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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. CrafterCMS 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 CrafterCMS headless CMS capabilities for content via APIs.

CMS for SPAs (2 of 4): Save the Content Authors

In Part 1 of the series CMS for SPAs: Are Single Page Applications and Headless CMS a Slam Dunk?  we looked at the trend toward Single Page Applications (SPA) and Headless Content Management Systems (CMS) in general. SPA applications are becoming the de facto way to build web-based applications and sites. Headless CMS is a decoupled, API-first approach to content management that aligns neatly with SPA architecture. Further, the decoupled nature of the architecture makes content more reusable (multi-channel) and completely divorces development from the CMS allowing for greater freedom and agility for developers. While these can be seen as major wins, several developer and DevOps issues remain while others have been created. Further, most of the headless CMS solutions available today set content authors back nearly 20 years in terms of content editing and workflow tooling and practices. In this installment, we’ll focus on the various ways content authors have been impacted by headless CMS and how CrafterCMS addresses these issues to provide authors with true headless CMS support for SPA applications.

Introducing CrafterCMS Javascript SDK

In this blog, we will focus on the language-specific bindings for Javascript, the CrafterCMS Javascript SDK. These bindings can be used in any client side (e.g. a browser-based application) or server-side (e.g. Node.js) applications.

Integrating CrafterCMS with BitBucket for Better DevOps

Content authoring and software development are both a major part of producing today’s digital experiences. Unfortunately, development support is not something traditional CMS platforms handle very well at scale. CrafterCMS, a 100% open source CMS platform that includes a Git-based repository designed to handle not only authoring but also DevOps seamlessly. We call this seamless collaboration between devops and authors DevContentOps™.

Integrating CrafterCMS with GitHub for Better DevOps

Content authoring and software development are both a major part of producing today’s digital experiences. Unfortunately, development support is not something traditional CMS platforms handle very well at scale. CrafterCMS, a 100% open source CMS platform that includes a Git-based repository designed to handle not only authoring but also DevOps seamlessly. We call this seamless collaboration between devops and authors DevContentOps™.

Building and Optimizing Multi-Channel Digital Experiences

Over the last few years, the internet has undergone a tremendous amount of fundamental change in its landscape, and we are now entering into a new reality with today’s Web. This change is driven by five major trends:

Integrate CrafterCMS with Jenkins to Automate DevOps: Code Forward, Content Back Process

Great DevOps helps us build better software products faster. One of the key elements of DevOps is automation within the development process across lower development environments.  Jenkins, Bamboo, Travis and many other platforms like them a

CrafterCMS: Custom Styles in Your RTE

rafter CMS’s Rich Text Editor (RTE) applies your styles right in line. There’s no need to save and preview before you can see your changes.

Integrating CrafterCMS with GitLab for Better DevOps

Content authoring and software development are both a major part of producing today’s digital experiences. Learn how to integrate CrafterCMS with your GitLab based source control and development process.

CMS for NodeJS: Using CrafterCMS Javascript SDK on the Server with Node JS

In this blog, we will focus on the language-specific bindings for Javascript, the CrafterCMS Javascript SDK applied on the server side with Node JS. A deep dive on the Javascript SDK and architecture can be found in this blog post: Introducing CrafterCMS Javascript SDK

Using CrafterCMS. Github and Two-Factor Authentication

Crafter’s Git based CMS supports developers working against remote repositories like Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket, and others. Many organizations that use Github enforce a two-factor authentication for developers.  This article shows you how t

Using War Overlays with Crafter Engine

Crafter Engine, the delivery component of CrafterCMS is completely programmable with scripted Groovy.  You never have to write a lick of Java if you don’t want to.  Even dependencies can be managed with Ivy and Grapes. That said, from time