Craft 3 rumblings.
News of the upcoming Craft 3 beta has been slipping out in Slack. I'd normally just give you links to go check out, but since I can't link to conversations in Slack, here's a quick summary.
Plugin developers will need to do some work to make plugins compatible with Craft 3, but if you're not a plugin developer, it sounds like you won't have to worry about syntax changes in your templates. There may be some tweaks that need to be made, but we'll find that out for sure when the beta is actually here.
Thinking about getting a jump on converting your plugins for Craft 3? Skip the currently live Dev Preview and wait for the actual Beta to come out because "the Beta will come with a big set of new breaking changes," according to Brandon.
There isn't a definitive date for the Craft 3 beta but it seems like it will be soon.
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Let's hit the links.
2017 Year in Preview: Technologies and Trends We Are Looking Forward To
The Craft Podcast discusses Craft CMS 3, Yii 2, the Craft plugin store, VueJS, Google AMP, and more.
Cooking up a Custom Commerce Experience for Barefoot Contessa
A Craft case study from the mothership.
fortrabbit: PHP as a Service
fortrabbit is hosting a new mindset. Launch your next Craft project on a hosting platform for a modern PHP. See it today, start a free trial.
Tools, tips, and fundamentals
Frontend Dev Best Practices for 2017
Andrew's quest continues...
Video: Page Builder in Live Preview Mode
Two of CraftCMS' best features are the Matrix fields and the Live Preview mode. Paired together, they offer a pretty compelling authoring experience.
Use Instagram Hashtags to Populate Content on Your Craft CMS Site
Jonathan from FortySeven Media has written up a blog post on how to get Pic Puller, the Craft plugin for Instagram, to selectively show only images with your chosen tags on your site. (Note: Pic Puller is a plugin I write and sell. I also happen to write this newsletter. Just wanted to be sure that's clear)
Perfecting your technique
Using PhpStorm with Vagrant / Homestead
How to set up PhpStorm with Vagrant / Homestead for local dev with Xdebug for Craft CMS or other PHP dev.
A review of SEOmatic
Sean Smith of Caffeine Creations reviews the SEOmatic plugin.
Work With Craft
Connecting businesses with Craft CMS experts. Sign up now to post a new job listing!
Craft Cache Clear
A Craft plugin that allows you to clear your cache outside of the control panel.
Sprout Fields Plugin
I seem to have missed mentioning this handy set of fields before. In it's latest update, Sprout Fields v2.1.1, it now has a new regular expression field which looks really handy.
Let your users like your Craft website's entries, assets and any other element.
Simple twig filter to return the key for a specific value within an array
Craft Commerce CP Tweaks
Use this Craft Commerce plugin to display the shipping method in the control panel orders table.
The Craft Advantage
See who's using Craft CMS
Pluginfactory.io's status update for what's working for Craft 3 so far.
Pluginfactory.io, a very handy tool, is being updated for Craft 3 development. This tweet is basically a status update on it's progress to 3.
It’s not Craft, but it’s interesting.
EQCSS • Element Query CSS
Scoped CSS, Meta-Selectors, Element Queries
A fullstack but simple mailserver (smtp, imap, antispam, antivirus, ssl...) using Docker.
This extension polyfills object-fit: cover and contain properties as also the object-position in non supporting browsers.