerful Flash CMS.

The new version is probably the most significant from all MotoCMS releases - it is 100% based on the users' feedback.

This update introduces many new powerful features and improved functionality, including:

  • The ability to protect pages and popups with a password (now you can protect any page of your website).
  • The modified and improved "Contact Form" widget (the "Radio Button" and "Text Area" items added).
  • The new "Search" widget (place the "Search Field" wherever you need on your website).
  • The improved connection of widgets with website content.
  • The "Buy Now Button" widget (that will help you to sell goods and services via your Moto CMS website).
  • The "Background" widget (that makes it possible to modify the website background by adding images to it or change its color).

Tiki 8.1 Now Available

The latest version of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, Tiki 8.1, is now available for immediate download. This release includes many new features and improved functionality, including more than 3,200 code updates by 43 Tiki Community members. Review the Tiki 8 Release Notes and change log for complete information.

Tiki 8.1Some key highlights of Tiki 8 include:

DotNetNuke, Drupal, Liferay, and SharePoint in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

A couple weeks ago, Liferay's marketing and communication folks sent me an email mentioning that Liferay was included as a "Leader" in Gartner's 2011 Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals. After my usual procrastination I finally got around to reading the report and what follows in this blog post are some impressions that jumped at me while reading the report. I'm not convinced the randomness of these personal thoughts make up a blog post (at least a well-written blog post) but I'm going for it since my public note taking often turns out better than a well polished article.

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DotNetNuke 6.1 Simplifies Delivery of Mobile Websites

DotNetNuke Corp. has announced the immediate availability of DotNetNuke version 6.1 which makes it fast and easy for organizations of all sizes to deliver tailored online experiences for thousands of unique mobile devices.   For the first time, DNN 6.1 also provides a site group capability, which dramatically simplifies and speeds up the management of permissions and profiles across multiple desktop and mobile websites.

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), by 2015 there will be more than 1.2 billion internet-enabled mobile devices in use worldwide[1].   As a result, many businesses are looking for fast, simple, cost effective ways to engage with their customers, partners and employees through mobile phones and tablets.  But creating, testing and managing unique versions of a company’s online presence for thousands of unique mobile devices can be a daunting and expensive task.   Increased demand for high bandwidth content like video has also put a premium on delivering a world-class mobile customer experience.

Webnodes CMS Version 3.7 features Schema.org support

Oslo, Norway - Webnodes AS, a company developing a .NET based semantic content management system, announced the release of version 3.7 of their CMS. This new release improves the system in a number of key areas.

Fully integrated dynamic Schema.org support

With this release, Webnodes is the world’s first CMS with fully integrated and dynamic Schema.org support. This means that all content classes and properties in Webnodes can be mapped to corresponding types and properties in Schema.org dynamically.

Webnodes uses the dynamic mapping to add small pieces of Microdata to the html of webpages. All the major search engines will immediately understand the meaning of the content, and can improve their search results in a number of ways. Tests have shown a 30% increase in organic search-engine traffic to websites using Microdata or similar technologies.

Load balancing

Another important feature in this new version is that Webnodes CMS now fully supports load-balancing, in a number of different configurations.

Quoting IT: Encourage Innovation Within

"It's often the employees--rather than outside consultants--who know a company's products and processes best. According to management experts, many of the most innovative companies tend to solicit ideas from staff throughout the organization, not just the executive ranks."

-Rachel Emma Silverman, "For Bright Ideas, Ask the Staff", The Wall Street Jorunal, October 17, 2011.

CMS Expo begins their 2012 Call for CMSs

One of my favorite yearly conferences is the CMS Expo in Evanston, Illinois. I'm not sure if I've ever been to a conference where so many open source CMS leaders in one room. Whether your CMS is open source or proprietary, you need to be at this conference. Whether you're a business leader, developer, content author, or analyst you'll be doing yourself a great favor by being at this year's CMS Expo.

So it should be no surprise that when the conference Co-founders, Linda or John Coonen, ask me to promote their conference that's what I'm going to jump at the opportunity. This is a great conference and if you're wanting to promote your CMS, CMS Expo is the perfect venue to make your presence known.

It's Time For Your CMS To Take Center Stage

Book Club: MODX The Official Guide

At this moment, I have a tall stack of unread books related to content management systems sitting in front me. Publishers and authors apparently like my review style because new books continue to be sent my way. However, reading a book from cover to cover for a review (the last one being six months ago) takes time and I just haven't been able to keep up with the required reading. So with admission that I haven't read every page of these books, I've decided to at least start posting mini-reviews of select books and hoping that this move is still a win-win-win for publishers, authors and readers.

Hippo Integration with PugPig for iPad Magazine Publishing

Integration between Hippo and PugPig provides a powerful and easy framework for managing and publishing to iOS-Powered Mobile Devices.

Hippo, the company setting new standards for how Commercial Open Source Web Content Management can empower audiences and change the way organizations manage Web content announced today that it has completed a seamless and complete integration with PugPig - a new framework that enables you to publish HTML5 content to iOS powered mobile devices. This integration provides Hippo CMS users with a complete content management and publishing framework to easily create beautiful and optimized magazines for the iPad and iPhone platforms.

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