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Ortus Developer Week 2016 - Hey you developer, What do you want to learn?

Jorge Reyes
Aug 24, 2016

 

Ortus Developer Week
November 14-18, 2016

5 days, 20 Live Sessions

A FREE Training Extravaganza

 

ODW version 5.0

Ortus Developer Week is taking place for the 5th year in a row! A FREE Training week dedicated to all of you developers that are eager to learn more and update your skills. Register and join 300+ developers taking part of this great event.

 

 

What do you wish to learn?

The FREE training is meant for you. So we invite you to suggest the topics you would like to learn more of! Rules are simple:
  • Suggest as many topics as you like.
  • Topics must be about web development technologies, ideas and processes.
  • ColdFusion CFML is the server-side language of choice
  • We'll choose topics based on relevance and popularity, and of course, speakers availability.
We encourage you not to miss this opportunity to propose your own schedule

 

 

Be a Speaker!

There are only a few things more gratifying than to contribute to the learning of others. Join the Ortus Team in this great opportunity and register as a speaker. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

 

Ortus Joins Patreon, Help Sponsor Open Source

Luis Majano
Aug 22, 2016

 

We are excited to announce we have joined !

Sponsor Us
 

At Ortus Solutions we are known for building open source projects for the ColdFusion (CFML) community such as ColdBox, CommandBox, ContentBox Modular CMS, ForgeBox and many more. All of those products are licensed under the Apache 2 license and are completely FREE to use and extend.

 

However, the amount of effort needed to maintain and develop new features for all projects is not sustainable without proper financial backing. This is where you can come in and help support Ortus Open Source Software by pledging on Patreon. We have listed a bunch of options for you to sponsor Ortus Open Source Projects with lots of rewards like getting awesome recognition and some great discounts, swag and t-shirts. By pledging as little as $10 a month, you can contribute to this great cause and allow Ortus Open Source to have faster and ongoing development cycles. Pledge more and you can even be part of our product roadmap planning sessions.

 

If you run a business and are using Ortus Open Source software in a revenue generating product or service, it makes sense to sponsor Ortus Open Source Software development: it ensures the project that your product/services use stays healthy and actively maintained. If you are an individual user and have enjoyed the productivity of our Open Source Software tools, consider donating as a sign of appreciation :).

Sponsor Us
 

CBCMS2016 - Building your Own Admin Modules - Part 4 - Extending ContentBox 3

Gavin Pickin
Aug 11, 2016

 

Ready for part 4? Yes, part 4. We continue our small walkthrough of building your own Admin Module in ContentBox 3. The last few blog posts we learned the minimum requirements for a new module, to be controlled from inside of ContentBox. Then we learned how to add a handler and a view, and how to access the module from the front end entry point, and through the ContentBox admin entrypoint. In the last blog post in this mini series, we looked at adding a Submenu for your module, to an existing top level Menu item inside of the ContentBox admin. This blog post is going to show you how to add your very own top level Menu item, give it an icon, set permissions, and then add Submenu items to access your module.

CBCMS2016 - Building your Own Admin Modules - Part 3 - Extending ContentBox 3

Gavin Pickin
Aug 09, 2016

 

In previous posts, we learned how to create a module inside of ContentBox, and then we added a handler and view so we could view the module behind the security of the login, but having an admin module, without menu items, is fairly silly ( usually ). In this blog post, we'll learn how you can add Submenu items to existing menus, like the Modules Main Menu.

CBCMS2016 - ContentBox ColdFusion CMS Roadshow 2016 - Links to Recordings, Posts and Closing Remarks

Jorge Reyes
Aug 09, 2016

 

We definitely had fun sharing the latest features of our new ContentBox 3.0 modular CMS. We hope you boys and girls enjoyed it and are falling even more in love with our Open Source CMS and how it can get your projects done and out the door in not time.

For those of you who want to revisit the content from the Roadshow we have included the link to the webinars, recordings, blog posts and our dedicated ContentBox 3 Roadshow event page. Thanks to all roadshow attendees, presenters, bloggers, ContentBox CMS Open Source Project contributors, and our beloved sponsor Ortus Solutions. Although the roadshow is over, ContentBox 3 has so many great features, we'll be still be releasing blog posts, so keep checking the Ortus Blog for regular content.

 

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You can very easily start contributing to ContentBox CMS. Visit our open source project in GitHub and go through our easy-to-follow guidelines. You'll be contributing in no-time. Let's make great software together!

 

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Content Box Theme Development: Creating a CI Pipeline

Jon Clausen
Aug 05, 2016

 

An incredibly powerful feature of ContentBox 3 is the increasing availability of open source themes to jump start your custom development.   For those wishing to contribute back to the community, creating your own theme is as simple as cloning one of our boilerplate themes, creating a new GitHub repo for your customizations, and publishing your theme on Forgebox.  

ContentBox 3.0.0 is Released - The wait is over

Gavin Pickin
Aug 02, 2016

 

We are happy to announce, ContentBox 3.0 FINAL is now available to the public. After a lot of hard work, we are finally ready to cut the release. With 100+ issues included in this release, this major release is nothing short of massive. With ColdBox 4 updates, Theme updates, Enterprise updates, Security Updates, JSON Support and Exports, Native Markdown Support, Autosave and much more, this major release has something for everyone. ContentBox 3.1.0 is already in development as well and can be installed via CommandBox using the contentbox@be Identifier.

Alongside the release we have many other announcements around the CMS. So get ready!

CBCMS2016 - ContentBox Themes Deep Dive - What we'll cover in the webinar

Gavin Pickin
Aug 02, 2016

 

In Luis Majanos last webinar, "Widgets, Modules, Themes Oh My" ( View Recording ), there was so much to say about Widgets and Modules, there was no time left for Themes. Since there was a lot of interest, we have extended our whole roadshow one more week, so you'll get this blog post, and 2 more this week, and the final webinar will be Friday August 5th ( 9am PST 11am Central), a Deep Dive on Themes. ContentBox 3 has a lot of updates regarding themes, we'll give you a taste below on what you'll learn about in the webinar.

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CBCMS2016 - Building your Own Admin Modules - Part 2 - Extending ContentBox 3

Gavin Pickin
Jul 29, 2016

 

In our last post, we started building an Admin Module. This process isn't actually that difficult or long, but we have broken it into separate blog posts to make it easier to read each piece. We have built our basic ModuleConfig.cfc, now we need to build an event handler and view, so the default action when you hit your new module have something visible. Our module was called mySecrets, so lets move on.

CBCMS2016 - Building your Own Admin Modules - Part 1 - Extending ContentBox 3

Gavin Pickin
Jul 27, 2016

 

In previous posts, we looked at how to extend ContentBox 3 with ColdBox Modules, installing from Forgebox with CommandBox, or creating your own. In this post, we're going to look at how you can create your own Admin Modules, add Menu Items into the Admin Interface, use ContentBox admin Users and Permissions instead of building your own security by extending ContentBox.

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