How October Pond will simplify development and deployments

Posted in Philosophy, Announcements on Sep 26, 2017

In this post we want to reveal some details about October Pond, which we are building at the moment. If you haven't yet heard about Pond, it is an installation manager and deployment tool for Windows and Mac.

Mid-year update for 2017

Posted in Announcements on Jul 15, 2017

We have been pretty busy and quiet over the last several months, so we decided to write a small status update and describe what we are working on.

Marketplace algorithm update and deleting projects

Posted in Announcements on Apr 05, 2017

We've made some improvements to the scoring algorithm used to rank plugins and themes found on the marketplace. There's also a new project management feature giving you the ability to (finally) delete your unwanted projects.

Partner Program and Plugin Promotions

Posted in Announcements on Dec 06, 2016

Recently some members of the October CMS community were invited to join our new Partner program. This program is an effort to build a strong team of service providers who work with October allowing them to list their businesses on this website. Today we are revealing the Partners page which we hope will be a valuable resource for connecting end users with developers, designers and hosting providers from all around the world.

Third October CMS anniversary

Posted in Announcements on Sep 30, 2016

Today is October's third anniversary! So many exciting things have happened since our second birthday. The biggest milestone was the Stable Release accompanied with a complete website redesign, followed by the introduction of some new Marketplace features -- Coupon codes and Extended licenses.

Introducing Extended Licenses

Posted in Announcements on Sep 09, 2016

We are happy to announce the introduction of Extended licenses for all October plugins and themes. The main difference between an Extended and Regular license is that if you purchase an Extended license for a plugin or theme, you can use that product for an unlimited number of projects.

Advanced content marketing and analytics

Posted in Tutorials on Sep 01, 2016

In our previous posts we described how you can create a multi-language blog and how to configure October CMS for sending email campaigns. In this article, we'll summarize those topics and show you how to use October CMS as an affordable but powerful content marketing tool.

Affordable email marketing with October CMS

Posted in Tutorials on Aug 22, 2016

Email marketing can be expensive, especially if you have thousands of subscribers and send out emails on a regular basis. Pricing of existing email marketing services like MailChimp is based on the volume, either on the number of subscribers or on the number of emails per month, or both. It might leave you wondering, how we can reduce these mailing expenses?

Coupon codes for Marketplace products

Posted in Announcements on Aug 14, 2016

October has a thriving marketplace of themes and plugins. Of course, this is all thanks to amazing work or our talented authors. Today we're announcing coupon codes - a new marketing tool for our authors. This is a great tool for authors looking for ways to stir up new interest or to increase your appeal to web studios in a competitive market.

Setting up a local October CMS environment with Vagrant [configuration tutorial]

Posted in Tutorials on Aug 08, 2016

Any time we start a new project, we must make sure that our workstation meets the project's system requirements. Does it require a newer PHP version? Should we install Redis, memcached or other services? Today there are many ways of configuring your local environment. In this article we'll be installing and configuring October with Vagrant.