The Craft community reacts to COVID, plus Craft news, tips, plugins and more.

Hello Craft friends. I hope this finds you doing well.

The pandemic is affecting all of our lives, so of course, it impacts the Craft community. In Top Stories, you'll see updated Dot All timelines and offers of free licenses available to devs building projects to help out those affected by COVID. We've also got an issue full of updates, tips and more.

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-John Morton

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Top Stories

Update on Dot All: extensions and refund news

As this issue was wrapping up, I heard from Leah who's putting together Dot All. She said, "We've extended the Dot All early-bird discount, and we will be offering refunds if we have to cancel the event. We're also extending the call for speaker deadline."

You can see on the Dot All site that the early bird pricing is now available until May 1. The Call for Speaker extension date is now May 8, 2020.

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Free licenses for COVID19 response

I’ve seen several offers from Craft developers to help in the fight by offering free licenses for Craft-based projects related to COVID response.

Developers, if I’ve missed your plugin, please Tweet about it and send a link to the link submission page.

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Tools, tips, and fundamentals

API endpoints for Craft Releases

You may have seen the page on Github showing the Craft releases.

There is an API endpoint for this information that Brandon shared on Discord that you might find useful:

Here are some examples of how you can query the endpoint.

What does the %5E mean in that last link? It makes the contents URL-encoded.

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Lead Generation Emails

The topic of lead generation emails came up in Discord. There have been a few posts floating around talking about the "magic" emails. Here are links to the 3 that came up last week. Two of the links shared the same title. Whadda ya gonna do? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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