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From the mundane to the profound and everything in between here’s what’s rocking our world

Installing PyroCMS 3 Beta

Posted: August 15, 2015
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: PyroCMS

PyroCMS is, without the shadow of a doubt, our numero-uno choice of CMS for all web development related work, whether it be private or client related, and we've been looking forward to getting our hands on version 3 of the software.

Built from the ground up with Laravel the recent beta release of PyroCMS v3 gave us the opportunity to test out our favourite CMS solution.

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Optimising pyrocms for more streamlined website performance

Posted: July 1, 2014
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: PyroCMS

Speed up your PyroCMS projects with the following optimisation tips for faster loading webpages:

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Pyrocms set advanced text editor new line to paragraph

Posted: February 12, 2014
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: PyroCMS

We've been doing a lot of development with PyroCMS Professional 2.2.1 in the last 2 months and we're loving working with such a great CMS. We recently came across an issue with the advanced WYSIWYG text editor where the text content was not being wrapped in p tags as expected.

Fixing this turned out to be quite simple.

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Creating plugins for PyroCMS

Posted: January 11, 2014
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: PyroCMS

If you're looking to add a powerful and flexible CMS to your development arsenal you could do no worse than choose PyroCMS.

One of the great features about PyroCMS is that it makes plug-in development easy, thanks to its underlying MVC architecture (courtesy of, at the time of writing, the Codeigniter framework). If you've been unfortunate to have any experience of writing plugins for Wordpress (and having to deal with the god awful spaghetti code mess that is part and parcel of the Wordpress approach to custom development) then you're in for a real treat with PyroCMS.

In this tutorial we're going to take you through the process of creating a Twitter plug-in.

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Solving pyrocms loading issues with php 5.3

Posted: December 3, 2013
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: PyroCMS

We've recently started using PyroCMS for some of our projects and have been really impressed with the power, flexibility and intuitiveness of the platform (particularly compared with more widely used alternatives such as WordPress). It's safe to say that it's a CMS that we plan to continue working with for a long time to come although, in our experience, remote deployment can be a major pain to contend with.

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