A limited series audio chronicle of the most popular content management systems on the web. Learn about how people use CMSes like WordPress, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, Craft, Jekyll, and more.
To cover about the web’s most popular CMS I talk to Rachel Baker. She is a full-stack developer, works with 10up, and resides in Chicago. Rachel is active in the WordPress community, has contributed to WordPress itself, and is one of the developers behind the new WP-API.
- Rachel Baker | Full-Stack Web Developer
- About Us | 10up
- TechCrunch | 10up
- FiveThirtyEight | 10up
- WordPress › Blog Tool, Publishing Platform, and CMS
- Our Services – WordPress.com VIP
- Usage Statistics and Market Share of Content Management Systems for Websites, September 2014
- TypeOneNation | We Are One
- Underscores | A Starter Theme for WordPress
- WordPress › WordPress 4.0 Beta 1
- Rachel Baker (rachelbaker) on Twitter
- FiveThirtyEight’s Senate Model Is Back And It Gives Republicans The Edge | FiveThirtyEight
- WordPress.com - Get a Free Website and Blog Here
- Main Page « WordPress Codex
- Professional WordPress: Design and Development: Hal Stern, David Damstra, Brad Williams: 9780470560549: Amazon.com: Books
Justin Krause of Asana kindly stepped away from part of his day to talk to me about Statamic and how they use it for the marketing and content sites at Asana.
Statamic is a flat file, database-less CMS. All of the website data, settings, and content are stored in files.
This episode is all about the Craft CMS by Pixel & Tonic. I’m joined by Stephen Lewis of Experience, a web development consultancy based in Cardiff, Wales. Stephen is the maintainer of the Craft Cookbook and has worked creating add-ons for Craft for his client work. He also regularly blogs and writes about web development, including Craft.
- Tutorials for Craft CMS - Learn Craft CMS
- Craft - Community - Google+
- Craft CMS Stack Exchange
- Blog Posts Tagged With ‘craft’ | Experience HQ
- Quick Solutions to Common Craft CMS Problems | Craft Cookbook
- Homepage - Twig - The flexible, fast, and secure PHP template engine
- ExpressionEngine Fieldtypes — ExpressionEngine 2.9.0 documentation
- EE add-ons - Pixel & Tonic
- Experience HQ
- The Nerdary - Interview with Brandon Kelly, creator of Craft
I had two conversations for this installment. I talked to Matt Weinberg and Anna Brown.
Matt Weinberg is the Co-founder and President of Technology and Development at Vector Media Group in New York City. Matt has been working with ExpressionEngine for years and has used EE as the main technology for his client work.
Anna Brown runs MediaGirl, Inc., a one-person company that does front-end and CMS implementation development for agencies. Anna plays an important role in the EE community through her help creating and advocating the ExpressionEngine StackExchange website.
- High Performance Digital Agency | Vector Media Group
- MediaGirl ~ EXPERT ExpressionEngine Developer, Programmer, Consultant, Freelancer & Coder
- ExpressionEngine / EllisLab
- devot:ee - Devoted to ExpressionEngine
- Learn ExpressionEngine | EE Insider
- Building a Simple ExpressionEngine Site — Mijingo
- Publisher - Multilingual content and workflow in ExpressionEngine. | Add-Ons | BoldMinded
- Better Workflow - devot:ee - Devoted to ExpressionEngine
- Train-ee ExpressionEngine Training | On-Demand Training | ExpressionEngine Books
Jeff Eaton is a Senior Digital Strategist at Lullabot, one of the premiere agencies specializing in Drupal customization and development. Jeff carefully, clearly, and expertly talks through the Drupal landscape with insights of someone with nearly a decade of experience working on the system.
Here’s what Jeff and I covered during the discussion:
- Lullabot - Where Jeff is employed as a Senior Digital Strategist
- Official Drupal website
- Drupal is a “do-ocracy”
- Using Drupal (book) - Jeff wrote the first couple editions of this book.
- Pro Drupal Development (book)
- Drupalize.me - the training materials from Lullabot.
- Lullabot MSNBC Case Study
- Lullabot Grammy.com Case Study
- Lullabot MarthaStewart.com Case Study
A conversation with Brett Terpstra about the static site generator Jekyll. Brett uses Jekyll for his personal site and has many complex modifications and customizations that allow it to work with his workflow.
Brett takes Jekyll customization to whole new level. During our conversation he reveals just exactly what that means. We also talk about who Jekyll is for, how it works, and the basics of getting up and running with it.
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The links and information mentioned during the discussion with Brett.
- Official Jekyll website - Lots of great information, including documentation and a getting started guide.
- Brett’s website running Jekyll - It takes 11 minutes for this to generate in Jekyll.
- Github Pages - You can deploy your Jekyll site to Github Pages and get free hosting–even with a custom domain.
- Brett’s Jekyll posts - Plenty to browse here for some Jekyll expert tips.
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