I’ve been using PremiumPress for the past 3 years for one of my physical product resale websites. It has some weaknesses, that really only started showing their nasty heads once my business started to grow. Now, this year, with over 1,000 transactions, it’s straining. But I don’t blame the software itself, I blame the fact that the creator has refused to upgrade from 6.xx to the newest 7.xx version. Meaning the only way to use the new and improved and more versatile 7.xx versions is to do a fresh install. No thanks.
So, today, I started playing around with building a new website where I would affiliate for Amazon products, specifically 3D TV Glasses. Going through the motions of important products directly from Amazon, tweaking layouts, and adding some content will give me the opportunity to practice with the latest version of Premium Press. So far, I’ve been wildly impressed, especially with the ability to import products.
How young was I, how blind was I to the untold treasures that Word Press held. Little did I know at the time that Word Press would handle all of the issues I had using Nucleus, hardly any templates, little to no support base, and not he most intuitive administrator interface. Keep in mind this was about 3 years ago and it was simply known as Nucleus, not the now further developed Nucleus CMS.
But really, how much further has Nucleus came along? To me, it doesn’t appear that far, if you go by anything other than it’s home page pitch. Probably the saddest part about this possible Word Press competitor is that it’s testimonials page is completely falling apart. 2 of the 3 sites I followed through their testimonials were either nonexistant or were no longer using Nucleus. Further down the list, one testimonial even spelled Nucleus wrong…but there it was, for all to see.
The easiest CMS I have ever installed, on my quest to find the ultimate open source content system; Nucleas is topping the lot.
Such an unprofessional embarassment. I’m sure the support and open community are great people, but it’s got a long way to go. Perhaps they should start with their image and figure out how they can make Nucleus fill a niche not already owned by Word Press. Until then, they are just a first time bloggers mistake.