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A Closer Look at PrestaShop's Global Community

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:40
For years, PrestaShop has been well-known for its free and open-source eCommerce solution. So well-known in fact, that the Miami based company has just been nominated in two categories for the 2014 CMS Awards; Best eCommerce Solution for SMB and Best eCommerce Solution for Enterprise.
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People's Choice CMS Awards - The Results So Far

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:09
We've had a massive response to the People's Choice awards and the voting has been going crazy since we released the nominee list. Today, I thought I'd help spur on the activity by sharing the results so far.
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Dropbox Boosts Pro Plan to 1TB Storage

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:45
Dropbox, the darling of the online storage industry, has announced some significant changes to it's online storage service. Pro members ($9.99 / month for those of you who are unaware) are now being upgraded from 100 GB of storage to 1 Terabyte (1,000 GB) of storage for the same cost.
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SiteSupra Makes a Play for the Website Builder Market

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:50
There's no doubt that the website builder market is a hot one of late, there are plenty of great contenders such as Weebly, Squarespace and Wix. Today, SiteSupra has announced that they are making a play for piece of the pie with the launch of their own website builder / hosted CMS.
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A Deeper Look at Magnolia's Open Suite Approach

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:27
When hunting for a new web content management system, exploring your options can feel exhilarating. After all, with new software, comes new possibilities.However, things take a serious turn when it comes to assessing the flexibility of your short-listed platforms in terms of integration options.Most businesses will be looking at a long list of tools that need to be integrated with their new CMS.…
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Kentico 8.1 Combines Greater Ease and Performance with New LinkedIn and SharePoint Integration

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:54
Kentico Software , the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider, today announced the release of Kentico 8.1, featuring a variety of new enhancements that bring greater website performance and ease of use to the digital marketing activities of today’s digital agencies and professional marketers. With new “Buy X, get Y” discount capabilities, Kentico 8.1 also offers customers new ways to maximize their online sales.
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LightCMS Unveils New Element UI

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:20
LightCMS have once again taken some tools to their user interface, giving their Element UI new functionality and a sleeker look. This interface update comes just weeks after LightCMS revealed a new WYSIWYG editor. It's also the latest in a flurry of updates the website builder has been releasing for the last few months. 
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CubeCart 5.2.13 Released

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:06
CubeCart has released version 5.2.13, bringing about a number of usability and security updates. Available for free, CubeCart is a popular eCommerce solution, and one which featured on my list of 55 ways to build a website with BlueHost. It's a pretty solid solution if you aren't looking to invest large amounts of money.
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Announcing this year's nominees for the 2014 People's Choice CMS Awards

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:22
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the amazing products that you selected as nominees for a 2014 People's Choice CMS award.Here is a complete list of all nominees in all categories (with links to their websites so you can learn more).Don't forget to cast your vote as well  (and be entered for a chance to win a brand new Chromebook!).…
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Voting is now open for the 2014 People's Choice CMS Awards!

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:15
I am glad to announce that voting is now open for the 2014 People's Choice CMS awards.We had an amazing response this year with thousands of nominations submitted.…
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Selz Gives Users More Uploading Power

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:13
Selz have given their users faster, larger and more reliable file uploading abilities. The growing eCommerce platform - which can integrate with any existing website, Facebook, WordPress and more - has only just released a fresh new shopping cart app. Users will be hoping this trend of regular updates continue.
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Nominations are closed for the People's Choice CMS Awards

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:32
Nominations are closed now for the People's Choice portion of the CMS Awards. We will be tabulating the nominations this weekend and announcing the systems that have been selected for the voting stage, as well as opening up the voting stage, this Monday, August the 18th. Please be sure to check back then to begin voting (and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to stay informed). We want to thank everyone for nominating their favourite projects.…
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MODX Cloud Updated

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:49
MODX have unveiled a new series of updates for their cloud platform, MODX Cloud. MODX Cloud is the hosted version of MODX, which allows users to build MODX websites using MODX's servers, optimized infrastructure, automatic backup management, and so forth.
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WordPress is a CMS (Whether You Like it or Not)

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:15
WordPress is just a glorified blogging tool. Apparently. The debate about WordPress' status has been raging for years now. Is it still just a blogging platform, or has it grown into a what can be described as a CMS? 
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4m Downloads & 4 Ways WooCommerce + Wordpress Make Magic

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:06
Just a week ago our free ecommerce plugin for WordPress hit 4 million downloads. WooCommerce has quickly become a major player in the world of ecommerce and while download milestones are always exciting, to have the growth spelled out with the help of popular technology growth tracking tool, Builtwith.com, was even better. We're now able to monitor the number of active sites using WooCommerce and see that this number went from 50,000 to 381,000 in the past year. Good news for us, but also for WordPress.We often refer to WordPress as our lifeblood.…
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Squarespace for Android Public Beta Begins

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:00
Squarespace  has answered the call of its Android using fan base. Squarespace has released two new apps for public beta testing; Squarespace Blog and Squarespace Note. As one of the most popular website builders on the market, Squarespace allows users to build blogs, online stores, portfolio websites and more, using a sleek, user-friendly interface.  
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Concrete5 Releases New Enterprise Tools & Pricing

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:24
PortlandLabs , the company behind Concrete5  CMS, has released new tools and pricing to serve enterprise organizations that want an easy way to edit their website. Thanks to a simple point-and-click interface and editing toolbar, Concrete5 has become a popular choice for users who want a CMS that helps manage websites easily. And now, enterprise users can get in on the action. 
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Ghost 0.5 Released with Re-written Admin UI, Multi-user Support & More

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:29
Ghost , the newest and most exciting blogging platform, has just released version 0.5. Launched in late 2013, Ghost has taken the blogging world by storm, offering users a hosted and self-hosted option with a remarkably straightforward, yet progressive user interface. In fact, questions have even been raised in relation to WordPress vs Ghost . But that's a discussion for another day. 
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SiteSupra Introduces New Templates & Features

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:38
SiteSupra has released some new updates, in the form of three new themes and a new page deactivation feature. Although technically still in beta, SiteSupra is a hosted website builder and CMS which gives you the tools to create good looking, responsive websites. 
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PHPFox V4 Announced: Improved UI, Responsive Themes & More

CMS News from cmscritic.com - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:33
The latest version of PHPFox has been announced, making the social networking platform sleeker and sexier than ever before. Freshly rebranded as Moxi9, PHPFox has enjoyed is status as a popular community building CMS, giving users the ability to offer features found on Facebook, MySpace and other networks.
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