Magnolia CMS and PHP – a lovable Frankenstein !

“Yikes”, I hear some say. But put your curious hat on, and read on. The possibilities are endless.

Back in late 2011, we were contacted by the fine folks at Liip – they were hard at work on PHPCR, and were looking at creating synergy with the JCR world. It took a little while before we got our hands dirty, but one day in April, I went to meet Lukas, David and Alain – they showed me what PHPCR was about, and what they’d done with it so far. We proceeded to look into integrating their work with Magnolia.
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Magnolia CMS and semantic technologies – follow-up on the SalsaDev webinar

Back in August, I introduced the “External Indexing Module” for Magnolia CMS. Just last week, we had a webinar with salsaDev, where they introduced their technology stack, and I demonstrated how to use it with Magnolia and the External Indexing Module.

For those who missed it, it’s now available on our website. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to address all questions asked by the audience. We usually send a follow-up email to the audience of webinars, but why not publish those unanswered questions as well ? Well, we decided to go ahead and just do it. It provides some interesting insights and different perspectives on the problem and the solution. (Questions were anonymized, some questions were slightly rewritten or merged when they touched on similar topics. The answers were written collegially by salsaDev and myself)
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