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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 10 - Content Import and Export

Gavin Pickin
Dec 24, 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.

Whether you have a website with a lot of traffic, or not, it pays to have a test / staging site setup to test out changes to your website. One of the biggest problems with having a staging and production website, is moving data from one environment into another. This need inspired the Content Import and Export features in ContentBox. This handy feature is today's tip. Let's learn how it works.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 9 - Command line integrations

Brad Wood
Dec 23, 2016

 

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go.  There's a lot of ways to get to grandmother's house just like there a lot of ways to use CommandBox in your workflow. In today's edition of the 12 tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, we'll hopefully teach you some new tricks. Oh-- and while you're at grandma's, tell her to stay away from those reindeer!  

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 9 - Menu Manager

Gavin Pickin
Dec 23, 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's default navigation is based on your Pages. You can add edit and delete pages in the admin under Content > Site Map. Sometimes you need more than page to make your website. The menu manager allows you to create 'Menus' to be used in a variety of ways in your ContentBox Website. A Menu can contains several Items, which can be from a range of Item types, Content like Pages and Blog posts, Media, Submenus, URLs, JS or Free type. Menus are easy to create, and give you a lot more options that relying on pages inside your traditional Sitemap structure.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 8 - Managing all your servers

Brad Wood
Dec 22, 2016

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and depending on where you live, snow may be falling!  The only thing cooler than this weather is our 12 Tips of CommandBox Christmas series where today we'll dig into taming all those server environments.  Some of you may only have one site you work on (lucky!) but others of us are always juggling several servers.  Maybe it's more than one CF engine on a single codebase, or perhaps you just have 3 or 4 clients projects going right now.  We've got some tips for keeping everything running.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 8 - Powerful Default Theme

Gavin Pickin
Dec 22, 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 installing a CMS, one of the first steps you would normally take, is install a theme. We wanted to give you a head-start and give you a theme that gives you plenty of options to customize your site, colors, social media icons, and even a  hero style homepage. In ContentBox 3.1 ( about to be released ) we even updated Themes to have better documentation, so it's easier to get started with your theme. Let's see what the default theme can do for you.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 7 - Server Logs

Brad Wood
Dec 21, 2016

 

Christmas is almost here and if you listen carefully you can probably hear the jingling bells on Santa's sleigh.  If you listen even harder, you can hear the cries of anguish from CF developers around the world who's server won't boot and they need to track down the console log!  In this next installment of the 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, we've got some help.

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

Gavin Pickin
Dec 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 (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 6 - Ngrok Server Shares

Brad Wood
Dec 20, 2016

 

Christmas is a time of sharing here at Ortus HQ.  That's why we're sharing this 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas with you.  You may also want to share your hard work with others as well such as co-workers, far away clients, or your mom.  Luckily for you, there's a community Ngrok module that allows you to do just that-- instantly demo a local CommandBox site to anyone in the world via a private URL.  

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

Gavin Pickin
Dec 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 (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 5 - FusionReactor

Brad Wood
Dec 19, 2016

 

If you run an online retailer, your site might be creaking under the load of millions of last-minute shoppers gobbling up your products.  What's that?  Time for some quick load tests to find those slow queries!  This sounds like a job for FusionReactor's monitoring, profiling, and debugging-- the best gift you can give a server this year as part of our 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas.

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