On Tuesday 10th of May the development team released a new major version of Bolt CMS. The Open Source content management system is a lightweight and easy to use tool for managing websites and blogs. In addition it's perfect for learning modern PHP development practises.
Written by Jani Tarvainen on Tuesday May 10, 2016
symfony, php, cms, bolt
WordPress is like the bumble bee. Computer Scientists that studied the core code have concluded it is a miracle it works at all. It's clearly a product that taught the original developers how to work with PHP and MySQL. And it shows.
Over the years, cheeky kludge functions and inside jokes have been left in place as Poetry™. The core team stubbornly refuses to keep up with the times and adopt modern PHP development standards.
Superb skills in WordPress are like a country only exporting bananas. It gets you nowhere in the long run. So do you self a favour and save yourself from WordPress!
Every once in a while you're lucky and end up with a positive problem - your website content is suddenly very popular. You might scramble and start turning up your servers and tuning up your caches or maybe someone's de-facto solution is to install HHVM to run your WordPress faster.
While this is all worth while if you plan for this to happen in the future as well, for and occasional hit piece of content it might not be worth it.
eZ Publish Summer Camp and PHP Summer Camp are a joint event held in Croatia at the end of August (26. - 29.8.2015). There will be excellent professionals (and me) holding hands-on workshops about all things PHP, eCommerce, Content Management and whatnot.
If you're working in the PHP content management space (a fancy way of saying building websites with WordPress, Drupal, etc.) you've likely heard about Symfony. While it is just one part of a larger renaissance in the PHP community, it's probably the best known brand known to developers and business folk alike.
Using Symfony as a concept, however is quite ambiguous. Let's take a look at how three different content management tools have done just this.
Bolt CMS documentation site does not describe migrating from SQLite to MySQL. I thought I'd write down the steps.