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

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

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

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

Your CMS is the Walking Dead, CrafterCMS 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 rep

Reindexing Content for Search and Queries in CrafterCMS

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 articl

Building CMS Backed Augmented Reality Apps with CrafterCMS

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 an