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Questions about Craft's capabilities, or how it might be used broadly to address the needs of a project.

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Differences between Craft and WordPress

This is a super high level question but it would be good to get a couple of summary answers. What are the main pros and cons of Craft versus WordPress?
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Is Craft Suitable for Large Public Body website

I have used craft for a few medium sites sites and I love it. Would Craft be capable of running a large public body website which would be updated with news regularly and have a wealth of information ...
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Build a Property Management System with Craft CMS?

Is Craft mature enough to build a robust rental property management system like http://www.appfolio.com/features or https://www.tenantcloud.com? If so, are there any existing plugins that can handle ...
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How to use url segments like with Freebie in EE

I'm trying to make the jump from EE to Craft but struggling in this area (and thinking I may be approaching this all wrong). In EE, I often use url segments (in combination with Freebie to ignore ...
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Has anyone converted a Bootstrap based website to Craft?

Is there any reason you wouldn't want to do this? EDIT: More info I have a website that was built in HTML/CSS and over the years, it's been modified, added to and hacked at to the point where the ...
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Existing website written in PHP Zend Framework

I manage our corporate marketing website, which is written in PHP and the Zend Framework and is hosted on LAMP servers. I've been tasked with moving the website to a CMS so other folks on the ...
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Craft for Author Agency website?

I'm a complete noob in the Craft world but love to give it a whirl for my latest project - just wondering if it can do what I want it to, and to maybe get some starting points from you guys in the ...
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Is Craft suitable for these specific document management goals?

I'm trying to get a good appreciation for Craft's current capabilities and maturity. I've seen the demo and the docs but there is definitely a learning curve and what appears to be a need for much ...
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Researching Craft CMS but we are a .NET Shop

I am involved with researching various CMS solutions and Craft CMS is one of the options for our organization as an Enterprise soluton, so not just for development use cases. When it comes to ...
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Is Craft suitable for large websites?

We're looking at various CMSs for our large 11,000+ page website. We'd like to use a CMS that is appropriate for sites of that size and that will give us room to grow without impacting site speed, ...
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Where can I run custom PHP scripts?

My Craft CMS installation has public and craft in the root of the directory, with the domain pointing to the public folder. Where could I put custom PHP scripts that I can run in the browser? I've ...
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Using Craft CMS with Foundation 6 (for Sites)

So I finally am climbing on board the Craft CMS train, but I have a quick question about how some of you more seasoned Craft-users do things. I do a lot of my work using the Foundation framework (by ...
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What is the intended use of categories?

Just figuring out the craft interface and finding all sorts of useful features. Just can't figure out what the purpose of "categories" is in the settings. Would be much appreciated if anyone could ...
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includeJsFile vs includeJsResource

As a solution to keep things segregated and clean in git, we started developing websites for craft with templates in the template folder, and js, css, etc in a plugin. So each website had our base ...
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Resource for setting up Craft CMS Fields

It's a good 7 months after the last time this question was asked. I've been developing sites for a long time, expert with Wordpress, some Drupal, Joomla when forced. I can understand a good part of ...
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Appraising Craft CMS - newbie questions

I am looking into the idea of porting my first site into Craft CMS. It is the site of a friend/client who has a railway engineering consultancy, and it's currently running on another CMS (TidyCMS). ...
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Does anyone use Craft CMS to set up an intranet for client?

I heard that Wordpress has a BuddyPress plugin could set up as intranet which has shared files, shared calendars, chat .. etc feature. Does Craft CMS has any plugin to do a similar feature?
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Multi Country website - Using locales is the best approach?

I will work in a website that have presence in 3 countries: Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica. They will upload products and want that each country have they own product or product information. So i ...
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Updated Information Requested | Craft CMS & MariaDB

Is Craft stable atop MariaDB? The last update concerning MariaDB was October of 2014.
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How we can set an image as default value in assets field

I have a field for upload an image in asset field. Can we set a default image in this field. Means when I create a new entry a default image has been already selected in asset field.
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Searching multiple queries using CraftCMS search function

As you can see in the code below I'm currently searching for the keyword but how can I make it so it picks up on entries that have a matching keyword, location & salary or if they don't fill out ...
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Making multiple pages different with the same template

Lets say I have four different pages I set up on a channel to have four different directories. ie ... hello/1, hello/2, hello/3, hello/4. But they are all using the same template. What could an ...
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Create mini-site community with Craft

We are creating a new website using Craft CMS. The main functionality of it is to let user to create their own mini-site. All the users should have their own control panel and manage their pages and ...
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Front-end Editing, with Live Preview

I am working on an intranet in Craft CMS. Front-end editing is a very important part of this, and I want to get it perfect. As it is now, the live preview is perfect for what I want, it provides ...
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Editing images in Rich Text Field

I used to be able to resize and select align attributes for images in Rich Text and now that feature is completely gone since my last update. Do I need to change settings or has that feature actually ...
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Excluding an include template

is there a simple way to exclude an 'include' for specific pages? For instance I have an include {% include "_globals/_footer" %} but I don't want it to appear on my contact and 404 pages. How ...
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Images uploaded or static

I am very new to Craft CMS and going through the introduction videos on Mijingo. I am new developer also so please answer in easy terms if you can. I need to know what the difference is between an ...
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Can Craft be used with conjunction with other framework (Laravel)? [closed]

Can Craft be used with conjunction with other framework (Laravel) or its a standalone solution?
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Best practices of converting an already created site into Craft CMS?

We have various clients who already have websites but would like us to optimize them a little bit and set them up on craft. Is there a more efficient way to do this than just hand coding all of the ...
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Deploying and syncing project.yaml

I have a Craft CMS site set up that deploys through TeamCity and am trying to set up a build step to auto run "./craft project-config/sync". I keep getting an error saying the file can't be found, I'...
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How would one go about migrating fields?

Is there any "simple" way of migrating fields and layouts from one setup to another? Example; Two identical installations/setups have diverged, where some information on certain fields have changed (...
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Show the best sellers and the most visited products - Craft Commerce

I´m working on a new online shop and want to show the best sellers and the most viewed products. Is this possible to do with craft commerce? I guess so, since it´s a basic functionality, but I could ...
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Point directly to a structure or channel with Entries field

I´m making a Slideshow section, where you create slides ( image, text.. ) and there is one field to specify where the slide links to. This link could be any section of the website. I use entries field ...
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Utilizing/ Converting another database with craft

(First off, I apologize for the really long question, but any help I can get would be appreciated!) Hello! I am taking over a bunch of sites that a developer had created for a company (I am not a ...
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Examples for Globals

I just check the CMS. It looks great. One question about the Globals: Where could they be used? I found them in a Navigation-Example. Do you have other examples for me?
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How to fetch only selected child category?

I have some parent and their child categories which has more than one child. In an entry I have a category field where I selected a single child category (Bourbon) which is visible like so: Now I ...
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Run Craft Find and Replace via Console

I'm trying to streamline my deployments for local, staging and production and would like to know if it's possible to invoke the Find and Replace method via Console. I have a multi-config in place, but ...
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Is it possible to install Craft on a cPanel temp user URL?

When you create an account in cpanel you can use a URL to access it like http://ip/%7Eusername/, which is basically http://ip/~username/. Since the client is not ready to take down their old site and ...
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$craftPath multiple enviroments

I am new to Craft and am trying to figure out what the best way to set the $craftPath PHP variable to something like the other configurations for multi-environments. Locally I have it set up the ...
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How do I query multiple element types in one query

I have Craft Commerce installed, and I wanted to search title against both product title and variant title. I looked up in the database, I noticed that products and variants are of two element types, ...
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Klarna Checkout - Omnipay

I am trying to create a custom payment gateway by extending / adding it to Omnipay which is already implemented in Craft. I have used the Ogone and other plugins as base, but I cant seem to get it ...
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Nested IA Structure - What's the best way to get it set up?

I'm beginning to work on my first Craft CMS website. (I'm really excited!) I've read a ton of documentation and am getting my head around setting up a structure within the system. The website will ...
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When I want to add some features to my Craft site, do I need to modify the files in the craft/app folder?

I am new to Craft CMS, now I run a demo site of Happy Lager, wanna add a web crawler to fetch some data to my db. I should develop a plugin to complete this feature, but if I need to change the craft/...
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Magazine possible in Craft?

I have been a wordpress user for the longest time, a friend of mine now uses Craft, I took a look at his backend and really liked the way he creates his content in it. I also like that it uses Twig. ...
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Switching to Craft from ExpressionEngine

my client is looking to move away from ExpressionEngine. One of the reasons for this is that we are approaching the maximum number of sites we can run from MSM due to the limit on the number of ...
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What is the best way to setup Right to Left language locale in Craft?

I have been working on setting up locales for left-to-right languages. I wanted to know the support Craft provides for Right-to-Left languages like Arabic, Hebrew etc. Is there a plugin that could ...
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Craft plugin for input fields on the front end to check existing user

I am trying to create a functionality in Craft where the user enter an email and the system is able to tell the user if the user exists or not similar to the attached screen: I am very new to plugin ...
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How to insert a Sprout Form into a new page in Craft CMS

I am a Wordpress guy, and I've been given the task of handling my companies Craft site. I have been at this for hours, and can't seem to figure out how to get the damn form to appear on the page I ...
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Change name of “New Entry” button

is it possible to change the name of the "New Entry" button? In my case the user can add a new program part. And so the button should call "New program" or something like that.
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Is there any plugin for Blog in Craft 3?

I want to create a Blog website in craft cms. I would like to know, is there any plugin for Blog which we can use in Craft similar kind of WordPress?