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Conditionalizing Structure Fields

Back End // October 25, 2012

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Imagine a situation. You have a structure with a bunch of fields. But only certain fields are relevant at certain times, based on the answers to other fields. What’s an admin to do? Well, thanks to custom fields, a lot, actually. Using a custom field, we can include a little JavaScript that will allow you […]

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The Resource Loader Plugin (1.0)

Development, Macros, Plugins // October 23, 2012

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A Web Resource file asset

After some discussions with a coworker, an idea took shape for a Velocity based alternative to framework loaders such as the JavaScript based RequireJS. The idea is that you can upload common or frequently used files for your templates to your dotCMS host or shared host and pull those en masse with a simple macro. […]

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Commonly Creative Code

Development, Front End, Velocity // October 18, 2012

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For those of you that attended dotCMS Boot Camp this year, you may have caught my presentation Creatively Common, looking at how to build your own light weight version of Flickr in dotCMS (or any kind of asset repository, really). As promised, I wanted to release that code to everyone for your own use or […]

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Cross Domain Web Fonts

Administration // August 16, 2013

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This is a relatively simple workaround to the issue in Firefox that prevents cross domain sharing of web fonts. This isn’t a big deal for most people, but can be if you host several sites in dotCMS, or use a common shared host for assets that get used between many sites. The rationale is actually […]

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We’re migrating to GitHub!

Development, Plugins // June 2, 2012

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Just a fast update today. As we move forward and start looking at current and future plugin opportunities, we’re going to take a cue from the core dotCMS team and start tracking things on GitHub. This will help us manage the coding, and also give you all the opportunity to help direct features, bugs, etc, […]

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10 Things To See in dotCMS 2.0

Back End, Development // April 24, 2012

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The public release beta of dotCMS 2.0 has been out since March. Prior to that, the current stable version, 1.9.5, was released. This month, they also made the long anticipated move away from traditional SVN over to Github. Needless to say, 2012 has been busy, and the 2.0 release has been a long time coming. […]

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