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You can now push updated blogpost to GitHub. It will create a new commit on your default branch.

Here it will likely be picked up by your CI/CD.

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You can now add a new post from Spinal CMS. ✍

it opens the edit post screen right away with the body front and center.

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Another quick one today: quite fun! 😎

Fields are automatically transformed in the correct input type, eg. text, datetime and select.

Really useful as most of your content writers might be less tech-savvy.

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Quick update today as it's the weekend. 🏖

Can update the frontmatter now in Spinal CMS too. Really magical in a way. 🧙‍♀️

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Am now able to extract the body of the markdown files too.

Even more cool, I can update it already right from Spinal CMS. 😊

And the updated body gets serialised back to a real markdown file. 👯‍♀️

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Updated parsing and serializing just now. Works with nesting like tags and authors, but also key/value nesting (eg. Image > Caption). 🕺

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Got parsing working on Wednesday. Now also the other way around.

Created and updated content can now be returned as the same file as it was fetched from your repo.

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Got parsing of the markdown with frontmatter files working.

Every static site generator we want to support uses markdown with frontmatter.

Got a really versatile parser that checks for strings, text, datetime and select fields. 🤯

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Got some basic fetching of the content from a hard-coded repo + path in place.

I like to play around and get something working quickly before refactoring in more reusable code.

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Spinal CMS was previously an internal tool to get marketers help me with blog writing.

I love my the tool I use (@bridgetownrb), but no super -easy way to collaborate without any installs or set up.

After showing it to a few fellow founders, they said:

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spinalcms.com for more info.

We will soon also be featured on @betalist btw.

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Hello #buildinpublic! For the next few weeks I'll take on a journey, step by step, of building Spinal CMS. A minimal CMS for static site generators.

Simply connect your GitHub account and you are ready to collaborate with your content writers.

We start with an empty state. 😱