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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 7 - Dynamic Variables

Gavin Pickin |  December 21, 2016

As we continue with our 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas, we at Ortus Solutions are giving you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is also doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas.

ContentBox is a CMS built by developers, for our own use. We obviously try and cater to the usual CMS functionality features, but being developers, we tried to throw a couple of extra goodies into ContentBox. Today we'll look at a behind the scene function that allows you to output variables directly in your page or blog.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 6 - Themed Modules

Gavin Pickin |  December 20, 2016

As we continue with our 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas, we at Ortus Solutions are giving you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is also doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas.

Modules are one of the key components of everything ContentBox. One frequently asked question is: how do we theme our custom module output? Theming your custom module, so it uses the same theme/layout as the rest of your ContentBox site is vital if you are going to be extending your site with your own modules. For consistency and flexibility, you do not want your module to be tightly coupled to the current theme, making it harder to change themes. We have a helper to help you with that.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 5 - Markdown Support

Gavin Pickin |  December 19, 2016

As we continue with our 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas, we at Ortus Solutions are giving you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is also doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas.

At Ortus, like most tech companies, most of our products evolve out of our own needs, and ContentBox is no different. Developers are getting more and more familiar with Markdown, and its actually preferred by a lot of developers when it comes to writing documentation and blog posts, and that is why we give you native support of Markdown in the ContentBox editor. We also threw in a few other features when adding support, some might just save you hours of work.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 4 - Login Security

Gavin Pickin |  December 18, 2016

At Ortus Solutions, we love the holidays, and we wanted to gift you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, and I am going to share 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas.

Security is a big issue with any website these days, and with the number of word press hacks in the wild, it’s a big PRO to using ContentBox. With Brute force attacks to admins so prominent, we have a fewof features to make your life easier, and your website safer.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 3 - Scheduled Posts and Content

Gavin Pickin |  December 17, 2016

As we continue with our 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas, we at Ortus Solutions are giving you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is also doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas.

Running a website, on top of your normal job duties can be a lot of work. Time is valuable, and important when trying to plan your content and the corresponding social media publication. This is the reason why we created an important ( but often overlooked ) feature, Publication and Expiration dates for content. You might be surprised what in ContentBox is date controlled.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 2 - Customized Dashboard

Gavin Pickin |  December 16, 2016

As we continue with our 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas, we at Ortus Solutions are giving you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is also doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas,

When you or your team log into your ContentBox site, you see your ContentBox Dashboard. You can see recent content, recent comments, recent news, some data snapshots… but you can also quickly customize this to help your team communicate. It is as easy as changing a few ContentBox admin settings.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 1 - ContentBox API

Gavin Pickin |  December 15, 2016

The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 1 - ContentBox APIAt Ortus Solutions, we love the holidays, and we wanted to gift you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, and I am going to share 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas.

In today's day and age, it's API here, API there, here an API, everywhere an API. Rightfully so, because of mobile, javascript, working with APIs are not only convenient, but almost necessary. While building ContentBox, we have always been mindful of how we can expose ContentBox as an API. Since ContentBox is built on top of ColdBox, exposing data from ContentBox is probably much easier than you think. In this post, we'll show you how you can start using it, in seconds.

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

Gavin Pickin |  August 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.

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

Gavin Pickin |  August 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.

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