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CBCMS2016 - ContentBox 3 - Modules are everywhere

Gavin Pickin |  July 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.

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CBCMS2016 - ContentBox CMS Smart Editor Integrations

Luis Majano |  July 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 ...

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

Gavin Pickin |  June 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.

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Building a ColdBox Module for ContentBox with CommandBox scaffolding

Gavin Pickin |  June 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. 

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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.

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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.

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ContentBox - Extending ContentBox 3 with your Own Custom Modules

Gavin Pickin |  May 20, 2016

In a previous Post, we talked about extending ContentBox easily with modules, and showed you how you could just download a module, activate it and use it in minutes. In this post, we'll look at how to add Modules into your website, by building your own, and how to leverage Module Layouts.

Whether you have used ColdBox before or not, using Modules with ContentBox and ColdBox is fairly straightforward, in fact, I think its a great way to dip your toes into using both technologies. Working with Modules is like everything else in ColdBox, you work with conventions, but you have control. In this previous post, 'Modules Modules everywhere, Extending ContentBox', we show you how there are 4 locations for modules in ContentBox, and depending on how your module will work, you should choose the appropriate location. In this post, we're going to build a custom ColdBox module, which it not managed by ContentBox Admin's Module Manager.

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ContentBox 3 - Modules modules everywhere - Extending ContentBox

Gavin Pickin |  May 18, 2016

In the last blog post, we talked about extending ContentBox with modules. With ContentBox being built on top of ColdBox, and integration with ForgeBox using CommandBox, there are a lot of modules ( and module locations), and how those modules interact isn't obvious at first. To be honest, with ContentBox 3, we only just decided to move the core contentbox modules, to provide clearer separation, and easier source control management... things are changing, so I thought this would be a great time to explain about the different type of module locations, and why you should use one over another.

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ContentBox 3 RC Screenshot Gallery

Luis Majano |  May 17, 2016

As we begin our ramp up to the release of ContentBox 3 ColdFusion/Java CMS, here is a nice gallery of images of our new UI and major admin UI feature sets. Enjoy!

 

ContentBox 3 Gallery