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Chris Erwin

Chris Erwin

Elemeno - Cofounder Joined 12 months ago

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  • Posted to Elemeno - An API Based CMS, in reply to Kristjan Gomboc , Jan 11, 2017

    Hi Kristjan

    It's a difficult thing to explain because it's such an abstract thing, we definitely need to find an easier way to explain the differences between our two content models.

    Essentially we have two different types of content models, and the only real difference is how many items you can create with that content model:

    Singles: Content Model used to create One single item

    Collections: Content Model used to create Many items

    So for your example you might create:


    Content Model Type: Single

    Name: Departments

    Description: Content model used to create a single unique Departments page/screen which lists your various teams.


    Content Model Type: Collection

    Name: Team

    Description: Ability to create many different teams all using the same content model


    Content Model Type: Collection

    Name: Team Member

    Description: Ability to create many different team members all using the same content model


    The key ingredient to link all this together is the input that we're calling the "Relationship" input which allows you to include items from another collection in your content items.

    For example, your "Teams" content model could have a relationship input which would allow you to include items from the "Team Member" collection. This allows you to create a simple hierarchy like you described.

    If you have any other questions, suggestions, or issues please reach out any time, we're more than happy to help any way we can.

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  • Posted to Elemeno - An API Based CMS, in reply to Alec Lomas , Jan 10, 2017

    Thanks Alec, we really appreciate it.

    We've used both Prismic and Contentful in the past and we loved those products but we felt there was room for improvement. We found both the UI and the API for those products frustrating and limiting, especially when other non-technical members of the team were using the product.

    We certainly don't have feature parity with either Contentful or Prismic, but we feel our core product is quite robust and much more user friendly. Things like our drag and drop content model creator make it really easy for anyone to define content models. And our API follows RESTful principles which makes it very easy to navigate and use.

    We have a long roadmap with lots of exciting features and tools which we will continue to roll out over the coming months. We would love to hear if there is anything you would like to see, we truly value our user's feedback.

    2 points
  • Posted to Elemeno - An API Based CMS, in reply to Alex Hoffman , Jan 10, 2017

    Yep you could do that. We have plans to build libraries for some of the more popular static site generators which would make it much easier to build a site like this.

    3 points
  • Posted to Elemeno - An API Based CMS, Jan 10, 2017

    Hey DN! We created Elemeno because we were sick of fighting with different CMS tools, their templates, plugins, and never ending server maintenance.

    With Elemeno you can use your favorite programming language, framework, or library to build your sites and apps. Elemeno is cloud based so there is no software to install, and no servers or databases to maintain.

    Take a look and let us know what you think, we would love to hear from you.

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