What We Like Best About mojoPortal

In a recent article, "Alert: What's Coming for Open Source CMS in September 2009", on CMSWire I noticed that they did not mention mojoPortal (http://www.mojoportal.com).

mojoPortal is my CMS of choice because of its usability, simple management and skinning. I have used many other CMS projects over the years and I have found mojoPortal the best for doing what a CMS is supposed to do which is save time and effort in the management of a website.

Some key feature of mojoPortal that I like are:

  • Multi-site installation allows you to host multiple sites with one installation of mojoPortal.
  • Automatic resizing of images upon upload from within the TinyMCE and FCKeditor WYSIWYGs. This feature is new as of and it allows users to upload images for use in content and the image will be resized to a maximum height and width which can be set by the user in the same dialog as the upload. The feature can also be turned off for a single upload or for all uploads (requires an admin).
  • Content and Content Style Templates are built-in to both TinyMCE and FCKeditor. A site admin can create custom templates and they will be accessible to site authors and publishers. This feature saves my customers a lot of time because they have specific layouts for certain types of articles, all they have to do is select a template and add their content.
  • VERY active forums where questions are answered and no body gets flamed for asking a question, even if the answer is in the documentation.
  • Website Chat using Windows Live Messenger enables users to communicate with company staff for support or sales questions.
  • Search features galore! mojoPortal's search functionality is very nice. The site search engine indexes all content on the site, regardless of which feature the content resides. Many other CMSs have separate a search for the forum, blog, site content, etc... The search engine also allows the user search by feature so if a user only wants to search the forum, all they have to do is select forum from a drop down menu.
  • Core Features are core features. Joe Audette, the founder of mojoPortal, offers a few enhanced modules for sale through his company Source Tree Solutions. What Joe doesn't do is make core enhancements to the core and package them as licensed products. Some CMS projects have started doing this and it is not truly open source.
  • Skinning in mojoPortal is very simple and can be learned by any web developer in just a matter of a few hours. I have attempted to create skins for DNN, Joomla, and others but I have never achieved the level of success that I have with mojo!

This is just a short list of the reasons I use mojoPortal and recommend it over any other open source CMS. I hope sites like CMSWire start to take notice of mojoPortal and give it the press it deserves.

View User Profile for Joe Davis Joe is the Founder and Managing Director of i7MEDIA. His passion is finding creative solutions to complex problems. He is married to Devyn and has three kids; Elijah, Ruth and Hannah. He is a Christian and life-long Boy Scout. When he is not at work, he's working his small homestead farm, or volunteering with the Boy Scouts or his church.


Thao P
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Oct 23, 2009

I agree with Joe Davis on all points.  I tried Joomla and DNN as well and found mojoPortal the easiest interface to use and a very nice CMS.  At it's simplest, a web site can be created and put up in an hour if it's mostly just text and images (I've found it to be a great tool for demoing rather than having to comp up site pages in Photoshop, etc.)  It amazes me that Joe Audette puts as much as he does into it and it's still free and open-source.

Brice Dunwoodie
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Sep 18, 2009

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your post. We are definitely aware of mojoPortal. Our FOSS Updates article is a developing column and the communication generally relies on vendors and project leaders responding to our request for updates. We do this monthly.

As our contact list develops and as people organize their communications more, the breadth of our coverage will increase. Joe Audette, mojoPortal's founder, is now in open communication with us.

Thanks again,

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