Crafting your way into summer.
From my vantage point, we're headed into summer. That means focusing on anything tech becomes more difficult when it's so nice to be outdoors. Never fear. We've got your Craft-inspired beach-reading, Craft updates, coding tips, plugins and more.
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Enough talk. Let's hit the beach... I mean, the links.
Craft 2 gets several security fixes
Craft 2.6.2984 and 2.6.2985 have come out since the previous issue. Get to updating.
Statement on Reasons 2, Matrix and Craft 3
The reason for no Reasons in Craft 3.
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Tools, tips, and fundamentals
The Guide to Craft CMS Development
Ryan Masuga has published an ebook with lots of Craft CMS know-how between the virtual covers. He's offering Craft List List readers a 15% discount until July 15 too. Just say the secret word. No, not "swordfish"... "craftlinklist".
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Security Concerns in Craft CMS
Ben Croker, creator of the Sherlock plugin, talks security in Craft. The specific issue he addresses was fixed but it's good to know these things.
PHP Tools for Visual Studio
Add PHP support to Microsoft Visual Studio.
Perfecting your technique
Static Page Caching with Craft CMS
Get the best of both worlds with static HTML generator performance on the frontend, and a content editor friendly db-based backend.
Laravel Mix in a non-Laravel project
Interested in Craft (of course!) and Webpack (yes!), Start your reading.
Text Alignment plugin for Redactor II
The default install of Redactor II, the rich-text field for Craft, doesn't have alignment options available by default, but you add them with this plugin. Also check this out Redactor Inline Styles plugin for Craft CMS.
Calendar is the most powerful event management and calendaring plugin on the market for Craft. The intuitive drag & drop interface and powerful, flexible templating offers up both power and simplicity, giving you a variety of options to satisfy your calendaring needs. Calendar also allows you to create events with complex recurring event rules and exclusions, as well as unlimited calendar groups and layouts. On sale now for only $69!
Craft Cookie Consent
Adds a Cookie Consent popup to Craft. Just click yes and move along.
This plugin adds "Activate account" permissions so that non-admins can activate users.
Craft3 FastCGI Cache Bust
Bust the Nginx FastCGI Cache when entries are saved or created.
The Craft Advantage
It’s not Craft, but it’s interesting.
Splitting Up A Git Repository
Mijingo has posted another helpful lesson Git. Although Mijingo has advertised their Git course on Craft Link List in the past, this isn't an ad, just a link taking you to some great content.
The Imposter's Handbook
Recommended in Slack. I'm reading it now.
Create badass, fluid and smooth transition between your website's pages.
Charles Web Debugging Proxy
Charles is an HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet. This includes requests, responses and the HTTP headers (which contain the cookies and caching information).
Webpack 3: Official Release
I thought the only 3 we were waiting on was Craft 3. I was wrong.