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Caribou CMS 2.1 Improves Licensing for Multiple Subscriptions

Caribou CMS is now in v2.1. The main change from the previous release is in regards to the way the CMS vendor is now handling multiple licenses, as well as some new features.

In the past, you couldn’t have users with multiple active subscriptions to the same Caribou CMS package. Meaning that, every time you would want to buy a second license, it would be treated as an extension of the existing subscription and of the license you bought previously. But that is now history. Users now are free to have multiple license subscriptions at US$ 29 per month.

E-xact payment gateway integration is a brand new feature and allows subscribers to add E-xact eCommerce functions to their accounts. Caribou CMS includes a variety of other third-party payment gateway integrations as well, including PayPal.

More on CMSWire: Caribou CMS 2.1 Improves Licensing Model

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Caribou CMS 2.0.1: Mainly Bug Fixes in Forms Styles

It’s been a while since we last talked about Caribou CMS, a niche subscription membership Web CMS player. The news today is a minor point release of Caribou CMS version 2.0.1.

The vendor says “it is not urgent,” but if you use Caribou CMS, you have probably experienced some issues with forms styles. The latest version fixes those styling bugs in the control panel (or site topic/ blog management) and the menu manager.

More on CMSWire: Caribou CMS Fixes Bugs In Forms Styles


Caribou CMS Focuses on E-Commerce

Everyone is writing CMSs nowadays. I should probably try, too. It seems very easy to do 😉 Canadian vendor Caribou CMS, enamored and inspired by the animalistic beauty of caribous, announced a new version of its PHP-based subscription membership Web CMS. It’s not gonna support Amazon or other large online store, but should be OK to sell your grandma’s vintage post cards.

“…These new features… make Caribou CMS the full-fledged web site management platform I always imagined it could be”, says Brock Ferguson, product’s lead developer. Oh, puuhlease.

“Full-fledged CMS” is a subject to various degrees of relativity. Let’s hope there’s more to come in this product. Competition in the Web CMS space is tough, as we all well know, and much more effort is needed to charm away prospective customers with something that will blow their socks off.

Caribou CMS — while at times clunky, with a bit too many pop-up windows and useless prompts — is a good start and can possibly provide all the basic functionality needed for a simple e-commerce scenario.

Full article: Caribou CMS Offers New E-commerce-Focused Goodies