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Integrating External Database Connections

by Matt Craft CMS, Code

Exploring database connection methods in CraftCMS and Yii. We connect to a Microsoft Azure database and show examples of how we can handle the data in a number of different ways between our plugin code and templates

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by Matt Craft CMS, Code

When connecting to enterprise systems we need to return the most recent data, this means we can't use caching but we end up with a slow loading page as a result. In this article we explain how to improve the speed whilst keeping the data fresh.

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by Nina Craft CMS

The negative impacts of breached website security can be immense no matter the size of a business. By some estimates, it is believed that about 30,000 to 50,000 websites get hacked every day.

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by Matt Craft CMS, eCommerce, Code

An honest look into some weaknesses in a site we've built, exposed by the perfect storm of situations. We set the scene and describe how we fixed it.

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by Laura Craft CMS

What do you do when your clients keep uploading massive files to their website, killing the server? When working with Craft CMS, there is an easy solution.

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by Andrew Events, Craft CMS

Join our free webinar on using Craft CMS for Content Managers on 24 March

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by Matt Strategy, Craft CMS, eCommerce, Projects

Integrating your website with your business critical systems can be complex, but the rewards are greater efficiency and improved customer interactions.

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by Andrew Craft CMS, A Digital

A Digital were finalists in 3 categories for the Northern Dev Awards which took place at Manchester Hall on 25 February 2020

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by Mark Craft CMS, Code

Using Redis for higher availability is great, but there is a potential pitfall.

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by Andrew Craft CMS

Andrew Armitage shares the key things to consider when migrating a website to a new platform.

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by Andrew Strategy, Craft CMS

Craft CMS offers plenty of flexibility to integrate with a variety of cloud based apps and services. Andrew Armitage looks back at some of the integrations A Digital have built on some recent Craft CMS projects.