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How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« on: July 02, 2015, 09:05:44 PM »
I'm wondering, since there's no real progress for the CMS the past few years, how many people are still using WebsiteBaker.
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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015, 10:09:16 PM »
Some months ago I started to make Tempates with a footerlink to beesign.at. Maybe 10 Templates.
The result: More than 82000 WB-Installations use one of these templates.



Still lots of people use WebsiteBaker.

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 10:13:31 PM »
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+1 project i startet in the last days with bs_fragg 

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2015, 09:20:02 AM »
Some months ago I started to make Tempates with a footerlink to beesign.at. Maybe 10 Templates.
The result: More than 82000 WB-Installations use one of these templates.



Still lots of people use WebsiteBaker.
wow ... more than i thought :D
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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2015, 01:07:09 PM »
Still using it because it's rock solid.

But the missing possibility to edit responsive websites is a show-stopper (for example bootstrap responsive col-sm-12 col-md-6 divs). Also the back end is too difficult to use compared to other apps these days.

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2015, 11:38:14 AM »
Still using it because it's rock solid.

But the missing possibility to edit responsive websites is a show-stopper (for example bootstrap responsive col-sm-12 col-md-6 divs). Also the back end is too difficult to use compared to other apps these days.

Why do you think it's not possible to make responsive websites using WebsiteBaker? It's what I do every day!

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2015, 07:25:10 PM »
I will never stop because its easy to code :D

here are some latest works

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2015, 10:40:19 PM »
All those years I use WebsiteBaker, approx 15 sites p/y, since 2014 are they responsive. Built with a common built "framework" based on Pocketgrid (http://arnaudleray.github.io/pocketgrid/} typography: Gridlover (http://www.gridlover.net/) and modules from Ruud, the repository and some from elsewhere on the Internet. Still love it, don't need more.
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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2015, 01:52:17 PM »
@Fischstäbchenbrenner

Can you tell the difference between different forks? Especially WBCE ?

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2015, 03:09:09 PM »
@Fischstäbchenbrenner

Can you tell the difference between different forks? Especially WBCE ?

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da solltest du eigentlich mit der Arbeitsweise dieses Forks vertraut sein. Ich denke, du solltest nicht erwarten, hier nun eine Auflistung über die möglichen Vorzüge einen anderen CMS zu bekommen. Frage bei Skoda nach Vorzügen eines Skoda und bei Audi nach deren Vorzügen und dann vergleiche selbst.

Was meinst du denn, welche Antwort ich bekäme, wenn ich die gleiche Frage, natürlich auf WebsiteBaker bezogen, bei den Kollegen im anderen Forum stellen würde?

Wie in einem anderen Post schon angemerkt: ich bin nicht lang genug hier, was wann wo wie gelaufen ist. Ich habe zu den meisten Leuten, die hier sind oder waren, ein gutes Verhältnis. Natürlich nicht mit jedem, aber das ist im normalem Leben auch so. Ich persönlich bevorzuge Lösungen und wenn dafür ein Kompromis nötig ist, dann bin ich mir dafür auch nicht zu schade. Aber wie jeder Mensch habe auch ich meine Grenzen und diese persönlichen Grenzen stehen auch jedem anderen zu. Ich lese zwar immer mal wieder, das man nicht mehr miteinander reden konnte, aber warum und wieso, entzieht sich meiner Kenntnis.
Ich habe mit niemanden von den Kollegen bei WBCE persönlich gesprochen, aber an Hand der Postings, die hier oder da über die letzten Monate geschrieben wurden, vermute ich, das jeder an solch eine Grenze gekommen ist, ob nun persönlich oder in der Vision WB, die wir ja alle haben.
Ich war vor WB viele Jahre bei Joomla, dort auch nicht unbedingt ein kleines Licht, wie es ein User, der mal meckert, nun mal ist. Aber eben auch nicht in einer Position, in der ich hätte etwas entscheiden können. Das war die Zeit, als Joomla von einem normalen, guten CMS zu einer "eierlegenden Wollmilchsau" werden wollte, immer mehr, immer größer, immer weiter weg von den Usern. Das war dort meine Grenze. Heute ist es komplett überfrachtet, nur noch mit EDV-Lehrgang zu bedienen und die Benutzerzahlen fallen täglich. Wordpress ging den gleichen Weg. Von einem sehr guten Blog-System zu einem Alleskönner, immer größer, immer mehr und dadurch auch interessanter für Angriffe. Die Nutzer werden immer unzufriedener und viele warten nur noch auf eine gute Alternative.
 
Wenn man meint, nichts mehr erreichen zu können, wendet man sich anderen Dingen zu. Im anderem Post hatte ich den Vergleich zum Reallife benutzt und davon gesprochen, das man ja zu Hause irgendwann auch nicht mehr die alte Tapete sehen kann. Damit wollte ich keines Wegs ausdrücken, das WBCE nur ein Tapetenwechsel ist. Der sinnbildliche Tapetenwechsel ist ein möglicher Ausdruck, wenn man nicht mehr zufrieden ist, ich hätte jetzt einen schönen Schrank, einen super Teppich, eine geile Beleuchtung, aber egal, was ich da auswähle, nichts passt mehr zu dieser Tapete. Und irgendwann kommst du an deine persönliche Grenze und ziehst deinen Strich. Und dann fängst du etwas Neues an, um all die Ideen verwirklichen zu können, die vorher nicht möglich waren. Und das ist genau das, was die Kollegen drüben machen.
So jeder, der WB oder ein CMS allgemein gewerblich einsetzt, hatte seine eigenen Anpassungen, private Forks, wenn man so will. Das trifft auf mich genauso zu wie auf die Kollegen bei WBCE. Und dort haben sich die Leute zusammen gefunden und machen aus all ihren Ideen einen offiziellen Fork. Ist legitim und hat meinen Respekt.
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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2015, 03:17:23 PM »
Please keep this topic English!
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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2015, 03:25:33 PM »
Personally I don't WB anymore for new projects. I switched to Wordpress a year ago and although it's not perfect either, its features, possibilities, documentation, active development, addons, themes, and popularity makes it incomparable to WB. It's the de facto standard for small to midsized websites now, and with good reason. I still have a warm heart for WB, but unless a miracle happens, I think its days as a tool for professional website builders are over.
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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2015, 04:16:11 PM »
Personally I don't WB anymore for new projects. I switched to Wordpress a year ago and although it's not perfect either, its features, possibilities, documentation, active development, addons, themes, and popularity makes it incomparable to WB. It's the de facto standard for small to midsized websites now, and with good reason. I still have a warm heart for WB, but unless a miracle happens, I think its days as a tool for professional website builders are over.

Still, your own site is in WB :-)
 
I too have looked at WordPress. But soon found that with my experience with WB-based systems, it's way too much work to make a truly unique website. By the time I finished changing and tweaking an 'off the shelf' WP-theme, I could have done it 3 times from scratch in WB.
 
So: WB it is. And I sure as hell consider myself a professional website builder.  :-)

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2015, 04:22:32 PM »
Still, your own site is in WB :-)
It is, and it's rather outdated. I am working on a new site. In Wordpress...
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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2015, 07:00:33 PM »
@jacobi22

Sorry, i guess i completely missed the point in your post ...?!?

Wordpress is no option, its horrible , bloated , bad code , unsecure, and each uprgrade brings tons of incompatibilities.
Joomla is even worse.

WB was different from other CMS thats why i loved it. And thats why i like WBCE, cause they seem to continue the tradition of being different but still try to cleanup the mess of spagettis.

It just feels right for me...  :-D




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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2015, 07:14:00 PM »
dein gutes Recht
allerdings stell ich mir schon die Frage nach dem Sinn deines Postings hier, wenn du hier nach deiner eigenen Einschätzung falsch bist  :wink:
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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2015, 07:58:32 PM »
Ich kann nur hoffen, dass die Community-Version bald ganz doll erfolgreich ist damit hier diese armseligen Werbungs-Versuche aufhören.  :wink:

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2015, 02:43:23 PM »
WebsiteBaker ist einfach völlig zum Stillstand gekommen. OK, das geht ein weilchen, aber wenn dann nicht irgendwann wieder was passiert, rennen die Leute davon.

WBCE ist WB mit Bewegung drin. Immerhin mal.
Kann sein, dass bei WB irgendwann wieder mal was weitergeht. Kann sein, dass WBCE die bessere Alternative ist.

Ich sehe hier weniger Konkurrenzverhältni s als man glaubt. Solange bei WBCE halbwegs was geschieht, ist auch WB nicht ganz tot - und umgekehrt.

Für den Core interessiert sich in Wahrheit kein Mensch, solange er halbwegs funktioniert und sicher ist. Ob OOP oder Spaghetti oder alles dazwischen - völlig egal. Wenn ich (fast) problemlos von WB nach WBCE und wieder zurück wechseln kann, ist alles gut.

Worum es viel mehr geht, sind die Module und (natürlich deutlich weniger) die freien Templates.  Solange man als Modulentwickler noch irgendeine Zielgruppe sieht - egal ob WB oder WBCE - wird man den Krempel nicht so schnell wegschmeißen.

Und davon profitieren beide Systeme.

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2015, 09:09:50 PM »
Eeey,

WP is cute for 'template' websites, but WB is much more solid to build
secure website, check:

http://www.mywebsitebaker.com

and some cool one I made:
https://bodymentors.com
http://revamds.com

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2015, 05:26:21 PM »
I didn't read the german posts
but i'd like to ask that how do you make the EDITING of the bootstrap content possible?
I mean the default backend does not support it at all - multicolumn editing with wysiwyg.
Of course i could edit the html directly but the customers cant!

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2015, 08:57:27 PM »
I didn't read the german posts
but i'd like to ask that how do you make the EDITING of the bootstrap content possible?
I mean the default backend does not support it at all - multicolumn editing with wysiwyg.
Of course i could edit the html directly but the customers cant!

Have a look here: http://www.dev4me.nl/modules-snippets/opensource/bootstrap-multiple-columns/

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Re: How many people are still using WebsiteBaker?
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2015, 12:16:29 PM »
I didn't read the german posts
Many people don't. Personally, I still think WB could have been so much more popular, 'active', with many more people contributing if everyone involved would agree to use English by default always, everywhere. In modules, in forums, in documentation.
 
No potential module developer, no potential themes developer will ever be interested in a CMS if he finds the core-group communicating in German if he/she can't read that. (And trust me: a LOT of people on this little blue ball can't read that.)
 
And please don't give me the "we have an English section too in the forum!", because it's downright ridiculous that I have to wade through a German section to see if there's anything there on topic Y that wasn't in the English equivalent of the forum about that same topic.
 
Yes it bothers me. It has bothered me quite some time now. You're all in the internet-business. That's where we *all* speak English.
 
Ah well. This will probably be deleted anyway. All I know is that WB is slowing down, not getting the speed in development it should have, because 'we' as users can't attract enough people to get involved.  And that's too bad.
 
My 0,02.

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« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2015, 05:29:06 PM »
and my 0,02% (as a german speaker)

i've only german speaking customers. They coming from the caribian island, from spain, canada or malaysia (and also from the german speaking country's austria, switzerland and germany). All of them are native germans or german speakers and all of them talk with me in german. Noboby will talk in the "internet language" english. One of the customers comes from kuweit and of course, he talks in english with me, but why? his native language is arabian and he ask me "can you talk in arabian please? its easyer to explain something in my native language...". We're looking for a common ground and english was the solution to talk
And if you are a russian, you talk russian with your russian customers and a guy from the nederlands talk nederlands with his customers from there (i was living two years there and also a little longer in sweden), i know a little bit about the language problems
i was born in the gdr and learn english in the scool for 3 years (from 1975 - 1978), but i dont need english there. favorite foreign language there was russian. i was a good russian speaker at this time and it was planned for me to go to moscow for a studium over 6 years. No problems for me, we have a lot of russian army people here and i was often the translator. But then i found my wife and she say NO to the studium, so i stay here in germany and i dont use the russian language since this time. Today i have two russian physiotherapeuts and understood nothing if they talk in her native language.
i know, a lot of german users have the same problem, learning a foreign language in the scool and dont use it over 30 and more years.
my kiddies starting with english in the scool with 8 years and learn it over 10 years in scool and highscool, they reading english book and looking english tv, so thats no problem to talk or write english only in a forum like this.

from my point you must make a different between a user support and a development for the core or addons - development language is english and nobody has a problem with this. i build also some addons, but my english is not good enough to start a discussion about a new idea in english only. For a description of a module i can use a translator or write it in my bad english, but if somebody send a special answer maybe to a better way in a function inside of my addon, its not possible to understood for me (sometime)
so i've two possible way's: talk in my native language or put all in the trash  :roll:
i use the first way and talk and test with german speakers, but on private way's (PN or email) and not more here in the forum. Maybe, if everything is finish, you can show a new addon here in the general area, maybe....

in april/may we have here a big discussion about this problem and one result of this was a the order, that the "general heading" is the main division for developements of the core and addons, so that we have not longer development discussion in the foreign languages subforen.
the target is, that the most people using this general area for their question around wb, doesnt matter, what the problem is.
we know, that the most of the WB-Users are non-german-speakers and coming from all over the world, but we have also a lot of users in the four languages in the language specific support
a user, who speaks only his native language, needs a place to ask, if he has a problem and if he talk only in italian or in german, it doesnt matter, that he use the general area or one of the language specific forums
with the upgrade of the forum here and the new structure, we see, that a lot of the german-only-speaker use private way's to solve the problems and every time you found the question in the mail "i think, its not longer allowed to post a german question in the wb-forum" and thats also a problem: if the user is thinking, here is not the right place for a "german" question, he search for another place or way.
And thats way i say, you need a different between development and user support.
A lot of other systems try "english only forums", but all of them has problems, if their has (maybe) a big foreign language speakers comunity. the most of them has language specific subforen now

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This will probably be deleted anyway.

and why?
its a clean formulated opinion without attack on a special person like other postings in the last time (wb is dead, using wp, its better, chief developer is stupid etc...), i'm sure, that nobody here has a problem with your post

we know, that it was a problem, that the wb 2.8.4 was not going online immediately  after the problem was solved in the begin of the last year. problem was the rebuild of the access-files for the news-posting (if used). in this time, it was correct, to search for a better solution for the rebuild, one day or one week, it doesnt matter. my problem is, that nobody see the problems around this time. i remember, that we talk about wb over 3-4 ours on every chrismas day, i remember, that i stay on the phone on the sylvester day from 20.00 - 23.00, i remember, that here starts a s***storm, that Dietmar (Luisehahne) has minimum one hearth attact and a little bit later a stroke, that Darkviper lost one or both parents and i remember, that we all here make our "wb-work" in our freetime after the normal job, after the family, homework etc.
its a hobby, not more. And if you have only two developers and you lost both of them in the same time, you have a problem, everywhere.

At the point, it a simple question: has a developer the right to a private life ???

yes, from today's perspective it was the wrong way with the 2.8.4, but the intention was correct (in this day's), searching for a better, a safe way to upgrade all wb-variants to 2.8.4.  Now it is too late to start a discussion about the "old times", its not possible to going back and start in another direction.
a lot of people was angry about the long time and i understood, why.
i lost any of my customers because of that discussions (wb are dead, no more development etc) and also because i work with the wb 2.8.4 ( we need a official version, not a test-version, if we change the web-agentur, nobody knows this 2.8.4), but you must know, the most of the angry users here are professional webdesigners and builds a lot of wb-installation every year and maybe, their have a fear because the future of their work. Everyone earns his money with WebsiteBaker and the developer has to build the base for that in his spare time - immediately  :roll:

of course, i'm not happy with the actual situation, but i cannot change this. i can build a module or template, but not the core - i need a developer for that! I'm sure, the most people here cannot develope a cms core, maybe two or three or four, but not more
And if i need another human to earn my money, its not helpfull, if i start personal attack's to this person. i use my phone, skype, PN or mail and ask: whats happend?

i think, everyone should try to put themselves in the position of the developer
  • Are you ready to spend your spare (or life-) time for wb?
  • Are you ready to receive all the personal attack's from other users if you are not fast enough?
  • Are you ready to put your WB-Development before your family?
  • Are you ready to to receive some critical comment about your work in the core?

a simple example....
since 2011 or 2012 we have here coding instruction for database select's to make it safer (see here), but nobody read this or use it in the modules. actualy we have only a handfull of addons with this safe select's. i understudd, that its not possible, to rebuild all the modules in the same time, but for a new addon version????
as a chief developer you have to look at all of this, you are also legally responsible, if your code are not safe, but if you say: hey, your addon is not safe, please use our instructions for the code, the answer is a s***storm
i, for my part, ask, why i need backthicks for the fieldnames and why i need a masked variable-names in a select and if i understood the answer not correct, i ask again. i have to learn it for myself, for my next addon, for my job. but in this time, when i learn it and repair my own addons, i dont earn some money and i think, thats the problem: nobody will spend the time to learn.
For me, it doesnt matter, learning one time, using in the future the next years - its not a personal attack from a developer to give me some work, its a international standard.

Nobody has the idea in the job, to go a own and different way from the company instructions. if the car factory say's: we're using 8 airbags now to make the the car safety, its not possible for the worker to build in only one of them. But here, its possible to ignore the instructions, its possible to say: we dont need coding standards, i go my own way - take the module or leave it

the wb-core btw full package has ca 4000 files and in the most of them are old db-select like this, so it needs any time to fix the old code to make it safe and possible to work in mysql-strict mode, to build in a new translate class working together with the actual language standards and change all calls in this 4000 files, to build a new secure form and implement it into every form and and and.....
 
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