As we are going deep with ACR our cms, it’s becoming a full featured product, we are using it more and more in production and we decided to release a new version on pypi. New features include: Plugins Support. You can now add your own sections to the administration panel, views to the add slice menu and implement new functions or views. Multisite support, serve multiple sites from one single WSGIDaemonProcess Themes Support, create your own themes for the ACRCMS A simple Scripting language to automate some actions on theme setup User Defined Views, create new type of contents without having to write a single line of code SliceGroup Admin to permit to editors to change content of image galleries […]
ACR is a flexible and quite powerfull CMS library, but users have to learn Slices and Slicegroups to be able to insert more advanced content like photo galleries, videos and a news section. To simplify this process we created “Slice Templates”. Slice Templates are actually a set of common ways to use slices to insert more advanced content. The first two slice templates implemented are: Youtube Videos which make easy to insert a youtube video inside an ACR Page. Photo Gallery which makes easy to insert a photo gallery with cool effects inside an ACR Page. Next template to come will be a news section, for now you can upgrade your libACR and start using the templates feature or take […]
As some turbogears projects are starting to use ACR as their CMS library we received the first few requests by real users and the most prominent one is to have a better administrative section. Currently administration section is implemented by using the great tgext.admin and sprox, even if those are really good to quickly implement a CRUD section they might not couple very well when a more interactive and advanced user experience is required. So a transition phase that will end with a totally new administration section for ACR has been started, currently the system implements a new user interface still using the same backend as before to handle the operations, but on the long time the backend itself will […]
As new projects started to use ACR to implement the content management part of the site we started to divide the ACR application from the content management framework to permit to other people to embed the cmf inside their own applications. Now has been divided in libACR which is the content management framework and ACRcms which is the cms application. This should make easier to use libACR to implement your own CMS or extend your web applications and also fast for anyone who needs a quickly available CMS solution to just use ACRcms and tune the graphic theme and layout.
We have recently put inside the ACR svn the support for the GMap view, this means that now you will be able to display both static and dynamic google maps by using ACR. Using MapView is as simple as specifying the location to display and set map as the view of the slice.
Latest version of ACR, our opensource cms for turbogears, got some new interesting features: Now each view can have a “preview mode” which shows a minimized version of the slice to which is binded. For example you can show in your home page a short version of a news linking to the complete one, or you can show the thumbnail of an image and link to the full version. This can be quite useful in some situations and can be triggered by setting preview=1 inside a slice group. Each slice inside the group will render in preview mode. Also the Remote Disk feature has been implemented and can be accessed as /rdisk. Inside this file manager you will be able […]
We recently developed a CMF as a base for some sites for some of our client, facing the fact that actually there are really few CMS and CMF developed in turbogears we decided to release it opensource so that it can be useful to other people. ACR (Advanced Content Repository) it is more a developer oriented CMS than an end-user oriented one, we actually used it already as the base for 3 of our sites currently under development and we found the content-slice-view separation quite powerful, but also quite hard for our users to face with. This can be worked around by implementing alternative administration tools specific for the site domain, but ACR also has a few quick tools like […]