Integrating Okta with SAML2 to Crafter Engine

Today, within a modern cloud-based application, there are many cases where application end users want to use Single Sign-on (SSO). In which case, users log in to an Identity Provider for identifying, then use this information to authenticate to many services without the need to re-enter credentials information. In this tutorial, we demonstrate such an authentication method by using Okta with SAML2 for Crafter-powered end user software applications such as websites, portals, mobile apps and more.

Using Macros to Structure Asset Folders in Crafter CMS

Static assets are media (images, videos, etc.) or any document/binary files which are used in your site. A Crafter CMS site stores all assets under `/static-assets` directory of Studio.  If your site is growing, there is a chance that you and your team will need to upload and manage a huge number of assets. Without a well-designed directory structure, this may lead to authoring usability and performance issues. In this tutorial, we introduce how to use a macro to structure static assets directory. This will help authors upload files to designated folders or even select which folder to upload to without the need of understanding the below form control.

Building a Plugin to Embed Tweets in Crafter Studio's Rich Text Editor

Crafter Studio supports Rich Text Editing via TinyMCE by default. TinyMCE is one of the most powerful WYSIWYG editors. This Rich Text Editor (RTE) enables users to input different types of content such as text, images, videos, and so on to Crafter Studio. We can also extend TinyMCE with plugins. In this article, we will build an RTE plugin for TinyMCE that enables authors to easily embed Tweets to site pages. This plugin uses Tweet ID as the only input required to render Embed Tweets either by inserting static HTML or dynamically at runtime.

The Best Developer Experience: A Technology Agnostic CMS

One of the biggest pet peeves for a software developer is being forced to use legacy technologies that were dictated by prior decisions from another era. Unfortunately, this happens all the time when developers need to use certain frameworks to build

Single Page Application (SPA) Development with Nuxt.js: A Quick Review

Single Page Applications (SPAs) have proven to be game-changers in the domain of frontend web development. Ever since the advent of SPAs, the web ecosystem has experienced a significant positive drift in terms of speed, performance, code quality, rel

Building a YouTube Video Plugin for Crafter CMS

Introduction Crafter CMS is an open source CMS with a Git-based repository that enables developers, content authors, and ops to work together collaboratively to deliver stunning personalized, multi-channel experiences faster and easier than ever befo

Web CMS Architectures: Coupled, Decoupled, or Headless?

For many enterprises, choosing a web CMS platform to power their websites and other content applications can be a tough one to make. According to CMSWire, there can be upwards of 14 rules that businesses need to consider when choosing a content manag

Next.js In Review: An Exceptional Experience for Developers Building on a Headless CMS

Facebook's React  UI framework, introduced in 2013, has been a trailblazer in the frontend world since its introduction. Developing dynamic websites with rich functionality was hard back then, and many devs (and upper management) considered Java

UI Development with Flutter: First Impressions

Organizations across every industry are laying plans to provide a mobile app to access their services. And with nearly 90% of mobile internet time spent in apps, it’s not hard to see why.  While the web dev world has spent its time solving probl

REST APIs vs GraphQL: Both Have Their Strengths for a Headless CMS

While the advantages and disadvantages of both REST APIs and GraphQL have been hotly debated in recent years, the reality is that both approaches have their uses. The standardization that GraphQL provides also brings limitations that only REST APIs c