Bolt CMS

Anyone tried Bolt? Looks quite interesting:

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Hi Roger,
I’d not heard of this CMS before so I downloaded and tried it this morning. After battling with a few PHP errors that were preventing the CMS from running correctly I finally got the thing set up and running. It appears to have a few nice features including plug-in support for comments, snippets etc but the overall workflow looks far too involved for most of my clients. The menu editor, for example, allows you to change the menu navigation for the site which is a nice idea but does so by exposing the raw config file to the user rather than wrapping this in a usable interface.

I suspect all but the most dedicated of clients would throw this back at me and get me to maintain their sites for them. I’d be interested in hearing how you (and others here) get on with this or other CMS systems.
Regards,
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On 4 May 2013, at 16:18, Roger Houghton wrote:

Anyone tried Bolt? Looks quite interesting:

http://bolt.cm


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Thanks for that, Tim. I think it’s a fairly recent release as it has no
reviews or rating on Softaculous. Hopefully they’ll eventually address the
issues you’ve identified.

Meanwhile I’ve been working on this site in MODX Revolution using the
Flexibility package:

http://www.savethemin.org.uk

Roger

On 5 May 2013 12:40, Tim Plumb email@hidden wrote:

Hi Roger,
I’d not heard of this CMS before so I downloaded and tried it this
morning. After battling with a few PHP errors that were preventing the CMS
from running correctly I finally got the thing set up and running. It
appears to have a few nice features including plug-in support for comments,
snippets etc but the overall workflow looks far too involved for most of my
clients. The menu editor, for example, allows you to change the menu
navigation for the site which is a nice idea but does so by exposing the
raw config file to the user rather than wrapping this in a usable interface.

I suspect all but the most dedicated of clients would throw this back at
me and get me to maintain their sites for them. I’d be interested in
hearing how you (and others here) get on with this or other CMS systems.
Regards,
Tim.

On 4 May 2013, at 16:18, Roger Houghton wrote:

Anyone tried Bolt? Looks quite interesting:

http://bolt.cm


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[Laughs] Finally! Someone else here is using MODX. Thanks for the company Roger.

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Well I’m trying to. Thanks to you that I found it.

Roger

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[Laughs] Finally! Someone else here is using MODX. Thanks for the company
Roger.

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Now I have someone else to ask, “How do I …?” :wink:

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Well I’m trying to. Thanks to you that I found it.


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Hi Roger,
Thanks for that. The site looks great; nice and clean. Looking at the code it looks like you’ve put it all together in MODX. Have you tried to incorporate a Freeway layout at all as Todd has done in the past?
Regards,
Tim.

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Meanwhile I’ve been working on this site in MODX Revolution using the
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On 7 May 2013 00:31, Todd email@hidden wrote:

Now I have someone else to ask, “How do I …?” :wink:

Well you can ask!

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Well I’m trying to. Thanks to you that I found it.


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On 7 May 2013 09:56, Tim Plumb email@hidden wrote:

Hi Roger,
Thanks for that. The site looks great; nice and clean. Looking at the code
it looks like you’ve put it all together in MODX. Have you tried to
incorporate a Freeway layout at all as Todd has done in the past?
Regards,
Tim.

Hi, Tim.

No, not yet. It’s all MODX. I can’t really take much credit for the layout
as it’s using Flexibility: http://forums.modx.com/thread/?thread=18379

I’ve had quite a few problems with some of the additional packages I’ve
installed but I’m quite pleased with the way it’s turned out. It’s been as
much a learning exercise as anything else.

Roger

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Meanwhile I’ve been working on this site in MODX Revolution using the
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What kind of problems?

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I’ve had quite a few problems with some of the additional packages I’ve installed but I’m quite pleased with the way it’s turned out.


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On 7 May 2013 19:11, Todd email@hidden wrote:

What kind of problems?

For example, when using Quip I found that unless I placed a couple of
lines of text before the snippet call it’d appear like this:

http://c0574.paas2.ams.modxcloud.com/index.php?id=28

I’ve since found it had been a problem beforehand:

https://github.com/DESIGNfromWITHIN/Flexibility/issues/26

Although I haven’t got around to reporting the issue myself.

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So it’s an issue with Flexibility and not Quip? I’ve never seen that happen with Quip.

How are you liking MODX Cloud? I find it pretty slick.

Todd
http://xiiro.com

On 7 May 2013 19:11, Todd email@hidden wrote:

What kind of problems?

For example, when using Quip I found that unless I placed a couple of
lines of text before the snippet call it’d appear like this:

http://c0574.paas2.ams.modxcloud.com/index.php?id=28

I’ve since found it had been a problem beforehand:

Odd header behavior with snippet call · Issue #26 · DESIGNfromWITHIN/Flexibility · GitHub

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On 7 May 2013 19:59, Todd email@hidden wrote:

So it’s an issue with Flexibility and not Quip? I’ve never seen that
happen with Quip.

Yes, I imagine so. Must try a site without using Flexibility next.

How are you liking MODX Cloud? I find it pretty slick.

Very handy to have it to play around with and test stuff out.

Roger

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On 7 May 2013 19:11, Todd email@hidden wrote:

What kind of problems?

For example, when using Quip I found that unless I placed a couple of
lines of text before the snippet call it’d appear like this:

http://c0574.paas2.ams.modxcloud.com/index.php?id=28

I’ve since found it had been a problem beforehand:

Odd header behavior with snippet call · Issue #26 · DESIGNfromWITHIN/Flexibility · GitHub

Although I haven’t got around to reporting the issue myself.


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On 6 May 2013, 10:55 pm, Todd wrote:

[Laughs] Finally! Someone else here is using MODX. Thanks for the company Roger.

Todd
http://xiiro.com

Meanwhile I’ve been working on this site in MODX Revolution using the
Flexibility package:

http://www.savethemin.org.uk

I wish Softpress would offer a CMS. That way I wouldn’t feel like an outcast every time I divulge to third party CMS companies that I’m a Freeway Pro user, which basically tells them that I don’t know how to code, or code very well. :slight_smile:


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Yet.

Todd
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which basically tells them that I don’t know how to code, or code very well. :slight_smile:


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Yes, that’s true if you keep making me figure out my own answers to my coding questions. LOL


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http://www.mehti.net my personal blog using wordpress, i want to convert to bolt cms. its possible?


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I wish Softpress would offer a CMS. That way I wouldn’t feel like an outcast every time I divulge to third party CMS companies that I’m a Freeway Pro user, which basically tells them that I don’t know how to code, or code very well. :slight_smile:

I’ll second that!!

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I have been using Pulse for a while but the latest versions are clashing with my web hosts’ php permissions and it’s causing me a few problems

Hi Mark,
Also having issues with latest Pulse, think they’re being too clever in reinventing something that got to a point (recently) of working really well. Each update they add but also strip out elements, very confusing.


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The trouble is what level of CMS is acceptable? Each designer has different expectations of what a CMS should be doing for a client. Pulse typically allows large sections of html text to be editable. Whereas Perch CMS can edit any html you want. Perch can segment content to guide the user how to edit what content is needed and where then sort that content and display it anywhere on the site. The smaller CMS are great to get started but rapidly run out of power when pushed.

David Owen

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I wish Softpress would offer a CMS. That way I wouldn’t feel like an outcast every time I divulge to third party CMS companies that I’m a Freeway Pro user, which basically tells them that I don’t know how to code, or code very well. :slight_smile:


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