For a Simpler CMS, Grab a Perch

CMS, Perch
What is enough CMS? I started blogging in 2005 using Userland Software’s Radio. By 2006, I had switched to WordPress and have been very happy with it for developing everything from simple blogs to complex websites. Along the way, I tried Joomla and Drupal, but found them unwieldy for my clients to make changes to. WordPress was a simpler system to teach to clients, but still required some time and, once in a while, video tutorials. WordPress also offered much quicker web page building and maintenance. Even if a client didn't want to add or edit content and preferred me to do it, the ease of doing it in WordPress saved me time and them money. So, as you might guess, I have been a big fan of WordPress for…
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Kentucky BBQ Festival launches new website

Local Marketing, Online Marketing, WordPress
The Kentucky BBQ Festival, in coordination with Orange Cat Productions of Danville, KY has launched a new website for it's 1st Annual Festival in Danville on November 4th and 5th, 2011. The site at is built on WordPress 3.2.1 (updates are done as fast as they are available), using a customized TwentyEleven child theme. We are also using the Akismet, All-in-One SEO, Google XML Sitemap, Login Lockdown, Facebook "Like" Button, Feedburner, Twitter AutoPost and a few other essential plugins. The WP Touch plugin is used to provide a mobile interface. READ MORE »
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1st Choice Auction – another WordPress powered website launched | WordPress for Local Business

Local Marketing, WordPress
Orange Cat Productions just launched a new website for 1st Choice Auction of Liberty, KY. This site was converted from the Joomla Content Management System (CMS) to WordPress in order to make posting new auctions, photos and photo galleries a simpler process. Read more at: 1st Choice Auction - another WordPress powered website launched | WordPress for Local Business.
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Need to do update your own website?

You've just had your website reviewed and you just need to tweak a few posts or pages to improve your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). So, what do you do next? Well, you could just call or email your web developer and ask him or her to make the changes for you. Then next week, when you notice something else that needs updating, you can do it again. But there's another way. Using professional-grade CMS Builder software, your current website can be retrofitted so you can easily update your own site. If you can login to a website and if you're familiar with working in a word precessor, such as Microsoft Word, updating your site is within your grasp. Even if you never touch the website yourself, your web developer will…
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WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal lead among Open Source CMSs again – WordPress gaining

Open Source, Software, WordPress
The Water and Stone 2010 Open Source CMS Market Report is now available. According to Water and Stone, "The Big Three – Wordpress, Joomla! and Drupal – remain firmly in command of the market," and "WordPress has taken the lead in brand strength after a strong growth year." Orange Cat offers it's clients development on the Wordpress and Joomla! platforms as we feel they offer most power and flexibility in Internet marketing. Drupal is a popular alternative to Joomla! but we feel Joomla! offers our customers more options, templates and plugins and a more vibrant support community. Wordpress is the simplest of the three to administer and recent upgrades have added enough features where we can now consider using it in a wider range of customers applications. You can download…
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