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BoltWire is a content management system developed by Dan Vis.

It's innovative architecture combined with best in class forms processing gives you complete control over every aspect of how your site works.

BoltWire doesn't just let you change content--it lets you change the engine itself right through your browser!


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Version 5.11 Released
May 26, 2016

Big Changes Coming Soon...
April 28, 2016

Catching Up
April 6, 2016



Other Sites

Here's some other sites by Dan Vis:

Alexa Echoes
Join my adventures developing for Amazons exciting new voice platform.

Firefly Spot
Personal rambling about new gadgets, technology news, and space travel.

FAST Missions
My ministry hub, with news and updates about our online school.

You can follow him at www.danvis.info.

Catching Up

Posted April 6, 2016
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Just wanted to post a quick update on what has been happening at BoltWire.

For the most part, not much! Version 5.10 came out mid-February. After that I took an extended vacation to Washington state, where my daughter was finishing up her BA. Thrilled to have her back home again!

Since coming back, I've been busy catching up with life here in Illinois, and getting ready for an upcoming trip to Asia. Don't anticipate being able to do much more with Boltwire till May at the earliest!

Happy to say, however, I haven't heard a single bug report or feature request during all this time. Seems BoltWire is working great. I know all my sites are purring along just fine!

I did accomplish two things however. First I decided to do some tinkering with Amazon's new developer tools for Alexa, its voice assistant. It was surprizingly easy to use, and my first skill (app) was running in hours. In fact it is being processed for certification as I type these words. Hope to hear back from them soon.

My next skill will be a bit more complex, allowing me to login to a BoltWire site and retrieve custom user information upon authentication. I have a specific use case in mind, but if all goes well, I envision generalizing the code just a bit more to make an easy to use Alexa-BoltWire plugin and make it available to others.

To document my adventures with this new platform, I created a brand new blog called Alexa Echoes. It was a bit of an experiment to see how much social media I could incorporate and it quickly exceeded my expectations. In fact, I liked the design so much--I decided to update the BoltWire site to use that skin and style. If you frequent our site, you've probably noted some changes already.

Among other things, there's a completely revamped blog archives module, simpler blog pagenames, facebook comments, and updated icons. You also notice significantly minimalized navigation. Once I get the blog running how I want, I plan to zip it all up and make it available to others as well.

So much for the latest news. Feel free to leave comments below about the new changes to our site!


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About the Author

Dan Vis is intrigued with tomorrow. He is a speaker, author, and developer. Here, he writes about gadgets, online learning, space travel, and the future in general.

He is the creator of BoltWire, a paradigm-busting CMS. He suspects Alexa may be a turning point in technology and blogs about it at AlexaEchoes. He stays busy at FAST Misions, where he operates an online school with students from around the world.

You can learn more here: www.danvis.info.