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Craft releaseapalooza: Craft 3.1, Commerce 2, Commerce Lite, and the New Craft Plugin Store.

What happens in mid-January? If you’re talking about Craft CMS, the answer is everything. What’s new exactly? (Details are in this issue's Top Stories section.)

  • Craft 3.1
  • Commerce 2
  • Commerce Lite
  • The new Craft Plugin Store (featuring Plugin Editions)

If that’s not enough, it’s also the time of year to make plans for the rest of the year. How are you going to continue developing your skills? How are you going to get away to someplace fun in the process? Here are a few suggestions.

On Feb 5 head to Australia for Dot One Australia. How does April 3-5 in New Orleans sound? Peers Conference heads to the Big Easy, while not Craft-specific, expect lots of Craft-related conversation. DotAll 2019 will be in Montreal. There is no announced date yet, but it's set to be the biggest Craft event of the year.

Thank you to this issue’s sponsors.

Dot One Australia in Melbourne is February 5, 2019. Get your ticket.

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Let’s hit the links.

-John Morton

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A sampling of Standard Agreements

I'm mentioned previously how amazing the shoptalk channel is in the Craft Slack group. (Not a member, get your invite for free here.)

Recently one of the group members has made the transition to working independently. That means you need contracts that an agency would have typically taken care of. The group came up with a variety of sample contracts and a link to a podcast episode on the subject. (FYI, you'll probably still want a lawyer to be sure you're doing things right.)

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