Switching framework to Flextype
After started blogging with WordPress in around year 2000, I've tried many blogging frameworks since then. The last one I used was Kirby CMS version 2. They have released a version 3 that they think is €100 worthy when going from 2 to 3....I don't agree. That's just to aggressive for a flat file framework - the product is good, but it is not that good.
I've searched and tested a lot of frameworks before coming across Flextype . It is still in early development (version 0.8.3 at the time of writing) but it looks very promising. That's also why I made the decision to make the switch and maybe see If I could help the project where my skills allowed me to help out.
At the time of writing I've created a theme; Flexnotes that's simply based on the default theme, but with some more features added such as: author/date info on top of posts, tweet/back button on posts, footer adjusted with more info and prism added for code highlight. All features I myself would need to use Flextype as a blogging framework. I've also helped out translating the platform to Danish where the progress is now 100%.
You can see some of the features that Flextype provide in the screenshot below.
When working in the admin panel of Flextype you are dealing with stuff like: templates, fieldsets and entries. Entries is where you define your content, that being a static page or a blog post. Fieldsets define how your content is added and administered thru the UI. Templates are the pieces that structure and present all the data. We have head, footer, blog-post etc in this section.
Blog-post template showing how easy it is to add your own code and logic below.
Fieldset for blog post in the Admin UI below.