• Open Source CMS MODX Launches Cloud Service

    Open Source CMS MODX Launches Cloud Service

    Today open source content management company MODX is launching a hosted cloud service to commercialize the product, much as Acquia and have done for Drupal and WordPress. Read More

  • Drupal Company Acquires Akismet Competitor Mollom To Kill Spam Dead

    Drupal Company Acquires Akismet Competitor Mollom To Kill Spam Dead

    Today Acquia, the company co-founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert to commercialize the open source content management system, acquired Mollom, a spam filtering service also co-founded by Buytaert. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Acquia CEO Tom Erickson tells me the Mollom service will continue to be available for non-Drupal users and pricing will remain unchanged. Read More

  • Study: Half Of The Top 100 Blogs Now Use WordPress

    Study: Half Of The Top 100 Blogs Now Use WordPress

    WordPress – both in its hosted and self-hosted forms – has long been among the most popular platforms for personal and professional blogs (and it’s what we use here at TechCrunch, too). Looking at the top 100 blogs in Technorati’s index, a new study by website monitoring firm Pingdom found that 49% of the top 100 blogs now use WordPress. That’s up from 32% in 2009. Read More

  • Joomla Quietly Crosses 23 Million Downloads, Now Powering Over 2,600 Government Sites

    According to BuiltWith, of the top million websites using content management systems (or CMSes), three systems own more than 75 percent of the total market share: WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. (All of which are open source, by the way.) Many are likely most familiar with WordPress, which TechCrunch has covered quite a bit (and uses to power most its sites, for full disclosure). WordPress is… Read More

  • Webpop Sets Its Sights On WordPress, Launches Cloud CMS Optimized For Designers

    There are tons of sites out there that help you build a website, but most of them are built for novices or, on the other end, developers. Many of them rely on template-systems: The user is given a couple stock molds to choose from — you can change a few colors, add a logo, and that’s about it. For example, those with Macs might be familiar with iWeb, which allows you to use a… Read More

  • What Do TMZ And The Daily Have In Common? Both Are Published On Crowd Fusion

    A couple weeks ago at the debut of The Daily, besides the press and bloggers a few tech CEOs associated with the project were also milling about. One of them was Brian Alvey, the founder of Crowd Fusion, a content management system (CMS) that launched at TechCrunch 50 in 2009 but has been pretty quiet since. Alvey’s been busy signing up customers at large media sites. Both The Daily… Read More