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Shopify Rolls Out Responsive Checkout

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:16

Shopify, one of the world's most popular eCommerce platforms, has just released a revamped, responsive checkout system. As it is now well known, mobile browsing - and shopping - is now a bigger deal than ever. In fact, over 50% of traffic to ecommerce sites now come from smart phones and tablets.

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CMS Critic does Movember (and you can get a free link from us!)

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:16

I don't normally push a lot of causes on this site but since prostate cancer has affected my family in the past, I thought it was an important cause to get behind this year.

As a result, I'm going to be participating in looking ridiculous for Movember this year in order to help raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men's health. I think it's a worthy cause to support and I'd really appreciate your help in making this a successful campaign.

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The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Small to Midsize Business PHP CMS

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:23

Content management systems are an important part of business today and small to midsize businesses have a wide variety of solutions to choose from.

Today, we're going to announce the winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Small to Midsize Business PHP CMS.

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The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best eCommerce Solution for SMB

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:49

eCommerce solutions are becoming more and more necessary as companies transition from standard store fronts to a new digital presence. This year, we have two categories for eCommerce solutions, SMB and Enterprise.

This year, the contenders for Best eCommerce Solution for SMB were Prestashop, Shopify and ASPxCommerce.

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The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best CMS for Corporate Intranets

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:00

Corporate intranets are used worldwide by millions of corporations big and small. They need to be agile, easy to implement solutions that offer functionality and advanced capabilities to cater to today's business. Selecting one can be a difficult task but today, we're going to make that task a little easier.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best CMS for Corporate Intranets.

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Selz Steps Up Google Analytics Integration

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:36

A new Selz update means that user's eCommerce data can now be sent to their Google Analytics account. Selz is a growing online-payment and eCommerce platform that can be integrated into an existing website. Or, you can set up your free Selz store and begin selling immediately

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Telerik Evolves Mobile Development Approach With Latest DevCraft Release

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:02

Telerik, the company behind Sitefinity, have just released an update for DevCraft, their suite of UI tools. According to Telerik, this new updated enhances, "the most complete .NET toolbox for web, mobile and desktop development.". In particular, this update focuses on DevCraft's approach to mobile development. 

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The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Open Source PHP CMS

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:33

Nothing is better than announcing winners and one of the most popular categories this year was the Best Open Source PHP CMS Category within the People's Choice CMS awards.

This year, the contenders were Joomla, eZ Publish and MODx and the competition between all three was quite fierce.

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The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Cloud CMS for Enterprise

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:54

This year, we had a hard fought battle in the Best Cloud CMS for Enterprise category between contenders; Acquia, Clickability and CrownPeak. As always, only one can be the final winner and I am pleased to announce that the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Cloud CMS for Enterprise award.

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Hands-On with PrestaShop’s new Beta Cloud Platform

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:52

PrestaShop took a big step forward when version 1.6 was released earlier this year. Yet, PrestaShop haven't been resting on their laurels. Quite recently, a brand new PrestaShop project has come to light. One which could make genuinely powerful eCommerce features more accessible than ever before.

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CREATE Powered by Wix Set to Light up NYC

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:37

Wix, one of the world's most popular website builders, has launched a campaign called CREATE, which aims to light up the sky of New York City for one starry night. 

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Webs Launches Local Listings Tool

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:43

Webs, a widely popular website builder, has announced the launch of “Local Search” - a new online local listings tool for small businesses. Part of a suite of marketing products including Pagemodo and ContactME, Webs is an easy-to-use drag-and-drop website builder designed for small businesses.

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The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Website Builder

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:27

The third annual CMS Awards have come to a close, having attracted more nominations and voters than ever before. Thankfully though, the results are probably my favourite part! For the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Website Builder, participants selected the industry's "big three" website builders to battle it out. WixSquarespace and Weebly.

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TERMINALFOUR Releases New Higher Education Digital Engagement Platform

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:20

After a new $2M investment and 55,000 hours of development, TERMINALFOUR, has evolved their product beyond its web content management roots to a full digital engagement platform for higher education institutes. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, TERMINALFOUR is a CMS focused on improving the online presence of universities, colleges and school districts across the world.

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CloudCannon Goes Global at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:12

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is currently taking place in London, and CloudCannon, a platform which, "streamlines the process of deploying a simple website", is one of the products in the spotlight. In less than a year, CloudCannon has evolved from bedroom project to global venture, having just landed $500,000 worth of funding, along with a partnership with Rightside Group, Ltd. 

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The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Cloud CMS for SMB

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:51

This year has been an incredibly successful one for the CMS Awards and as our third consecutive year, we've had more nominations and voters than ever before! Competition this year was very tight between contenders LightCMS, Surreal CMS and Acquia Cloud but in the end, there can be only one winner.

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WebsiteBox Unveils Print-Marketing Tool for Realtors

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:01

WebsiteBox, a Toronto-based startup that provides real estate professionals with a professional website for a one-time fee of $99, has announced a print-marketing tool called Prints App. Focusing on providing a powerful online presence for real estate agents, WebsiteBox serves up a hundreds of responsive templates, customization options, and options between different types of real estate websites. 

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8 WordPress Security Tips to Help You Secure Your WordPress Site

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:07

Is being hacked fun? Certainly not. The worst part about it is that you could potentially lose everything. Your content. Your media. Personal data. It's natural to want to protect your site from being hacked. It’s just as important as protecting your home from burglars.

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An Interview With Sabrina Marechal: Director of Product Marketing at PrestaShop

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:57

Recently, in the world of eCommerce, PrestaShop has been making somewhat of a splash. It serves a massive community of around 700,000 merchants, and has been in business since 2007, but 2014 has probably been its most expressive year to date. The release of PrestaShop 1.6 brought about a face lift on all fronts, a bunch of genuinely useful features, and a more focused approach to statistics

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The CMS Awards: What They Mean

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:58

After running for their third straight year, the CMS Awards 2014 are coming to an end. Mike Johnston launched the awards back in 2012, to give the CMS Critic community a chance to vote for their favourite products, and the CMS vendors an opportunity to shine. The awards are comprised of the People's Choice Awards, which give the public power over which CMS wins each category, and the Critic's Choice Awards, where a select few judges are appointed to select the winners. 

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