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7 Rules for Selecting the Right Content Management System

Selecting a CMSThe good, the bad and the …wrong content management system (CMS). Nobody wants that last one.

Hastily selected Web CMS platforms will create plenty of adventure and excitement for you and your team. It just won't be the sort of excitement you expected.

Get into bed with the wrong CMS and easy tasks become hard and leverage turns to roadblocks. Ultimately, your organization won't realize the promise of return on investment (ROI) that justified the project in the first place. So let’s talk strategy for an effective Web CMS selection process.

New Joomla Release: Version Control, Rapid Application Development Tools

Joomla 3.2 Released with Version Control, Rapid Application Development ToolsJoomla, an open source content management system (CMS), is now offering features like version control, one click extension installation and a rapid application development module that bring the system in line with many of its commercial counterparts.

WordPress 3.7 Released with Automated Updates

WordPress 3.7 Released with Automated Updates

WordPress, one of the most popular content management systems, just released version 3.7, codenamed Basie after the estimable Count Basie. While not chock full of features, it does include a few significant improvements. One of the biggest is automated background updates, which enables seamless security and maintenance upgrades.

Liferay Unveils Mobile-Ready Version 6.2 of Its Enterprise Portal

Liferay, a provider of open source enterprise portal and social collaboration software, is launching its biggest update in two years. Announced this week at the Liferay North America Symposium in San Francisco and expected to be available sometime in the fourth quarter, version 6.2 features a new focus on the creation of mobile-enabled websites.

Telerik Updates Web CMS Sitefinity with Usability Enhancements

Telerik is updating its Sitefinity web content management system. The usability enhancements in the current version 6.2 include inline editing, an HTML5-based Google Analytics module and an administration dashboard for analytics. 

Google Adds Analytics APIs for Large Companies

Google Adds Analytics APIs for Large CompaniesGoogle has updated its Analytics APIs for things like account setup and configuration, and large companies that want to get in on some of the closed beta availability action can sign up now.

WordPress Gets File Sharing, Collaboration Features with Cloudup Acquisition

WordPress.com Parent Automattic Steps Close to World Domination with Purchase of File Sharer CloudupThis week, WordPress.com parent Automattic furthered its goal of world domination — that is, powering most of the planet’s websites — with the purchase of file-sharing startup Cloudup.

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Day 1 Highlights #oow13

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Day 1 Highlights #oow13Oracle CEO Larry Ellison launched the OpenWorld 2013 conference by announcing updates to the company’s combined hardware and software database systems, but there was much more going on at day one of the annual event.

Oracle OpenWorld Customer Experience Keynote #oow13

Oracle's yearly OpenWorld conference is an orgy of Oracle related product pitches and partner and customer focused panels, and the customer experience keynote was no different in 2013.Oracle's yearly OpenWorld conference is an orgy of Oracle related product pitches and partner and customer focused panels, and the customer experience keynote was no different in 2013,

Acquia: Just Another Cloud Hosting Provider? Think Again

Some say Acquia is just another cloud infrastructure provider. Some question its position on analysts' lists for WCM software when they don't actually sell any. But with Drupal as its underlying web content management platform, Acquia has big plans, and everyone should be paying attention.

Acquia Unveils Free Version of Acquia Cloud

Acquia Unveils Free Version of Acquia CloudAcquia will now provide a free version of its cloud based content management system Acquia Cloud, and Drupal developers can now develop and stage content there to test out their websites.

Storify Bought by Livefyre for Curating Social Comments

Storify Bought by Livefyre for Curating Social CommentsStorify, a popular tool for combining social media posts into context rich articles, has been bought by Livefyre, a social commenting system, and together they form a pretty unique set of features that push social boundaries.

iAPPS Debuts WebStore Express for Building eCommerce Websites

iAPPS Debuts WebStore Express for Building eCommerce Websites

Organizations looking to build responsive, mobile friendly shopping websites now have an option to do so with the iAPPS Webstore Express, a templated eCommerce site building model from Brideline Digital.

Acquia Debuts Commerce Cloud to Unify Social, Community + Shopping

Acquia Debuts Commerce Cloud to Unify Social, Community + ShoppingAcquia has launched a website builder called Commerce Cloud, and it looks to be a way for marketers to set up shopping focused sites that also bring together social and community tools.

Alert: What's Coming Up for Open Source CMS in September 2013

An entire universe of open source events and releases are forthcoming in September 2013, so don't be afraid to browse our handy compendium of updates involving your favorite CMS, portal or collaboration vendor.

iAPPS Debuts Search Partnership with Perceptive Software

iAPPS Debuts Search Partnership with Perceptive Software Bridgeline Digital, maker of the iAPPS Web experience management system, has debuted integrated search and reporting technology from Perceptive Software, a way to better help customers find the content they need.

Semantic Web CMS Webnodes 4.5: Enhanced Content Synchronization, Load Balancing

Semantic Web, Webnodes, web cmsNorway-based content management provider Webnodes AS is out with version 4.5 of its .NET-based, semantic Web CMS platform. Enhancements include more options for load balancing, ontology merging, and content synchronizations between installations.

Feedly Pro Released, Adds Search + Evernote Integration

Feedly Pro Released, Adds Search + Evernote IntegrationFeedly, one of the more capable Google Reader substitutes, has made its paid version generally available this week, and for US$ 5 per month or US$ 45 per year, Feedly Pro customers get search and one click Evernote integration.

Sitecore Wraps Marketing + Web Content Management into Customer Engagement Platform

Sitecore Wraps Marketing + Web Content Management into Customer Engagement Platform

Web content management provider Sitecore has announced big changes to how it prices and sells its digital marketing and WCM licenses in North America, and the two will now merge under what is being called the customer engagement platform.

Oracle Releases WebCenter Sites with Search, Video Updates

Oracle Releases WebCenter Sites with Search, Video UpdatesOracle has released updates to its WebCenter suite including search and video enhancements to WebCenter Sites, and other minor tweaks to its Content and Portal offerings as well.