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Videos

ConnextCMS Introduction

This introduction video gives a short overview of the core features of ConnextCMS. The intended audience is for people who already have some familiarity with developing websites and programming with JavaScript. It compares and contrasts the features of ConnextCMS with WordPress and KeystoneJS, with examples from the the demo site.

 

Create a Website in 10 Minutes

With a ConnetCMS Clone, you can create a new website in less than 10 minutes. This video shows you exactly what to do to spin up a Droplet clone with a working copy of KeystoneJS and ConnextCMS.

 

Creating a Production Server: Part 1

Learn how to set up a professional-grade server using Docker. This video introduces the Docker Compose file which is capable of launching a new installation of ConnextCMS with a single command. It also covers the post-installation setup required for each new installation of ConnextCMS.

 

Creating a Production Server: Part 2

Expand on the installation of your production server by setting up NGINX and an SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt in order to server your website over HTTPS!

 

Creating a Production Server: Part 3

Expand the NGINX configuration file in order to server multiple websites from the same server.

 

Creating a Windows Development Environment using VirtualBox

Using the ConnextCMS Docker Image available on GitHub, it's possible to run ConnextCMS and KeystoneJS on any system capable of running Docker. This video shows step-by-step how to run the ConnextCMS Dockerfile. As a bonus, it also shows how to set up a development environement on Windows using VirtualBox.

 

Site and Plugin Templates

This video walks through the Site Template and Plugin Template available on GitHub. It shows you how to customize the repositories for your own site or web-app.

 

File System Deep Dive

This video shows the locations of all files needed to customize the front page, navigation menu, and back end. It covers the file scheme used by both KeystoneJS and ConnextCMS.