WordPress Wins Hall of Fame CMS Award

WordPress is a really good platform and has made blogging easier for millions of people including us. It has won several accolades in the past, but this year they went one step ahead by winning the Hall of Fame CMS Award at the Open Source Awards 2010.

Open Source Awards 2010

The hall of Fame CMS award is awarded to a CMS which has won the Open Source CMS award at least once, and WordPress was a winner last year. The first runner up for the Hall of Fame CMS awards was Drupal, followed by Joomla.

This year, CMS Made Simple won the open source CMS award and was followed by SilverStripe and MODx. Here is wishing WordPress and all the other winners a hearty congratulations. Open Source and blogging would not have been the same without you folks.

Joomla To WordPress Migration

Joomla is a very popular CMS platform, however, it is too advanced if you are using it only for blogging purposes. I remember using Joomla initially before shifting to WordPress and back then it was a bit of a painful process.

Joomla to WordPress Migration

However, if you are a Joomla user and are looking to move to WordPress, you can easily do it using using a Import Wizard or Migration wizard which are available as free downloads. You can download the import wizard for Joomla to WordPress from the links given below.

If you have trouble migrating, feel free to leave your comments. Since I have already migrated once from Joomla to WordPress I might be able to answer your questions.

Microsoft Signs the Joomla Contributor Agreement

Joomla is a popular and open source CMS which also claims to be the world’s largest of its kind. Adding to its contributor list, is now Microsoft. Microsoft has recently signed the Joomla Contributor Agreement (JCA) which is the new general public license of the Joomla project. This will allow users see better compatibility of Joomla with IIS (Internet Information Services) and support for older versions.

Microsoft will start contributing to the Joomla project with new features included by Microsoft will be seen on the latest trunk builds shortly. It is expected that the agreement will let Joomla use the Windows ® Cache Extension for PHP in IIS. This is gives increased speed and efficiency.

Ryan Ozimek, the president of One Source matters said today,

We’ve always had a portion of our community that has been IIS-based, yet we haven’t been able to offer the ideal level of IIS support and integration. With the new agreement in place, Joomla! will not only offer tighter ties with IIS, but our community can better work with Microsoft to make improvements or address future engineering issues.

Joomla has been working closely with Microsoft for a long time now. It could include Joomla package in the Web Platform Installer. Microsoft also provides for environments to test applications.