Category Archives CMS

CMS Archives

In this section you will find general articles and resources that cover all aspects of Content Management Systems (CMS).

CMS: Useful Wins Again

It’s been almost twenty years since the first branded Content Management Systems (CMSs) hit the market. They were an unbearable kluge back then, and didn’t work well; but hey, if you had a bajillion dollars to toss at MarchFirst or any one of hundreds of other pre-dot-bomb era consultancies, you could have a half-baked Web CMS, delivered by a team…

Say Hi To Anchor – A Super-Tiny CMS

I’m going to make a bold assumption here, but I bet you’ve got a blog. If you do, then you join a crowd of millions, all penning their deepest thoughts and documenting their life. It really is hard to stand out from the crowd though. Anchor aims to fix that. Based on the technology behind my blog, Anchor’s a super-tiny…

When a CMS becomes Restrictive

I’ve been working with Content Management Systems, both bespoke and open source for over 7 years. In that time a lot has changed as to how flexible and adaptive CMSs can be, but there are still times when a CMS can be restrictive. Each CMS brings with it its own advantages and also its own disadvantages. Having primarily worked in…

10 CMSes for Easier Image Management

While WordPress (using the numerous portfolio themes and plugins) has become a very popular choice for creating photo blogs or online portfolios, sometimes you may just need a dedicated CMS in order to create a web gallery. In this article, we shall take a look at some photo gallery CMSes. While this list clearly is not exhaustive, and there are…

Ten Alternative CMS Options to WordPress

Let’s face it, WordPress is the demi-god of blogging and (arguably) Content Management. From Syria to Korea, WordPress powers them all. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fish in the sea. Even if you are in love with WordPress (just as we are), trying out a taste of variety won’t harm you a bit. So lets check out some…

CouchCMS – A simple CMS solution for web designers

CouchCMS is a self-hosted simple CMS that has been created specifically with web designers in mind. It allows a designer to take any HTML/CSS templates and convert it into a fully content managed site, quite literally in minutes. Unlike most other CMSs out there, Couch works by being retrofitted within an existing design or static site and not vice versa….

15 Market Leaders of Premium WordPress, Joomla and Drupal Themes

Thanks to the active opensource CMS community, especially the big three (WordPress, Joomla and Drupal) website development cost has dwindled down to affordable levels. The more you understand how to use a CMS the better you can control development cost and best make use of your site to promote your products or services. For people like me who has close…