CMS Comparison: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?

Jul, 25, 2013 | Business Websites, Tips for Blogs, Webmaster | 0 Comments
CMS Comparison

Businesses that are beginning a new website or looking to enliven their current sites may be wondering which content management system (CMS) is right for their companies. Three of the most widely used systems on the Internet, and included in our CMS comparison, are Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress. All three of these open-source software systems are free to download, and the constantly updated and improved functions and options make them easy-to-use and customizable for individual businesses. Each CMS has a helpful community of users that will provide technical support, and each is a sustainable platform for the foreseeable future. However,…



Blog Tips

If you want to make your blog matter, you’re going to have to do three things that SEO can’t do for you – you’re going to have to be consistent, frequent, and able to produce quality content. Think about every blog and website you have ever bookmarked. There’s a reason you keep going there – it’s because whenever you do, there’s always something new and interesting to read. Always having something to show your readers requires your site to be updated consistently and frequently with quality content. Consistency Consistency tells your devoted readership that when they arrive on a certain…



Ten Things Every Joomla User Should Know

Jul, 07, 2011 | Programming | 0 Comments

Joomla is a fantastic content management system, one of the best on the internet. All you need to do is add Joomla to a domain name and you are ready to go. But even the most experienced Joomla users have room for improvement. So here are ten things that every Joomla user should know about: Joomla Template Overrides Joomla may be a fantastic content management system, but there are times when you need to alter the main files for some specific purpose. Maybe you want to change the layout of the menu, or display the date in a different location….



Joomla 1.6 Has Arrived!

Jan, 27, 2011 | Web Design, Webmaster | 0 Comments

Creating web pages, maintaining your intranet site and providing access to applications has never been easier. No more the requirements for understanding HTML, JavaScript or the multitude of scripting and programming languages available. This day and age sees that we can confidently rely on Content Management Systems (CMS) to do a lot of the technical and behind-the-scenes work for us. Joomla is one example of these CMS’s – and the latest version 1.6 has just been released, offering more power, control, and options than ever before. Joomla is FREE, expanding at a sound rate and offering some powerful features that…



Never Had a Website? No Worries! Try a CMS

Aug, 09, 2010 | Web Design | 0 Comments

We get plenty of customers coming to us concerned that they won’t be able to get a website going since they have never done it before. There’s so much to learn as a total beginner, and it is usually so much that it scares them away from giving it that initial go. However, with the Internet being around for some time now, many systems have been put into play that make it so even individuals with no prior knowledge can harness its power. So, if you’re wondering, “Can I make a website if I’ve never had any experience?” then you…



5 Cool Ways to Use Joomla & the Extensions That Make It Possible

Apr, 16, 2010 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

We’ve discussed Joomla quite a bit on this blog seeing how it is one of the world’s most popular content management systems out there today, but we haven’t gone into detail about what you can do with it. With the Joomla CMS, you are able to create a wide range of web projects from building online shops to creating a blog. Here are 5 of those cool ways to use Joomla, and the extensions that can help make it possible! 1) Online shops. VirtueMart Extension: You are able to turn your Joomla website into an online shop just by installing…



Content Management Systems – The 12 Most Popular Requested by Our Customers

Feb, 05, 2010 | Support, Webmaster | 6 Comments

Many people phone Digital Pacific to ask if we can run a particular type of Content Management System (CMS). Generally speaking, if the CMS runs using PHP and MySQL it can be hosted by Digital Pacific. To technical, PHP is a scripting language used to create dynamic websites. It works with the MySQL database to present a website’s content that has been stored on the server in its tables and cells. To break it down, you could imagine a MySQL database as being like an Excel spreadsheet. The PHP code calls specific tables and cells of information and then presents…



iPhone Applications for Content Management on the Go – WordPress, Drupal & Joomla!

Nov, 12, 2009 | Webmaster | 1 Comment

With the popularity of iPhones, and other mobile browsing devices, more people are starting to do everything from paying bills to buying Christmas presents right from their hand-held phones. The convenience that mobile internet brings is undeniable, and iPhones, with their various applications, are making it even more user-friendly. There are now even WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal apps that make thoroughly managing your CMS website directly from your iPhone a possibility. WordPress for iPhone – WordPress for iPhone is a new application that gives the iPhone user the easy and customised way to manage a WordPress website while on the…



How to Build a Website

Oct, 29, 2009 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

Being a web hosting company and providing the means for users to gain a presence online, we get countless enquiries on how to build a website. Even though we don’t provide support for actually creating a website, being the happy, helpful company that we are, we try to give our customers a fair bit of information on the basics, from easy to hard, on the various ways it can be done. Our advice can be broken down a little bit like the following: Easy = Sitebuilder Application (no longer available) Sitebuilder is a very basic platform to put together a…



Importance of Updating CMS Software

Jun, 16, 2009 | Webmaster | 2 Comments

In a previous blog post, we discussed and compared the Content Management Systems of Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress. This blog post will now take a look at the importance of keeping that software, and any software for that matter, at an updated level. Security Website security is probably the most important reason to update your Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress systems. When the administrators of these systems send out a new update, it most likely has made changes to protect the structure and keep hackers from taking over your site. Are you using this CMS to build a business presence on…



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