Welcome to the first video of a new Craft CMS series! In this series we will start with the very basics of Craft CMS and slowly work our way to more advanced topics.
In this first video we start with exploring the Happy Lager demo site. In the next video we will take this online demonstration website to our local machine to really dive into the wonderful world of Craft CMS. Enjoy the ride!
Btw: this entire series is recorded live. No editing going on to make sure I can get this out as fast as possible.
This MODX quick tip is about the xPDO schema viewer I created some time ago. Using this simple tool you can among other things easily check relationships between your objects, which is a lot easier then checking them in the XML source.
Can't believe nobody noticed this video starts with one episode (in a completely wrong aspect ratio) and returns with a completely different one after the 'commercial break'. Thanks for wasting my time with this crap.
In this CMS battle we will compare MODX Revolution and Craft CMS. MODX Revolution is the CMS I have used for quite some time now. Recently I heard a lot of good things about Craft as well. So, time to check them both out on the following 8 areas!
Round 1: Pricing / Licensing Our first round is usually also the first thing people tend to check; what is this CMS gonna cost me? Let's find out!
Round 2: Learning the CMS When you are new to any CMS, it helps a lot when you can find the info you're looking for easily. Let's see how that works.
Round 3: Templating One of the first things you usually encounter when learning a new CMS, is templating. Let's check it out!
Round 4: Template fields With templating out of the way, it's now time to see how we can add fields to use in those templates.
Round 5: Assets management Maintaining a site, usually also means you'll have to manage at least some files. Let's see how the 2 compare in this area.
Round 6: Multi-site handling I don't know about you, but most of my current projects involve at least a second language. One of my last projects even had 5 languages, each having 2 sites.
Round 7: Users and permissions Your client does not get the same access level as you do of course. They should only get what they need to maintain the site, without any option to mess things up. Let's see if we can find a winner in this area.
Round 8: Adding features & Updating the CMS It rarely happens that just the basic CMS installation is all you need. If it ever happens at all. So let's check how easy it is to add new features and how we are supposed to update our CMS.
Conclusion: Some final words, because numbers don't tell you the full story.
If you are like most developers, then you probably use some kind of IDE like PhpStorm to write your code. And you probably also use those files as static elements inside MODX. Since MODX 2.2.14 you can do this process a lot faster.
In this video tutorial I will first explain the 'classic' way of adding static elements. After we have noticed how much time this takes it is time to show you the magic way using the OnElementNotFound system event using a little MODX plugin.