Theme marketplace is coming soon!

Posted in Announcements on Jul 16, 2014

Theming is the essential part of the future OctoberCMS ecosystem. The theme marketplace was in our plans from the very beginning. Authors could have seen the Add Theme button in their Account home page for a long time. Clicking the button would show the "Coming soon" alert message. Today we are happy to announce that the theming support is really coming soon!

Raising The Bar Of Quality

Posted in Philosophy on Jul 02, 2014

Today we're publishing a guest post written by a friend of OctoberCMS, Chad Cantrell. Chad AKA ChadStrat has been developing PHP plugins and commercial products for several platforms over the years.

Markdown only for Plugin content

Posted in Announcements on Jun 25, 2014

We have removed the ability to use HTML in the plugin descriptions, reviews and all other contents provided by authors and website visitors. There are two primary reasons for this: security and styling quality.

Marketplace updates are live!

Posted in Announcements on Jun 24, 2014

Dear friends, today we published some of the Marketplace updates we discussed in the previous post - Upcoming changes in the Marketplace. The update includes the new author tools and other improvements.

Upcoming changes in the Marketplace

Posted in Announcements, Philosophy on Jun 17, 2014

At the moment we are finishing several significant extensions and improvements to the Marketplace. We are going to provide authors with new tools and, and sometimes with kind words of advice.

Building a Blog and Forum

Posted in Tutorials on Jun 05, 2014

This screencast demonstrates in detail how to build a simple Blog and Forum website using components.

OctoberCMS website gallery

Posted in Announcements on Jun 02, 2014

Today we are glad to announce the new Gallery section. In the Gallery we are going to collect the best websites made with October.

Let's build a perfect marketplace!

Posted in Announcements on May 20, 2014

We're introducing Quality Guidelines for Marketplace products.

Building the Weather plugin

Posted in Tutorials on May 16, 2014

In this tutorial we will describe the process of building a simple Weather plugin. It demonstrates the basic principles of October extensibility. The weather information is loaded from Open Weather Map.

Getting back to basics

Posted in Philosophy on May 15, 2014

Web development wasn't always this complicated. When did building websites become so convoluted and unsatisfying? Sometimes it can feel like a broken record player, making the same things over and over, using a different system each time, not reusing code from the last project.