Last week, the GatsbyJS team members Kyle Mathews, Jason Lengstorf, Shannon Soper, and Mike Allanson were in Berlin and visited us at the Contentful office. Contentful and GatsbyJS play very well together, with two Contentful developers Khaled Garbaya and Benedikt Rötsch having contributed to the code base of this popular static site generator.
By popular demand, Contentful reintroduced its certification workshop for partners and clients to enable them to have in-house Contentful experts within their organizations. This was the first of a series of Contentful Certification workshops, with another seven workshops planned for 2018 that will be in different locations around the globe.
We are always looking for ways to engage and help our users understand and use Contentful in faster and better ways. That's why I started looking into tools for providing interactive, step-by-step tutorials, in which our users could start following a simple and engaging guide in their chosen language.
From my last post about why running your own CMS is a bad idea, I got to hear quite a few horror stories from customers that further cemented my theory. The issue I highlighted in the last post was the difficulty of applying patches in a timely manner and managing your own infrastructure. However, this is the understatement of the year. Everyone who runs an open-source CMS knows about the biggest management nightmare of all: plugins, extensions and themes.
The way structured content works with Contentful is by splitting your content into separate fields or entries using linked references. Until recently, editors going from entry to entry often had to reload the web app. This time-consuming annoyance is now a thing of the past.
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