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Most popular CMS in 2006

December 31st, 2006 No comments

[Alexa]

What happened during 2006 in the CMS world? Let’s take a look at our Most visited CMS site stat, based on Alexa traffic rankings, to get a few hints.

The first place in this popularity contest has been held by WordPress during most of 2006, but in the last few weeks Joomla! has taken the top spot, albeit by a slight margin. WordPress released its 2.0 version on December 31, 2005, and has not published a major release during 2006.

On the other side, Joomla! 2006 performance has been impressive. This CMS, started in August 2005 by the Mambo core team using the Mambo codebase, has steadily climbed the popularity ladder in little more than a year. In October 2006 Joomla! has made available its 1.5 beta release.

The third top contender is Drupal. Drupal released its 4.7 version in May 2006 and its 5.0 RC1 in December, and has consistently hovered around the third place during the whole year.

The fourth place is currently held by Movable Type, who released 3.3 in July, but whose popularity has been declining a little during this year; and the fifth place belongs to Xoops, who appears to be followed by a steady audience.

Mambo occupies the sixth place. After the 2005 split with Joomla!, Mambo popularity has suffered a little, and the release of version 4.6 has not helped much to contrast this trend.

In the seventh spot we find ExpressionEngine, another CMS with a constant and loyal audience; ExpressionEngine has released version 1.5 in September. ExpressionEngine, like Movable Type, is a commercial tool, but both offer a free version as well.

And, last but not least, the eighth place is conquered by Pligg. Born in December 2005 from the Menéame source code, inspired by Digg, Pligg has rapidly gained popularity and could easily be named the revelation of 2006. Pligg has released its beta 9 version in December 2006.

Just a concluding remark: these stats don’t make any claim of scientific accuracy, they are just intended to entertain our readers. I hope I have entertained you, and I wish you all the best for 2007!

Categories: Statistics

Geeklog 1.4.1

December 31st, 2006 No comments

[Geeklog]

The official release of Geeklog 1.4.1 is now available for download.

To recap the new features:

* Support for Microsoft SQL Server (in addition to the continued support for MySQL).
* The Geeklog Calendar is now a plugin, so it can easily be disabled or replaced.
* Multi-language support lets you create sites where the content changes when you switch languages. So you can have translated versions of articles and only show those in the visitor’s preferred language.
* Better spam protection by including support for SLV and offering hooks for CAPTCHAs.
* Various other improvements, e.g. an option to “mass delete” users, a redesigned account information page, updated version of FCKeditor (now again including a file manager), and more.

With this release, support for Geeklog 1.3.x branch is no longer available. Geeklog 1.4.1 is a recommended upgrade for all users of previous versions.

For additional details, please refer to the release announcement.

Categories: News

GreyMatter 1.7.1

December 31st, 2006 No comments

[GreyMatter]

GreyMatter 1.7.1 has been released.

Features include new optional spam controls such as:

* If commenters exceed a specified number of links in a post, they are blocked and/or banned.
* Force commenters to ‘preview’ before posting a comment.
* Commenters have to enter a provided pass-phrase or random pass-phrase before comment is posted.

GM 1.7.1 includes a few bugfixes too. For details, please refer to the release announcement.

Categories: News