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Jahia has kicked off 2018 by releasing Jahia DX 7220 — the latest edition of its digital experience platform.

Jahia DX 7220 boasts a new user interface (UI), code-named ‘Anthracite’ which, “reflects feedbacks gathered from customers focus groups carried out along the development phase.”

According to Jahia, the new interface has three major characteristics:

  • In-context website management (or an in-line editing mode) that gives Jahia users larger work spaces.
  • Modern and consistent UI through all digital experience capabilities, especially for integrated digital asset management features and out-of-context content management features.
  • The option to activate or deactivate the new interface at both the user and administrator level.

Jahia is also organizing a GDPR-dedicated event on Feb. 6 in Paris to help organizations ready themselves for the May 25, 2018 arrival of the EU data regulations. To get your ticket, head over to the full program and registration form.

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Magnolia Announces New Financial Partner

The Basel, Switzerland-based CMS vendor has announced Elvaston Capital as a new strategic financial partner. Magnolia has said that the investment will, “enable Magnolia to grow in the future through the cloud and to push for its strengths in ease of integration, i.e. best-of-breed, and ease of use, i.e. author/user friendliness.”

The resulting product roadmap and strategic direction will be covered in more detail at the Magnolia Partner Day on March 15 in Basel.

Magnolia is also continuing to enhance its hybrid headless capability while strengthening usability of the UI. For 2018 the company has dedicated an entire project, called “Resurface,” to the topic of UI and new usability patterns.

Netlify Build on 1.0 Release

Following the December release of Netlify 1.0, the Netlify community has been hard at working on bug fixes. As a result, Netlify CMS just hit 4,000 stars on GitHub, making it “the most popular open source headless CMS” on the platform according to the company.

The team at Netlify have also announced their next move is “toward greater extensibility,” noting the first step in that process is ability to register external backends, which is now live in Netlify 1.1.0.

DNN Community Gathers

Members of the DNN community are preparing to gather in Denver for DNN Summit Feb. 6 through 10.

Organized by the non-profit DNN Association, DNN Summit will feature a keynote by Andy Tryba, DNN Corp. CEO and a closing keynote by Shaun Walker, founder of DNN (DotNetNuke).

DNN Summit features two full days of sessions, with conference tracks on DNN, UX Development, Marketing, Integration and Development.

More Open Source Headlines

dotCMS have announced its annual Bootcamp user conference will take place May 2 to 4 in Miami. The open source platform has also completed its first webinar of 2018, explaining how coding should no longer be part of customer experience orchestration.  

In other news, Magento has announced an “Amazon-like” checkout feature, which mimics Amazon’s previously patented one-click checkout system. With the expiration of Amazon’s patent in late 2017, Magento is claiming to be the first commerce leader to offer an ‘Amazon-like’ experience as a standard feature, available in the latest release of Magento Commerce.

Following the recent release of SilverStripe 4, SilverStripe released the results of its annual community survey from 2017, revealing insights into the skills, employment status and general health of the community. Plus, you can now view the talks delivered at StripeCon EU 2017 and StripeCon NZ 2017 on SilverStripe’s Vimeo page.

A Strong Start to 2018

It may be a new year, but we’re seeing the same old work ethic from open source CMS vendors. Here’s to an exciting 2018 for the open source world.