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March 2014
March 2014

Today we are proud to announce an official partnership with Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) as the primary CMS for their Marketplace. Our hosted website builder & CMS makes it easy for Rackspace small business and nonprofit customers to design, deploy and grow beautiful and powerful websites. Gutensite's user-friendly technology and dedicated expert support helps clients make websites that accomplish real world conversion goals, which become a valuable part of their organization’s business strategy.

By leveraging Rackspace’s OpenStack®-based technologies, Gutensite makes it easy for those who already love Rackspace to build an amazing website on top of Rackspace’s hybrid cloud. Rackspace Cloud Servers ensure easy scaling when traffic and load increases as an organization grows.

“Gutensite is built with open source server software, databases and programming languages, and we chose Rackspace in part because of their shared commitment to OpenStack, the open source cloud computing ...


September 2013
September 2013
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Gutensite has been nominated as the Best Cloud/Hosted CMS at the 2013 CMS Critic's Choice Awards! We were among the top four platforms to receive this recognition and voting has now begun for who will win the final honor.

Please take one minute to cast your final vote before Sept 30, so we can win and gain valuable recognition that will help us grow and make Gutenite better for you! *You can ignore all the other categories.

There are thousands of Content Management Systems on the market that you could use to build your website. So we are very grateful that you chose Gutensite, and we proud that our tiny team, has created something that competes with the biggest companies in the market, e.g. Adobe, Wordpress, Drupal, etc.

We have big plans, and we're working really hard toward building Gutensite 2.0, which we hope will not only continue being an awesome partner to support your organization's creative and business needs, but will also be a really cool CMS that lets you make an ...


March 2013
March 2013
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Two days ago, we spoke with a client that called to cancel their Gutensite because the Control Panel was too difficult for them to use. This represents a failure on our part. Our robust platform has grown to meet your advanced needs, but we know it has a learning curve that is not immediately intuitive to many people. And many of you are still on grandfathered packages that didn’t previously include proactive support, so you may feel like you can’t ask for help. But we have learned that proactive support is one of the most valuable things you need. Which is why we now provide unlimited free support to every paid package.

 

Switch to the New Package

We hope that you will consider the benefits of switching to our new packages, which include unlimited email and phone support. And we really hope that if you are having any difficulties you will please call us and let us help you, no matter what package you’re currently on. Making sure you are thrilled with your Gutensite is the most ...

Tags : support, CMS, design


March 2013
March 2013
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Building a paper airplane is cheap, easy and fun! But it won’t fly you to your destination. When choosing which platform is best for your website, sometimes what seems like the easiest option ends up being just a waste of time.

There are three phases in every website’s life. Unfortunately when most people choose which website platform is best for their project, they only think about the first “Build” phase. As a result, CMS platforms that have instant visual appeal usually get a lot of attention and praise. But when the sugar rush wears off, sometimes you realize that the platform doesn’t work well for the long run.

Before you commit to a website platform, measure how it will perform for the full cycle of it’s life:

  1. Build. A great website must first be planned so that it brings you the most value, it must be designed to look professional and optimize conversions, and it must be built to support your functionality requirements.
  2. Manage. A website needs new content that is SEO ...

January 2013
January 2013
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This article is part of an ongoing series about what makes Gutensite special.

Gutensite is unapologetically a Content Management System. We are not a "visual website builder" like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc. Those platforms are great for what they do. Their visual interface is appealing to first time users that want to express their creativity. However, the creative options can be overwhelming and for non-designers they have a huge potential to be destructive to the website. They can be frustrating for publishers that need to organize a lot of content, extremely limited for websites that need advanced functionality, and they are not appropriate for businesses that want to delegate updating roles to members of their organization who are not qualified to be messing with design.

Content Management Systems on the other hand are optimized to allow anyone to edit content within a powerful website without messing anything up. CMSs may not be as sexy for the administrator, but they ...


November 2012
November 2012
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We live in an amazing time where our online lives are filled with thousands of innovative free services, many of which provide value to you every day. You rely on your free email to manage your life, you regularly use free mapping services to navigate to meetings, free review sites to find the best restaurant, free social media to interact with friends, free sharing services to upload photos, free calendars organize your time, free word processing to get work done, and more.

So is this trend going to extend beyond the internet? Will we soon be driving free cars, and taking free vacations to Italy? What's next? How is all this free stuff possible? And what is the real cost beyond the obvious selling of your data or your attention to advertisers?

Chris Anderson wrote a great book titled Free: The Future of a Radical Price, in which he explores this topic in great detail. He's very rosy about the future of free and has some interesting insights into how "Free" can be a successful ...


October 2012
October 2012
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Gutensite was nominated as one of the Best Website Builders in the industry by CMS Critic and their followers. Voting has now closed but if you haven't tried Gutensite create a site with our free 14 day Pro trial, take advantage of our free support, and see why people love us.


July 2012
July 2012
 
 
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You are going to love this. The new lists in Gutensite now support dragging for reordering and nesting. They also have buttons that let you toggle the status, or delete an individual record. You used to be able to select multiple rows and do group actions, and you can still do that, but this allows you to easily just make changes to a single item. You'll also appreciate being able to edit the main fields directly from the list (without going in to the "Edit" page). So for example, if you just need to change your link name on your menu, you can hover over the name, and it will highlight in yellow (which means that it is editable). Then click it to turn it into a text field that you can edit. After you are done, click "confirm", and the changes are saved.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so check out this quick video to see it in action, or login to your site and e ...


August 2009
August 2009
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Last week we invited CMS Critic (www.cmscritic.com) to review our Gutensite CMS and let us know what they thought. Today they published a quick introduction to Gutensite and we expect they will provide a more full CMS review in the future. But we're overjoyed to learn that their initial reaction has been extremely positive. Of usability, they  said, "It’s extremely easy to use... It is very well laid out with a very attractive and intuitive interface." And regarding the design they said, "the design and beauty of this system are second to none."

They went so far as to say, "I like it so much I would not hesitate to call it the best free online CMS that I have seen to date." That's very high praise indeed! Thanks for the great review CMS Critic.

Read the original Gutensite CMS Review on CMS Critic's site.

If you don't have a Gutensite yet, get started with our Free Lite Version to get a feel for what we have to offer. Of course pro-clients get a lot more, including a full service ...