In this video we look at taking your first steps in setting up Alloy's Editor as well as configuring your credentials. It's super simple to do, so you'll be managing Blog Post, Embeds and Droplets in no time!
In addition to the Editor Quick Start video we also have a Quick Start: Blog video that takes you through the steps of setting up a simple blog. Once you've completed these Quick Start videos be sure to watch our other videos below on how to manage your content and customize your Editor and Blog as well. We've organized this page in a flow to help you get the most out of the tutorials.
One of Alloy's main focuses is blogging. While the Editor stack handles creating and managing the actual blog posts we still need to be able to display them to our site's visitors. To do this we need to build out a page for all of our Blog Posts. In the video below we create our first blog page using the Blog Entries stack.
Alloy excels at helping you manage your content. Starting with Alloy v3 you can manage not only your Blog Posts but you can also create embeddable content with Alloy's Embeds and Droplets. All of this content is managed directly from your site right inside of the Alloy Editor.
In these videos we look at managing your content in three different forms -- Blog Posts, Embeds and Droplets. Each is a unique type of content, with each having their own unique tools. We take a look at what those tools are, how they work and how you can make use of them.
The stacks included with Alloy allow you a great deal of customizations for your Editor, Blog and more. Each stack has its own unique set of settings and controls.
The videos below walk you through the included stacks and their settings. We explain what these settings do and how the stacks are used and how to configure them is various ways. In addition to these videos each stack has its own documentation page that gives you a rundown of what each settings does for future reference.
The main Alloy stack does the heavy lifting for your blog. It will be included on any page where you're including other Alloy blog specific stacks so that it can process and parse your blog contents.
The main Alloy stack doesn't contain an abundance of settings, as each of the other individual stacks have their own controls. This stack does allow us to setup our Blog Posts folder name as well as to configure our blog's RSS Feed.
Alloy is easy-to-use right out of the box. But it also incorporates additional features that let you take things even further.
These videos look at more complex features such as Pretty URLs, Blog Commenting, and more. These more advanced topics help you take things just a bit further.