Development Blog

  • journal

    31 Jan
    funding open collective

    Grav has become part of the Open Collective family! Through this incredible awesome service, we are able to promote transparency with our community, receive and manage donations, and better position ourselves to create benefits that our community will love.

  • journal

    27 Dec
    roadmap

    2016 has been an amazing year for Grav. There have been many milestones reached, awards awarded, and achievements achieved. If 2015 was the year that Grav arrived, 2016 was the year that Grav became a legitimate player in the open source CMS community.

    What We Accomplished...

    Grav 1.1

    The firs...

  • plugin

    22 Dec

    Since I first started exploring using Grav almost two years ago as an open and collaborative platform for the field of education, I have dreamed of a seamless 2-way sync of Grav site content to such services as GitHub or GitLab. Now, with the great work of the Trilby Media team (the people who created Grav) not only will this possible for myself but also the entire Grav community. By sponsoring the development of the Git Sync Plugin as an open source project I was able to not only support the team behind Grav but also increase the audience for my own Course Hub skeleton package and consultation services about the use of Grav in the education space.

  • journal

    22 Dec
    rockettheme

    RocketTheme Sale

    RocketTheme kicked off the week with the launch of its brand new Grav Theme Club. This enabled users to purchase premium RocketTheme themes built on the Gantry 5 framework on Grav. To make this occasion even more exciting, RocketTheme is discounting Grav themes by 50% and Club memberships by 35%...

  • journal

    08 Nov
    cms-critic awards

    Grav has received the 2016 CMS Critic award for Best Open Source CMS thanks to our wonderful community. This award comes during a year of explosive growth for Grav, with over 5,400 people giving it a star on GitHub, and 1,500 hanging out in the project’s chatroom on Slack.

    The CMS Critic...

  • macos

    05 Oct
    sierra apache homebrew ssl
    Part 3: macOS 10.12 Sierra Web Development Environment

    This is an updated version of our prior OS X development series. The newly released macOS 10.12 Sierra requires significant changes compared to prior releases, necessitating a thorough revamp in the process. The main change is why now use Homebrew's Apache, rather than the built-in version, but it should continue to work on prior OS X versions.

    In Part 1 of this 2-part series, we covered configuring Apache on macOS Sierra 10.12 to work better with your local user account, as well as the installation process for installing multiple versions of PHP. In Part 2, we covered installing MySQL, Virtual Hosts, APC caching, YAML, and Xdebug.

    In this Part 3, we will cover getting your site setup with SSL support for this setup.

  • macos

    05 Oct
    sierra apache homebrew mysql
    Part 2: macOS 10.12 Sierra Web Development Environment

    This is an updated version of our prior OS X development series. The newly released macOS 10.12 Sierra requires significant changes compared to prior releases, necessitating a thorough revamp in the process. The main change is why now use Homebrew's Apache, rather than the built-in version, but it should continue to work on prior OS X versions.

    In Part 1 of this 3-part series, we covered configuring Apache on macOS to work better with your local user account, as well as the installation process for installing multiple versions of PHP.

    In this Part 2, we will cover installing MySQL, Virtual Hosts, APC caching, YAML, and Xdebug. After finishing this tutorial, be sure to check out how to enable SSL in Part 3 of the series.

  • macos

    05 Oct
    sierra apache homebrew php
    Part 1: macOS 10.12 Sierra Web Development Environment

    This is an updated version of our prior OS X development series. The newly released macOS 10.12 Sierra requires significant changes compared to prior releases, necessitating a thorough revamp in the process. The main change is why now use Homebrew's Apache, rather than the built-in version, but it should continue to work on prior OS X versions.

    Developing web applications on macOS is a real joy. There are plenty of options for setting up your development environments, including the ever-popular MAMP Pro that provides a nice UI on top of Apache, PHP and MySQL. However, there are times when MAMP Pro has slow downs, or out of date versions, or is simply behaving badly due to its restrictive system of configuration templates and non-standard builds.

    It is times like these that people often look for an alternative approach, and luckily there is one, and it is relatively straight-forward to setup.

    In this blog post, we will walk you through setting up and configuring Apache 2.4 and multiple PHP versions. In the second blog post in this two-post series, we will cover MySQL, Apache virtual hosts, APC caching, and Xdebug installation.

  • journal

    19 Sep
    cms-critic awards

    Thanks to the hard work of the Grav community, Grav CMS has made the final cut for an amazing three CMS Awards in the following categories:

    • Best Blogging Software
    • Best Open Source CMS
    • Best CMS for Education

    These nominations are a testament to the passion shared by our community, and sho...