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Happy Lager - Craft demo site

This repo contains all of the templates, front-end resources, and a MySQL DB dump for Happy Lager, a Craft demo site.

You can find out more about Craft on


Happy Lager takes advantage of several Craft features:


The content in Happy Lager is managed from the following sections:

  • Four “Single” sections:
    • Homepage
    • About
    • Services Index
    • Work Index
  • Two “Channel” sections:
    • News
    • Work
  • Two “Structure” sections:
    • Locations
    • Services

ℹ️ Watch the Section Types video for an overview of the difference between Singles, Channels, and Structures in Craft.

Entry Types

The News section has two Entry Types:

  • Article – used to store news articles
  • Link – used to store links to articles on other websites

ℹ️ Watch the Entry Types video for an overview of Entry Types in Craft.

Matrix Fields

This site has the following Matrix fields:

  • Article Body – used to store the varying content of the About page and News, Services, and Work entries.
  • Contact Methods – used to store Locations’ various contact methods.
  • Services Body – used to store information about the Services.
  • Testimonials – used to store the Homepage testimonials.

ℹ️ Watch the Matrix video for an overview of Matrix in Craft.


This site has the following relational fields:

  • Services Performed (Entries) – used to relate Work entries to the relevant Services entries.
  • Client Logos (Assets) – used to related the Homepage to the logos that should be displayed in the “Our Best Drinking Buddies” section.
  • Featured Image (Assets) – used to relate a featured image to News, Work, Services, and Locations entries.
  • Featured Thumb (Assets) – used to relate a featured thumbnail to Work entries.
  • Hero Image (Assets) – used to relate a hero image to the Homepage.
  • Service Icon (Assets) – used to relate an icon to Services entries.
  • There are additional Assets fields within the “Article Body” and “Service Body” Matrix fields.

ℹ️ Watch the Relations video for an overview of Relations in Craft.


This site has the following Asset Sources;

  • Site Assets – used to store all miscellaneous site imagery.
  • Company Logos – used to store the company logos that are displayed on the Homepage.
  • Service Icons – used to store Services’ icons.


You can check out Happy Lager online from

If you want to install the site locally, follow these instructions:

  1. Download/clone the repo on your computer

     > git clone
  2. Set the permissions on happylager/craft/storage/ to 777

     > cd happylager
     > chmod 777 craft/storage
  3. Set the permissions on happylager/craft/config/ to 744, 774, or 777 depending on the relationship between the user that Apache/PHP is running as and the user who owns the happylager/craft/config folder. (See the Craft installation docs for details.)

     > chmod 774 craft/config
  4. Download the latest version of Craft from, and copy its craft/app/ folder into happylager/craft/.

  5. Create a new MySQL database called happylager, and import happylager.sql into it.

  6. Fill in the proper MySQL credentials in happylager/craft/config/db.php.

  7. Create a new virtual host with the hostname happylager.test that points to the happylager/public/ folder.

  8. Edit your hosts file to resolve to, if necessary.

Now you should be able to point your web browser to http://happylager.test/admin. You should either see a Craft login screen, or a prompt telling you that some database updates need to be run. If it’s the latter, just click “Finish up”.

Now point your browser at http://happylager.test. You should see the Happy Lager homepage.

Logging in

The Craft Control Panel is located at http://happylager.test/admin. You can log in with the following credentials:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: password