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Articles by Scott Gallant

Scott Gallant
Scott Gallant CEO & co-founder

Senior Ruby/RoR Software Engineer

At Forestry, we’re helping people build a better web. Our Senior Ruby/RoR Software Engineer’s mission is to help build a CMS for the next era of the web. If you’re aligned with our mission, enjoy solving complex problems, and like shipping features with a cross-functional team, this could be the perfect role for you. We strive to create a workplace that enables mastery, autonomy, and purpose (from Daniel Pink’s work). This is a remote role.

Software Engineer (Rails/React)

At Forestry, we’re helping people build a better web. Our Software Engineer’s mission is to help build a CMS for the next era of the web. If you’re aligned with our mission, enjoy solving complex problems, and like shipping features with a cross-functional team, this could be the perfect role for you. We are looking for an engineer who can have an impact across our stack -from our Rails back-end to our React front-end. In depth experience with both frameworks is not required, but the more experience with these or similar frameworks, the better. We strive to create a workplace that enables mastery, autonomy, and purpose (from Daniel Pink’s work). This is a remote role.

Developer Evangelist

At Forestry, we’re helping people build a better web. Our Developer Evangelist’s mission is to spread the word among developers about how Forestry and modern JAMstack development can help us achieve this. If you love the JAMstack, keep up with modern development practices and are involved in the web development community, this could be the perfect role for you. This is a key role at Forestry as you’ll not only spread the word about Forestry & the JAMstack, but will be part of a core team developing our dev relations & marketing efforts from the ground up. There is a lot of room for growth in this role. This is a remote role, but preference may be given to candidates located in major North American cities in order to simplify travel.

New Pricing

We’re excited to announce new pricing! Now, the Personal plan supports unlimited sites and up to 3 free Guest users per site (a “Guest” is a single-site user with limited permissions, similar to an “editor”). The Starter plan also supports unlimited sites, but is designed for larger teams who need to manage many users across their sites and branches. Finally, our Enterprise plan is designed for large organizations with special requirements.

Introducing Media Management

We all love working with Markdown but one of it’s biggest limitations is adding images to your content. That’s why we’re happy to announce the Forestry.io Media Manager. Nolan and Nichlas put a lot of work into crafting an amazing UX for this, so we hope you like it. – Media Manager Drag multiple files Handy if you have large image galleries. Manage other files Also manage non-image files like PDFs, text files, etc.

March 27th Service Outage

As some of you may have noticed, Forestry was down for about 2.5 hours between 23:00 UTC March 27 until 01:30 UTC March 28. In the spirit of full disclosure I’d like to explain what happened and why. Forestry is a Rails application and from time to time the number of migrations we have get unwieldy. Being an application under rapid development, things are constantly changing and migrations are created sometimes daily.

Customize the UI with Front Matter Templates

Does the following sound familiar? You set up a WP site, hand it off to a non-dev, and then they point to some unused part of the UI and say: “What does this do?” To which you sheepishly reply: “Oh, that doesn’t do anything…just ignore it.” A CMS often feels like a work-around, designed for some other purpose. Front Matter Templates (FMTs) FMTs allow you to customize the presentation of your UI fields in your CMS.

The New Forestry.io

We’re happy to announce some huge improvements to Forestry.io, our CMS for Jekyll and Hugo sites. Before I outline what’s new, I want to thank everyone who has been testing this while it was in beta (you know who you are). Your help was crucial and we’re going to continue to build an awesome CMS that you love. 👊 What’s new: New Editor We totally rebuilt our WYSIWYG editor (inspired by Medium.

Forestry.io + Techstars 2016

We’re stoked to announce that Forestry.io is going to be part of Techstars NYC. The 90-day program runs from July until the end of September 2016. What this means for Forestry and our users: We’re going to be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in New York tech We get to focus intensly on making Forestry awesome for our users. Stoked to be working 15-hour days! Over $1,000,000 in amazing “perks” (free stuff) from companies such as Amazon, Digital Ocean, Microsoft, Google, Sendgrid, etc.

Why we built Forestry

My friend, Emily, needed a simple website for her restaurant. She’s a chef and didn’t want to deal with the hassle of DNS, hosting, design, etc. As a recovering freelancer, I offered to help. Normally, I would use WordPress for a site like this, but I was fed up with the headaches that comes with maintaining a WordPress site. So, I took an evening and cranked out a simple 1-page static site.