ProcessWire Weekly #486

In the 486th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll check out what's new in the core this week, introduce a new third party admin style module, and more. Read on!

Welcome to the latest issue of ProcessWire Weekly! In this week's issue we've got a few core updates to share, we'll take a quick peek at a brand-new third party module called Admin Style Chroma, and — as always — we'll also highlight a new site of the week.

Thanks to all of our readers for being here with us again, and as always, any feedback is most welcome. Don't hesitate to drop us a line if there's anything in your mind that you'd like to share with us. Enjoy our latest issue and have a great weekend!

Latest core updates

As Ryan explains in his latest weekly update, since the launch of a new master version of the core, the focus has been primarily on minor fixes and optimizations — i.e. taking care of any issue reports popping up, and so on.

The launch itself has been smooth so far, with no notable problems so far, and thus (in case you've been holding up updating to the latest stable version) this would be a good time to do that. In case you do run into issues while or after updating, please let us know by submitting an issue via the processwire-issues repository at GitHub.

According to Ryan there may be a smaller release pretty soon, with primarily bug fixes and minor optimizations, before we get back to major updates, merging pull requests, and digging into ideas submitted via the processwire-requests repository. As always if you have something in mind that you'd like to see in the core, don't hesitate to drop in and submit a new feature request!

That's all for our core updates section this week. Be sure to also check out the weekly update from Ryan at the support forum!

New module: Admin Style Chroma

Admin Style Chroma is a brand-new third party ProcessWire module created by Jacob Gorny. In a nutshell this module provides a user interface for customizing both the colors and the typography of the default admin theme, Admin Theme UIkit.

This module allows you to control following aspects of the admin theme:

  • Color palette, configured through primary/secondary color and a set of options related to these (color mixing, luminance direction, vibrance level)
  • Fonts, which are selected from those that your site already has, but can also be downloaded to local server from Google Fonts using an approach similar to that found from the RockFrontend module

The module also comes bundled with various tweaks to better accommodate existing core UI features, as well as those added by certain third party modules, while keeping actual functionality intact. According to the module author support for more modules can be added on a case by case basis as deemed necessary.

Be sure to check out the support forum thread for AdminStyleChroma for samples of modifications done via it to the admin theme. If you'd like to give this module a try, it can be installed via the built-in modules manager or cloned or downloaded directly from the AdminStyleChroma GitHub repository.

Big thanks to Jacob Gorny for creating this module and sharing it with the community!

Site of the week: Rechtsanwalt Mag. Christian Lackner

Our latest site of the week is the portfolio website of Mag. Christian Lackner, lawyer and criminal defence attorney based in Vienna, Austria. Christian is specialized in family law and criminal law, and provides expertise related to a wide range of topics.

His website was created by Octopus Ink Network GmbH, and provides information about the services provided by Christian Lackner, contains a blog with posts about legal texts as well as coverage of current cases, and provides an easy way to make contact when in need of legal expertise. Primary content of the site is available in English, German, and Spanish.

As for behind the scenes details, the front-end of the site is powered by the Tailwind utility-first front-end framework, while behind the scenes there are a number of third party modules doing their magic. Some of said modules are easily visible on the site, such as the commercial Pro module FormBuilder, while others remain behind the scenes — such as Combo and Repeater Matrix from the ProFields module bundle.

Thanks to the folks at Octopus Ink Network for sharing this project with us, and our congratulations to the client, Christian Lackner, for his ProcessWire powered portfolio website. Very nice work from everyone involved in this project!

Stay tuned for our next issue

That's all for the 486th issue of ProcessWire Weekly. We'll be back with more news, updates, and content Saturday, 9th of September. 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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