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Welcome to the Cloud CMS Documentation center....

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Cloud CMS lets you wire in behaviors behind your content models so that rules automatically execute when your content is touched. Content editors work with simple forms to create content that conforms to your defined content models. When that conte...

Cloud CMS provides an action framework that lets you kick off actions that perform processes on your behalf. Actions are units of work that are typically fired off as a result of an event handler or listener. For example, you might register an acti...

Conditions provide a way for Rules to evaluate their content and their environment prior to determining whether to proceed with the execution of their Actions. A Condition might be a simple check such as checking to see whether the current content i...

In explaining workflow, let's first take a look at the following things:...

Cloud CMS provides a special set of application services methods that provide convenience functions for your front-end mobile or web applications to accomplish things like user registration, password resets and more. Technically speaking, everything ...

Releases allow you to set up collaborative workspaces where future sets of content can be worked on in real-time. Content can be created, edited and deleted in the workspace and then scheduled for publishing at a future date. Scheduled publishing all...

Policies can be used to run custom code or fire off actions when an event, such as creating a content item or associating a content item into the content graph, occurs. Cloud CMS provides a wide array of policies that you can hook your custom logic ...

Cloud CMS automatically generates and displays mobile-friendly forms using the Alpaca Javascript / HTML5 forms engine. The Alpaca Forms Engine was created by Cloud CMS and is available as an open source project....

A content model consists of definitions which describe your project's content types, properties, graph associations, and the aspect-oriented features that Cloud CMS uses to ensure data consistency, integrity and validity when content is created, ...

Cloud CMS provides an enterprise workflow engine that lets teams work together via coordinated tasks. A workflow is a customizable business process that you define and which spells out a series of steps and activities to be performed by your team me...

Cloud CMS ships a number of pre-built kits containing Docker configuration files to help you get start. These kits are built from customer feedback to provide the most commonly requested scenarios. They can be used straight away or at the very leas...

Cloud CMS provides a full user interface that your editorial team and managers use to create, manage and deliver content to the business, mobile applications and web sites. The user interface is secure, role-based and customizable, allowing your dev...

Customized changes to the user interface configuration can be introduced through the use of UI Config documents. UI Config documents are JSON documents that contain one or more configuration blocks. ...

The Cloud CMS Application Server offers an easy way for customers to assemble powerful, front-end custom APIs and web sites for ...

For more information on configuration of the Cloud CMS application server, please visit Cloud CMS App Server on GitHub....



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When Cloud CMS is deployed on-premise, you have more options in terms of extensibility when compared to the hosted SaaS solution. The latter provides AMD modules as a means of UI extension, for example, whereas a Docker installation makes it possibl...

The Application Server provides the runtime for the Cloud CMS Web Content Management solution. Web Content Management is a term that enterprise vendors have been using for years to distinguish between the role that a CMS (content management system) ...

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Releases, also referred to as branches, allow you to set up collaborative workspaces where future sets of content can be worked on in real-time. Content can be created, edited and deleted in the workspace and then scheduled for publishing at a futur...

Tasks assigned to you in a Workflow process can be seen in your Platform Dashboard, Project Dashboard, or an email may have been sent to you with the Task link...

The type-pages key lets you define routes that serve as landing pages for entity types....

You can view both the Active and Inactive workflow from the Platform and Project levels. The Platform level will show all workflow for all Projects and at Project level it will show all workflow for that Project....

Click 'Workflow Models' (left Nav). Note: You will need to have admin or owner permissions to see the Workflow options....

Definitions for Date format

Our definitions are based on JSON schema and, as such, the default is to use strings for dates. The date controls in our forms engine let you customize the format string so that you can store ISO 8601 or other formats (perhaps simplified formats) a...

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The Cloud CMS Application Server is a Node.js / Express-based Application that can be downloaded and run with very little setup. All you need to do is provide your Cloud CMS account credentials and the Cloud CMS Application Server will connect and ...

When applied to a node, this indicates that you wish to have the contents of this node support multilingual behavior and translated content. This node then serves as the "master node" for translation support. Master nodes have a:has_transla...

In a Project you can find your content a number of ways:...

The Docker-based Cloud CMS UI provides additional extension patterns beyond the AMD-driven mechanism for user interface components and screens. Since Docker allows you to run on-premise, you can use these extension patterns to influence more foundat...

Fetches a single content instance by node id or path and makes it available to the template....

Using swimlanes in workflow

Workflow swimlanes are assigned the domain-qualified ID of a principal (which can be either a user or a group). If it is set to a user, then a transition of a workflow into that swimlane will result in a task being assigned to a specific user. If i...

A content type defines a type of content that your content workers generally create, edit and publish. For example, an article or a press release might be considered to be a content type. The content type defines the schema, properties, behaviors a...

The Cloud CMS Application Server is additionally provided as a Docker image. With Docker, you can launch this image within its own container running on Linux, Mac OS or Windows. The container can be managed, br...

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Cloud CMS supports the storage of binary files into one of three possible storage locations:...

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Cloud CMS locking is a "data lock" approach which is a transactional lock is taken out when the write of multiple documents begins. This is a transactional lock in the sense that it blocks other write operations against those documents and ...

Configuration

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Your content types define schemas that Cloud CMS uses to render intuitive forms for content entry. In addition, content types let you configure persistence paths so that JSON documents created using these forms are automatically saved in a directory...

The Cloud CMS Application Server can also be run as a custom Node.js application. It is available as a Node.js module that you can require() in from npmjs.org. The server features a number of extension points that you can utilize to wi...