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KnowledgeTree Spreads Its ECM Through Open Tech Channel


KnowledgeTree Spreads Its ECM Through Open Tech ChannelKnowledgeTree  (site) is joining Open Tech and taking their document management software to thousands of resellers worldwide.

Open Tech is a new channel created by Tech Data, an IT products distributor. It is designed to support open source ISVs, like KnowledgeTree, by helping them market and sell their solutions to a worldwide market.

KnowledgeTree sees this an opportunity to reach out to resellers who spend their time with customers — SMBs, enterprises, government — who want to use open source solutions.

“Interest in open source will continue to grow as resellers and end users become more aware of open source solutions like KnowledgeTree’s document management software,” said Tech Data Vice President, Software Product Marketing Stacy Nethercoat. “Through Open Tech, Tech Data will work closely with KnowledgeTree to educate resellers and enable them to profitably deliver these solutions to their customers.”

Are the days coming — or are they already here — when we don't have to think of open source separate from proprietary? Do we really need to differentiate between the two? Or can a solution be sold simply on the merits of its functionality alone?

DotNetNuke Corp. Lands $8 Million Series B Funding

DotNetNuke Corp. (, the company behind the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft® .NET, today announced it has secured an $8 million Series B financing led by new investor UV Partners with participation from existing investors August Capital and Sierra Ventures. The new funds will be used to accelerate product development and expand marketing and sales.

The financing follows a banner year for DotNetNuke Corp., which recently announced it had signed 500 paying customers and 50 certified commercial partners following its commercial launch in February of 2009.

According to CEO, Navin Nagiah:

“DotNukeNuke had phenomenal market traction during our first year. We signed nearly 500 customers for our subscription products and closed nearly 40,000 transactions to 15,000 customers on, our online marketplace for third party add-ons. While we did not need capital given our revenue traction, we liked the partnership and the terms so we decided to close a new round. We welcome and look forward to working with UV Partners.”

To learn more about DotNetNuke or this release, please visit the DNN website at

TomatoCMS v2.0.2 released

TomatoCMS, the open source content management system has seen a new release with version 2.0.2 released on 29th, Jan, 2010.

What's new in this TomatoCMS 2.0.2 version?

1) Tag system:

User can tag not only the articles but also photos, sets:

(1): Make a suggestion based on user input
(2): Show list of current selected tags


(1): Search for tags
(2): Create new tag
(3): List of tags. You can click on tag to remove it.

In addition, this version provide two widgets for tagging.
The first one named tag show list of tags for given item (item here can be article, photo or photo set):

and the second one is Tag Cloud which show list of tags:

Live Demo:

2) Front-end for multimedia:

Now, you can view photo, clip on frontend section.
(Try to click on photo in slideshow on homepage):

- There are new widgets in this version which are:
* filesets: Show list of set that current photo/clip belongs to:

* latestsets: Show the latest sets

- Beside this, we improved backend strongly for more friendly:

3) Menu builder:

The menu is most important component of website. In this version, we released an initial version for menu module.

4) Ability of customizing URLs:

In 2.0.1 version and earlier, the default URL of article is
Now, with 2.0.2 version, developer can customize URLs of article, category, photo pages.
This is better for SEO.

In following figure, I configured article page's URL to format of


Currently, developers have to configure it in route files manually. In 2.0.3 version, we should provide a backend interface for it.

ProMusique MightyTemplate

ProMusique is our August’ 09 Joomla! 1.5 template. Simple and appealing design of this high quality web template will not let you go by. ProMusique is the best option for your music news portal. It has simple yet stylish look, professional layout and music far and wide in this excellent template.

6 different color palettes, 19 module positions and advanced module highlights are the great field for experiments to create your own unique and original look. To try the ProMusique layout variations feel free to play with demo. This professional template will also greatly suit for any media, social networking and news website.

  • 6 colors variations
  • 19 module positions
  • Module highlights
  • New advanced typography
  • Joomla! 1.5.x native
  • 3 columns layout
  • 100% CSS-based tableless design
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • CSS Valid
  • Cross Browser Support
  • Style Theme Switcher
  • Suckerfish menu

ProMusique V2 is September Bonus template, supports new MightyGear® technology. You will have control over website's animation, powered by this technology.

MoRevie MightyTemplate

MoRevie is October 09 template for Joomla! 1.5 templates. Stylish design includes eight color styles greatly match with extended features, such as MightyMenu and MightyTabs!

MoRevie template was created by our team specially to fit all requirements of a modern website design. 8 magnificent color themes, professional layout and advanced message system makes MoRevie that good. If you want to give your website modern and stylish look, this template is the best option for you.

  • 8 color styles
  • 27 module positions (including MightyTabs)
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid
  • CSS 2.1 valid
  • 100% DIV-based
  • Cross-browser layout
  • Module stylings
  • Typography plus advanced messages system
  • MightyGear (MightyMenu, MightyTabs)
  • Joomla 1.5 native
Roundict MightyTemplate

Roundict is November Joomla! 1.5 modern web template with extraordinary design, valid XHTML and CSS. The template has 8 excellent preset styles, 19 module positions, 6 tabs positions and several module highlights.

Roundict is a professional template which suits perfectly for business and news websites. Businesslike design, nice color schemes and big number of positions will result in success with your website. Roundict is customizable like all our templates.

  • 8 preset styles
  • 28 module positions with MightyTabs
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid
  • CSS 2.1 valid
  • 100% DIV-based
  • Cross browser support (+ IE6)
  • Module stylings
  • Improved typography
  • Advanced system messages
  • MightyGear 1.2
  • Joomla 1.5 native
Clarity from Shape 5 released for January

Shape 5 have released a new theme and they were a little late, a day I think, but I am later. I'm still trying to catch up after Christmas, so I apologise.

This theme, as the trend is going this way, puts the focus back on Joomla and I like it when this happens. Don't get me wrong, I like themes that come ready for other extensions, but sometimes we seem to forget that Joomla is the system we are using and most sites rely heavily on a decent theme for the actual CMS.

It is called Clarity and I'm guessing because everything is quite clear. There is a new image slider module for the frontpage (or any page) that enables you to control any number of products, if you want to use this theme with something like Virtuemart or for you to display specific pages on your site - you control it so you decide.

Some, but not all of the features:

  • 100% tableless CSS
  • Validates with XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • Validates with CSS Level 3
  • Joomla 1.5 only
  • SQL dump available
  • Unlimited possibilities, you define site colours!
  • 27 module positions
  • New! S5 Image Slider
  • New! jQuery powered menu system
  • Edited frontpage article layout
  • Sliced PSDs included
  • Site Shaper available (Joomla install that includes demo data)
  • Fully collapsible module positions
  • Set background images and colour via theme parameters
  • Lytebox enabled

Click here for a demo or more information.

New free theme from RocketTheme with the Gantry Framework

RocketTheme have done something quite nice for us all. They've only gone and released a new theme using the Gantry Framework and it is completely free!

If you didn't know, the Gantry Framework is a whole new way of theme building from RocketTheme that basically gives you a lot more control over how your site looks and functions and it has only just been rleased - it will get better and bigger.

When RocketTheme first released the Gantry Framework, it changed a few things and since then, they've also released an update to it with a lot more functionality, suggested mostly be the community and before they released this theme, it was only available to club members.

Now, it is available to the entire community to play with and if nothing else, is a great way for people that have not used RocketTheme to get a taste of what is available behind club doors.

It is also a great framework because you can quite literally now use it and create a site that is absolutely unique, because they also include teh source image files so you really can do whatever you like.

Some of the key features of this theme are:

  • Free and GPL
  • Gantry Framework 2.0
  • RTL Support
  • 6 Style Variations
  • SEO Optimised Layout
  • Custom Typography
  • CSS Dropdown Menu
  • 4 Module Variations
  • 60 Module Positions
  • FF3.5, Opera 9.6, Safari 4, IE6,7,8 Compatible
  • W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional. W3C CSS 3 Valid
  • Adobe Fireworks PNG source included

Interested? If you are, click here to get more information or to see a demo, or actually, to download it. I already have.

YOOtheme Vox template

We proudly introduce Vox, the new February Template. It comes with a very sleek and simple design which will match any type of content you put on your site. It perfectly fits for any kind of editorial content like news, media, sports, music and many more.

One of the highlights of this template is the new designed tabbed style for the main menu which smoothly integrates the dropdown menu.

Template variations for every purpose

In this template we added 10 brand new astonishing template variations which will suite your needs. The wide range of different themes covers designs from clean over playful to complex background images. Your content will be supported by a large teaser area in the top position which, in combination with our YOOcarousel, can be perfectly used for rotating news articles or advertising.


Vox is based on the powerful Warp5 framework which utilizes the latest web techniques. As announced in back in August, all templates released in 2010 and will drop the support for the old and outdated Internet Explorer 6 browser.

Feature list
  • A variety of template color variations
  • Built with the new Warp5 template framework
  • Multi-column dropdown menu
  • Lots of modules with color variations, endless combinations with icons and badges possible
  • 2-1-3 column ordering for search engine friendliness
  • Compact size, using gzip and image sprites
  • Works with all YOOtools


Zimplit CMS 3.0 Eases Reseller Implementation Woes

For its 3.0 release, Krabi & Mask — the folks behind Zimplit CMS (site), have refined the fully rebrandable, commercial version of their CMS to target web hosting resellers looking to add a simple web site creation tool.

Zimplit 3.0 install includes demos, documentation and a selection of templates — all rebrandable. Zimplit's site-edit toolbar can be customized as well to suit the color scheme and editing needs of the reseller and their target market.

Targeting the Resellers

The company claims that the install takes just 15 minutes for end users, and that the commercial install is only slightly more complicated. It will work with most hosting panels such as Plesk, cPanel and even home-grown panel solutions.

According to the developers, the 3.0 release simplifies installation for the commercial version and updates the configuration system so that a reseller can easily add/remove languages, change logos and add design templates for the end users.

"Make It Zimple"

On the client end, there is no question that Zimplit trades functionality for simplicity, but for the reseller market the "Make it Zimple" philosophy has its advantages. For what it trades in CMS functionality, Zimplit gains in ease of installation and use.

Clients with minimal web content management needs only need to pick a template and upload a resulting ZIP file. Updating their site is then as easy as logging in and using the intuitive editing toolbar, familiar to the most casual Adobe Photoshop or MS Word user.

Zimplit's own demo site and tutorials are attractively designed, with pleasing colors and a playful tone that fits well with a target audience of kindergartens, smaller businesses and casual end-users in need of some reassurance as they embark into uncharted territory. This is an encouraging sign for the customized, re-branded demos and materials that Zimplit promises. Hopefully, they will be of a similar quality.

Trading Scalability for Simplicity

Of course, as a Micro CMS, Zimplit doesn't scale well with increasing CMS demands. According to recent forum posts, there is no support for multi-language installations, and dynamic template selection is still being implemented. And, as previously mentioned in one of our first looks at the community version of Zimplit CMS, while the exclusion of a database simplifies installation for clients, storing site data exclusively in HTML may be taking the quest for ease of use too far.

As long as the focus remains on the Micro CMS market however, Zimplit has an undeniably attractive product for resellers looking to expand their offerings. And the developers at Krabi & Mask seem committed to improving their product. The forums are active with responses to enquiries, and an update of the UI hot on the heels of the 3.0 release is set for the end of October.