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Create Spring Beans in Your Site with CrafterCMS

CrafterCMS supports scripting in Groovy.  It’s awesome.  It’s lightweight. It’s fast. It’s easy.  That said when solutions start to become more sophisticated developers need ways to manage the complexity.  Spring bean factory is a

Match Highlighting for Search in CrafterCMS

Highlighting search terms in search results is a common requirement for many websites.  CrafterCMS builds on top of Apache Solr and make implementing rich search and other query-driven experiences super simple. In this tutorial, we’ll create a s

CrafterCMS Step through Debugging

Most CMS platforms do a decent job of simplifying content and digital experience creation and editing for non-technical content managers.  The challenges really start once you need to innovate and development is required.  Traditionally CMS

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

Working with Content as XML/DOM in CrafterCMS

In a previous article (Querying Content in CrafterCMS) we talked about how you can query content in Crafter using content and search services. Under the hood, CrafterCMS saves all of the content you create through the authoring interface (C

Working with Your First CrafterCMS Website

This article assumes that you have followed the steps in the Cafter CMS Quick Start Guide to get CrafterCMS installed and logged in to Crafter Studio. We will be using an out-of-the-box blueprint, called “Website_Editorial” to create your f

Building and Running CrafterCMS from Source. It’s Simple!

CrafterCMS is an open source content management system for Web sites, mobile apps, VR and more. You can learn more about Crafter here.  In this article you will learn how to build CrafterCMS from source as well as how to start and stop the

Great CrafterCMS Webinars

Check out these free pre-recorded online events! Learn more about how CrafterCMS is built and where and how to apply it to your projects!   Planning a Smart Mobile App Development Strategy Trends in Digital Experience: Virtual and Augmen

Why Developers Should Care About CMS

As developers, we’ve got a strong handle on how to manage and deploy our code assets.  Yet every one of us, at some point in our application build has said, “What about this text? What about these images? Where do these belong?”  That’s pre

Creating and Installing Project Blueprints in CrafterCMS

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 then choose

Start an Activiti Process via Rest Script in CrafterCMS

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 boun

Active Cache a RESTful Response in CrafterCMS

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 for co