Every month we like to serve up a little open source CMS roundup, and like most months in this busy segment, May is packed with interesting tidbits.
There's plenty happening with the WordPress's, Drupal's and Joomla!'s of the world, but we don't always get to include as many updates as we'd like. Please don't hesitate to let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org if we've forgotten an important news item you'd like to share.
As noted above, Joomla! is indeed one of the most popular open source CMSes in the world, and for those interested in anything about it, a Joomla! Day conference is being held May 3-5 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Topics include an update on the latest Joomla! 3.1 release, development of Joomla! extensions and Joomla! on Windows Azure, just to name a few.
Joomla! 3.1 has been released with an integrated tagging system, and learning how to best use the new features will obviously be a main current during the May 3-5 Joomla! Day. Along with the integrated tagging feature, an API has been built to allow developers to make use of tagging in their Joomla! apps, another reason to perhaps follow along with the conference.
Joomla 3.1 Released, Includes Integrated Tagging
Content, portal and collaboration expert Liferay has announced an integration with Tibco this week, and the two companies have developed a combined product that will itself integrate with multiple systems. Liferay Portal will begin offering several enterprise Connectivity Adapters that use Tibco's ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks starting in the third quarter, the company announced.
Liferay has also debuted a beta release of Liferay Sync for Linux. This is a document sharing service for syncing content and documents across desktops and mobile.
May 14 through 16 is the CMS Expo 2013 in Evanston, Illinois, and as a Showecase sponsor, Jahia is offering a US $100 rebate on a three day registration. Of course, several of the other vendors on this list will also be at CMS Expo 2013, so anyone considering attending would likely have plenty to see and learn there.
Additionally, Jahia is offering two free webinars in May. For those interested in learning about the web content platform Jahia xCM, there's a May 15 session. On May 22, Jahia will hold forth on its document collaboration software Jahia Wise.
On May 27, WordPress will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the first WordPress release, and there are Meetup's planned around the world for people to celebrate. So far, Jakarta, Stockholm and Istanbul have the largest Meetups planned with Portland, Madrid and Orlando not far behind.
WordPress version 3.6 has been released in beta 2 form, and it's recommended a test site be set up for people to play around in. It's not recommended for a production site just yet, however. WordPress announced a Janrain social login integration in April as well, and it's specifically for WordPress VIP sites. WordPress VIP users can deploy this integration so visitors can sign in with their favored social media login credentials.