Alchemy is not a common CMS.
Alchemy is rather a CMS framework. It enables you to build your own CMS.
The name speaks for itself: Alchemy is a kind of chemical construction kit for developers that want to build professional web-applications in a very short time.
Also content managers are enthusiastic about Alchemy CMS because of its clear and powerful user interface that is very easy to use and intuitive to learn.
Learn to work with Alchemy CMS
We highly recommend to read the following first steps guides to learn about Ruby, Rails and the archtitecture of Alchemy's powerful content storage system.
1.) First steps
- Getting Started
Everything you need to know to install and create your first Alchemy CMS project.
- Alchemy´s Architecture
How Alchemy CMS is working.
- The Alchemy approach
How to organize content in Alchemy
What are pages and how do they work.
- Page layouts
What are page layouts and how do they work.
What are page-cells and how do they work.
What are elements and how do they work.
What are essences and how do they work.
- Configure Alchemy
How to change Alchemy´s configuration options and what do they mean.
- Upgrading Alchemy
Learn how to upgrade Alchemy to newest version
3.) Best practices
- How to create a blog template
Best practice in creating an editable blog template.
- How to create a form
Best practice in creating (contact) form.
- How to create an image slider
Best Practice in creating image slider.
- Render images
How to work with images and use the powerful Fleximage templates.
4.) Customization guides
- Customizing the Richtext Editor
Learn how to customize the TinyMCE richtext editor.
5.) Advanced topics
- Create Essences
How to create essences.
- Create Modules
How to create custom modules.
- Custom Authentication
How to add you own custom authentication.
- Extending Alchemy
How to extend Alchemy core functionality.
- Deploying on RailsHoster
How to deploy your Alchems site on RailsHoster.