Archive for the month 'February, 2011'

The BookClub WordPress Theme: a New Solution for Digital Archives and Repositories

In my last post, I wrote about some of the factors that have helped transform WordPress from a fledgling blog application into a sophisticated content management system; factors that include code, community and financial sustainabilty. One of the companies that continues to play a significant role in this development is WooThemes, and their WordPress theme [...]

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“Code is Poetry”: WordPress and Sustainability

The brief history of open source content management systems (CMS) is the history of a range of applications offering similar core functionality – desktop publishing features – but all pushing different specialisms: blogs, portals, forums, e-commerce, e-learning and so on. There is one application, however, that has gone a long way in a short amount [...]

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Linen: The Cleanest of WordPress Magazine Themes?

A while back I reviewed an innovative horizontal sliding WordPress theme called Shelf. Today I’m covering a new theme by the Theme Foundry and it goes by the name of “Linen“. It’s billed as a clean and flexible magazine theme and I’ll be putting it to the test to see if it lives up to [...]

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OSALT - a brilliant site devoted to open source alternatives. The site compares quality OSS with its commercial peers.

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