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Force Template Generation with .tpl

Long time no talk. We recently pushed a small feature to Webhook that allows you to append .tpl to any file (say /pages/feed.json.tpl) in your pages or templates directory to build that file using our templating system. This is useful for text, XML or JSON files that you need to custom build against data in the CMS. Although Webhook doesn't get much...

Edit JSON Data Directly In the CMS

Small update, but the next time you log into your CMS all site owners (not editors) should have the ability to view and edit the JSON that we generate for each item of content. To view it, simply go to any content type, hover over the content you'd like to edit and click the "JSON" link. This is a powerful feature that while handy, can really screw...

Small Feature Update

We haven't updated the blog in a bit but Webhook continues to grow at a steady pace and is being used for some large, high-profile projects (more on that in a later post). In the meantime we recently pushed some small, but requested bug features and fixes to the codebase. You can now crop and resize images by width and height independently. You can...

Video Tutorial - Thirty Minute Blog Site Build

Introducing Solo: A New Blog Theme for Webhook

This weekend we added a new theme to the Webhook library. Called "Solo" it's both a nice little default theme for blogging projects and a good way to learn about how Webhook works. The code is available on Github under an MIT license and you can of course install it directly through your CMS as well. In it you'll see how we added infinite scrolling...

Updates to the Markdown and Relation Widgets

Short update this week. We continue our quest to polish already existing features with new code for the Markdown widget and the relation widget. Markdown The markdown widget now allows for syntax highlighting as you compose your document. You can toggle between a light and dark version for your theme. While in full-screen mode the preview area now...

Updates Made to the WYSIWYG Editor and Other Widgets

As a quick detour before we start on Internationalized output, the Webhook team went ahead and upgraded some of our existing widgets to make them a little easier to use. Here's a quick rundown of the new features. WYSIWYG We updated the WYSIWYG to the newest core Redactor code. We maintain a fairly large plugin library for Redactor that adds some...

Repeatable Form Widget Added to Webhook

As long as the Webhook CMS has existed, there always existed the request for some form of "Grid" or repeatable form widget in Webhook's form builder. Essentially people wanted the ability to add small forms within forms where you could add any number of items to an existing content type. Think slides in a carousel, galleries with more than captions,...

Webhook API Now in Beta. Feature Roadmap Updated.

Last week we quietly launched some API endpoints for Webhook. They allow you to inject, edit and delete content from Webhook's data layer through simple URL based hooks along with an API key. Each one of these actions will also perform an automatic rebuild of your static site. You can find documentation for the system here. We've also laid out a small...

Webhook Adds Groups and Permissions

Self hosters please update your Firebase security rules if you'd like to enable groups and permissions for your sites. Hosted plans get this feature immediately. When Webhook launched this Summer one of the most requested features was a way to limit access in the CMS to certain members of your team. Whether it was hiding site configuration settings...

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