Joomla! 1.5 released

What started two and a half years ago with a letter to the community is culminating today with the release of Joomla! 1.5. “Joomla! 1.5 boasts remarkable advances over Joomla! 1.0 in the areas of extensibility, usability and internationalization.” “Over the last 2 1/2 years the code base has...

PivotX

PivotX is the successor of Pivot, and that’s why its first release is named PivotX 2.0. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the first alpha version of PivotX 2.0 was released on November 25, 2007. Among its features: * Entries and Pages: publish multiple weblogs, and independent pages; *...

New leadership for RunCms

After many years spent with open source CMS projects (Xoops, then E-Xoops, then RunCms) EsseBe took the leadership of the RunCms project in August 2006. Today, after little more than one year, other duties claim his time and EsseBe has to leave that position. He has already announced that...

Most popular CMS in 2007

While in 2005 and 2006 Content Management Systems as a group were enjoying a steady rise in popularity, 2007 has been a year of stable if not slightly declining public interest in these systems. The evidence comes from our Most visited CMS site report, based on Alexa traffic rankings....

Plume

Plume CMS version 1.0 was released on September 26, 2004. From the original announcement by Loïc d’Anterroches: “After 2.5 years as a SourceForge project, 2 near to be full rewrites, 1 complete rewrite, 9 Release Candidate versions, n hours of development, 150 Kg of pasta and cheese, an unaccountable...

sNews 1.6 review

sNews 1.6 is the current version of a single file, template independent, PHP and MySQL powered, standards compliant CMS written by Solucija and released under a Creative Commons License. This article is a short review of sNews 1.6, covering Installation, The Administration Page, Adding and Managing Content, and sNews...

Drupal and Acquia

A few days ago Dries Buytaert announced Acquia, my Drupal startup. The main reason to start a new company around Drupal products and services? Examining the open source projects that have had big impact on the technology industry, Dries concludes that successful projects usually have a well-capitalized company behind...

Typo

Typo is a blog engine built using Ruby on Rails. It was started in early 2005 by Tobias Lütke, a German programmer also creator of the popular Shopify e-commerce platform, and is currently developed by Piers Cawley and Frédéric de Villamil. Typo features include: * Textile, Markdown and SmartyPants...

b2evolution 2.2.0

Among many incremental improvements and fixes, b2evolution 2.2 introduces Search Engine Optimization (SEO) presets. “Check out the SEO tab under “Blog Settings” to see how the SEO experts would optimize your blog!” Version 2.2 also fixes a lot of small issues with 2.1 and a stable 2.x release is...

Habari

Habari is a blogging platform announced in January 2007, whose aim is to represent a fresh start to the idea of blogging. “Habari relies on PHP5 with PHP Data Objects (PDO), and your choice of SQL database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite). Habari is strongly object oriented, and implements the full...