Microweber CMS - An open source CMS with Ecommerce support

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To the user's satisfaction, there is a whole wide world of different CMS, all suitable for different needs. You can go for the giants like Wordpress or Joomla or pick one of the rising forces - Shopify, Squarespace or others. Microweber CMS fills a hole in the current technological ecosystem, aimed at delivering a light software that is perfect for all end-users lacking the technical knowledge needed for complicated website building.



Microweber is free, open source, and operates on the innovative Drag & Drop technology. Users can create their website, online shop, or blog in just a few minutes. They can also host their site on the Microweber server or download the CMS and host it on a server of their own. Designers and developers have a benefit here too - as the project is open source, their large communities have access to the code and can create and share themes or modules.

Going to the more specific details, Microweber differs from its worthy competition in some areas.

Perhaps its highlight feature that makes the software stand out is the so called Real Time Text Writing and Editing feature. It lets users manage their content on the site interface itself, writing, editing, customizing or whatever their wish is, fully "live". The feature is a kind of an alternative to the standard Admin Panel navigation when creating content. Users can alternate between the Admin Panel view and the so called Live Edit view only via a click of the Live Edit button.

This distinctive feature is paired with the getting more famous and widely spread Drag & Drop technology. Utilizing it, users can move text, upload images, embed videos, rearrange content and many other actions just by dragging and dropping with a click of the mouse. The quickness of Drag & Drop is enhanced by the Real Time Text Writing & Editing feature and thus users can create new content even easier and faster. Establishing an online shop can take as little as five minutes, depending on the user's preferences, blog posts are filled with picture galleries or columns full of amusing text even faster.

While delivering an easy experience for the end-user, Microweber doesn't forget the mandatory customization. At the moment the team of four is working on new themes aside from the default Microweber one. There is an already developed set of Modules and Layouts that aid users in their quest for crafting the perfect blog, website or online shop. Both achieve ultimate user-friendliness due to one more thing: they do not require any HTML-editing or additional technical knowledge.



An aim of Microweber CMS is to be a stable e-commerce platform. The software offers, as it was said previously, an easy experience in creating and maintaining your online shop - just pair up Drag & Drop with the Real Time Text Writing & Editing function. There is a wide customization due to the Modules, many of which are especially targeted at online entrepreneurs. The Custom Fields module for example contains 12 different fields including Dropdown Menu, Multiple Choice (for setting different product sizes or colors for example) and many more. Aside from that users can of course add pictures and videos, set different shipping costs (or exclude certain countries from their shipping list), set different pricings, choosing between different payment methods, track their orders etc.

It's good to note that Microweber-built sites are also 100% mobile compatible, delivering the widest reach possible to CMS users.

Being open source in both mind and works, the team has sworn that giving freedom to creative people from the developer and designer community is a core thing to follow. This is why the project is open source and all developers can have a look at the documentation section on the Microweber site and modify the code. A future concept is to connect developers, designers and the end-user in a marketplace-like feature of Microweber. In it devs and designers will be able to create and share their themes either freely or against some payment for users to achieve even greater customization in their website, blogs or online shops.

Last but not least, for the most techno-thirsty: the structure of Microweber is module-based, utilizing PHP and JavaScript/AJAX APIs. The API is fundamental to the aforementioned marketplace idea. Any tech-savvy users that have worked with template-based CMS like the famous WordPress for example will have no problem with understanding Microweber. An advantage here is that developers can define their own draggable or droppable areas with this CMS.


   




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