Craft is the Apple of my eye.
There has been quite a lot of Craft news since the last issue. Craft CMS made it's way into Apple's WWDC. Craft Commerce got a free plugin for selling digital products.
Plus, there's still time to get tickets to the online Craft conference, Craftini on Aug 5, 2016. The sessions look good for all skill levels.
This issue brings a new sponsor to the newsletter. Backup Pro makes automated (and manual, if you prefer) backups really easy. I use the plugin myself. Check it out and a big thank you to Backup Pro for sponsoring this issue.
Let's hit the links.
Publish Your Craft Content to Apple News
This project helped Craft CMS make it's way into Apple's WWDC this year.
Learn how to get your content into Apple News with the free plugin from Pixel & Tonic. (Hint: you build your actual article based on this file.)
This plugin makes it possible to sell licenses for digital products with Craft Commerce.
Work With Craft: A job board for Craft CMS professionals
This job board is just getting off the ground but sign up now to help get your next Craft project booked.
Although mentioned in issue #7, this guide has had an extensive update since then. What is it? It discusses how to "take a bare VPS (e.g. on Digital Ocean or Vultr) through to a speedy production ready Craft server in less than an hour."
Backup Pro adds simple, 1 click, file and database backup and database restoration. Store where you want, built for automation, and sleep securely at night once again.
Tools, tips, and fundamentals
Why we use Craft CMS: easy multi-language support
The Apartment walks through "a client project that needed the ability to support multiple different languages, dynamically."
Tips for Craft multilingual websites
Jérôme Coupé discusses multilingual Craft development.
Up and Running with Craft by Mijingo
This recently updated course covers the "basics you need to know to get started using Craft".
Perfecting your technique
Cache + pending post dates
Cache a list of entries with pending postDates and have it automatically invalidate the cache appropriately.
Code Review: Extending Twig with a new Tag and the MN Twig Perversion Plugin
Learn about extending Twig in this Code Review.
Pass content of system messages to HTML Email Template
Learn about setting up email templates in this Stack Exchange mentioned a couple weeks ago on Slack. Also, in that conversation this helpful Stack Exchange post about
emailKey was mentioned.
Pic Puller includes multi-user support
Pic Puller lets each Craft user have individual Instagram account access or, if you choose, users can share a single Instagram account across all users. The choice is up to you.
This powerful little plugin gives you the ability to upvote or downvote (a la Stack Overflow), or to even just "Like" something (a la Facebook).
Craft Froala Editor
If you're looking for a Redactor alternative you might want to check this out even though it's still a WIP. It's an implementation of the Froala Editor (license not included) for Craft CMS.
Zenbu for Craft
Zenbu for Craft is a powerful and customizable entry manager that allows users to view entry custom fields, entry ID, title, URL Title, categories, author, status, date, and more, all in one list. Search criteria can also be saved for easy retrieval later.
A Craft CMS plugin from Miranj that adds Twig filters to perform cryptographic operations.
Craft Query Log
This plug-in from Robert Sanchez shows a log of database queries in your front-end templates which can be helpful during development.
This plugin removes the All Entries item from Craft's Entries view and "Craft’s wonderful redirecting auto-magically takes you to the next available Section."
Control Panel Body Classes
The Craft Advantage
"What I always wanted a CMS to be and what I hoped a CMS could be."
We Love Craft CMS: Why You Should Too
"we have settled on Craft as our go to Content Management System"
It’s not Craft, but it’s interesting.