Open Source CMS – What’s Newness in the Month of March?

Open Source CMS
Recently, we came to know about Drupal CMS that powering more than one million websites globally. Today, Drupal is one such platform that strengthens its ranking as one of the most powerful content management systems on the earth.

In recent times, a BuiltWith Research has been performed that explains Drupal powers more than 12% of the world’s top and leading 100000 websites. Well, still it is far behind WordPress as WordPress runs on more than 43% of the top 100,000 sites.

According to Holly Ross, an executive director of the Drupal Association, it is still a big achievement for the company. However, Ross is evidently captivated with Drupal. She also effused in a statement, "Every day, we hear stories from all over the world about how Drupal is changing individual lives for the better.”
So, open source CMS makes lives of people better and a lot easier than before as the features and functionalities of open source CMS are incredible. Without discussing more on it, read-on more information:

Acquia/Drupal –

Ross also maintains "Drupal has grown from the dorm room of creator Dries Buytaert to a global force administered by a huge and vibrant global community”. Possibly, this is the major reason why Buytaert, who is wearing two hats together these days as project lead for Drupal and co-founder of Acquia, is planning to have party at SXSW in Austin.

However, Acquia is rolling in-depth as it is bringing a record expense account and about dozen people to SXSW, comprising Tom Erickson, an Acquia’s CEO and Buytaert. Both are planning together to sponsor parties with the ballers at Dyn, purchasing drinks and hitting up food trucks.

Tom Wentworth, CMO of Acquia, explained –

Acquia is bringing its full swagger to SXSW. And we’ve got cash money to spend. You won’t be drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon while you are hanging with the Acquia team, unless you’re a hipster, and that’s what you drink."

“So should we expect a slight delay in this year's expected release of Drupal 8? We wouldn't want to interfere with "drinking in pubs and dancing in clubs," you know …”

He also explained that if one is not able to make it to SXSW, he/she can join the Drupal folks at a couple other events - March 24 through 30 at Drupal Developer Days in Szeged, Hungary, April 10 to 13 at NYCCamp in Manhattan or back in Texas in June at Drupalcon Austin. For the record, Drupal 8 will go into beta in about a month.

Composite C1

When it comes to latest release of Composite C1, the version 4.1 is out in the market. The all new version of Composite C1 allows users to drag media from their desktops. The version has a simplified multi-lingual workflow as well as mobile first starter websites with Bootstrap 3.1.1 that are extremely easy to skin.

Developers, who are using composite C1 can get full .NET 4.5 support, rapid application development tooling, exceptional LESS CSS integration, error feedback that “make the geeky angels sing” the company claims.

At Microsoft’s open source portal CodePlex, Composite C1 4.1 is the most top rated .NET CMS. The company also said that the next release version 4.2 is also “coming along nicely”. Now, we can say that it will be a new game how content editors are going to express themselves in the CMS. For managing in-content functionality, the user interface is getting a huge overhaul.

To recognize the element that you wanted to change, the pixel perfect in-editor previews of rendering make a lot easier. Moreover, a simplified UI for managing settings also make changes hassle-free and great experience. For building in-content functionality, the underlying engine as well as developer tooling has not changed as the new UX tweaks allows content editors understand and manipulate big body of functionality in context.

In short period of time, Composite C1 also added an easy-to-use form builder that allows content editors to add customized forms to their website. However, the C1 console tool of it can be used to manage content in Composite C1 that is now obtainable in Danish and eight other languages such as Russian, Chinese, English, German and more.

eZ Systems

When it comes to talk about eZ systems, it will hold two roundtables at Digital Media Strategies in London and take part at the e-Marketing show in Paris that mainly focusing on how to improve content for online business.

So, above mentioned information about open source CMS is something very new in the month of March. You can also keep visiting our blog for latest information about open source CMS. However, if you are looking to get professional offshore PHP web Development Company to hire for your company, you can click here.