ContentBox v6.0 Released

Luis Majano December 19, 2023

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Luis Majano

December 19, 2023

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We are thrilled to announce the release of ContentBox 6, a significant update that propels this Content Management System (CMS) to new heights. Packed with a myriad of enhancements and stability improvements, ContentBox 6 promises to make your content management experience faster, more efficient, and more enjoyable.

You can find our release notes here:

Below you can find the major updates for this release.

Upgrading From 4.x

Please upgrade to 5.0 first using our upgrade guide here:

If you have any issues upgrading, please contact us and we will assist you in upgrading your instances.

Upgrading From 5.x

Please use the 5.x upgrade guide here:

If you have any issues upgrading, please contact us and we will assist you in upgrading your instances.

Getting Started: ContentBox CLI

We have created a CLI tool based on CommandBox which you can use to install, upgrade and manage your ContentBox instances.

install contentbox-cli

This will install the cli for usage with ContentBox. Now we can use the install wizard to get an instance ready for running in our machines or production instances:

contentbox install-wizard

Tip: Check out our Installation guides for more installation variations.

Major Updates

ContentBox CLI Awakens:

The ContentBox CLI, powered by CommandBox, has been revamped to seamlessly support ContentBox 6. With a straightforward installation command (box install contentbox-cli), you can now unlock the full potential of the contentbox namespace, aiding you in your ContentBox endeavors. Dive into the usage guide for more details on leveraging this powerful tool.

ColdBox 7 Core Reinvented:

ContentBox 6 sees a robust upgrade to ColdBox 7 Core, bringing a plethora of features and benefits. From support for new CFML engines to asynchronous programming capabilities, enhanced logging facilities, REST handlers, and performance optimizations, this upgrade ensures that ContentBox stays at the forefront of modern web development.

CBSecurity 3: A Fortified Shield:

Our cbsecurity module has been migrated to version 3, offering an array of features such as a fortified rule engine, firewall visualizer, delegations, JWT enhancements, and cross-site request forgery support. Your content is now safeguarded with an even stronger security layer.

ORM Lucee Extension Unleashed:

Introducing the Ortus ORM Lucee Extension, a Hibernate support extension designed for Lucee. This extension brings a host of features, enhancements, and improved speed to elevate your content management experience.

Content Templates:

ContentBox 6 introduces Content Templates, allowing you to capture repetitive content structures efficiently. With templates for entries, pages, and content stores, you can now streamline the creation process with predefined settings for titles, content, descriptions, excerpts, custom fields, categories, SEO, modifiers, cache settings, featured images, display options, editors, markup, and more.

Domain Aliases for Flexibility:

Enhance your site configurations by adding multiple domain aliases. ContentBox 6 enables you to match one or more domain expressions to a single site, providing unparalleled flexibility.

Migrations FTW!:

Say goodbye to the complexities of managing database schemas across various RDBS. ContentBox 6 adopts source-controlled migrations, making upgrades smoother and more manageable with scripts like contentbox:migrate: up and contentbox:migrate: down. Create custom migrations for added flexibility.

CORS Module for Headless Communication:

ContentBox 6 now includes the CORS module, facilitating headless communication and API deployment. Configure it effortlessly, just like any other ColdBox module.

Focus Mode for Distraction-Free Editing:

Immerse yourself in content editing with the introduction of focus modes throughout ContentBox. Enjoy a seamless and distraction-free editing experience.

CBFS-Powered Media Manager:

The ColdBox File System (CBFS) module now powers the ContentBox media manager, enhancing performance and enabling storage on various CBFS disks, including local, RAM, AWS, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud Storage, and more.

Experience an improved menu manager that renders previews correctly, helping you build reusable menu content effortlessly.

Content History Redirects for SEO:

Address SEO concerns with automatic redirects when changing slugs. ContentBox 6 maintains a new page redirects table for all slug changes, boosting your site's search engine visibility.

Explore This Release

Explore a host of bug fixes, new features, improvements, and tasks that have been meticulously addressed in this release. From UI enhancements to SEO improvements, ContentBox 6 is a testament to our commitment to delivering a top-notch CMS experience.

Upgrade to ContentBox 6 today and witness the future of content management! For detailed instructions on upgrading, refer to our release notes.

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