ConnextCMS is a front end extension for KeystoneJS with a user interface similar to that of WordPress or Shopify. It uses the Backbone.js framework to structure the code and Require.js to modularize it. The client side code interacts with KeystoneJS via a REST API, allowing development and debugging of your CMS to take place in the browser. The main features include:
- Local File and Image Hosting
- Automatic Image Resizing
- Email routing with Mailgun
- Debugging & Development in the Browser
- The Blog is where the latest project news gets published.
- Documentation can be found on the project website.
- Videos are also available for a quick introduction to the ins and outs of the project.
- Bugs and New Feature Requests should be reported on the Issues section of this repository.
- Clone the Demo for the easiest way to get started with ConnextCMS.
- Community Support is available through a Google Groups mailing list.
- Premium Support is available through Skagit Connext.
- Software Roadmap is available on the Wiki.
Because of the complexity of KeystoneJS, the added complexity of the ConnextCMS code, and the installation pitfalls between different operating systems and versions of node, there is no good way to document the installation of this software for a broad category of users. To solve this issue, ConnextCMS is being built exclusively for use in a Docker Container.
Please review the readme for the docker-container repository for ConnextCMS for installation instructions. Running the software inside Docker streamlines setup and ensures the widest compatibility between operating systems.
For additional setup instructions, See the Installation Documentation for details.
Documentation and Support
The easiest way to get up to speed on installing and using ConnextCMS is to watch the series of instructional videos that have been created. It is also strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the KeystoneJS documentation. ConnextCMS is built using the Backbone.js and Require.js frameworks. Developing Backbone.js Applications is a well written, free, open source book for learning about how to use these two frameworks.
(The MIT License)
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ConnextCMS is built on top of the following software packages:
- KeystoneJS for core CMS functionality.
- AdminLTE for control panel templating.
- Caman.js for image resizing.
- Backbone.js to structure the client side code.
- Require.js to modularize the client side code.
- jQuery for manipulating the DOM and handling AJAX calls to the API interface.
- Bootstrap framework for site design.