ProcessWire Weekly #506

In the 506th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll cover the latest core updates, share some interesting forum highlights and other online resources, and more. Read on!

Welcome to the latest issue of ProcessWire Weekly! In this week's issue we'll check out what's new in the latest development branch version of ProcessWire, 3.0.235, and share a list of recent forum highlights and other online resources.

As always we'll also check out a new site of the week, which this time belongs to a German procurer of active and passive components: Intertec Components. Their site was created by typneun Designagentur, and it is actually the second site of the week from them in a row.

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 update from Ryan and the latest core updates — ProcessWire 3.0.235

In his latest weekly update Ryan covers ProcessWire 3.0.235, which is now available at the dev branch at GitHub. This version includes both new features and bug fixes, some brand-new and some that were initially introduced in last week's update.

What's new in ProcessWire 3.0.235?

Among other things this release includes support for custom repeater page classes — a feature that was introduced our last week's issue — and new versions of both TinyMCE and CKEditor. For those not familiar with our history with these two and wondering why there are two rich text editors bundled with the core, the reason is that TinyMCE is now our default editor, while CKEditor is kept primarily for backwards compatibility.

Another new feature that might be of interest to some users is the ability to configure socket based database connection in the ProcessWire installer. Connecting via socket has been supported by the core for a very long time, but has required some manual configuration. As of ProcessWire 3.0.235 it is also very easy to set up at install time.

That's all for our core updates section this week. For more details about what's new in the core this week, feel free to check out the weekly commit log at GitHub, and be sure to also check out the latest weekly update from Ryan at the support forum. Thanks!

Weekly forum highlights, tutorials, 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.

  • Our first highlight this week is an upcoming project, which consists of a fieldtype and inputfield that integrate with the Grapick gradient builder: FieldtypeGrapick. The module is not available quite yet, but there's a good amount of information available, including some screenshots — check it out and let the author know if you have any feedback or suggestions.
  • Next up we've got a new video by Bernhard Baumrock on his! YouTube channel, labeled "perfect block spacings". This video covers a topic that everyone working with content blocks has likely struggled with at some point...
  • For those of us interested in thought experiments and throwing ideas around, there's an interesting forum topic from Jonathan Lahijani about re-thinking the ProcessWire admin system; if you've got ideas, feel free to join the discussion!
  • It's always interesting to hear what's hot in the dev community, and here are a couple of forum topics covering exactly that: particularly interesting PHP projects by szabesz, and cursor might be my VSCode replacement by Bernhard Baumrock.
  • And finally, while we're on the topic of hot dev news, be sure to check out the results of the 2023 state of CSS survey. Results for state of HTML and state of JavaScript surveys should be available pretty soon as well.

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: Intertec Components

Our latest site of the week belongs to a company called Intertec Components. The company, which is based in Hallbergmoos, Germany, specializes in active and passive components: semiconductors, relays, electromagnets, and quartz crystals.

The website of Intertec Components was created by typneun Designagentur, the agency whose works have been featured in our issues for quite a few times already. It is a simple yet beautiful site, with very dark and techy design — and quite a few interesting user interface elements. The site covers all the typical content you'd expect from a business website: company information, news and updates, details about their products and services, and contact information.

As for behind the scenes details, the front-end of this site appears to be largely custom built, as there are no sings of any full-blown front-end framework here. The JavaScript side of things has been kept pretty minimal as well, with just a few basic tools, such as jQuery, Slick, and Fresco. And finally, when it comes to third party ProcessWire modules, things seem to be equally minimal; there are no public telltale signs of such modules.

Thanks to typneun Designagentur for sharing this site with us, and our congratulations to the client, Intertec Components, for their great looking, ProcessWire powered website. Splendid work from everyone involved in this project!

Stay tuned for our next issue

That's it for the 506th issue of ProcessWire Weekly. We'll be back with more news, updates, and content Saturday, 27th of January. 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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