It been awhile since I last wrote, but something got me wondering. What if you want to start with a self-hosted Wordpress blog, but at the same time don't want to spend a dime on web hosting. Are there viable offers out there? Or is it mission impossible?
In the weeks ahead I'll try to find a couple of good free web hosts that are good enough (PHP, MySQL) to host a Wordpress blog. Let's see if I can come up with something.
Quantumrealms.com is based on CMS Made Simple, a lightweight, yet powerful, yet easily manageable CMS. Since the very dawn of QuantumRealms I've been searching for a web host that actually supports CMSMS hosting.
Today I found it - Arvixe. QuantumRealms is not affiliated with it in any way, this is a mere recommendation for those still looking for the best web hosting.
Visit their website to find out more: http://www.arvixe.com.
The digital agency water&stone released it's newest white paper called 2010 Open Source CMS Market Share Report. The report analyses 20 top content management systems including Alfresco WCM, CMSMadeSimple, Concrete5, DotNetNuke, Drupal, e107, eZ Publish, Joomla!, Liferay, MODx, Movable Type, OpenCMS, Plone, SilverStripe, Textpattern, Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, Typo3, Umbraco, WordPress and Xoops, focusing primarly on brand strength and market share.
The paper concludes that the big three - WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal - are still uncontested when it comes to brand strength and market share. Particularly WordPress has had a strong year and has now taken a lead in brand strength.
It is suggested that the next big thing might be either Concrete5 or Umbraco.
The water&stone whitepaper can be downloaded here: http://www.waterandstone.com/sites/default/files/2010%20OSCMS%20Report.pdf
PacktPub recently announced the winners of their annual Open Source Awards. As it reads on their homepage, "the Open Source Awards is a contest that aims to encourage, support, recognize and reward Open Source projects". People were able to nominate applications in the following categories (amongst others): Open Source CMS, Hall of Fame CMS and Most Promising Open Source Project.
The winners are listed below:
Open Source CMS - CMS Made Simple
Hall of Fame CMS - Wordpress
Most Promising Open Source Project - Pimcore
The development team behind CMSMS announced the release of CMS Made Simple 1.9. Although the last release was 1.8.3, major new features made it to the new release. The most important ones in my opinion are as follows:
- fully customizable URLs
- the News Module now also supports fully customizable URLs
- major MenuManager performance increase
- jQuery support
Considering that the work on CMSMS 2.0 has taken already 2 years and is still ongoing, this release got a very warm welcome from the user base.
Template-Builder.com makes it possible - now you can edit your Joomla templates online. You can now manage, store and edit your templates online, wherever you are.
The editor itself looks like a typical WYSIWYG editor. You just need to click on the element you want to modify and a set of options appears on the left toolbar. It's pretty straightforward.
No install or download is needed as the template editor is a web application. Excellent export options make this worth a try.