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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.

ContentBox CMS, Modules, RoadShow, Tutorials 0

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

Gavin Pickin
Jul 25, 2016

 

Friday, July 29th is the last of our webinars in our ContentBox Roadshow, which has been pumping out blog posts and webinars all throughout the month of July. In this last webinar I'm going to do a deep dive into modules, providing a walkthrough on how to create modules, and use them in your ContentBox site, hopefully that sounds interesting, and you'll join us.

Register now for free - get reminders and all of the recording links.

ContentBox CMS, Modules, RoadShow 0

CBCMS2016 - ContentBox Comment Moderation and Events

Luis Majano
Jul 22, 2016

 

ContentBox sports many out of the box comment moderation tools.

From the screenshot you can appreciate all the different tuning you can do for comment moderation:

  • All comments moderated
  • User must have an approved comment to be approved consequentely
  • Auto-deletion of comments that are moderated
  • Moderated keywords (ip addresses, authors, emails, or content)
  • Blocked keywords (ip addresses, authors, emails, or content)

My favorite setting is the auto-deletion of moderated comments. I have never ever ever ever cleaned up spam anymore. I let ContentBox do it every X number of days and I truly appreciate that as it is one less thing to worry about.

ContentBox CMS, RoadShow 0

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