Happy Crafting in 2017
Hello fellow Craft aficionados. Happy New Year!
On this first day of 2017, I wanted to share some stats from 2016.
In 2016, Craft Link List shared 1009 links.
The top ten links, measured by how many unique clicks they generated, were:
- WordPress Revolution Slider Plugin Possible Cause
- macOS 10.12 Sierra Apache Setup: Multiple PHP Versions
- Dark and oversaturated images in Craft? - Craft Config Setting Docs
- Venveo's Craft Boilerplate
- Jake Dohm's Craft Gulp Boilerplate
- Responsive Image srcset Macro for Craft
- PHPStorm docs link in reference to adding Craft Twig Snippets to PHPStorm - (read the original post [here])(http://craftlinklist.com/issues/10?m=web#As7P1vm)
- Craft Usage Statistics
- The Official Page on Securing Craft
These are links shared and written by many of you that read Craft Link List, so thank you for doing that. Thanks for the feedback on the newsletter. If you write a Craft post this year, please drop me a line on Slack or by email.
Let's hit the links.
The State of Craft: End-of-2016 Edition
The official year in review from team Craft CMS.
Craft version 2.6.2957
There were 3 separate updates to Craft at the end of December, including one that patched a potential cross-site scripting vulnerability. Be sure you're sites are up to date.
Bootstrapped #80: Brandon Kelly (Part 1) – Founder and CEO of Craft CMS
Part one of an interview with Brandon Kelly about Craft CMS, politics, domains, and Pixel and Tonic.
Pic Puller: The Instagram plugin for Craft CMS
Pic Puller brings your Instagram media into Craft CMS. Full documentation and code samples get you up and running quickly.
Tools, tips, and fundamentals
Perfecting your technique
Starterkit for Craft CMS (Mutli Envs, Gulp, Bower and SASS/SCSS with Sourcemaps)
Modern SEO: Snake Oil vs. Substance
Andrew continues his string of great posts on development with a great one on the state of SEO.
Webtexttool for Craft CMS
Webtexttool helps you craft search engine friendly text on the fly. They've now got official support for their platform for Craft CMS with their new plugin.
Large Uploads beta
Fred Carlsen has a new plugin in beta to help you upload really large files with Craft.
Simple Popular Tags Plugin for Craft CMS.
This plugin provides recently viewed or favorited entries functionality to Craft.
Craft Published Event
A simple plugin to trigger an event when entries with future post dates becomes active.
It’s not Craft, but it’s interesting.
Andrew continues his quest to make us all better developers.
ShellCheck – shell script analysis tool
Go check yourself... or at least your shell script.
Hyper - a fancy schmancy terminal emulator.
"Computer, what is fancy schmancy?"
Monitoring the fail2ban log
This article was mentioned in Slack in December in a discussion about hardening a server against brute-force attacks. You might want to first read part one of the series though.
In the same discussion about brute-force attacks, this service was mentioned as another option for cloud-hosted log management.
A Better package.json for the Frontend
Grids on demand.