Joomla! Search Engine Optimization title released

My latest book with Packt Publishing was released today: Joomla! Search Engine Optimization. The name pretty much says it all — this is a highly focused specialty text concerning how to achieve search engine optimization with a Joomla-powered website.

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First Look: Drupal 7

Now that Drupal 7 has gone through a couple of Release Candidates, we feel confident that what we can see on the screen today represents very closely what everyone can expect in the final Drupal 7 production release. So, with some certainty at our backs and the release date just...

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Ric’s List of Incredibly Useful WordPress Plugins

This post is one of my favorite kinds of articles: That is, those that arise from real world experiences. A good friend of mine recently moved his personal site over to WordPress. At about the same time I had reason to build a couple of promotional microsites on WordPress. As...

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A Bible for Joomla!

My newest title, the Joomla! Bible, is out today — here’s the press release: Global publisher John Wiley & Sons has released the newest title in their Bible series — The Joomla! Bible. The title, authored by Ric Shreves, provides the most comprehensive documentation yet released for the award-winning Joomla!...

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The Lights Beyond LAMP

The 2009 Open Source CMS Market Share Report showed clearly the ongoing dominance of PHP-based content management systems. While the LAMP stack may be the leader in the arena of web content management, it is certainly not the only game in town. For the 2009 Open Source CMS Market Share...

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Content Management, of the Fierce variety

Fierce Content Management published today an interview I did a week or two ago with editor Ron Miller. The article is the latest in their series of one-on-one chats with industry insiders. In the words of the publisher, the series provides “in-depth interviews and conversations with the leading ECM minds...

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Open Source CMS Social Resources

I received a request the other day from someone interested in finding social networking-type resources focused on open source content management systems. A good question, and one that I thought might make a useful list of resources. I did a bit of looking around at the larger networks and found...

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Drupal 5 Themes

Packt Publishing today announced the release of my newest title – Drupal 5 Themes. As the Packt site explains: Create a new theme for your Drupal website with a clean layout and powerful CSS styling. Learn to create new Drupal 5 Themes No experience of Drupal 5 theming required Set...

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Just Over the Horizon and Under the Radar

A battle is brewing for a piece of some increasingly lucrative tech turf: Enterprise Content Management Systems (ECM). Analyst group IDC posits that the global Content Management market is growing at a steady rate and that software revenues from the segment will reach US$ 5.9 billion by 2010. The trend...

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