Learn Forestry: A Git-Based CMS

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Learn Forestry: A Git-Based CMS

Adding a CMS for your Markdown-based sites

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

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Course Description

Hi, everyone!

My name is Clyde D’Souza and in this class, I’ll teach you all about a git-based CMS software called Forestry. To super simplify it, Forestry adds a CMS user interface on top of your git repository which means all the changes made in the CMS portal will directly be committed to the repository.

In this class, I’ll teach you:

  • What is Forestry?

  • How to add/update content via the CMS portal?

  • What is front matter and how to configure front matter templates?

  • And some more advanced features.

Follow along with this class to use Forestry CMS for your static site. Some house rules if you're following along or practising after watching this class:

  • Try out all rich-text editing features while editing content via the CMS portal.

  • Add images to your content that’s uploaded via the media manager.

  • Add front matter templates. Try out the different fields available.

  • Create new pages via Forestry using the newly created front matter templates.

  • Rename sidebar items.

  • Add read-only content with information for internal users.

  • Bonus points: Add users to collaborate and edit content with you.

Since you cannot really share your Forestry portal itself, please feel free to write a blog article about your experience implementing the above and send me a tweet about it—I'll be keen to read it. 

There’s a lot of exciting things to learn so, see you on the other side and happy learning!


What will you learn in this course:

  • A desire to learn something new

  • A GitHub account

  • Basic web development understanding would be sweet


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • What is Forestry? How to connect Forestry with your static site?

  • How to add/update content via the CMS portal?

  • What is front matter and how to configure front matter templates?

  • How to add content editors to the CMS portal?

Learn Forestry: A Git-Based CMS


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

8 Lectures
  • play icon Class introduction 00:56 00:56
  • play icon Prerequisites 01:29 01:29
  • play icon What is a CMS? 02:53 02:53
  • play icon What is Git? 02:58 02:58
  • play icon What is a static site? 04:47 04:47
  • play icon Creating a static site for this class 05:00 05:00
  • play icon What is Forestry? 03:27 03:27
  • play icon Connecting Forestry CMS 02:54 02:54
The basics
3 Lectures
Deep dive into front matter
4 Lectures
Deep dive into settings
3 Lectures
Additional use cases and conclusion
3 Lectures

Instructor Details

Clyde D'Souza

Clyde D'Souza

Software Engineer and Author


I'm Clyde. I'm a full-stack software engineer. I've also published a book titled Mama, Tell Me a Story which is available on all leading platforms. It's a collection of twelve short bedtime stories that parents will love reading to their kids over and over again.

In my spare time, I like to explore other interests like writing, teaching and I've also created many other projects in my spare time.

Happy learning!

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