Posts tagged "cms"

Open Source CMS SEOTOASTER Released Its SEO Website Builder in German, Russian and Italian Today
This localization release covers both accents support for websites URL's, spell checking and other fields & components critical to help websites rank higher with search engines for their respective languages. In addition, the website builder tool's user interface itself is now available in German, Russian, and Italian.



SEOTOASTER is an amazingly easy-to-use, yet powerful website builder, and it is free and open source; Editing your website is a no-brainer thanks to its intuitive and stylish 'edit as you browse' interface. It boasts brains too with a list  of impressive, yet easy-to-use built-in SEO software features that execute arcanes SEO techniques on par with what the best SEO services companies offer to their fortune customers, namely;

Automated 301 redirection, automated optimized on-site linking, automated link sculpting using JavaScript, point and click link siloing, automated on-site SEO variables alignment, automated media and link tagging, and more with no plug-ins required.

SEOTOASTER enables open souce PHP developers to enhance the software at will beyond the built-in features with smarties, widgets, plugins, and even improve the core of the application while delivering to the entrepreneur, e-tailer, or local small business owner or marketer a Web marketing presence built to perform with search engines, acquire top website rankings, generate leads and ultimately sales.






In addition, SEOTOASTER features an unique and breakthrough content management system or CMS architecture that grows with your business, and makes piloting, and automation of SEO execution and marketing for multiple websites from a central location possible with a SEO Samba subscription. Web developers, and marketing agencies can private label the entire framework.



"I'm thrilled to announce the release of seotoaster in three important languages used by over 150 millions Internet users." says Michel Leconte, the CEO of SEO Samba - the Internet Marketing Software Company behind open source cms's SEOTOASTER, and adds; "now, SEOTOASTER's unique abilities are available to entrepreneurs, web marketers, affiliates, and open source web developers in Germany, Russia, Italy, but also Ukraine, Austria, Belarus, Kazakhstan."



"I'm very happy about the growing search marketing and open source developer community involvement with SEOTOASTER" Adds David Culot, SEO Samba's CTO. Indeed, Eric Kubitz, the highly regarded entrepreneur, SEO professional & blogger localized the SEOTOASTER interface to German. Eric commented "Of course, many will keep blogging with Wordpress. But SEOTOASTER satisfies your SEO needs without Plugins and other tweaks. For a small site SEOTOASTER is definitely easier to work with and provides much better out-of-the-box search engine optimization than Wordpress."  One of the most prominent Italian search engine marketing experts, Sante Achille, who've localized the SEOTOASTER interface to Italian added "SEOTOASTER is absolutely the most advanced SEO CMS in the market today, the level of attention to details from an SEO point of view and just throughout the product is impressive, and the user interface is amazingly fluid too. "
Jahia EE v6.1 Launches with Enhanced Search and Maximized SEO

Washington, DC –Jahia, the premier provider of web content integration software – combining web content management, document management and portal features – today announced the release of Jahia Enterprise Edition v6.1, with a number of compelling new features. Key improvements include an optimized search mechanism, enhanced Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with new powerful URL mapping definition and new social modules to engage website visitors.

“Jahia 6.1 confirms the strength of our development model. Two of our major clients financed various generic enhancements in this new version. As ‘Pay or Contribute’ program members, they influenced the Jahia roadmap and guaranteed their investment by securing long term support and evolution within the ecosystem of Jahia users,” said Elie Auvray, CEO of Jahia Solutions Group. “Our customers experience immediate benefits, while contributing to the long-term project. This collaborative business relationship confirms the dynamic nature of the Jahia project, and validates our sustainable open source business model.”

1. Better-defined search results

Jahia EE v6.1 provides enhanced search speed and fine-targeted search results, delivering documents, multimedia and other web content. The embedded full-text, open source search engine from Lucene provides advanced search filters and tag library support. Users can define the scope of a search across a given site, sub-sites—or even 3rd party content repositories—to quickly obtain ranked search results with document previews. Jahia supports the OpenSearch standards, which allows end-users to easily access their preferred search engine directly from within their browser.

In addition to Web content, Jahia can search within documents, including Microsoft Office and PDF files. New faceted search capabilities provide dynamic drill-down navigation through the assignment of multiple classifications to any content objects.

“Did you mean…?”

Jahia EE v6.1 delivers a new "Did You Mean...?" feature with search spelling suggestions to improve search results.

Semantic Search

As information overload is rapidly becoming an important issue due to ever-increasing adoption of Content Management techniques, Jahia is a member of the IKS project, working on new set of semantic features based on the Interactive Knowledge Stack (http://www.iks-project.eu/). This project is in parts funded by the European Commission. New dynamic ways of accessing information are emerging : Tag Clouds are now completed by Semantically-driven Related Content areas, Breadcrumb path by facetted and taxonomy-driven navigations, keyword search by new Social and Semantic-powered Search.These new features aim to provide a better way to contextually filter and surface the most relevant content items for a given user. While the Commission’s project is still a work in progress, Jahia customers will be among the first to enjoy its benefits.

2. SEO enhancements

Jahia EE v6.1 also enhances its “friendly URL” capabilities through implementation of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices. A new vanity URL feature allows the addition of any number of URL aliases to a page. This is a key tool that yields great results for website marketers.

To avoid being penalized by search engines, Jahia makes sure no links are outdated and that all internal and external links are up-to-date and up-and-running. The new Jahia Link Checker feature extends internal integrity checks to all external broken links that infuriate end-users and lead to poor search engine results.

3. New Social Modules improvements

User generated content, Social Media, and other marketing campaigns are becoming must-have features in any CMS. Jahia EE v6.1 enhancements include:

· A revamped blog template that runs either as a standalone blogging site, or as a plugin for existing Jahia projects. This module provides a solid and flexible platform for deploying user-generated blogs, with a complete set of features including direct content creation (no popup, no edit mode), user-generated comments, ratings, tag clouds and built-in faceted search.

· A Newsletter module that helps marketers and other information workers create and customize Enterprise-grade newsletters to keep in touch with their communities via internal or external marketing campaigns

· A form builder that allows editors to quickly design and deploy any type of form. Power knowledge workers with no technical expertise can now easily add a new form to any page of any virtual site.

Available for immediate download

A 60-day trial version of Jahia EE v6.1 is available for download at www.jahia.com.  Test drive it now!

For more information on the new Jahia EE v6.1 release, please sign up for Jahia live Webinars on May 11th at 11 AM EDT / 8 AM PDT. For registrations please go to www.jahia.com/webinar

A webinar in French will be held on May 18th at 17:00pm CET / 11 AM EDT.

Content Management Systems - The Competitive Advantage for Small and Medium Enterprises

In the global business economy, every organization needs a competitive edge. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) may find it difficult to differentiate services and products from competitors. But the competitive advantage is broader than product and service offerings.

To be competitive in your market of choice, you will also need a competitive edge to attract and retain employees, partners and suppliers. Competitive advantage can even extend to financial resources. The organization that can easily flex to obtain additional financing and provide timely expansion has a critical edge on its competitors.

One of the key factors for flexibility is building and maintaining a stable, innovative communication framework. This framework can provide numerous advantages for internal and external communication. The expanding reach of Content Management Systems (CMS) offers a foundation for growth and enables a flexible environment where your organization can creatively address client, employee and partner needs.

To engender competitive differentiation, your organization must assess the available tools and solutions in the CMS software market. Open source tools provide flexibility for a multi-layered functional approach and there are proven CMS frameworks, modules and templates that provide a simple environment and toolkit from which you can create your CMS solution.

Let’s take a look at some of the areas within your organization where CMS may offer a competitive edge.

Client Facing Applications

CMS applicationscan provide a framework for marketing and selling products with the flexibility to allow clients to search for and find the products they want and to easily obtain product manuals, and warranty information. These portal structures can also enable simple, immediate interaction with clients using chat, IM and video.

Online brochures, discount coupons and other materials can be added to the site to accommodate seasonal or special sales or update product information with the touch of a button. It is easy to manage new product announcements, promote events, trade shows, conferences and other activities.

You can easily create password protected areas for clients who have established credit accounts or other relationships with your organization. Here, your customers can order, review the status of orders or maintain personalized preferences in how they see and review your products or other information provided by your company.

Employee Facing Applications

Employees can use intranet sites to check benefits, enter time for payroll, schedule vacation time and communicate with HR. They can also view and apply for positions, complete periodic review and performance evaluation documents and read internal newsletters or company announcements.

Employees can also use CMS portal frameworks to register for training, book travel and accomplish critical tasks (see Collaborative Structures, below). Employee portals can increase and improve company communication and ensure that your team is working with the most up-to-date information, training manuals, and policies and procedures.

Partner Facing Applications

CMS solutions make it easy to communicate with partners and subcontractors and to assign tasks, review and edit project documents, file contracts and other shared documentation. Joint press releases or promotional materials can be developed and edited and partners can share sales and project contacts and store detailed information about customers.

Read More >> http://www.elegantmicroweb.com/advantage-of-content-management-system-for-small-medium-enterprises-article.htm

Alterian releases Content Manager Professional Edition

Alterian (LSE:ALN), the leading international integrated marketing platform provider, announced today the immediate availability of its new Alterian Content Manager, Professional Edition. This product combines Alterian’s wealth of CMS expertise and its track record of collaboration with Microsoft, together into one package for partners and customers looking to build an online identity on the Microsoft Platform. Alterian Content Manager is the Content Management System (CMS) behind more than 500 customers worldwide, including WWE,AstraZenecaThomson ReutersLending Tree and Avis-Europe.

Alterian Content Manager, Professional Edition (ACM-p) is shipped with an extensive ASP.NET sample website to enable rapid implementation, including over 25 fully documented Components (.ascx controls) ready to be customised. These Components include many of the essential areas of site functionality like navigation, news, forms, sitemap and search features; as well as social media functionality such as blogs, polls, RSS feed subscriptions and a rich media player. As a result, websites can be up and running in just a few weeks, whilst offering a rich set of contemporary features that help businesses engage with their audiences in order to build long-term profitable relationships.

ACM-p offers many similar features as its big brother, Alterian Content Manager, Enterprise Edition (ACM-e) but, with several carefully introduced properties – including a maximum number of sites, servers and users allowed – midsized companies can now also benefit from this world class CMS solution in a configuration appropriate to their size and budget.

ACM-p is comprehensively based on Microsoft technology, making it especially beneficial to partners and clients in the mid-market that wish to implement their websites purely on this platform. Based on SQL Server, ASP.NET delivery and utilising valued concepts such as Master Pages and Data Providers, it works intuitively with Microsoft Visual Studio and helps companies build an engaging online identity on the typical technology stack of their choice - Microsoft.

Arjen van den Akker, Product Marketing Director – WCM at Alterian says of the new proposition, “If your company needs speed of deployment, Alterian Content Manager, Professional Edition is the obvious product of choice. It allows our partners to focus on adding real value to their clients’ websites, rather than wasting valuable time and money by sorting technology issues under the hood. Furthermore, our clients enjoy working with one of the most user friendly CMS solutions in the market. As well as being available as a fully stand alone solution, ACM-p can seamlessly work with our email, analytics and social media solutions, effectively driving unparalleled web engagement. Priced to fit the typical budgets of the midmarket-tier, we believe our Professional edition will be a hugely competitive offering in this space.”

John Baker, Managing Director of Digirati, an early adopter of ACM-p and already highly experienced in implementing the Enterprise edition, says, “We are increasingly finding that medium sized organisations require very advanced system capabilities. Alterian Content Manager Professional now enables us to offer these capabilities at a compelling price point for these customers. As well as providing the most advanced content management facilities in the mid-tier, Alterian Content Manager Professional enables us to deliver websites as pure ASP.NET web applications. This means that we can build to exact client requirements and avoid the inherent constraints that are typical to other systems in the mid-market.”

Alterian Content Manager, Professional Edition is available immediately.

For more information on Alterian Content Manager and Alterian’s vision for web content management, please visitwww.alterian-content-management.com.

Why You Should Pay Attention to the Development of Orchard CMS

An Overview of the Orchard Open Source CMS While Orchard CMS is still in the initial phase of development, it is already looking like it could become a major open source CMS option for webmasters. Orchard CMS seems to be making headway on a weekly basis and has already created a solid community of developers. In a very un-Microsoft move, the Orchard CMS is being designed almost entirely based upon input from the .NET community. While there is still a lot of work ahead before the first stable release of the Orchard CMS, it is definitely a CMS to keep your eye on.

Kentico Announces Support for Visual Studio 2010 in Kentico CMS 5.5

Las Vegas, NV, USA, April 12, 2010 – Kentico Software (http://www.kentico.com), a Web content management system vendor, announced that Kentico CMS 5.5 will provide full support for Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 today at the DevConnections Conference.

Kentico CMS 5.5 together with Visual Studio 2010 make a powerful combination in delivering rich, dynamic and interactive Web sites, community sites, intranets and on-line stores.

“Kentico’s simultaneous release of Kentico CMS 5.5 enables developers to take advantage of the latest features in Visual Studio 2010,” said Dave Mendlen, senior director of Developer Marketing at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft is excited about the opportunity this creates for our mutual customers to unleash their creativity using the powerful features of Kentico CMS 5.5 and Visual Studio 2010.”

"Delivering Kentico CMS 5.5 simultaneously with Visual Studio 2010 provides our partners and customers even more possibilities for their web site.” says Michal Neuwirth, Product Manager at Kentico Software. “Kentico CMS 5.5 was fully tested to work with Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4. Kentico CMS developers can take immediate advantage of the new improvements," he adds.

Kentico CMS 5.5 also includes authorization via Facebook Connect and OpenID or RSS Web parts & widgets. Based on customer feedback both the Sharepoint Connector and MetaWeblog API are now fully integrated in Kentico CMS. Other improvements include enhanced reporting, performance and mobile optimization.

“The newly included Mobile section of the Corporate Sample Site was added by customer request. Given the volume of mobile development our customers were looking for examples of optimized pages for the web-browser based smart phones.  Using Kentico CMS for their websites they are able to cut the time and costs of development of Mobile version of the standard Web pages” explains Michael Neuwirth, Product Manager at Kentico Software.

Kentico will showcase its content management solution at the DevConnections Conference in Las Vegas, NV at booth 514. Kentico will also exhibit at Internet World London in April, at J.Boye Conference in Philadelphia, PA  in May and at Microsoft Tech•Ed North America in New Orleans, LA  in June.

More information about Kentico CMS version 5.5 is available at: http://devnet.kentico.com/CMS55beta.aspx

About Kentico CMS

Kentico CMS is a reliable, scalable and flexible Web content management solution providing a complete set of features for building Web sites, community sites, intranets and on-line stores on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. It supports WYSIWYG editing, workflows, multiple languages, full-text search, SEO, on-line forms, image galleries, forums, groups, blogs, polls, media libraries and is shipped with 200+ configurable Web parts. It’s currently used by more than 4,000 Web sites in 83 countries and supported by a network of over 1000 partners. The clients include Microsoft, McDonald's, Vodafone, O2, Orange, Brussels Airlines, Audi, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Samsung, Gibson, Bayer, ESPN, Guinness, DKNY, Abbott Labs, Medibank, Ireland.ie and others. Kentico CMS is available at http://www.kentico.com.

About Kentico Software

Kentico Software (www.kentico.com) helps clients create professional Web sites, online stores, community sites and intranets using Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. It's committed to deliver a full-featured, enterprise-class, stable and scalable Web Content Management solution on the Microsoft .NET platform. Founded in 2004, Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has a U.S. office in Nashua, NH. Since inception, Kentico has continued to rapidly expand the Kentico CMS user base worldwide. Kentico Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. In 2009, Kentico was named a Deloitte Technology FAST 50 Rising Star, being ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in Central Europe.

Over 20,000 downloads of XOOPS 2.4.4

Open in new windowThe XOOPS Project, one of world’s leading Open Source CMS (Content Management System), has released recently the newest version of its award winning software – XOOPS 2.4.4, and continues to show its strong presence in the Open Source CMS market, as shown by the number of downloads of this releases. 

In the first ten weeks after releasing of 2.4.4, it has been already downloaded more than 20,000 times

Including versions of 2.4.4 that are released in local languages (e.g. FrenchGermanRussian), the number is even much higher.

There will be soon a release of XOOPS 2.4.5 RC (see the Beta release here), and XOOPS 2.5.0 Beta (see the Alpha 2 release).

TikiWiki Announces Tiki 5.0 Beta


The Beta release of the latest generation of Tiki CMS/Groupware is now available. This 5.0 Beta includes many new features and functionality, including:


  • New themes (skins)

  • Many fixes and updates

  • Beta release of Tiki workspaces

  • Beta release of shopping cart and payments



Tiki Community members are encouraged to download and explore this new release. You can obtain the Beta (as well as all other Tiki releases) from http://tikiwiki.org/download. For information on this and future Tiki plans, see http://dev.tikiwiki.org/roadmap.


About Tiki
TikiWiki CMS/Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. Actively developed by a very large international community, Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. TikiWiki is managed by the Tiki Software Association. For more information, visit http://tikiwiki.org.

Jaws 0.8.12 released

Team Jaws announce the release of Jaws 0.8.12, changes since 0.8.11 are:

- Added new method hashing for storing password in database
- Added two new security features to Jaws session
- Fixed generation captcha in 64bit operation systems
- Fixed some issue in Blog gadget feeds
- Fixed sending message via Chatbox gadget
- Fixed bug in VisitCounter when using SQLite as database driver
- Fixed bug in PostgreSQL driver while trying to store blob field
- Updated Finnish translation
- and other minor bug fixes

for more information and download please visit: http://www.jaws-project.com/

gpEasy CMS 1.6 Released

Version 1.6 of gpEasy CMS was just released. The newest stable release of gpEasy includes feature enhancements focusing on usability and performance. Among the many changes are enhancements to the admin interface, added customization options and expanded capabilities for addons. Learn more at http://gpeasy.com.

About gpEasy CMS

gpEasy is a complete content management system that lets users create rich and flexible Web sites with a simple and easy-to-use interface. The embedded design of the admin interface allows users to instantly see changes in a single browser window.

New in Version 1.6

The newly enhanced admin interface shows users exactly which portions of their site are editable without the need to hunt through an assortment of hidden admin scripts. Administrators can simply browse their site as any normal user would, then select the editable elements within the page as needed. A new dynamic vertical menu outlines all editable areas and texts on every page.

For users without much experience with CSS or HTML, the ability to rearrange content was also introduced in version 1.6. Using drag 'n drop functionality, users can select elements within their theme and move them to different areas. Draggable areas include menus, content areas and gadgets imported from plugins.

A true inline preview option and more choices for menu displays were also added.