ExpressionEngine – a CMS designed for designers

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ExpressionEngine from EllisLab markets itself as ‘the most powerful and flexible content management system’. Are they right? Brands like Nike, Apple, and the BBC seem to think so. In this CMS review, we’ll take a look at ExpressionEngine’s features, extensions, SEO, pricing, and more, to help you decide if this fee-based content management system is right for you.   

Drupal vs WordPress – 2 CMS alternatives compared

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Drupal vs WordPress – which CMS is the best choice for you? This depends entirely on the web presence you’re intending to create: there’s no such thing as an all-purpose content management system that’s suitable for everyone. If you need an intuitive weblog software, WordPress is the system for you. If you’re planning a complex community project, Drupal might be your best bet. Find out why here.   

An evolving CMS: eZ Publish becomes eZ Platform and eZ Studio

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eZ Publish and its follow-up programs, eZ Platform and eZ Studio, specialize in creating and publishing content for extensive web presences. The business CMS solution can be used for commercial websites as well as community, e-commerce, and other online platforms. But are eZ Publish CMS applications really as user-friendly as their developer promises?   

Composr 10: ocPortal’s WordPress alternative

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The UK-based CMS ocPortal has undergone a rebrand: presenting Composr 10. Following in the footsteps of ocPortal 9, this CMS offers an all-in-one solution for web presences, with no need for extensions or templates. But who is Composr 10 suited to? And how does it compare to the CMS market leaders?   

Building communities: forum software comparison

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Whether you’re searching for help on how to change a tire, or you desperately need make-up tips for an upcoming wedding, you’ll sooner or later stumble upon a forum. These community platforms have been around for years and are still going strong. Even today there are countless successful online communities that attract thousands of users daily. If you want to create one of these platforms for [...]   

Contao CMS: a sleek alternative to TYPO3

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The right content management system (CMS) is fundamental for every successful web project. Known names, like WordPress or TYPO3, dominate the market, but there are alternative CMSs. With their sleeker yet-still-adequate range of functions, such options often prove to be the better choice. One such example is Contao. The open sources solution wins over users with intuitive user interface, selection [...]   

Alchemy CMS: the open source project based on Ruby on Rails

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While most content management systems are based on the PHP scripting language, Alchemy CMS uses a less common but more dynamic programming language: Ruby. There are also countless add-ons available from Ruby on Rails that can help to extend your web framework to create complex projects like company websites or online shops. Find out what makes this intuitive CMS a good bet for beginners.   

Your own knowledge base wiki software

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Do you ever find yourself grabbing your smartphone mid-conversation to look something up on Wikipedia? Since the boom in mobile technology, instant access to information has become a part of everyday life, and Wikipedia is the most prominent knowledge bank of all, demonstrating the possibilities of this slimmed down CMS. But how exactly do you go about creating a wiki?   

papaya CMS: powerful and accessible

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The CMS, papaya, is lauded by its developers as a high performance content management system – a fully justified claim, considering the software’s wide range of smart and powerful functions. But is papaya CMS a viable option for any web project? And what exactly are this program’s strengths and weaknesses?   

10 free Drupal themes you should know about

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Acting as a template for web presences, themes can change your website’s appearance in the blink of an eye. If Drupal is your chosen CMS, you’ll never be short of layout options. When it comes to free Drupal themes, users are spoilt for choice. The hard part is knowing where to start! There are a lot of deciding factors here, including your knowledge of web design and what type of website you’re [...]