For the blogger, the most difficult day of the year has to be April Fools' Day. This is the day where jokes are played and stories are made up. Computer geeks and CMS junkies easily get into the spirit of this celebrated day by pulling all kinds of online pranks. One of my fondest April Fools memories is from 2007 when the official Japanese and Russian Drupal sites migrated for a day from the Drupal CMS over to Joomla!. Good times, good times. The folks over at ocProducts have gotten into the 2011 April Fools spirit by announcing ocPortal 7 with HTML6.
I need your help! Please help me keep track of all the CMS related April Fools' stories that you find online. Please feel free to add to my list by of content management pranks via a comment below or through Twitter. If you prefer to tweet the story instead I suggest we start using the Twitter hashtag: #aprilfoolscms.
List of Fake Content Management Stories on April Fools Day 2011
- ocPortal - ocProducts announces ocPortal 7 with HTML6
- Drupal - Announcing CertifiedToSUCK.com
- TYPO3 - New paradigm for TYPO3 4.6 development
- Drupal - Announcing the Drupal Retail Store
- Joomla - Joomla Templates from YOOtheme
- Real Story Group - No more content management
- Sharpened.net - The End of the Keyboard and Mouse
- IBM developerWorks - Scrum Alliance 2.0
- CMS Made Simple - Intuit Announces Acquisition of CMS Made Simple
- Enano - Enano merges with Joomla!
- EpiServer - EPiFAX 1.0 Released
- Plone - Plone Announces New Release Naming Scheme Effective April 1
Help us add to this list of CMS pranks. Please, send us a comment or tweet on CMS April Fools' Day stories you come across. Use the Twitter hashtag #aprilfoolscms if you decide to tweet the story.