Contextual Insights

Read the latest from the Contextual Code team on content strategy, management, and implementation.

Automatic snapshots in Platform.sh

October 4, 2017

by Serhey Dolgushev

During the last few weeks we got deeper into Platform.sh and checked its features. It is a very flexible platform and has a lot of advantages over other competitors. But in this blog post we want to focus on one of the most vital things for any hosting solution: backups. Platform.sh provides Snapshots functionality for this purpose. And it has some limitations: it is impossible to automate them out of the box, and you need to integrate a custom solution for that. We would like to share our way of doing it.

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Common bad-practices we see content authors fall into and how to avoid them.

September 29, 2017

Documentation Zero

by Mark Marsiglio

Dump the Docs on your CMS implementation in favor of focusing on editor user experience

August 14, 2017

As you might have heard, the eZ Platform Cloud was announced at the eZ Conference in London a few weeks ago. We at Contextual Code played with platform.sh a bit and it is very easy to install an eZ Platform site, but things are a little different for eZ Publish Legacy. This blog post will show some of the most important steps in running a eZ Publish Legacy installation on platform.sh.

June 27, 2017

A significant differentiator between the thousands of available content management platforms is the organization of pages using a content tree. 

June 23, 2017

We at Contextual Code were keen to see eZ Platform in action, and decided that updating our own website / blog would provide a perfect opportunity to get deeper into it. During testing of the new admin interface we discovered that a completely new WYSIWYG editor is now being used, but there is currently no easy way to develop eZ XML custom tags. That was the main reason why we decided to spend some time investigating eZ Platform’s RichText field type, looking to find possible ways of extending it.

April 20, 2017