June 2021: The 'Happy Birthday, Fliss!' Edition

Posted by Denny at 10:48 on Wed, 02 Jun 2021

Today is my flatmate’s birthday! And it was either name this month’s release for that, or call it ‘the unemployed layabout release’ - I finished my previous job on Friday (after 5 years!), and haven’t quite sorted out the next job yet :-o Anyway, for ShinyCMS, this month was mostly about finishing up the View Components conversion in the admin area that I started last month - although route partials got a complete rewrite along the way.

Also, controllers/mailers/components/etc in the feature plugins no longer inherit their common/integration behaviour from Base classes in the core plugin, they now include it from modules instead. I think this looser coupling gives better boundaries between the plugins (as enforced by Packwerk, of course!)

Also also, I got an unexpected PR with some documentation fixes this week, which cheered me up loads (thanks Paul!) - leaving a job that lasted that long is kinda weird emotionally, so some friendly collaboration with a stranger was much appreciated :)

Progress in October 2019

Posted by Denny at 23:59 on Thu, 31 Oct 2019

Feature list at end of October 2019:

  • Pages
    • Pages
      • Layout driven by page template
      • Generates element stack (editable content) based on template used
    • Sections
      • Can be nested to any depth
    • Templates
      • Uses ERB file to render page
      • Generates element stack from ERB page on creation
        • Specifies which bits of content will be editable on any page created using this template
    • Pages and sections slugs
      • Auto-generated if left blank
      • Checked against controller URL namespaces if page/section is top-level (/page or /section rather than /this/page and /that/section)
  • Users
    • Powered by Devise
      • All standard features enabled except OAuth
      • Login/logout, register, confirm registration, change password, forgot password, etc etc
  • Admin area
    • Requires login
    • Checks allowed IP list
  • i18n (internationalisation) support

The project also has some docs beyond the README now... including a Code of Conduct.

Day One

Posted by Denny at 18:38 on Tue, 01 Oct 2019

Feature list at start of project / start of October 2019:

  • Basic page features
    • Pages, sections, and templates
      • Page and Template elements not implemented yet
    • Display on main site, add/edit/delete in admin area
    • Very basic 404 handler
  • Separation of 'admin area' (not secured yet, no user/login system) from 'main site' (the hosted content-managed site)
    • Separate base controller and layout for admin area
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