mojoPortal is a Finalist in the 2011 CMS Awards!

Thanks to your nominations mojoPortal is a finalist in the 2011 Open Source Awards in the Open Source CMS Category!

Vote for mojoPortal in the 2011 Open Source CMS Awards!

That means we've made it to the next phase of the contest which is voting, so now we need your vote! The competition is very tough every year and the finalists are all excellent contenders with larger communities than ours which makes it easier for them to get votes, so we are definitely the underdogs in this contest and we really need as many of our community members to vote for mojoPortal as possible. The voting phase is open from now until October 31, 2001, then the judges weigh in and the final winners will be announced on November 7, 2011. I know that voting seems like the same thing as nominating but nominations were just the first phase. Thanks to you we got enough nominations to make it to the finals but voting is even more competitive and we need your support now more than ever! So go vote for mojoPortal today!

Vote for mojoPortal in the 2011 CMS Awards!

 

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mojoPortal Sightings for August 2011

This month's mojoPortal sightings were submitted by Mark Asquith of dm2 Creative.

Fitrite.info one is part of Sash UK, one the the UK's largest window manufacturers.

Fitrite.info

The new site for Altogether Better is helping them win a UK Prime Minister's Big Society award. Using mojoPortal, dm2 Creative was able to design, build, and launch this site all within one week!

altogether better

We'd love to hear about the sites you are bringing online with mojoPortal. If you have a high profile site or a design that you're particularly proud of, or a site showing custom features you've built on mojoPortal, let us know, maybe we'll feature your site(s) in a blog post.

Don't forget, if you haven't already, please nominate mojoPortal for the 2011 Open Source CMS Awards. Nominations are open until September 9, 2011 and we need as many nominations as possible to become a finalist and make it to the next stage of the contest.

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Nominate mojoPortal for the 2011 CMS Awards

Hello mojoPortal Community, its that time of year again and Packt Publishing has started their annual Open Source Awards and with your help we'd like to compete in the Open Source CMS Category.

open source awards

The first stage is the nomination stage and it requires a lot of nominations to get to the next stage which is voting, so we need your nomination. Please head on over to the Open Source CMS Nomination page and nominate mojoPortal! The competition is very tough every year so every nomination counts. 

The schedule for the contest is:

August  1 | Nominations Open
September 9 | Nominations Close
September  19 | Voting Begins
October 31 | Voting Ends
November 7 | Winners Announced

 

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mojoPortal Sightings for July 2011

Quite a few interesting new mojoPortal sites were submitted this month.

TRIAD Communications let us know about several new sites they have put into production for their customers.

The Gar Foundation

The Gar Foundation

and several others:

We also got a nice testimonial from the Webmaster of Academic Affairs and the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Florida.

Academic Affairs and the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Florida have adopted mojoPortal as our chosen CMS and we currently host 24 sites in mojoPortal (that number is due to increase even in the next week).

mojoPortal has served us well at the University level and I appreciate the support that you have provided to me in the past year as I've transitioned these sites into mojoPortal.

University of Florida Academic Affairs

UF Office of the Provost

The City of Escondido California recently added their Fire Department site to the growing list of sites they have built on mojoPortal, which include their main city site, Police Dept, Recreation, and Public Library.

Escondido Fire Dept

We'd love to hear about the sites you are bringing online with mojoPortal. If you have high profile site or a design that you're proud of or a site showing custom features you've built on mojoPortal, let us know, maybe we'll feature your site(s) in a blog post.

 

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Going Mobile with mojoPortal

I'm very excited to announce that mojoPortal can now be optimized very well for major smart phones like iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7.

Actually I have 3 related things to announce.

  • mojoPortal 2.3.6.7 is now available on our download page.
  • We have a new product available now, named Mobile Kit Pro (requires mojoPortal 2.3.6.7), that includes a custom menu we implemented just for smart phones and a skin optimized for smart phones.
  • Updated versions of Form Wizard Pro and Event Calendar Pro with compatibility updates for mojoPortal 2.3.6.7 and Mobile Kit Pro.

mojoPortal.com shown in Mobile Kit Pro mojoportal.com showing the menu in Mobile Kit Pro

See the Mobile Kit Pro product page for full details. You can also check out this site or our demo site using an iPhone, Android phone, or Windows Phone 7. My goal with Mobile Kit Pro is that you could just drop it in and set it as the mobile skin, and it would just work with most of your existing site content. In those few cases where you may have some content that doesn't work well even with Mobile Kit Pro applied, the new features in mojoPortal make it possible for you to make custom mobile specific versions of some content if you needed to or just leave some content out of the mobile experience. Of course this is the first release of Mobile Kit Pro and there will be free upgrades for future versions, so those who purchase it can provide feedback and impact the future of the product.

What's New in mojoPortal 2.3.6.7?

A lot of the work to make Mobile Kit Pro possible went into mojoPortal itself. We went through most of the features and in cases where the markup didn't lend itself well to the small screen size, we implemented alternate markup and made it possible to configure the use of the alternate markup from the theme.skin file. We also made a lot of different things about the rendering configurable from the theme.skin file, in some cases it is possible to override specific feature instance settings from the theme.skin. Even things like posting in the Forums from your smart phone should be a reasonably good experience.

Support for mobile specific skins, there is a new drop down list in Site Settings where you can specify the Mobile Skin for the site.

Simple but configurable mobile user agent detection is used to apply the mobile skin, see the Mobile Kit Pro product page for details.

Any page and any content instance in mojoPortal can be marked as for WebOnly, MobileOnly or the default All so that you have the ability to make mobile specific versions of your content if needed or leave out specific content from the mobile view if it doesn't work well on small screens. You will see a new dropdown list for this in Page Settings and on the General Tab in Feature Settings.

Some work has been done to combine javascripts as much as possible for better performance.

  • Added support for the Google Plus Button in the Blog
  • Upgrade to CKeditor 3.6.1
  • Upgrade to TinyMCE 3.4.3.2
  • Updated the CDN versions of jQuery and jQueryUI to the latest versions.
  • Updated translations, thanks to all of our translators!
  • A few bug fixes for things reported in the forums since the last release.

I think this is probably one of the most exciting announcements I've made since the beginning of the mojoPortal project, at least I'm very excited about it. It is very in keeping with our slogan "Advanced Web Sites Made Easy". Now mojoPortal can be a framework for developing custom mobile web applications as well.

Updates for Form Wizard Pro and Event Calendar Pro

As mentioned above we also did some work in Form Wizard Pro and event Calendar Pro so that they could also be optimized for mobile. These updates also require mojoPortal 2.3.6.7. They are free upgrades for existing customers, just sign in to the site as the user who purchased the product(s), and then click the "My Account" link at the top of the page, and then click "Order History".

 

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