ProcessWire Weekly #518

The 518th issue of ProcessWire Weekly brings in all the latest news from the ProcessWire community. Modules, sites, and more. Read on!

Welcome to the latest issue of ProcessWire Weekly! In this week's issue we'll check out the latest blog post from Ryan, in which he introduces the latest version of the ProFields Table module, and we'll also take a quick look at a brand-new third party module called QuickSave.

As always we've also got a new site of the week, and this week that site belongs to The Teaching Machine – an independent arts laboratory that, as the site's description in the sites directory entry outlines, is devising strategies for amalgamated practices within the cinematic imaginary, musical zeitgeist, and networked hyperstructures.

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!

In the blog this week: ProFields Table Field with Actions support

This week we've got a new blog post from Ryan, titled "ProFields Table Field with Actions Support". The post is, as the title suggests, focused on the latest additions for the commercial ProFields Table module, most prominent of which is the actions feature. These features are nicely displayed in the screencast recorded by Ryan:

In a nutshell this update allows one to select multiple rows in a table field (in more than one way), move those rows as a group, copy them to another place (or even another page), duplicate or delete them, and so on. You can also add multiple new rows at once, and — with the small rows setting, which is another new addition — view more columns simultaneously.

You can find more details from the blog post itself.

Latest core updates

As for the latest core updates, there has been only one since last week: a fix for an issue where using the LanguageSupportPageNames module without using homepage language segments and combined with the multi-language PagePathHistory module could result in default language incorrectly detected from URL.

That's all for our core updates section this week. Be sure to check out the latest blog post for more details about the new ProFields Table field version — thanks!

New module: QuickSave

QuickSave is a brand-new third party module for ProcessWire, developed by first-time module author Christian H. (Chris-PW). As the name suggests, this module provides features that make saving the page faster and more streamlined:

  • The module adds a new save button that sticks to the side of the page edit screen, meaning that you always have access to the save feature.
  • Additionally the module adds handy keyboard shortcuts for saving the page with CTRL + S or CMD + S.

You can find a screencast showcasing the features of the module from the support forum. Since QuickSave is technically just a tiny helper/loader module for including and running a bit of JavaScript, the implementation itself is extremely simple, which in turn means that there's little that can go wrong — always a good thing.

This module is currently only available as a downloadable package via the QuickSave support forum thread. Head down to the forum for more details. Big thanks to Chris-PW for developing this module and sharing it with us!

Site of the week: The Teaching Machine

Our latest site of the week belongs to The Teaching Machine, an independent arts laboratory devising strategies for amalgamated practices within the cinematic imaginary, musical zeitgeist, and networked hyperstructures. The Teaching Machine operates in Los Angeles, Barcelona, and Singapore, and their new website was created by Gavin Gamboa.

Easily the most prominent feature of the site are various projects, which grouped into categories — or zones — such as cinema, events, print, music, and web. There's a separate page available for each project, which provides background details and a sneak peeks into the contents of the project. Additionally there's a brief "about" section for The Teaching Machine itself.

As for what sets this site apart from the rest, part of that is definitely the design, which is really nice and different enough to keep things interesting with the floating menu element and really nice and unique typography. There are many interesting details on this site as well, one of which is the dark/light mode switch; a fun feature that also improves the usability of the site.

There's a showcase thread at the support forum dedicated to The Teaching Machine website, which outlines some of the technologies used to build this site and provides some additional background details for the project. Based on said thread we know, among other things, that this site was built using the RockFrontend module and makes use of the Latte templating engine, and that the site's code is actually available via GitHub.

Big thanks to Gavin Gamboa for sharing this project with us, and our congratulations to The Teaching Machine for their new, ProcessWire powered website!

Stay tuned for our next issue

That's it for the 518th issue of ProcessWire Weekly. We'll be back with more news, updates, and content Saturday, 20th of April. 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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