We’re big fans of the Craft content management system here at Experience. Craft is a fine product under very active development, and despite its youth it’s well documented, and extremely well supported.
As with most things, building a site with Craft involves a bit of a learning curve. In this case, though, the learning curve presents novice users with a bit of a problem:
We found ourselves longing for a site which provided quick solutions to common Craft problems; something that would help us get to a working solution, fast, and remove some of the roadblocks to learning Craft.
So we built it.
Craft Cookbook is a home for task-oriented Craft “recipes”.
Each recipe follows the format defined by the O’Reilly cookbooks, and comprises:
For example, here’s how to add a file extension to your Craft URLs.
Right now the Craft Cookbook includes around half-a-dozen recipes we unearthed whilst browsing the Google+ group, or building our first few Craft sites.
We’ll continue to add recipes as we encounter them, but our hope is that the Craft community as a whole gets behind Craft Cookbook, and uses it to share their wisdom.
Together, we can make Craft Cookbook into a really valuable community resource, and drastically lower the barrier to entry for those new to the wonderful world of Craft (and Twig, and Yii).
So please, get involved.
Nothing, probably. We’re not seeking to monetise Craft Cookbook, and anybody who submits a recipe will receive full credit for their contribution1.
We just like to support good products and people, and Craft ticks both of those boxes.
We contacted P&T back when we first had the idea for Craft Cookbook, to check they were happy for us to proceed.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Brad was drunk and unavailable for comment, but Brandon gave us the go-ahead. In a brief moment of clarity, Brad later confessed that he didn’t hate the idea.
We greatly appreciate the encouragement, and also the free Package licenses which P&T generously provided.
For the initial launch this means a simple “authored by” credit. The plan is to expand this over time, to accommodate a full profile and bragging rights. ↩︎