A Craft CMS grab bag: tips, plugins and more.
Welcome to Craft Link List 106. There is no dominant theme for the issue. It’s the usual collection of Craft tips, plugins, and web dev tips. My hope is that you find a few things that are useful.
We have news on Feed Me, a tip on uploading assets from the front-end of your Craft site, a Twig bundler from Andrew, Imager dying and then rising from the ashes, and much more.
On a personal note, I've mentioned the end of my Instagram plugin, Pic Puller, in the newsletter previously. Since the end of the API the plugin uses is right around the corner, on March 2, 2020, there's a link to that Facebook post about the end of the API included in the issue.
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Feed Me and the Future
An interesting discussion about the Feed Me plugin came up in Discord since the previous issue. For a bit of history, the Feed Me plugin is a first-party plugin that was previously a third-party plugin. Importing data was important enough to the Craft team that it made sense to bring it inhouse.
The recent discussion was around the future development of Feed Me. The Craft team doesn’t expect any significant changes to Feed Me “beyond rolling importing into Craft CMS,” according to Brandon. Native importing will be built on top of Graph QL mutations, which is a big upcoming project. If you rely on Feed Me there will be some sort of upgrade path, but it might not be “automatic,” but there will be one.