Category Archives: CMS Tools

WordPress.com Drops Support for IE6

May
19

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Well, it’s about time isn’t it!

WordPress.com has announced that it is dropping support for IE6 due to the fact that “It has required increasingly complex code trickery to make the WordPress dashboard work in the IE6 browser, which was introduced 10 years ago and does not support current web standards”.

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Your Ideal CMS: What’s In It?

May
15

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We are never satisfied with our blog software or CMS – it’s almost like an unwritten rule. We are constantly awaiting new updates and features, and when they come they are never good enough. It’s why the age old debate of WordPress vs. Movable Type exists, and why there is never one clear winner.

So what do we really want in our Content Management Systems?

For myself I would love to see the following capabilities:

  • Sweet templating system (a la WordPress)
  • Comments (preferably threaded, with an easy way to distinguish admins)
  • Statistics built in (post views, exit points, referrers, # of subscriptions
  • Kick ass spam management
  • Easy image uploading (multiple images) – (haven’t used WP 2.5 yet to test their version of this)
  • Category systems that allow you to better organize categories.
  • Better back-end user interface (no winners: Movable Type, WordPress, Joomla, Expression Engine, Textpattern, etc all fail in some points)
  • Better draft and published posts editing panels
  • Better documentation
  • Multiple blog/site support

So, what do you want and/or need of your CMS? What doesn’t it do right now that you wish it did? What does it do, but you wish it did better?

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34 Insanely Useful WordPress Plugins for Admins

Jul
26

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Yesterday Ben, from Binary Moon, released a new plugin that allows you to modify your WordPress login screen without worrying about it being being overwritten by future WordPress updates. This got me thinking about my very favorite adminstrative WordPress plugins that make my life easier when using WordPress. These are plugins I have used or want to use that focus on things like making the admin panel more friendly, that help organize and customize advertising, block spam, gather information, and more.

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