Conditionalizing Structure Fields

Published on October 25, 2012 by in Back End

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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 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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Creating a Color Picker Field

Published on April 11, 2012 by in Back End

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As we rapidly approach the launch of dotCMS 2.0, we’ve seen the addition of a number of new structure fields to the system since its launch. And there’s still more to come too – personally, I see a lot of potential in the generic Key/Value Pair field, which is very similar to custom fields in […]

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This post will be dual purpose: first, to announce the release of the dotCMS IRC Client plugin, and second to provide a tutorial explaining how to launch a Velocity portlet plugin. Velocity portlets are a relatively simple way of building tools that can be built into the backend of dotCMS and be used as tabs […]

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Enter Nutch, Stage Left

Published on December 29, 2010 by in Back End, Front End

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Spindle sucked. Say it with me. Spindle sucked. As far as search goes, sure, it was better than nothing. The problem was that the Spindle backbone wasn’t very robust as far as search algorithms go, there was no UI for it, and the kind of results you could get were pretty limited. Not to mention […]

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