Quick update on some 2010 activity!
Taken the plunge and installed the new vbulletin CMS. If I am honest I think I expected more from a commercial CMS package but I have to admit the feature set is very rich. I guess when you start comparing to WordPress any back end admin system doesn’t look so good.
Sure, WordPress is more limited in scope but they make things like theming and widgets easy, vb4 seemed a little less user friendly to me. Still, the forum is (obviously) very well constructed and looks great.
Still to do:
- Mediawiki and vbulletin 4 single sign on
- Theme changes
- Mediawiki blacklist plugin
- Get people to sign up!
Interested in helping me get a forum of the ground? Check out the unofficial Samsung wiki.
Made some small but useful steps on the development of my affiliate plugin. I have some demo easy content unit style boxes running on a site I have been helping to develop. Check out Striped Tights for some early examples (eg on the TightsPlease page). Got some good ideas on the way and look forward to bringing this plugin to my Sammy sites. It’s about time we had some functionality to find the cheapest samsung netbooks and check stock, etc.
Since settling up with HMRC I now know what profit I have available and can make some choices about putting some money back into other sites. In the short term I am going to try buying in some articles from Textbroker.com – I will write up in more detail how this goes another time.