Craft CMS takes no holiday
The Craft CMS Slack request page has a bit of news about the health of Craft. The Craft Slack community has now tipped over the 7000 members mark. So much for a lazy end to Summer. (Well, Summer in half of the world at least.)
We've got another issue of tips, plugins and other Craft CMS news in this issue. I see different people gearing up for DotAll later this month as well. It's going to be a busy season.
Let's hit the links.
Introduction to Element Queries
As mentioned on Twitter, the Craft team has rewritten the Element Queries documentation. This is part of an ongoing effort to make the Craft documentation best in class. Good docs make for a better dev experience. Nice work.
Craft 3.0.22 released
Craft 3.0.22 is now the current release, but Craft 3.0.21, also released since the previous issue, added the following worth note:
Most element query parameters can now be set to ['not', 'X', 'Y'], as a shortcut for ['and', 'not X', 'not Y’].
Craft CMS Partners Page
The Craft partners page is live.
Element Queries documentation gets a big update
The documentation for Craft has been getting a lot of attention recently. The Craft team announced the Element Queries have gotten some love now too.
Some Neo news related to Craft 3.
There are many Neo fans out there so this should be some welcome news.
Pic Puller: The Instagram plugin for Craft CMS 2 & 3
Pic Puller brings your Instagram media into Craft CMS with one-click authorization. Full documentation and code samples get you up and running quickly. Learn more at picpuller.com or find it in the plugin store in your Craft 3 control panel.
Tools, tips, and fundamentals
Craft CLI setup wizard gets MAMP-specific attention
If MAMP is your favorite flavor for local development, these changes should make your life a bit easier.
Filter expressions in Twig
Andrew giving tips. Always.
Plugin I created is asking for a license key
Call me by your other name.
Check up on and be notified of all your updates, plugins and licenses on Craft CMS sites.
About “missing” plugins
h/t Ryan Masuga on Twitter
VScode Tailwind CSS
Tailwind CSS class name completion for VS Code.
Craft CMS 3 Plugins — Our favorites
Some from the Craft CMS 2 plugins are gone. Some new plugins come with Craft CMS 3.
F-Bar. Manage your Laravel Forge servers from your menubar
I use this too. There is also an iOS app version.
CSV to JSON
Online tool to convert your CSV or TSV formatted data to JSON.
Oni - Modern Modal Editing
Another text editor enters the ring.
Perfecting your technique
Plugin Licenses | Craftnet API Documentation
Ever need to generate a license for a plugin you wrote yourself? Check this page in the docs. (Also check out the next entry in the newsletter.)
Craftnet CLI: A CLI for the Craftnet API.
Ever need to generate a license for a plugin you wrote yourself? Now you have a command line interface. That's handy.
Comments Plugin now available for Craft 3
Take control over comments for your site, by having them sit alongside your content.
Seeder for Craft 3 from Studio Espresso
Placeholder content made easy.
Patrol for Craft 3
Maintenance Mode and SSL Routing for Craft 3
Entry Relations Manager
Keep track of relations to entries. See which entries are safe to delete, and easily replace entry relations.
This plugin provides all the necessary means to run Craft Elements as Yii2 fixtures.
Craft fortrabbit Object Storage Driver
This is an external storage driver for Imager that uploads your Imager transforms to fortrabbit's object storage. Object Storage is an AWS S3 compatible storage type, so the plugin utilizes the same S3 client as Imager's AWS storage does.
Digital Download plugin for Craft CMS 3
Provide secure digital download links to your files.
The plugin formerly known as "Language Link" is now available for Craft 3. What does it do?
This plugin provides an easy way to switch between sites on your website. Regardless of which page you are currently on, you will be linked to the same page in its parallel site.
The Craft Advantage
A Signal in the Static
TJ Fogarty built his site and Craft but decided to move to a static site generator instead. Why am I posting this in the section called "The Craft Advantage" then? It turns out Craft's Element API made the transport of the data between systems a breeze.
Ultimately, there are many options to build things and having the right tool for the job is key. The Element API makes using Craft an option to try even if you ultimately go somewhere else.
It’s not Craft, but it’s interesting.
devMode.fm takes on the jam.
Rate card by Louder Than Ten
Setting your company rates can be difficult without knowing your targets. Use this handy tool to create rates that work for your company based on your desired size, revenue, expenses, and number of full time employees.
Conversations on the art of creative entrepreneurship.
Is my site down?
Create and maintain your own man pages so you can remember how to do stuff.
A collection of all things web, because my memory sucks and so does yours.
A curated list of amazingly awesome PHPStorm plugins, resources and other shiny things.