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Installing Ghost on ServInt

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:08
If you are like me and running on a VPS solution from ServInt, then you might be interested to know that they offer the perfect environment to install Ghost (the new blogging platform) on. I'm going to walk you through the process quickly and easily with a number of straightforward steps.
Categories: Know-How

Website Optimization Platform Ezoic Launches After Year-long Closed Beta

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:37
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. 
Categories: Know-How

LightCMS Announces WYSIWYG Editor Enhancements

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:17
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.
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New Sitefinity Release Brings Improved Productivity & Information Governance

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:02
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. 
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Selz Releases New Shopping Cart App

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:25
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. 
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55 Ways to Build a Website with BlueHost

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:35
A web hosting provider should give you more than just web hosting. Uptime, speed and customer support are all important, but what about the tools you need to kick-start a new website? After all, your new website idea is precisely why you needed a web host in the first place.
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Want to learn How to Start a Food Blog?

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 17:22
If you are looking to learn the process behind starting a food blog, I'd suggest reading the article I recently published on my wife's blog, The Kitchen Magpie.
Categories: Know-How

Shopify Announces Pinterest Rich Pins and New Bitcoin Payment Option

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:08
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.
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900dpi Unveils Brand New Blogging Feature

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:13
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.
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MODX Revolution 2.3 Released With Enhanced Manager User Experience

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:02
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. 
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15 Blogging Platforms That Encourage You To Write

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:13
For those who are finding it hard to find a blogging platform that suits their needs or are looking to start a new blog, this post will offer you some excellent alternatives to popular platforms like Blogger and WordPress. Here is our list of the best minimalist blogging platforms available.
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Watch Mike and some Industry pros discuss Customer Experience Management

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:11
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.
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WooThemes Rolls Out WooCommerce iPhone App

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:03
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.
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CMS Critic on Tour: Paris, Amsterdam & Basel

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 15:30
Despite being just a little over half-way through, 2014 has already been an eventful year for CMS Critic. Mike and I have had the pleasure of visiting Paris, Amsterdam and Basel in recent months, courtesy of Jahia, Hippo and Magnolia respectively. Each were friendly, hospitable hosts. 
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Moxi9 Introduces Enterprise Services

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:31
Moxi9 - which recently rebranded from PHPFox - has announced enterprise services for clients with large scale projects. This enterprise solution is now being offered alongside the classic PHPFox solution, which received a sizeable price cut along with the rebranding. 
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Check out the upcoming WordPress 4.0

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:59
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.…
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Clickability Issued Fourth Patent for Website Personalization & Targeting Solution

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:00
Upland Software  have announced that its web content management system, Clickability , has been issued patent   8,626,913  by the US Patent Office. Founded in 1999, Clickability is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) WCM that helps enterprises efficiently manage content globally for all web, mobile, and social initiatives.   
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Wix ShoutOut Goes Live

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:00
Wix, the hugely popular website builder, has released Wix ShoutOut. Their first implementation using their recently announced WixHive API.ShoutOut is an integrated newsletter app, allowing small to medium sized businesses to reach out to their customer and client base without the need to include third-party services.…
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Interview with Eric Mason, Director of Communications at Wix

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:31
Wix is a popular, cloud-based website builder which powers millions of websites worldwide. Recently, I got the chance to chat with the Director of Communications at Wix, Eric Mason. We spoke about what Wix offers, how it stands out in a competitive market, and even managed to find out some of Eric's favourite Wix-powered websites.
Categories: Know-How

ProcessWire vs WordPress

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:15
WordPress is, without a doubt, one of the most popular open source blog / CMS on the market but it suffers from several issues that make it less than ideal for complex or high traffic websites. For years, CMS Critic ran on WordPress and today, I'm going to pit our current CMS,  ProcessWire vs WordPress and explain why we made the switch and how things have changed.
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