A Craft CMS colloquium + the customary collection of tips & plugins.
We have big news this issue with the announcement of Dot All. It's the official gathering (or, colloquium, if you want to sound fancy) in Portland, Oregon, put on by the makers of Craft CMS. Of course you'd find that announcement in Craft Link List, but Dot All is also sponsoring this issue. (Thanks!)
What else is happening? Craft Commerce is getting lots of attention in the plug-in department. Be sure to check the Pluggerd In section below. There are a few Webpack posts as well in the issue. Webpack is a popular topic in the Craft Slack right now.
The Craft Advantage section has some pieces of interest as well. Seeing how our fellow developers talk about Craft helps each of us hone our pitch to our own clients. Thanks for sharing these. If you post one, please drop me a line about it.
Let's hit the links.
Dot All: The Official Craft CMS Developer Conference
Level up your skills and make new friends at the inaugural Craft CMS developer conference.
Portland, OR. October 22-23
Craft NYC Meetup with Craft CEO Brandon Kelly
If you're near NYC, drop in!
Dot All: The inaugural Craft developers conference.
Craft CMS is excited to announce Dot All, a two-day conference for Craft developers. Dot All is taking place on October 22nd and 23rd in Portland, Oregon and will feature a Craft 3 workshop led by Ryan Irelan of Mijingo, a plugin development lab with the entire Craft dev team, and a full day of sessions relevant to Craft and web development. Learn more and grab your ticket at dotall.com. We hope to see you in October!
Tools, tips, and fundamentals
How to Switch PHP Version in Laravel Valet between PHP7.1 and PHP5.6
This is a Gist Bryan Garrant shared recently for quick changing between PHP versions in Laravel Valet.
Perfecting your technique
Interacting with SVG image files using Twig
This isn't Craft-specific but all-things-Twig are by default.
VueJS ❤️ Craft CMS - Single Page App: logging in to Craft
Logging into Craft from the frontend of the site with Vue. Also, check out the source files. Want more of the same? Check out all the posts in this series here.
Logging in your Craft 3 Plugin
If you authored a plugin for Craft 2, you might wonder how to log messages in your Craft 3 plugin. You no longer use a plugin specific logging function, like
MyPlugin::log(). Instead rely on these options:
In Slack, Brandon said, "We dropped support for plugin-specific log files in Craft 3, since we wouldn't be able to include them in the Debug Toolbar's Logs panel (plus the Debug Toolbar makes it easy to filter down to just a specific plugin's logs via the category thing)"
It's just a little 'Baukasten' or Boilerplate for your next Craft CMS or Prototyping Project.
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.
Marketplace for Craft
A fully-stocked multi-vendor solution for Craft Commerce that allows you to provide a rich selling experience to end users whilst providing an intuitive hassle-free management interface for vendors. (Looks impressive.)
UPS Shipping Rates
Add UPS shipping methods and live rates to Craft Commerce.
Craft FB Pixel
Integrate Facebook Pixel with Craft Commerce.
FFFields - "develop" branch
Josh Angell mentioned this plugin in Slack last week. This is a link the "develop" branch because this is just a WIP plugin. It may help you get your Craft fields on the front end of your site if that's what you need to do.
Craft Color Swatches Plugin
Craft has a built-in color field that lets you choose any color you want, but "there are times when we only want a user to choose from a select number of colors." Viget has a plugin for that scenario.
Craft3 fields updated with Gender field
Craft fields has been mentioned before, but it now includes a non-binary gender field. Bravo.
Superbig gives you some super random goodies. For example, if you need a unique key, you've now got this plugin.
Video preview of CraftCMS Migration Plugin
Derrick Grigg posted a WIP video of an upcoming CraftCMS Migration Plugin for Craft 3. He posted a video WIP of the Craft 2 version as well. Looks promising.
Social Login plugin for Craft CMS
Allow your visitors to social login and register to your Craft website using their favorite web service.
The Craft Advantage
Why We Use Craft CMS
Nzime shares their take on why Craft "is something special, it's the most flexible CMS I have ever worked with."
Craft CMS Is Flexible Content Management
How are you promoting Craft to your clients? Here's how A Bright Umbrella does is.
It’s not Craft, but it’s interesting.
Learn regex the easy way
Everyone needs some regex now and then.
CSS and Scalability
Andrew Welch pointed out this article in Slack last week.
What is a Bash Script?
Bash Scripting Tutorial in 8 parts. With great power comes great responsibility.