Exciting blog news from the creators of CushyCMS

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Coupon code: XMAS2012 - one month of CushyCMS Pro FREE for new subscribers!

G’day CushyCMS blog readers,

Coupon code: XMAS2012 - one month of CushyCMS Pro FREE for new subscribers (expires Dec 31, 2012).

As a little holiday present for those who haven’t yet discovered the features and benefits of a CushyCMS Pro account, we’d like to give you one month free, with coupon code XMAS2012 upon signup before December 31st, 2012.  Simply place this coupon code in the field when signing up from http://cushycms.com/static/pro (and hey, if you don’t like it- you can cancel any time in that first month!).  Like to read a little more about CushyCMS Pro features?  Go here:  http://cushycms.com/static/pricing.

Want to monetize a CushyCMS Pro subscription? Read this great post from a long-term Cushy user, and gain recurring income by charging your own clients to use CushyCMS: http://blog.cushycms.com/2012/11/cushycms-pro-tip-passing-costs-along-to.html

Now that we’ve implemented this coupon code functionality- we look forward to offering rewards existing members too- stay tuned!

Have a very Cushy Xmas!
The CushyCMS.com team

Tuesday 20 November 2012

CushyCMS Pro Tip: passing costs along to your clients

We all know that Designers are hurting for residual income.  A great tip for those thinking about CushyCMS Pro (and current subscribers too!) from Eric Lozaga of a 53 minute production - www.53mp.com:

"One thing I suggest if going Pro, is that you should be billing your clients monthly for the CMS. Depending on how many you have.. $2, $5, $10, etc.. if you get enough clients using it, you should theoretically be making a profit off of going Pro which you can use that money as part of site upkeep or maintenance. You can compare it this way to your clients: using Cushy will be $5 a month, going with a custom CMS built from scratch will be $300, integrating with a script like Wordpress will be $200 minus maintenance fees.

CushyCMS isn't a perfect fit for every website, but for basic sites it can be a real time and money saver. Don't foot the bill for Cushy, let your clients pay for it since they are the ones using it."

More info on CushyCMS Pro features can be found here: http://cushycms.com/static/pricing

Thursday 25 October 2012

Logo design, coding problems, design inspiration & new fonts.

A quick round-up of interesting links that will be handy for Cushy users (and Designers in general!).

The Logo Design Process: The entire logo design process presented in infographic form.

Bountify.co: Stuck with a coding problem? Post it with a cash bounty and programmers solve it for you.

21 Clean Web Design Layouts via Web Design Ledger.

9 outstanding new (and free!) fonts also via Web Design Ledger.

Tuesday 2 October 2012

CushyCMS introduces Yearly Pro Plan

Great news for those who would like to pay for CushyCMS at a (discounted!) yearly rate.

A feature requested a long time ago, and recently implemented: purchase 12 months of Cushy Pro for USD$294, saving you essentially 1½ months off a normal monthly subscription, and of course includes the full CushyCMS Pro experience and feature list.

Not familiar with all the Pro plan has to offer?  Check out our spiffy comparison chart here:  http://www.cushycms.com/static/pricing.

Perhaps it's easier for tax purposes, or you just want to save some more in the long run, get on board -- sign up here:  http://www.cushycms.com/static/pro.

Important info:
  1. Make sure you're logged in to www.cushycms.com with your Designer account before re-subscribing at the Yearly rate.
  2. If you're already subscribed to the Monthly plan and want to upgrade, you can do this at any time (via the link above).
Simon - CushyCMS

Thursday 20 September 2012

CushyCMS server move and yearly Pro susbcriptions

G'day Cushy users!

Over the past few days, we've migrated the CushyCMS website to new host Linode.  There were several reasons for this:

1)  Our previous host MediaTemple, while quite reliable, had become somewhat draconian with their 5 year old operating system, lack of hardware upgrade options and outright blocking of traffic between Cushy and many other domains, a majority of which were hosted in the UK.  We'd have to petition them any time we wanted a site unblocked, which is not ideal when we want users to be able to edit their sites immediately.

2)  This change made it easy for us to upgrade a few things before we moved the site across: the databases, operating system, web server, programming language versions and so forth.  This will make it much easier for us to start rolling out awesome feature upgrades for Cushy as we won't be hampered by legacy software.

As expected, there were a few issues in the hours immediately afterwards; mostly in regards to memory allocation on the server, Cushy Pro users whom had whitelisted the old Cushy IP address for their custom Pro subdomains and not updated it to the new one yet, and who could forget the weird connection problems to the iPage and iPower web hosts.  These should now be behind us, but please get in touch with us via the Support page if you have any questions.

Now that this is behind us, we can concentrate on planned feature upgrades for Cushy.  Before that though, we are about to introduce a yearly Pro subscription.  More info in our next blog post :)

Simon - CushyCMS

Tuesday 11 September 2012

CushyCMS Official Blog

Greetings from the CushyCMS.com team, and welcome to our blog!

It's now been nearly 5 years since Cushy's inception, and we think it's time to be a little more proactive about it's future.  So here we shall post important Cushy news, feature updates, guest posts, and links to articles across the web that will help you and your clients make best use of Cushy, and hopefully, grow your own business.

If you'd like to see something here, such as tutorials on Cushy and so forth, don't be shy!

A few important links:

http://www.cushycms.com/users/edit -- We'd like you to subscribe to the 'Critical Updates' emails here -- that way you can be informed if there's something you absolutely have to know (and you will be, very shortly).

http://www.cushycms.com/static/support -- Cushy Support portal, with info for both Free and Pro users. Have a question?  The FAQ, Documentation and CushyCMS Google Group are all accessible from here.

https://www.facebook.com/CushyCMS -- Cushy's Facebook page, where you will see other news and discussion.

http://www.cushycms.com/static/pricing -- Cushy Pro Plan feature comparison page.

CushyCMS Pro Plan