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CBCMS2016 - ContentBox - Inheriting the Theme Layout in your Custom Module

Gavin Pickin
Jul 20, 2016

 

Modules are one of the key components of everything ContentBox. Adding a module into ContentBox is fairly simple, we have a few blog posts already outlining some of the different ways you can create them, but we have left out one very important piece so far ( we actually had a few questions about it on the CFML Slack Channel ), 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 now a reality. This is vital if you are going to be extending your site with your own modules, and you would hate for your module to be tightly coupled to the current theme, making it harder to change themes. This could be difficult, but luckily for you, its simple.

 

Don't let your Custom Module look like this screenshot

 

ContentBox CMS, Modules, RoadShow 0

CBCMS2016 - Webinar - ContentBox + Mobile : Love is in the air

Gavin Pickin
Jul 19, 2016

 

ContentBox 3 is a big step forward for us, as we have discussed during our month long roadshow... and in todays technological state, we can't talk too much without mention Mobile apps. This Friday, July 22nd 2016, at 11 Central, Scott Steinbeck will be leading a webinar on ContentBox + Mobile, to give you an overview of how he designed the Into the Box app for our conference in St Paul MN in June, written with Ionic and ContentBox.

Register today for this free webinar.

ContentBox CMS, Into The Box, Ionic, RoadShow 0

CBCMS2016 - Discovering the Global HTML Theme Interception Points

Luis Majano
Jul 08, 2016

 

 

ContentBox has what we call, a Global HTML manager. This manager allows you to seamlessly drop in JavaScript/CSS/HTML to specific theme and UI presentation life-cycle events.

Please note that the active theme must implement the life-cycle events in order for the Global HTML output to happen.

Purpose

The purpose of the Global HTML manager is to allow the integration of third-party scripts, CSS or HTML integrations easily without altering code or programming it in the theme. This allows for cross-theme output in a manageable manager.

ContentBox CMS, RoadShow 1

CBCMS2016 - ContentBox Administration 101 - For Admins, Managers, Editors and Users

Gavin Pickin
Jul 07, 2016

 

The ContentBox roadshow keeps on trucking, with this weeks free online webinar being presented on ContentBox Administration 101, by Jorge Reyes, on Friday, July 8th at 11am Central time. This is a great session, because it looks at ContentBox from an administrator or a users position. As developers at Ortus, we get excited about all the nuts and bolts under the covers, but for non developers, ContentBox is a quality enterprise level product, that anyone can use.

Please register to get updates, summaries, and all the recording links ( in case you cannot make the live webinars ).

Click here to register now

ContentBox CMS, Presentations, RoadShow, Tutorials, Tutorials 0

CBCMS2016 - ContentBox 3 - Modules are everywhere

Gavin Pickin
Jul 06, 2016

 

I hope you are enjoying Ortus Solutions' ContentBox Roadshow so far. We're had one free webinar already, and a few blog posts, with plenty more to come. Today I'm going to talk about modules a little more. I mentioned them in my "What's New with ContentBox" presentation ( you can read more about it and watch the recording here  ), but you might not have known, I got excited about ContentBox and all of the modules before the roadshow even started.

ColdBox MVC, CommandBox, ContentBox CMS, Modules, RoadShow 0

CBCMS2016 - ContentBox CMS Smart Editor Integrations

Luis Majano
Jul 01, 2016

 

The new ContentBox 3 CMS editors have the capability to output dynamic settings and even tap in to the ColdBox MVC request context and private context collections. This will allow you to easily output from any of these sources using an easy to use markup.

Settings

Any setting stored in ContentBox can be output using the following markup: ${ setting_name }. This is a great way to create site-wide static settings that can be outputed in any editor.

ColdBox Request Collection

Since ContentBox CMS is built on a solid MVC foundation via ColdBox, you can easily tap into the request structures that power a request. The request collection or usually referred to as rc is available in any editor using the following markup: ${ rc:key_name }. This will allow you to have access to incoming URL and FORM parameters or internal application variables.

ColdBox Private Request Collection

The private request collection or usually referred to as prc is available in any editor using the following markup: ${ prc:key_name }. This will allow you to have access to private dynamic variables that can be set by the ColdBox application eco-system.


You now have more choices for integration with the ColdBox application eco-system. Have fun!

ContentBox CMS, RoadShow 0

CBCMS2016 - Whats new in ContentBox 3 - Free Webinar July 1st

Gavin Pickin
Jun 29, 2016

 

Are you ready to check out the shiny new ContentBox 3? We've been working hard to jam everything we can into ContentBox 3,but if we added everything, we'd never release it... so we had to draw the line in the sand, and we're really happy with what we have put together. We had the opportunity to show a sneak peak to a few of your at our conference, Into the Box in MN in June. We'd love to show everyone what we have built, with this month long series of blog posts, and 5 free webinars, the first one, Friday July 1st 9am PST 11 Central, which is "What's New in ContentBox 3". I hope you can join us.

ContentBox CMS, RoadShow 0

Building a ColdBox Module for ContentBox with CommandBox scaffolding

Gavin Pickin
Jun 01, 2016

 

In previous posts we have talked about creating a ColdBox module from scratch ( ContentBox - Extending ContentBox 3 with your Own Custom Modules ), one file at a time, to see the minimum files required to make the module work. That was a great educational exercise, but lets look at another way to create a module, with CommandBox's ColdBox scaffholding commands. 

ColdBox MVC, CommandBox, ContentBox CMS 1

ContentBox - Creating Custom Layouts for you Custom Modules

Gavin Pickin
May 24, 2016

 

In our last post on Extending ContentBox 3 with your own Custom Modules we learned that you could build a custom ColdBox Modile with amazingly, just 2 files. You could paste in your legacy spaghetti code right into your default view, and it would work. Of course, we probably want to dress it up a little more, and add some more functionality, so lets look at the layout first.

ColdBox MVC, ContentBox CMS, Modules 0

ContentBox ColdFusion CMS v3.0.0 Release Candidate is here!

Luis Majano
May 23, 2016

 

 

We are so excited to bring about the release of ContentBox 3.0.0 Release Candidate to you today. It has been a monumentus milestone for us at Ortus Solutions as we have devoted almost a full year's worth of development, which has been unusual for our releases, but so worth it for ContentBox ColdFusion CMS.

This release candidate is a major release and with a completely rewritten administration module and with a collection of more than 150 tickets resolved. It has been a massive undertaking with some great results. We also are in the documentation process and our book is available as well now: contentbox.ortusbooks.com

 

Download ContentBox 3.0.0 RC Today!

 

What's New

We have created a very comprehensive what's new guide in our documentation book here: http://contentbox.ortusbooks.com/content/introduction/whats_new.html.

Books, ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, ContentBox CMS, Releases 0