A look back at the past year and what’s coming in this new one.
Craft CMS had five releases since our last issue—now at 3.7.27—with convenient enhancements for color field data and images, accessibility improvements, and a smattering of bug fixes and refinements.
Craft Commerce got four releases since our last issue, currently at 126.96.36.199. These were mostly bug fixes, with the minimum Craft CMS version bumped to 3.7.25.
Conditional Fields Headed to Craft 4
Brandon offered a sneak peek at a much-requested feature that’ll ship with Craft 4.
New: Craft CMS and Craft Commerce Events Pages
Each got a brand new Events pages with exhaustive, searchable events and an event code generator:
Craft CMS Developer Benchmark 2021
Matt Ellis published Honcho’s unofficial Craft developer survey results from 242 developers across 33 countries.
pluginfactory.io Almost Six Years Old!
As discussed on devMode.fm, Andrew may retire it when Craft 4 rolls out.
Craft CMS Stack Exchange Drops Beta Tag
The Craft CMS Stack Exchange finally ditched its beta tag!
Carefully developed and meticulously refined over 5 years!
Freeform is the most intuitive and reliable form building plugin for Craft! The elegant form builder has been expertly designed to minimize mileage on your mouse. Effortlessly create simple or complex multi-page forms, choose from a wide variety of field types, and connect your forms to popular API integrations. Templating is easy and highly customizable. Try it today and see why more people choose Freeform over any other form plugin.
Tools, tips, and fundamentals
How To Run Craft CMS On Amazon Lambda
A wonderfully-thorough guide to running Craft on AWS Lambda.
Editor’s note: we missed this in May, and those responsible for including it in the CLL have been frowned at severely by the editorial board.
- CraftQueston Call 35: 12 Things We Learned in 2021: Ryan clearly had fun editing an intro for this insightful retrospective discussion.
- CraftQuest Development Workflow: Ryan walks through his CraftQuest development workflow like Bob Ross walks you through a painting.
- I’m Tired of Keeping Up With New Stuff!: Ryan and Andrew discuss motivation and burnout.
- How to Troubleshoot a Database Connection Issue: Ryan and Andrew talk troubleshooting database connection issues without once mentioning this article.
- Deprecating Twig Templates and Template Blocks: Ryan deprecates Twig templates and blocks using the deprecated tag and a DIY version.
- Starter Code for Craft CMS: Code examples and boilerplate projects using Docker, DDEV and example Twig templates.
- Control Flow in Twig: Course on the fundamentals of control flow in Twig.
Andrew Vite.js Spree
More love for Craft + Vite.js combos:
YOLO Developer Life Hack
Ben Croker shared an alarmingly-intense shell alias for updating Craft.
remarry Twig Filter
A Craft CMS Twig Filter that prevents paragraph text widows in plain text and complex HTML user-supplied content.
Ceneo Xml Feed Pro
The products XML feed for Ceneo.pl.
Mulesoft mailer adapter for Craft 3.
Get Social Share Links for pages and posts.
Fetches recent tweets and allows you to style them in your twig templates. Compatible with Guzzle 7 and Twitter API v2.0.
Display icons linking to your social profiles.
Testimonials slider is a simple plugin for demonstrating feedback of your clients on your own site.
Add your public facebook page feed to your Craft CMS site.
Craft CMS membership with Stripe.
Built on Craft
Craft CMS + Next.js.
By Mutual: Craft CMS + Next.js.
Pirmin Henseler 🇨🇭
By Tells Söhne: Craft CMS + Barba.js.
By Studio Birdsall: Craft CMS + Craft Commerce.
PCD Parts 🇬🇧
By Amasci Creative: Craft CMS + Craft Commerce.
STAY Magazine 🇨🇦
By Simplicate: WordPress → Craft CMS.
New Haven Independent
By Smartpill Design: ExpressionEngine 1 → Craft CMS 3 multi-site with 10+ years of entries.
Prospect Law 🇬🇧
By hallmarkdesign: Craft CMS + Sprig.
Design by Gabriel Faucon: Craft CMS + Nuxt.
It’s not Craft, but it’s interesting.
devMode.fm: Hype for Hyperscript
Ben Croker hosts a discussion about Hyperscript.
A Response To "Have Single-Page Apps Ruined the Web?"
Ben Croker recommended reading htmx’s response to a talk Rich Harris gave on whether SPA’s are ruining the web.
CSS-Tricks Reaction to Dock Life: Using Docker for All The Things!
Speaking of responses to things, Chris Coyier published a brief reaction to Andrew’s Dock Life: Using Docker for All The Things!.
A configurable set of attributes that can be assigned to inline redactor links.