Advanced content marketing and analytics

Posted in Tutorials on Sep 01, 2016

In our previous posts we described how you can create a multi-language blog and how to configure October CMS for sending email campaigns. In this article, we'll summarize those topics and show you how to use October CMS as an affordable but powerful content marketing tool.

Affordable email marketing with October CMS

Posted in Tutorials on Aug 22, 2016

Email marketing can be expensive, especially if you have thousands of subscribers and send out emails on a regular basis. Pricing of existing email marketing services like MailChimp is based on the volume, either on the number of subscribers or on the number of emails per month, or both. It might leave you wondering, how we can reduce these mailing expenses?

Setting up a local October CMS environment with Vagrant [configuration tutorial]

Posted in Tutorials on Aug 08, 2016

Any time we start a new project, we must make sure that our workstation meets the project's system requirements. Does it require a newer PHP version? Should we install Redis, memcached or other services? Today there are many ways of configuring your local environment. In this article we'll be installing and configuring October with Vagrant.

Building responsive multi-language website with blog and static pages using October CMS - part 2

Posted in Tutorials on Aug 01, 2016

In the first part of this tutorial we created a website with translatable navigation and content blocks. This article finishes the tutorial by extending the website with a translatable blog.

Building a responsive multi-language website with blog and static pages

Posted in Tutorials on Jul 19, 2016

The "multi-language support" item in a website specification could be a deal breaker for many small and medium sized projects. How long would it take to develop an international website with fully translatable navigation, static contents and blog posts? If you do it properly with the right tools, developing a translatable website won't take much longer than a regular website. This two part post explains how it could be done with October.

Say hello to the Builder!

Posted in Philosophy, Announcements, Tutorials on Feb 10, 2016

It's hard to find the words to express our excitement and pride for this announcement! The Builder was a highly anticipated plugin since it was first mentioned in our blog in 2014.

Building client-friendly websites

Posted in Announcements, Tutorials on Aug 07, 2015

In response to all of your feedback about building "Client friendly" websites with OctoberCMS we have built the Static Pages plugin, which allows clients and developers to work together in harmony.

Updates in the core Components features

Posted in Announcements, Tutorials on Oct 31, 2014

We recently added a couple of new features to the CMS that was required for the Static Pages plugin. After we implemented them we realized that they add a new level of flexibility to the CMS and even change the way how the components are developed and used!

Static Pages - content blocks and placeholders

Posted in Tutorials on Oct 18, 2014

In the blog post Getting started with static pages we explained how to use the static pages and menus. We have added new features since that post and now it's time to talk about the Placeholders and Content Blocks.

Getting started with Static Pages

Posted in Tutorials on Oct 01, 2014

Today we published the second functional part of the Static Pages plugin - the menu management. This feature allows you to define as many menus as you need, and create menu items that refer to static pages, URLs, blog categories and so on.