ProcessWire Weekly #406

In the 406th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll cover the latest ProcessWire highlights from the forum and the web, and more. Read on!

Welcome to the latest issue of ProcessWire Weekly! In this week's issue we'll check out some recent forum highlights and other ProcessWire highlights, and introduce a brand new site of the week belonging to a Slovenian independent magazine.

This week we've got a slightly shorter issue than usual, since (just like Ryan mentioned in his weekly update last week) this has been a vacation week over there, which means that for this issue we don't have any new core updates to report. We expect to be back in full swing by next week in this area, so stay tuned for that.

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!

Weekly forum highlights and other online resources

For this week we've gathered a list of support forum highlights and other useful and hopefully 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 of all we'd like to highlight a module that seems to be a newcomer in GitHub, though the changelog dates back to 2020: ProcessPolls by Christoph "Kixe" Thelen. This module is introduced as a survey and voting tool for ProcessWire. There's a lengthy README file in the GitHub repository, so check it out for more details!
  • Another new acquaintance for us is FormProcessor, which is also a module from Christoph Thelen. FormProcessor works as a stand-alone form tool, but is also a dependency for ProcessPolls (which uses this module to collect data). Be sure to visit the GitHub repository to check this module out in more detail.
  • While we're on the topic of newly found modules, we might as well mention add-on module that we've just come across: GraphQLFieldtypeGeocoder is included with FieldtypeGeocoder, providing integration with the popular GraphQL module for ProcessWire, ProcessGraphQL. GraphQLFieldtypeGeocoder also seems like a nice example in case you'd like to add GraphQL support for a custom fieldtype.
  • Next up we've got an introduction and tutorial from Horst regarding deprecation warnings generated by PHP. While we definitely don't want to suggest anyone to just ignore deprecation warnings, Horst does make a very good point about them being more a heads-up about a change in a future version rather than something that demands instant action. Plenty of good information here, so check it out!
  • Last but not least, if you're like us and enjoy a good case story, there's a new one from marketing agency ideenKiND, in which they cover the website of the German handball club Die Eulen Ludwigshafen. Check the case story out for more details, including some wireframes and mockups!

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: Časnik IndiJanez

Our latest site of the week is that of Časnik IndiJanez — a free magazine maintained by a small Slovenian company.

IndiJanez is built on the foundation of free flow of information, independent reporting, and openness to different opinions, beliefs, and diverse content. As an independent publication they aim to be open and uncensored. They also publish a printed magazine, and even go as far as recommend readers to make copies and distribute it further.

The IndiJanez website has a very newsletter-y design, to the point where each article is divided into columns and pretty much everything is by default in black and white, with color only visible on focus or hover. As curious as the design looks, the site is actually quite enjoyable to read, and the sticky article lists etc. are a nice little touch as well.

As for behind the scenes details, the front-end of this site is based on the Bootstrap front-end framework, and some of the third party modules we could spot here include the popular caching and minification solution AIOM+, and the commercial Pro module FormBuilder from Ryan.

Big thanks to Roych for sharing this project with us, and our congratulations and best wishes to the client, Časnik IndiJanez — the site is looking really nice, and the articles seemed quite interesting as well!

Stay tuned for our next issue

That's it for the 406th issue of ProcessWire Weekly. We'll be back with more news, updates, and content Saturday, 26th of February. 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!

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