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5 Ways Marketers Can Improve the CMS Experience

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It's a 400-word blog post. One static image. Four hours? Yes, that's what it took a junior marketer to publish the piece.

It's an actual CMS horror story recalled by Christine Polewarczyk, senior director of global enterprise marketing with SDL.

"It should have only taken 15 to 30 minutes at most to post that blog," said Polewarczyk, who caught up with CMSWire exclusively after her talk last week on global marketing at the Gilbane Conference in Boston.

Oracle WebCenter Sites Review: Strengths, Weaknesses

Web CMS, Oracle WebCenter Sites ReviewI've been around the block with this product so many times I've worn out all my shoes. From its earliest days as FutureTense ContentServer, through the FatWire years, to its most recent incarnation as Oracle WebCenter Sites and everything along the way, it's been a very interesting, rewarding and occasionally frustrating journey through the eight (or eleven, depending on how you count) versions.

Goodbye WYSIWYG for Web Content Management Systems?

CMS platform provider SetSeed CMS thinks it offers a better alternative to WYSIWYG-based content management in its newest version. SetSeed 8 — with an all-new interface, improved mobile experience and new APIs — avoids problems caused by What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) CMSs, company representatives claim.

SetSeed 8 also includes several APIs that allow SetSeed CMS to be used as a website builder for the first time.

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.