Is The Best Content Management System Open Source?

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If you are looking for the best content management system, open source options are definitely worth taking a look at. I mean, why would you pay for CMS, when open source is free?

The above question can only be answered by you. What CMS system you choose will be totally dependent on what your needs are. My favorite is WordPress (I’m sure this is no secret). It is so darn easy and customizable. Your favorite might be Joomla.

What da heck is a content management system?  It’s a program that you install on your domain that provides you with an administration area in order to write and publish the content on your website. It may also serve to management your membership area. There are many options in choosing and I can’t do it for you.

The top three content management system open source programs are:

Joomla

Drupal

and WordPress

Here’s some more additional information on finding and using CMS to help you get your website up and running.

Set Your Content Free: Why You Need an Open-source Strategy

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WordPress Wins Best Open Source CMS Award for 2009 « Weblog Tools …

WordPress has always been one of the best open source software available for blogging and managing websites, corporate or otherwise. To better that, WordPress has been awarded the Best Open Source CMS Award for 2009. …

Drupal, WordPress and Joomla! wins open source CMS award « Chicago …

Drupal, WordPress and Joomla! wins open source CMS award. This is neat. Drupal is cool but has a steep learning curve. I think WordPress (with plug-ins) is best for most people.

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WordPress plugin heaven!

This post is for all the php folks (mostly men) working hard out there to develop all the wordpress plugins that I used to build my site 🙂

This post is for all the php folks (mostly men) working hard out there to develop all the wordpress plugins that I used to build my site 🙂

I am not quite sure what inspires you but whatever it is Deb George wants to let you know that you are “priceless.” These folks help to keep a sista’s business in order.

They help to organize, update, analyse and keep fresh your wordpress blog, which is what this site is (a wordpress site). They are also, for the most part, readily available to answer questions, if a sista working from home needs a bit help with getting it to work right. I can’t thank you enough. I can drop a 5 in your paypal account, however, that would not even suffice.

If you haven’t noticed, this site is full of wordpress plugins that help with the functionality of this site. In addition to that, I’ve also learned a thing a two about php code. “How wonderful it feels to be educated.” A special thanks to the following:

* Subcribe to comments
* adsense manager
* dd-formmailer **I really like Matt.
* digitalfingerprint
* searcheverything

*Lucy’sLinkLove
* wordpressqueen **Special thanks to Lorelle (She doesn’t even know me yet:)
* postteaser

* sociable
* sk2
* sharethis

I have a great deal of admiration for the php folks. That php stuff is WICKED complicated. You guys inspire me to keep pressing ahead. If you can use your free time to develop these wordpress plugins and ask only for a nugget in your paypal account, I can certainly use my time to dedicate a post to show my appreciation and gratitude.

KUDO’s to the wordpress plugin folks! You deserve that and much more…

Update: I just found THE most adorable plugin EVER. If you take a look at my archives page you’ll see it in action. It’s a snazzy little plugin that makes your archives page dazzle. You can get it here:

* Snazzy Archives

BIG SHOUT OUT to Vladimir Prelovac for making this wordpress plugin. YOU ROCK DUDE!

what da heck is a trackback

Compliments LOB
Compliments LOB

A trackback – is a word used mostly for search engine optimization purposes. In layman’s terms, when you post about someone else’s blog post elsewhere, your post will show up in their “trackback” section. It’s a very effective way for one to keep track of who’s linking and referring your posts. A permalink is used to create a trackback.

**Note: The trackback feature is not available with a Blogger.com account. However, if you are using WordPress as a blogging platform or website,trackbacks can be used to boost your search engine rankings.

Here’s a more technical definition from our trusted source wikipedia; A trackback is one of three types of linkbacks, methods for Web authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their documents. This enables authors to keep track of who is linking, and so referring, to their articles. Some weblog software programs, such as WordPress, CuteNewsRU, Movable Type, Typo,Community Server and Kentico CMS, support automatic pingbacks where all the links in a published article can be pinged when the article is published. The term is used colloquially for any kind of linkback.