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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:48

PyroCMS Private Messaging Module

Here at AppStucco we've been busy making it easier to collaborate with your friends and co-workers. What better way to do that than to use our Forums module AND our new Private Messaging module together. Our recently released Private Messaging module will work with your PyroCMS website as a stand alone module or integrated with our Forums module. This module will allow you to easily send messages between users and keep your users happy and connected on your online community.


Allow your users to communicate without ever leaving your PyroCMS site.  Check out the screenshots below or go ahead and get the module from our store here: PyroCMS Messages Module


Inbox Screenshot


Compose Screenshot

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:41

PyroCMS Tumblr Module

The built in PyroCMS blogging functionality is great for your standard blog, but what about micro-blogging? That's where Tumblr comes in!  With a great interface and the worlds leading micro-blogging platform Tumblr is a great place to host your micro-blog.


Now adding your Tumblr blog to your PyroCMS site has never been easier!  Just add you're Tumblr username and your Tumblr blog is available directly from your PyroCMS site.


Get the module from our store here: PyroCMS Tumblr Module

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Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:34

Acquiring the PyroCMS Forums Module

We are happy to annouce that we are taking over the development of the Forums module for PyroCMS.

The Forums module has always been a work in progress that has never reached it's full potential, until now that is.  We are excited to have the opportunity to improve and polish this module so it can become everything you need in a complete Forum package for your PyroCMS website.


You can purchase the module on the PyroCMS Add-ons Store and expect to see updates very soon!

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Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00

LDAP for PyroCMS Screencast

OK, so you want PryoCMS to use LDAP for authentication. We do too. So to make it easier we made a screencast on just how easy it is to install the module and library and be up and running in 5 minutes.

LDAP can be a complicated thing to setup, especially if you have a large organization and a complex tree hierarchy. We will from time to time post tutorials on how to configure OpenLDAP and other LDAP user data stores.

Post your comments here or open a thread in our forums!

Download the code from

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Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:38

PyroCMS Last.FM Module Released

We are proud to announce the release of our newest PyroCMS module, our Last.FM module.

Here at AppStucco we're music lovers and like to share the music we're listening to with our friends and co-workers.  What better way to do that than to display your recently scrobbled tracks straight from your PyroCMS website.  This module will allow you to easily display your scrobbled tracks using a PyroCMS widget.

You can view a screencast of the install and setup after the break.  Follow this link to Purchase the Last.FM Module today.


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Monday, 12 March 2012 15:40

The Road to LDAP for PyroCMS

The road was well... longer than I thought. I had put together a list of functionality that would make PyroCMS zing, and headed out on a journey that led me here. I had been developing Joomla!, Drupal, Zend Framework, and CodeIgniter applications for some time. I found myself gravitating to CodeIgniter more often than not, since it was just that easy to get something up and running. I had architected a few home-brewed CMS systems on top of CodeIgniter, but found myself re-doing stuff, refactoring, and re-editing. Hey, its my code, my art. I do what I want!

I started googling for CodeIgniter based CMS's and stumbled on a few. I tried all of them out. Some were forks of one or another, some were half-baked, some were half-witted. I discovered that PyroCMS was simply slick, easy to install, I could reuse ALL of my CodeIgniter helpers, and libraries. PyroCMS itself was still young but seemed to have been built with core principles and less ideology. CMS bashing gets the best of the CMSes, but it seems that PyroCMS community is either above that, don't have time to care, or both. Either way... "Winning."

I would say that 95% of the organizations I worked with or for use LDAP for their authentication. Whether they drank the Microsoft Kool Aid, and are on AcitveDirectory, or they are hacking their way through the command line with OpenLDAP on a CentOS server in the cloud, they all needed their CMS to talk to LDAP. I remember the days when Sam Moffatt, who is the core maintainer of the LDAP subsystem in Joomla! helped me get things tweaked for a specific LDAP structure and implementation at the time. That blew to doors open for so many Joomla implementations because that worked, and so and so CMS did not have LDAP. Simple as that.

Fast forwarding to now, LDAP is just a simple core feature of a CMS. PyroCMS already offers so much under the hood, but definitely has room to grow in the enterprise space. I had contacted Ben who is the maintainer of Ion_Auth for CodeIgniter and PyroCMS and he dug the idea of collaborating on LDAP for PyroCMS. We are releasing version 1.0 to GitHub so the community can help move it forward push PyroCMS to sights far beyond.

Look for an initial push to GitHub soon! We will announce it here. Stay tuned.

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