In the 238th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll introduce ProcessWire 3.0.120, hear what's new regarding the processwire.com rebuild project, introduce a new third party module TextformatterPageTitleLinks, and more. Read on!
Welcome to the 238th issue of ProcessWire Weekly!
We're going to kick this week's issue off by introducing ProcessWire 3.0.120 and checking out the latest news regarding the processwire.com website rebuild project. We've also got a brand new third party module called TextformatterPageTitleLinks to introduce, and also a list of recent highlights from the support forum.
Our latest site of the week belongs to a full service web design company called Solution Innovators. While we've featured their client projects here before, this is the first time – I think – that we've checked out their own website in detail.
Thanks to all of our readers for being here with us again, and as always, any feedback is most welcome – please don't hesitate to drop us a line if there's anything in your mind you'd like to share with us. Enjoy our latest issue and have a great weekend!
Latest core updates: ProcessWire 3.0.120 and another status update on the processwire.com rebuild project
In his latest blog post Ryan covers ProcessWire 3.0.120, talks a bit about his plans for releasing the next stable version of ProcessWire, and provides a lengthy status update on the progress of the processwire.com rebuild project. Here's a brief summary of the topics covered in the post:
- ProcessWire 3.0.120 is now available via the dev branch at GitHub. This update focuses primarily on resolving issue reports from GitHub as well as various other small improvements and optimizations.
- During the next week the focus will be on resolving any issues in the current dev branch that aren't present in the master branch, and then releasing ProcessWire 3.0.121, the first release candidate for our next master version.
- New processwire.com website has progressed on a steady pace, and now the main site is nearly fully built out. The post includes loads of brand new screenshots of the current design, so be sure to check it out for details!
- One area of focus for the past week has been the site search. This has been identified as a problem on the old site, and the new search feature is a major update: it has built-in live search, results are grouped by content type, there are content-specific custom sub-search-features, and so on.
For more details, visit the latest post by Ryan at the processwire.com blog. The post is a relatively short read, but it features plenty of screenshots from the current, still work-in-progress processwire.com website, complete with detailed explanations regarding where and why you'd end up in specific view, and how it should work.
Weekly forum highlights, tutorials, and other online resources
Here we've got a collection of support forum highlights and other useful and/or interesting resources. As always please let us know if there's anything important we've missed so that we can include it in one of our future issues.
- First highlight for this week is a case story from schwarzdesign, discussing the process of relaunching the website of design business expert Joachim Kobuss. As far as case stories go, this one is loaded with details: features of the site, modules used, specific optimization and layout needs and how they were solved, and even a complete PasswordProtectedPage class used for protecting parts of the site.
- Next we have a very interesting project called Solidwire Language. Solidwire is a CSS type (pseudo) language drawing inspiration from other languages – such as C, UML, Markdown, and so on – created as a tool for documenting Processwire's hierarchies and relationships. Very technical, but definitely something to check out if you're working on a large scale ProcessWire project.
- Moving on to weekly tips and tricks, Bernhard recently posted a nice little guide for setting up specific permissions for subpages of a Process module. This week there's also a new tutorial from user Gadgetto on how to set up a language switcher for a ProcessWire website, and one more from Bernhard on how to submit pull requests for the ProcessWire core. So much great stuff to learn!
- Finally, the German language pack for ProcessWire has a new maintainer. Since the GitHub repository of the language pack has also changed and includes branches for both the stable (master) and dev versions of ProcessWire, I'd recommend anyone using ProcessWire in German to check the post out for more details. Big thanks to Jens Martsch for stepping up and taking over this role!
If you're interested in ProcessWire news, discussions, and updates, there's always something going on at the support forum. Since we're only able to include a tiny selection of all that in our weekly updates, head down to the forum for more.
Site of the week: si.design, the home of Solution Innovators
Our latest site of the week belongs to Solution Innovators – a Connecticut based company specializing in website development and IT support.
Solution Innovators are a full service web design and development company: they provide everything a client needs to get a web site up and running, starting from the initial discovery phase, moving on to design and development, and finally hosting and continuous support. They also provide a so-called BYOS plan, where a client can move an existing site to Solution Innovators, and they'll take care of it from that point on.
The design of the Solution Innovators website is quite interesting. While it definitely has a modern look, at the same time there's this unconventional, almost old-fashioned vibe about it. You just don't really see this type of design, curves and all, too often in modern web sites – and that's one of the reasons why it feels so refreshing. The performance of the site is also top notch – moving from page to page feels almost instantaneous.
Thanks to Solution Innovators for sharing their own site with us! We've featured plenty of their client projects before, and it's great to finally have their own site as our site of the week as well.
Stay tuned for our next issue
That's it for the 238th issue of ProcessWire Weekly. We'll be back with more news, updates, and content Saturday, 8th of December. 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!