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WordPress Aspires to be ImpressCMS with New SEO Features

imBlogging Meta Tags

WordPress recently announced some new advanced SEO features for its Business Plan subscribers. I smiled as I read this, because these are features that have been available to all ImpressCMS users for quite some time.

While there are always debates over which meta tags to populate, which ones are relevant, and which ones make no sense, the meta description always seems to be one that is widely accepted and used. If you don't supply one for your page, the search engine giants will take what they think is the most relevant snippet from your content and arbitrarily assign that to your page.

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Typography in ImpressCMS Themes

As @madfish mentioned in another thread ) partly resurrected - there is some work on the typography of our themes. This might be interesting in that regard : A 7-step plan to become a typography expert.
What are your considerations when starting a new theme, or improving an existing one? Do you trust CSS frameworks like Bootstrap 3 or Foundation 6 (or something a bit less widespread), or do you want to add your own personal 'special sauce' in your themes?

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How to get Fontawesome working in the WYSIWYG editors

ImpressCMS has a reputation as a secure platform, and security is also one of our principal values we adhere to. Every time we think of making a change, we ask ourselves "Will this have an impact on security?". In our current standard configuration, that security setup impedes us from using Font Awesome in our text fields, which is a pity. Let's fix that. keep reading ...


Dear Webmaster, Google says "We can't access all your JS and CSS files" - Really!

Google robots messageYesterday, webmasters around the globe were getting emails that looked like they were from Google, which many overlooked or treated with suspicion. I did at first - then, I signed into my Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) account and found they were, indeed, from Google.

The message read-

"Google systems have recently detected an issue with your homepage that affects how well our algorithms render and index your content. Specifically, Googlebot cannot access your JavaScript and/or CSS files because of restrictions in your robots.txt file. These files help Google understand that your website works properly so blocking access to these assets can result in suboptimal rankings."

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UI for 2.0 preview: Smarty debug

One of 2.0 release goals is get a more friendly and responsive UI in User and Admin Side. The job is next to the end.
A minor advance shows the point: Smarty debug.
The classic look and feel is really ugly and outdated. keep reading ...

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