The 182nd issue covers ProcessWire 3.0.82, AdminThemeUikit version 17, Field Save + Add New admin helper module, and more. Read on!
In this issue we'll take a closer look at the latest core and admin theme updates, run a new weekly poll, and introduce a very handy admin helper module from Robin Sallis. For the site of the week section we've found a real gem, so be sure to check it out too.
Last week we briefly mentioned that some minor changes based on the feedback we've received would make their way to the weekly.pw site soon. One of those changes has, in fact, been around for a few days now: a new site search feature. It's nothing fancy by any means, but will hopefully make finding old content from the site a bit easier.
More weekly.pw updates are on their way, but more about those in our future issues. In the meantime if you'd like a suggest a new feature or some sort of change that would make the whole experience better, please don't hesitate to drop us a note. Thanks!
Latest core updates: ProcessWire 3.0.82 and AdminThemeUikit version 17
This week's core updates were covered by Ryan in a support forum thread instead of a full-blown blog post. The latest version of the dev branch, 3.0.82, doesn't introduce any major new features apart from the Repeater support added to the Field import/export feature, but rather focuses on covering issues reported via GitHub.
In other news our new Uikit powered admin theme, AdminThemeUikit, has also received some updates this week. According to Ryan AdminThemeUikit may in fact end up in the core as soon as next week, so stay tuned for that. All in all it would be a major upgrade for our admin experience, and as such definitely something to look forward to!
If you're already using the dev branch, ProcessWire 3.0.82 is a recommended update, as it fixes a number of smaller issues. If you have any comments or questions regarding this week's core updates, feel free to check out the related support forum thread.
Weekly poll: should ProcessWire's admin aim to become a single-page application?
This week's poll has it's roots in a discussion on our support forum that started from a simple question about whether ProcessWire has any intention of moving away from jQuery, and then sort of evolved into a wider discussion about whether it would be worth it moving on to a whole different type of framework – such as Vue or React.
Not everyone has the time to follow each and every discussion on the forum, so this is your chance to speak up: do you think that ProcessWire's admin backend would benefit from a shift to a different type of framework, becoming a kind of a SPA – a single-page application – in the process?
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Please be aware that this is just a question, and for the time being we've got absolutely no plans to make any sharp turns in this regard. Nevertheless, it's good to listen to what people have to say, and that's what these weekly polls are all about – amirite?
Feel free to check out the poll archive for results of our earlier polls. All suggestions for future polls are more than welcome too. Thanks in advance for both your answer here and any additional suggestions or feedback you might have!
New module: Field Save + Add New
Field Save + Add New is yet another tiny helper module authored by Robin Sallis. This module, in a nutshell, adds a new "Save + Add New" button to the field editor:
When saving a field using using the "Save + Add New" button, you're automatically taken to a blank field editor screen, and can start adding another field. Obviously not a huge deal by any means, but this can shave a few clicks away from your workflow every now and then, so I'd say that it's a welcome addition.
Site of the week: Ladies Lounge 18
So, first things first: obviously the site looks really nice. The design is modern, and while the site boasts a relatively simple structure, a number of bold design decisions that make it stand out, and the whole Uikit powered experience works equally well on both mobile and desktop devices.
Another great thing about this site in particular is that we also get to peek behind the scenes thanks to a rather informative Medium article authored by Noël Bossart. In the article he includes both technical and design details about the site, but also sheds light on the process that led to choosing ProcessWire as the platform to build this site upon in the first place.
Though we'd rather let Noël speak for himself, some of the keywords mentioned in the article include multi-language support, front-end editing, and dynamic permissions –and there's also a pretty solid (albeit perhaps a tiny bit opinionated) comparison of a bunch of different open source content management systems / frameworks.
Thanks to Noël Bossart and the ICF Church for trusting ProcessWire and sharing this site with us. For anyone reading this: don't forget to check out aforementioned Medium post for more details – it's absolutely worth a few minutes of your time.
Stay tuned for our next issue
That's it for the 182nd issue of ProcessWire Weekly. We'll be back with more news, updates, and content Saturday, 11th of November. As always, ProcessWire newsletter subscribers will get our updates a few days later.
Thanks for staying with us, once again. Hope you've had a great and productive week, and don't forget to check out the ProcessWire forums for more interesting topics. Until next week, happy hacking with ProcessWire!