Where to Go From Here
Craft CMS is a powerful tool for modeling and managing content as you need it. We’ve kept the tutorial focused on basic concepts to build a common, simple type of website—but there’s more to explore to get a better sense of how Craft CMS can support whatever’s needed for the complexities of your project.
If you’d like to explore further, here are some immediate tasks you might tackle.
# Beginner: extend the demo
- Expose blog post author details. (Hint: use
entry.authorto see what’s there, or consult the User element API documentation (opens new window).)
- Customize the homepage (
index.twig) to match your site.
- Add more posts and integrate pagination in your templates.
- Add an RSS feed using the example in the documentation (opens new window).
- Use the Contact Form plugin (opens new window) to add a form to your site.
# Intermediate: go deeper with Craft
- Add a new section to the site like portfolios, press releases, or recipes.
- Add multiple sites to your installation that cross-promote content or offer it in different languages.
- Add a Structure section to the site for creating specialized marketing landing pages.
- Create a store using Craft Commerce (opens new window).
- Optimize template performance with caching and eager loading.
# Advanced: extend Craft’s core functionality
- Build a custom plugin or module using your own business logic.
- Familiarize yourself with the Yii 2.0 documentation (opens new window), since Craft CMS is an application built on that framework.
# Additional Resources
This tutorial is an introduction to the more in-depth official documentation. Take a look, join us in Discord (opens new window), and we hope you’ll build something great with Craft CMS!