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Andy Miller

Andy Miller

Joined almost 5 years ago

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  • Posted to ASK DN — Grav vs. Jekyll vs. Other, Aug 03, 2016

    I don't think you'll find a more flexible and extensible system than Grav CMS. It was built from the ground up to allow you to build pretty much anything you can think of. From simple one-page websites, to blogs, to documentation sites. You are in no way forced to compromise your design or layout.

    Being flat-file based means it's crazy fast, very portable, easily deployed, and simple to manage. It's open source, the community is very friendly and active. Give it a try if you haven't already!

    https://getgrav.org

    3 points
  • Posted to Grav ➔ A Modern PHP Flat-File CMS, in reply to Michael Bushey , Oct 30, 2015

    Thanks for the props Michael! Grav has definitely seen some radical improvements and additional features of the last year! I'm glad your liking the results :)

    1 point
  • Posted to Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS, in reply to Weston Thayer , Oct 26, 2015

    Third party JS integrated services are great! We use Muut for our forum on getgrav.org, but often there is a need for dynamic server-side capabilities that can't be handled via client-side only logic. This is where traditional CMSes typically come in, and this is where Grav is a great option.

    0 points
  • Posted to Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS, in reply to BAKA .kid , Oct 26, 2015

    We have various hosting guides in the docs: http://learn.getgrav.org/hosting

    Although we don't have a bluehost one yet, you might get some useful information from these others. If you are looking for a new host, the top 3 in the list are highly recommended as they use fast Litespeed web server (compatible with Apache), SSD drives, and fast XEON processors.

    1 point
  • Posted to Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS, in reply to Ed Adams , Oct 26, 2015

    Thanks, i'll check that out.

    0 points
  • Posted to Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS, in reply to Paul Best , Oct 26, 2015

    Grav has a forms plugin that lets you build forms via a YAML configuration file. You can store results in whatever format you like (JSON/txt/etc), or email. This can be expanded with plugins to do other things with the data like sending to 3rd party services.

    You also have complete control over how these forms look as you can easily override the Twig templates that render the forms.

    Currently there is no GUI for building forms, but they are simply built by configuring a YAML blueprint for the form. Check out this example.

    0 points
  • Posted to Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS, in reply to Gareth Price , Oct 26, 2015

    Safari's font renderer is notorious .

    I am hesitant to put a workaround in as it means degraded font quality in every other browser (chrome, firefox, opera, IE). All CSS 'hacks' I have tried have an effect an undesirable effect in every other browser. Changing the font weight, again is undesirable in other browsers. If I could find a solution for just safari I would gladly employee it!

    It does look fantastic on Retina with Safari however (which I think is the root cause as safari/mac is moving more and more in that direction).

    1 point
  • Posted to Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS, in reply to Gareth Price , Oct 26, 2015

    Are you on Safari?

    0 points
  • Posted to Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS, in reply to Matt Rothenberg , Oct 26, 2015

    Support for custom fields is an inherent feature in Grav. No need for a plugin. Just add whatever custom field s you need to your page's frontmatter definition and they are available to use when you render the page.

    More details in the Page Headers section of the Grav docs.

    BTW, you can add these to the admin via Blueprints.

    2 points
  • Posted to Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS, in reply to Benjamin Dauton , Oct 26, 2015

    I'm sure you will find that Grav has the best support, and best community involvement of any CMS out there. I strive to ensure this is the case. I personally monitor and answer pretty much every question we get on our forums, twitter, chat room etc. I doubt you will find a more helpful community :)

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