Here is something you don’t get to see all the time. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg and Drupal founder Dries Buytaert shared the same stage at an event called Schipulcon. While catering to the web marketing crowd, the event also has a short but concise mission statement: To grow community champions (more…)

Scoot Kingsley Clark who is the lead developer of the Pods Development Framework has successfully acquired the funds necessary to complete development work for Pods 2.0 along with the community website. After launching his project on, he managed to get the $1,500.00 goal necessary within 24 hours. However, the (more…)

It’s that time of year again to nominate WordPress for the Packt Open Source Awards for 2010. Nominations were opened up on August 9th and will close on September 17th. The top five projects with the most nominations in each category will move on to the final stage of voting. (more…)

I learned about this through WP Engineer where the CMS Awards for 2009 are now open for nominations. The total prize purse is $24,000 with each winner of their respective category taking a share of that money. The categories are as follows: Best Overall Open Source CMS Most Promising Open (more…)

One question I’ve heard pop up more than once at local WordPress Meetups and at WordCamps is whether WordPress can be used as a CMS or not. My basic response to them is that WordPress IS a CMS but if it doesn’t have something you need out of the box, (more…)

Sarah over at has published a short and sweet article explaining how to setup WordPress out of the box to work like a CMS. She also gives a listing of recommended plugins to accomplish the task.

The folks over at have a great writeup on the 100 hours to build a website challenge that took place at SxSW. A team of developers from Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress got together to build a website based on a specific list of specifications and design. At the end, (more…)