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Is GraphQL the Next API Standard for CMS?

GraphQL has enjoyed tremendous growth in popularity, becoming a de'jour standard in the development community with bindings for well over 15 languages and pluggability with many backends. While GraphQL was never designed to be an API standard for CMS platforms, it may be one of the best things to happen for APIs for content management. Is GraphQL the Next API Standard for CMS?

5 Areas of Focus for Crafter CMS in 2019

It’s almost 2019 and we couldn’t be more excited with what’s in store for Crafter CMS in the coming months. What’s on the roadmap? Here is a quick summary of five main areas of focus that we know will help Crafter to remain the best CMS platform for innovative organizations.

CMS for SPAs Tutorial: Using React and Node JS with Crafter CMS

The most traditional, full-featured CMS platforms are not designed to handle headless content and most headless CMS platforms aren’t full-featured and have only basic authoring support. Crafter CMS is both full-featured and fully supports headless CMS capabilities. That’s pretty unique. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a content-rich, ReactJS-based Single Page Application (SPA) with in-context editing and other full-featured authoring capabilities.

Headless CMS: Enable In-Context Preview and Editing in an External Application

Do you have an existing application that has content in it that you want to manage but you don’t want to completely rebuild in a CMS? This use case is more common than you can imagine. Developers start building an application only much later to find it would benefit from CMS authoring capabilities like in-context editing and preview. What’s the solution? Rebuild the application? No. Crafter CMS is a headless CMS that’s front-end agnostic. It can plug into any application. Let’s look at a very simple example. Just recently I posted a blog that used Node JS an external application that called Crafter CMS headless CMS capabilities for content via APIs.

Working with Crafter Studio’s API

Crafter CMS is a decoupled CMS composed multiple microservices where content authoring and content delivery capabilities and services are separated into their own distinct, subsystems. Organizations often want to interact with the content authoring

Get the Names of Sites Running in Crafter Engine and Return it them as JSON

From time to time developers want to be able to get a list of tenants on a given Crafter Engine.  A tenant is equivalent to a project in Crafter.  That project may be a website, a content app, a headless content API or any one of 1000

Patterns for Integrating 3rd Party Content in Your CMS

There are often times when you will want to integrate content in your site that does not ORIGINATE in your content management system.  In this article we’ll look at a few high level patterns for integration and discuss the pros and cons of each

Querying Content in Crafter CMS

Types of Content Queries Crafter CMS supports 3 specific types of content queries: Cross content Lucene/Solr queries. This enables you to query any/all content objects, by any group of properties.) Filtered Structural Queries. This enables you to qu

Building Angular2 Single Page Applications with Crafter CMS

Single Page Applications (SPA) are quickly becoming the industry standard for HTML5 based applications and responsive websites because they tend to be more user friendly, feel faster and are more responsive. As with most applications today, SPA’s fre