If starting a new project, we recommend using the latest major version, Apostrophe 3. See the A3 documentation for more information.
# ApostropheCMS Documentation
Our tutorials cover everything you need to know to get started as an Apostrophe developer. Everyone should start here. Our tutorials are progressive, so you can learn as you go. The Getting Started tutorial is a good place to get started.
# Getting Started
The "getting started" tutorials are written for developers who are new to Apostrophe. They will walk you through the process of getting your environment set up and creating a basic website.
# Core Concepts
The Core Concepts tutorials go through each feature of Apostrophe that you need to understand to build a webite. They will help you get more comfortable with Apostrophe and node.js.
Practical examples of these concepts are illustrated in the Open Musuem project, a fully featured Apostrophe site (opens new window). You can access the code (opens new window) or try a live demo (opens new window).
# Advanced Development
Advanced Development dives deepers into the features of Apostrophe and the concepts behind it to provide the knowledge and tools you need to build dynamic, responsive sites.
DevOps covers all you need to know to deploy and configure Apostrophe for a production environment.
The HOWTOs cover miscellaneous topics including development, configuration, and customization.
# What's the right level for me?
If you're brand new to Apostrophe, go to Getting Started first to learn how to deploy Apostrophe locally for development and testing, and how to create a project. Once you have Apostrophe set up, Core Concepts will help you get a good grasp on Apostrophe's tools. After that, you can dig deeper with Advanced Development or get ready for production with DevOps.
# Additional Topics
After you learn the ins and outs of Apostrophe, you'll still have questions, and need more information or references for various Apostrophe components. The remaining sections include the reference and glossary sections.
# Module Reference
Our module reference provides complete coverage of Apostrophe's modules and their related object types. Each module provides a particular feature, often including both front and back end code.
Working with Apostrophe, there are a lot of a terms and ideas to keep track of. If you need a quick reference or come across an unfamiliar term, check the glossary for a detailed explanation. Read the Glossary
# Core Server
apos object on the server orchestrates the whole dance. Learn about the core
# Core Browser
The browser has an
apos object too. tying it all together. Learn about the core