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Any work going on over this project ?

Jul 17, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Any work going on over this project ?

Coordinator
Jul 17, 2012 at 5:24 PM

As far as I am aware, there is no active development on a next version. You can see there are 4 or 5 code check-ins this year, so some minor bugs are being fixed as needed, but I am pretty sure this just happens as one of us are using Graffiti on one of our projects and run into something we need to fix for that particular project. Graffiti CMS 1.3 as-is is very stable and if it meets your needs is a nice solution.

If you are looking for something with features being added or a huge plug-in community, sadly, Graffiti CMS just isn't it.

Jul 18, 2012 at 3:54 AM

Thanks for reply.

I liked this CMS - this is really simple. We are planning to develop our CMS over this platform. This CMS is remarkably faster and matches our requirements.

Our plan -

Treating categories as subsite -

http://example.com/site1

http://example.com/site2 etc...

site1 and site2 will have different themes - layouts etc. - we have done this. Now we are creating UI for this configuration. Also we need some support from active members if we came across some problem - will you please help us ?

How can we contribute to this project ? I searched, but there is not link for joining this project. We would love to publish our work - Please let us know if thats possible.

We have following problems -

  1. There is no literature about how to create new packages - widgets etc. - we need to create packages of our own.
  2. We checked and tried to add existing widgets to our pages - but it doesn't appear over the site. Do you have any idea about why this is so ?

Thanks.

Uday Kadam

Coordinator
Jul 19, 2012 at 7:57 AM

As far as contributing, you can submit patches on the Source Code page which may be included in the core source code if we decide they are beneficial to a lot of users. Or start your own codeplex page for your own widgets, plugins or whatever else, like many Graffiti users have.

There is some basic information in the documentation on how to get started building widgets and plugins. You can find a lot of sample code in the included widgets or in other people's projects which often show up in discussons here. Search and you will find several.

http://graffiticms.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Widgets%20Advanced%20Overview&referringTitle=Advanced%20Options
http://graffiticms.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Advanced%20Options&referringTitle=Documentation

Adding a widget to your page can be done in a few different ways. You can add it to a side bar and it will display in the sidebar which is called via $macros.RightSideBar for example. You can also add a widget by name using $macros.Widget

 http://graffiticms.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Macros%20Overview&referringTitle=Advanced%20Options

There are some really helpful people here who can know a lot about Graffiti and will answer questions as we have time, but we are all very busy with life and none of us get paid to develop graffiti so don't expect too much. Often, questions are not answered for days.

Good luck!

Jul 20, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Thanks for your reply.

I am going through complete code base - will start new thread for our road map of development - things we are developing will be of lot of help for many people. 

Basic thing we are changing is - 

Themes and layout - category based - Every category will be treated as separate website (subsite of main portal)

Product catalog widget

And many more - We are planning to go live by the end of next month with all these changes - we will plug Graffiti CMS to one our existing portal.

Your second option is good, we will probably create separate project for this.

 

Please let me know if somebody is interested to contribute and keep this project alive....!!! We need support....

Thanks.