First Week With Croogo

It's been my first week using Croogo - a CMS platform based on CakePHP and created by the Bangladesh developer Fahad Heylaal. Recently I've been looking for a next level platform in order to decrease development time and reduce wasting time for writing standard things from scratch such as menus, user controls (Auth+ACL), multilingual options etc. What Croogo does is delivering all this in a way upper lever. Croogo itself works out some general concepts in a way that we know from other popular systems. Overall look & feel in admin panel seems like the one that we've seen in… Continue Reading

Is WordPress Always the Right Tool?

tl;dr readers: no, but yes :) Read below for more brainstorming. Last year most people around me who are not involved in the WordPress community kept saying: "WordPress is a simple blogging platform and wouldn't work for large projects". I gave a talk in April that shed some light on few of the largest platforms/sites available out there, based on WordPress. Now most folks are either still into the "simple blogging platform" thing, or "WordPress is too large for a simple site/blog", which is kinda not what I expected - transition that would skip a whole phase/branch among various people.… Continue Reading