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Beautiful GPL WordPress on Theme Forest

I have started a collection of WordPress themes that in my opinion have excellent designs. Please visit the collection and suggest other themes for inclusion.

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The D.U.M.B Guide Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sales For StartUps (Hint: Do not buy)

It seems that days like Black Friday/ Cyber Monday are targeted at me. After all, I am a bootstrapped entrepreneur with a lots of insecurities, and a ton of questions that I need to answer. So every conceivable product and every conceivable service is making an offer, that I must learn to refuse. I created the D.U.M.B as a counter to marketing onslaught in my inbox, on my tablet and on my cellphone. Yes, Black Friday has arrived in South Africa, and has been in my Inbox for years. This year I am buying nothing unless it passes the D.U.M.B test.

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Why WordPress? 7 Reasons Why I Choose WordPress

Why WordPress?

Dependent on your requirements, the answer will differ. My answer is written from the perspective of a non-technical founder, who knows just a little bit about code.  This post is also written as each year I do a review of everything, and this year I have included an item called “WordPress”.

1. WordPress = Inexpensive Failures and Scalable Success

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WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal vs CMS Hamster

WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal – Is this really an important question?

CMS Hamster

At one point I thought this the most important question, but now it is unimportant. In fact, answering this question may lead to analysis paralysis or what I call becoming a “CMS Hamster”.

I was chuffed that I could engage in the relative merits of various content construction kits and at a push would venture an opinion on the granular control capabilities of each system. In the process of investigating each of these content management systems (and others as well) I became a CMS hamster.

How do you recognise a CMS Hamster?

(Note: For a longtime, I just needed to look into the mirror to answer this question)