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LaraChat Episode 17: Featuring Ryan Thompson

Terrostar’s Development Strategist, Ryan Thompson, was featured on LaraChat Live for their 2016 in review episode. LaraChat is a Slack community of more than 15,000 members worldwide. Each month LaraChat Live features some of the world’s most talented Laravel Developers. If you’re using PyroCMS, Ryan discusses its evolution and new features to expect in the coming year.

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WordPress: Let Us Dissuade You

Why Not WordPress? The topic of the week could easily be “Why not Drupal?”, “Why not Joomla!?” or any number of the various CMS platforms out there; so, why not WordPress? Let’s first be fair and disclose that WordPress is a mature platform that is very popular with companies ranging from a mom-and-pop to a large multi-national. So we figured we’d train our sights on a popular product and explain that for us, its “why not WordPress?”.

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ExpressionEngine Add-ons and How We Use Them

Introducing our baseline add-ons, which we use on a regular basis and simply could not live without, and applications for which we find them most useful. Brought to you by the guy who uses Expression Engine daily, Johnny Johnson, aka JJ.

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The ExpressionEngine That Could

Anyone who has worked with Terrostar in the past probably knows that for years we have been utilizing a custom CMS that was developed in-house. Many of our clients still rely on it every day to manage their websites. The beauty of this product is that we have full control over all of the features and functionality. We know it inside and out. However, in our industry, technology changes fast.

So, we started searching for a CMS that could provide us with the same flexibility but with a good support network and regular updates. We insisted on no restrictive templates that could squash our creative or feature limitations that might disappoint our clients. After a couple of attempts on other CMS products, we finally landed on ExpressionEngine. Here’s why.

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Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Woah!: Choosing the Right CMS

It’s clear that not all of us think, breathe, and dream in computer code. That’s why so many people are choosing to use a Content Management System (CMS) to get their websites off the ground. Thanks to the wide range of CMS options available today, you no longer need to be a card carrying member of the Geek Squad to create fully functional, totally slick web pages. However, you’re not out of the water just yet. How will you decide which CMS is going to be the best for you, your company, and, most importantly, your customers? In an effort to break through the clutter, let’s take a look at a few of the most popular options and explore the pros and cons. Onward! Brought to you by the world’s best intern, Michael Luxmore.

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Manage My Content, System!

What is a content management system (CMS) and why do you need one? First we must share our disclaimer that it’s rare we feel you shouldn’t have one. We recommend implementing a CMS for nearly all sites unless your business is full of mad coders.

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