CodeRed CMS vs WordPress
A detailed comparison influenced by years of working with business websites.
Vince Salvino March 13, 2019
The number one question I get asked is: "Why choose CodeRed CMS over WordPress?". The short answer is: CodeRed CMS requires less developer effort and yields a more stable, manageable, and higher quality website. But any salesman would tell you something similar for any product. During my years o...
CodeRed CMS v0.11 released
Vince Salvino Jan. 26, 2019
Keeping up with our trend of pretty much one new beta release per month, CodeRed CMS version 0.11 was released earlier this week. Highlights include: New Mailchimp integration! Form submissions can now be connected to Mailchimp to automatically subscribe submitters to specific lists and ...
Save battery while developing Django
Vince Salvino Jan. 26, 2019
I frequently work on my laptop, and am always disappointed at how quickly the battery drains while running Django's python manage.py runserver command. Turns out that runserver is quite a resource hog as it constantly scans the files in your directory to check for changes and reload the server...
Becoming an Open Source Developer
Cory Sutyak Jan. 22, 2019
2018 was a big year for us at CodeRed. We solved interesting problems, expanded our team, and we announced that we were open-sourcing our in-development Content Mangement System, CodeRed CMS. Open sourcing our work was something we had yet to do as a company. To call it a learn...
CodeRed CMS v0.10 released
Vince Salvino Dec. 20, 2018
Keeping up with our trend of pretty much one new beta release per month, CodeRed CMS version 0.10 was released earlier this week. Highlights include: New calendar and event page types! Create events, display them in calendar mode, agenda mode, or a simple listing, and visitors can download ....
Announcing CodeRed CMS
The professional WordPress alternative for modern marketing websites
Vince Salvino Nov. 21, 2018
I am beyond excited to introduce CodeRed CMS, a content management system for building modern marketing websites. CodeRed CMS is our free open-source CMS for businesses, nonprofits, and marketing agencies seeking a more professional solution than WordPress. It was designed from the ground up to...
Customizable Navbars in Wagtail
How to use Snippets and StreamFields to create a navigation bar builder.
Cory Sutyak Nov. 14, 2016
Wagtail, the excellent CMS Framework developed by Torchbox, gives developers a large amount of freedom in how their projects are built. One of our projects required us to have a navigation bar creator. We decided to implement this using Wagtail's StreamFields and Snippets. Here's what our ...
Uploading Files to SharePoint with Django and Python Social Auth
Cory Sutyak July 18, 2016
Intro At CodeRed, we are primarily Python/Django developers. I don't frequently get the opportunity to work with Microsoft services/products. However, we do use Office 365 services quite a bit. From the security aspect, Office 365 is an amazing cloud-based system as it can govern identity manag...
Django Settings for Multiple Environments
Separate settings for dev and prod in a single django project
Vince Salvino Dec. 8, 2015
When working by yourself, on a single server, it's easy to simply change the django settings when you deploy to your server. But what about working on a larger team, or running your project in multiple environments (for instance: local machine, dev, qa, staging, production)? Settings management ...