Creating and Installing Project Blueprints in Crafter CMS

Using the Blueprint Once you’ve installed your blueprint using it is simple! After logging in, you’ll see the MySites screen (Below). Click on Create Site Give the site a friendly name for the Site Id , a description and the

Start an Activiti Process via Rest Script in Crafter CMS

Activiti is a powerful open source workflow engine built by Alfresco. Incorporating a workflow engine into your customer and employee facing sites and portals is an excellent solution for automating complex workflows that cross system boundaries wh

Active Cache a RESTful Response in Crafter CMS

This article will demonstrate how to create a RESTful service in Crafter Engine that has predictable performance and reliability when your service relies on an external service. Any time your services depend on another service there is a cause f

Your CMS is the Walking Dead, Crafter CMS is the Antidote

Your CMS was built 20 years ago. Think about that. It’s true. For the vast majority of CMS technologies out there, the core of the system and the architecture was put in place 20 years ago! Got an RDBMS Database? How about a JCR repository?

Reindexing Content for Search and Queries in Crafter CMS

It is necessary from time to time to reindex content due to schema changes, migrations, and other scenarios. A bulk deployment will push all content to your index but involves several steps in addition to indexing which may not be needed. This art

Building CMS Backed Augmented Reality Apps with Crafter CMS

From SnapChat to Pokemon Go to the helmets used by F-35 fighter pilots, Augmented Reality (AR) applications are gaining a ton of traction. Unlike virtual reality which attempts to completely replace actual reality with an alternative universe and se

Responsive vs Adaptive Web Design: Better Together

Responsive web design (RWD), the ability for your web application to “respond” to the size of the view port (traditional screen size vs mobile screen size) is common place and practice today. Responsive design leverages client side, front end UI fr

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 appr

Never Use a Traditional CMS to Back Your Applications!

Almost every application today, regardless of the delivery technology and channel (web, mobile, kiosk, etc) has content in it. Smart developers quickly realize that managing the strings and the other content should be done outside the application ra

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 y