How To Alternate Blocks in Your Django & Wagtail Templates
Roxanna Coldiron Feb. 19, 2021
When we get a website design from a designer, we have to figure out how to implement that design in the code. Sometimes this means that we need to create custom page models or custom page templates to bring the design to life for a site. One of the pages that the client wanted would need to pull i…
Join us for Hacktoberfest 2020
Make your first open source contribution
Roxanna Coldiron Oct. 6, 2020
CodeRed is participating in Hacktoberfest! If you are a new web developer and want to participate in the Hacktoberfest challenge from Digital Ocean , we have several issues that are beginner-friendly! CodeRed Issues Open For Hacktoberfest We have hand-picked some beginner-friendly issues for …
How to Dump Your Django Database and Load It into a New Project
Roxanna Coldiron Oct. 2, 2020Image credit: CodeRed LLC
Sometimes you just need to transfer your Django project database into a fresh environment with a new database. This could be the case if you are changing from one type of database to another, or if you want to share an entire copy of a project with someone else. You may not want to have to add in …
Spell Check Django Templates, HTML, Markdown, and RST Files in VS Code
Vince Salvino June 2, 2020Image credit: Photo by SOULSANA on Unsplash
Spelling is important, and something that most developers are less than perfect at (myself included). In the age of spellcheck and autocorrect, it's inexcusable to have spelling or typographical errors in Markdown, RST, or HTML - yet none of the popular editors can intelligently spell-checking tho…
Beta Testers Wanted!
Introducing our Django & Wagtail hosting platform: CodeRed.cloud
Vince Salvino Dec. 19, 2019Image credit: CodeRed LLC
Go to any Django or Wagtail support forum and you’ll probably find one question coming up over and over again: “How the heck do I deploy this thing?” OR “Help! I deployed it and now have 100 yaks to shave!” Python is not exactly the easiest thing to deploy to a web server, compared to say PHP wh…
What “The Python Community” Really Means
Vince Salvino July 30, 2019
Ask any Python developer what the best part of Python is, and they’ll tell you: “the community”. However I was recently reminded that to most folks, the concept of a tech “community” is completely meaningless. I mean c’mon... how can a programming language have a community?! Honestly, it makes mor…
Increasing Accessibility of CodeRed CMS Projects
Hayley Hartman June 17, 2019
One of the more exciting aspects of contributing to CodeRed CMS has been, for me, the new-ness of it. There’s plenty of work to do, and I feel like something about it gets shinier and better every single week. Our latest angle for improving the project is to bring CodeRed CMS up to minimum access…
PyCon Sprint Recap
We had a great time at the PyCon sprints. See what's coming soon in CodeRed CMS!
Vince Salvino May 10, 2019Image credit: Sean Harrison
Wow, what a week! As always, we are leaving PyCon 2019 both exhausted and incredibly re-invigorated. I'm very pleased at the progress made on CodeRed CMS during the PyCon sprints. Here's a preview of what we got done and what is coming soon in the next release or two. Stream Forms [ PR #171 ] B…
Join us at PyCon Sprints!
Vince Salvino May 5, 2019Image credit: Pycon 2019. Logo and branding by Fizz.
Are you at PyCon US 2019? Have you always wanted to launch a personal blog or side-project website, but never got around to doing it? Then join us for CodeRed CMS sprints May 6 - 8. We need help making our "getting started guide" better! We invite you to stop by our table, install CodeRed CMS, an…
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 of …