15 Aug

2007

SiteGround supports Open Source contests and conference

This summer SiteGround sponsored several remarkable initiatives meant to promote Open Source projects: the TextPattern templates competition, the BlogBackupOnline contest and the 2007 DrupalCon.

For a 2nd year SiteGround contributed the top prize at the TextPlates competition for TextPattern templates held in July. The contest aims at increasing the popularity of the TextPattern software and to ease the creation of new TextPattern-based blogs by providing more free templates. With the last year’s contributions the number of the free TextPattern themes available at textplates.com is over 60.

SiteGround is also proud to sponsor the BlogBackupOnline contest. BlogBackupOnline provides free backup services for blog websites. The contest initiative is to increase the awareness of the blog users about the value of the back up creation through true-life stories. SiteGround hosts more than 10,000 blogs on its servers and strongly supports the idea of that regular back up creation is extremely important.

SiteGround would also sponsor this year DrupalCon held in Barcelona. The conference will be the meeting point of many Drupal developers and designers from all over the world. SiteGround has been providing a special hosting pack for Drupal users since 2003. It has also created many resources, including tutorials and themes, which are publicly available for free use. The sponsorship of the conference once again shows SiteGround’s commitment to the Drupal community.

SiteGround web hosting has always been a strong supporter of Open Source applications. It offers one of the richest collections of over 100 free themes and templates for the most popular CMS, blog, gallery and forum tools; as well as over 30 tutorials for Open Source applications and a Knowledge base with detailed explanations on more complicated issues.

Author: Hristo Pandjarov

Product Development - Technical

Enthusiastic about all Open Source applications you can think of, but mostly about Joomla and WordPress. Add a pinch of love for web design, new technologies, search engine optimisation and you are pretty much there!