Jonathan Melville turned to Craft Commerce to create the perfect shopping experience for Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa.
Even with all its faults, 2016 was an incredible year for Craft. The CMS has now been deployed on over 22,000 unique domains. The community has grown larger, more diverse, and more helpful than ever. The software has seen big improvements on security and performance fronts. And internally we think we’ve matured a bit as a company, in a good way.
We think of Craft a faceless CMS, in a Jaqen H’ghar sort of way. It leaves the front-end of your website completely up to the implementation, so no two Craft sites look the same.
In addition to being faceless, Craft is also a very capable headless CMS. The term “headless CMS” refers to a model where the CMS is only given two jobs: to manage the content and distribute it via an API. The job of presenting the content is handled by a separate application (the “head”), whether that’s a mobile app or a single-page app (SPA).
If you want to use Craft to drive the content in a separate application – possibly in addition to driving a regular website – you’ll probably want to check out our Element API plugin. Element API gives you the ability to define some HTTP endpoints that return content in JSON. You get to define which elements each endpoint should query, and how the response data should look.
It’s never been easier to get up and running with Craft + Element API, because just today, Mijingo released a new free lesson on it: Creating an Element API in Craft. Check it out!
We just released Craft Commerce 1.2, with over 40 new features and improvements, including Multi-Currency support.
Mijingo just released a new video course for the Craft CMS community: Fundamentals of Craft Commerce. The course will teach you how to build a fully-functional e-commerce site with Craft Commerce, including best practices and tips to get the most out of the system.
The 3-hour course is divided into 21 lessons, each focused on a specific area of Craft Commerce. It’s the fourth installment in Mijingo’s stellar lineup of Craft CMS courses, including Up and Running with Craft, Twig Templates in Craft, and Craft Plugin Development.
Whether you’re just starting out with Craft Commerce or looking to improve your game, we highly recommend you check this out. Mijingo offers a sensible, pragmatic approach to teaching complicated concepts that’s easy to follow along with. The course is just $49, and available now from mijingo.com.
Content Migrations are coming to Craft 3, offering a new way for developers to replicate content changes across multiple environments.
Men’s fashion icon Samuelsohn partnered with Digital Surgeons to reposition their brand for a B2C market.
Multi-Site is coming to Craft 3, taking Craft’s localization support to new heights.
Envato Tuts+ just published an 11-lesson tutorial on Craft CMS, taught by the wonderful Kezz Bracey. The tutorial covers how Craft is different from other CMSes, how to install it, how content is organized, an introduction to templating, and other fundamentals.
Nook Sleep Systems recently launched a brand new website in partnership with Zaengle Corp and Never Not Prepared. Powered by Craft CMS and Craft Commerce, the site generated a 382% sales increase in the first 30 days post-launch!
We just released Craft Dev 3.0.2910, the first Craft 3 Dev Preview update in almost a year. This update brings tons of bug fixes, a few new features, some code cleanup/refactoring, and most notably, we’ve ported all of the changes that came to Craft 2 in the past year.
Introducing Digital Products, a new plugin that makes it possible to sell licenses for digital goods with Craft Commerce.
Mixmag, the world’s most influential DJ, Dance, and House music publication executed on three web goals that got them out of a “enterprise CMS rat’s nest,” created unique workflows that made their editorial team happy (and self-sufficient), and resulted in rapid audience growth.
Introducing a new Apple News integration for Craft CMS, providing a seamless way for publishers to reach new readers.
Craft CMS 2.6.2784 introduces two new security features that you should know about.
The deceptively-complicated needs of a 3-in-1 event site outpaced Confab Event’s old CMS. A change was needed—one that championed the author experience and put the power back into the hands of the content managers.
Today we released Craft CMS 2.6 and Craft Commerce 1.1. They bring some significant performance improvements and several refinements.
Agatha Christie is the most widely-published author of all time. The team at Agatha Christie Ltd in partnership with Mint Digital relaunched their site to showcase their outstanding rebrand and a new modern CMS to match.
Join Luke Holder, Brandon Kelly, and Ben Parizek on the first Straight Up Hangout event tomorrow at 1pm PT, as we dive deep into Craft Commerce.
Craft CMS has been voted Best CMS for Developers in CMS Critic’s annual People’s Choice Awards!
SquareBit released their highly anticipated Search Plus plugin this week, which provides an Algolia integration for Craft CMS.
Announcing our new Craft Services program, with the goal of being a true partner to our customers when they need it.
SitePoint, the popular learning resource site for web professionals, recently published an Introduction to Craft CMS article. Written by Ryan Irelan, it does a great job giving readers a high level overview how Craft works and what it’s like to use it. If you’re new to Craft, or have a friend that is interested, this article will be a great starting point for learning about it.
2015 has been an incredible year for Craft. Here’s a recap of some of the big things that happened, and a sneak peak at where we’re headed in 2016.
We’ve released a new plugin that makes it possible to run the old version of Redactor in Craft 2.5, for sites that aren’t ready to make the leap to Redactor II.
In celebration of Craft 2.5, Mijingo has put their Craft Starter Pack on sale for just $49.99, for a limited time! If you‘re new to Craft, there's no better way to get up to speed.
Sporting a redesigned Control Panel and Author Experience improvements across the board, Craft 2.5 raises the bar yet again.
The powerful, feature-rich e-commerce solution for Craft CMS is available now!
The Associated Press recently launched two new websites powered by Craft CMS, with the help of Vector Media Group.