Free blogging service or hosting on your own?

Theoretically, starting a blog is a manageable task for anybody. Once registered on a blogging platform, you are just a few clicks away from sharing your first posts. Those looking to operate a professional blog with the goal of making a profit are advised to invest a bit more time and money into their electronic enterprises. Deciding to self-host a blog allows users to exercise greater control...

Website optimisation: making WordPress faster

Internet users usually decide within seconds whether they are going to leave or stay on a page. Even for simple WordPress sites, poor loading time is a common problem that causes visitors to hit that ‘back’ button. But fear not! There are several simple tricks and practical plugins that help optimise WordPress performance.

Blog analysis: the most important figures for your blog

Anyone can blog! Free blogging software and simple tools enable you to get cracking with your blog in no time. But if you want to be successful in the long term and build a loyal readership with your content, there’s a lot more to be done. Regular blog analyses with appropriate analysis tools help bloggers (i.e. companies) to optimise their content, understand their readers better and thus benefit...

CMS without databases: the simple solution for small web projects

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Do you know of any content management systems without databases? These simple CMS systems are usually free, can be downloaded online, and can often be extended and adjusted to the user’s needs. Despite these advantages, are simple CMS platforms really a serious alternative to the classic CMS giants Drupal, Joomla and Typo3, which are linked to databases such as MySQL or MariaDB?

Neos CMS: from successor to competitor

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As work began on the overhaul of TYPO3 4.x in 2006, none of the participants anticipated that an independent content management system would develop from the project. Both systems, Neos and TYPO3 CMS, have meanwhile opted to split. Developers believe it’s a step in the right direction, but aren’t certain what the future holds for both applications.

Joomla – the open source CMS in profile

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Over the past few years, Joomla has established itself as one of the most popular content management systems. This is thanks to its extensive basic functions and large number of extensions developed by the Joomla community. Its functions and design modifications give Joomla projects the crucial final flourishes and even enable you to run an online shop on this open source CMS.

10 free Drupal themes you should know about

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Acting as a template for web presences, themes can change your website’s appearance in the blink of an eye. If Drupal is your chosen CMS, you’ll never be short of layout options. When it comes to free Drupal themes, users are spoilt for choice. The hard part is knowing where to start! There are a lot of deciding factors here, including your knowledge of web design and what type of website you’re...

Drupal: a modular CMS for social publishing and more

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The CMS, Drupal, was created by Dries Buytaert as a simple message board and over time has developed into one of the largest content management systems in the world. It’s known for its enormous community which is constantly working on extensions. What other advantages does Drupal offer?

Plone – the secure and user-friendly CMS

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Experts consider the open source CMS, Plone, to be one of the best systems for developing web presences for public institutions. This is partly due to the CMS’s high security standards, but also because of its web-accessible nature. Sites set up with Plone CMSs are readily available for users at any time.

TYPO3 – an extensive content management system

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TYPO3, while lesser-known in the US, is one of the most popular content management systems in Europe. This is because the CMS offers endless solutions for web design, although it is quite complex to use. As part of our series on content management systems, we will take you through a comprehensive guide of TYPO3, to find out who it is suited for and which plugins and functions the software offers.