Graffiti CMS is now Open Source!

As promised by @Scott GraffitiCMS is now Open Source! You can find details around Graffiti here. The new Codeplex project is also live here. Now, let’s see what the community can do, and how painful it might be to migrate back from WordPress.  

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GraffitiCMS to go Open Source

According to Telligent’s Scott Watermasysk (@scottw),  GraffitiCMS is going to be announced as Open Source Software (OSS) this coming December.   I am happy to announce GraffitiCMS will be released as open source on Dec 11, 2009. More info will be posted as the date nears. I really did like GraffitiCMS, but Telligent’s lack of…

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Migrating blog from GraffitiCMS to WordPress

As I had mentioned in my previous post, GraffitiCMS appeared as if it was on life support, so it was time to consider a new platform for this site.  The impetus to me wanting to make the switch was worrying how I was going to migrate my existing content URLs to the new format for…

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The writing is on the wall for Telligent’s Graffiti CMS

This site has been running on Graffiti CMS a .NET blogging platform from Telligent, since late 2007.  While I have enjoyed using GCMS,  it appears the future of the platform is in serious doubt.  While I think GCMS is still a great platform, it’s lack of clear communication from the developer about it’s future is…

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GraffitiCMS Tip: Formatting blog post excerpts

Many of the themes for GraffitiCMS contain an index.view which will display the first few lines of your post as an excerpt on the front page.   Here are some tips on how you can better control what is displayed in that excerpt, and why you may want to enhance what is displayed.

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Using the GraffitiCMS Blog Extensions Plug-In

This weekend I had the pleasant surprise to see that Kevin Harder of Telligent, had posted that the new Blog Extensions Plug-In was now published to the GCMS marketplace.  Here are some of my experiences with using the new module on this site, which I hope will make it simple for others to add some…

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Graffiti CMS is released!

Telligent released the Graffiti CMS platform from beta this morning, and is now at v1.0.   Excellent work for the whole team, and for all the people in the community who helped make this a great product to use. This site has already been upgraded to the release code from beta2 bits, and I have to…

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GraffitiCMS Tip: use www in your site domain name

  As of the latest release at this time (Beta 2), new installs of Graffiti CMS default to using just the domain name (http://jeftek.com) for your site.  All requests to the domain as www.jeftek.com will be redirected to the jeftek.com site via a 301 redirect which is search engine friendly.   There was a discussion on…

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GraffitiCMS Tip: Use Advanced Editor for posts

It turns out that Telligent has 2 editor modes in the post editor: Simple and Default.   In an effort to keep things "Simple" they shipped with the editor in Simple mode.  You can change the editor to Default Mode by editing 2 places in the correct file.  The Advanced editor offers more options such…

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Converting WordPress themes for Graffiti

Since I’m sure many people who are running WordPress and wanting to migrate to Graffiti will want to take their current theme with them, this is something that will help out. Follow this link to The Web Gambit to view the guide on how to convert your theme. If you are interested in learning about…

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