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  1. This week the core version remains at 3.0.166, but 3.0.167 should be ready by next week. The main reason I'm not bumping the version is just because a couple additional updates I want to get in 3.0.167 are started by not yet fully finished. Below is a look at what's been committed to the dev branch this week so far: Added custom Page class support for the Language class by implementing your own LanguagePage class that extends it (i.e. /site/classes/LanguagePage.php). Added a PR from MoritzLost with improvements to the CURL support in the WireHttp class. Added a new method to the Fieldtype interface named getMatchQuerySort() this method lets a Fieldtype module optionally manage the query when a $pages->find() requests a sort by a field/subfield handled by the Fieldtype. The first implementation of the getMatchQuerySort() method was added for FieldtypeOptions, which now lets you sort by option values or titles, despite those values and labels being in a separate table that the rest of ProcessWire doesn’t know about. Added a new getAfterLoginUrl() method to the Process module interface which lets Process modules optionally sanitize and validate request URLs to the module for a non-logged-in user. The resulting URL can be automatically redirected to once the user has logged-in. While the method has been added and implemented in several core Process modules, it is not yet used by the core after login—that will come next week in 3.0.167. Previously the only aspect of an admin URL that could survive login was an “id” integer in the query string. This week there were also several optimizations and improvements made to the PageFinder class and resolutions to 4 issue reports. Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!
  2. @netcarver You'll be glad to know that's exactly what changed with the redirect method in 3.0.166— The optional 2nd argument is now an http status code, enabling you to send any redirect status that you want, so long as it's somewhere in between 300 and 399. So if you wanted to send a 303 "see other" redirect, then you would do it like this: $session->redirect('http://domain.com/path', 303); The method of course also still accepts true or false to mean 301 and 302, and the default is still 301. The new location() method sends only a "Location: url" header without an http status code, which browsers interpret as a temporary redirect.
  3. This week ProcessWire version 3.0.166 is released on the dev branch. In this post we’ll cover all that’s new relative to the previous version, 3.0.165. Plus we’ll check out the latest new versions of ProCache and FormBuilder— https://processwire.com/blog/posts/pw-3.0.166/
  4. For whatever reason, the power was out for our neighborhood for one day this week. As a result, I’m running a day behind schedule here and haven’t yet finished some of the updates I’ve started in the core, so no core updates to report just yet. Instead, I’ve been focused on finishing up the newest FormBuilder version, which has taken nearly the whole week to finish, but I did manage to get the new version out today (available in the FormBuilder board), and I’m really happy with what it adds. Here’s what's new in version 44 of FormBuilder: This version makes significant improvements to FormBuilder's entries listing features and API. You can now find submitted form entries with selector strings just like you can with pages in ProcessWire. It’s like using $pages->find() except for form entries. You can perform queries on any field in the form and use several different operators. This also includes some of the new text matching operators new to the most recent PW master version. The entries screen for any form now gives you option to search and/or filter based on any field in the form. You can also create multiple filters on top of one another, matching multiple fields or even multiple values for the same field. You can dynamically select what columns appear in the entries list, and in what order. This is very much like the “Columns” tab in Lister or ListerPro. You can also search, filter, display and export field values from nested forms, which was not supported in earlier versions of FormBuilder. You can stack multiple search filters on top of one another for AND conditions. When it comes to keyword searches, in addition to searching individual fields in an entry, you can also search all fields in the entry at once (something you can't easily do with pages). You can now sort by any form field in the entries list by clicking the column headings. Also supports reverse order. In earlier versions of FormBuilder, you could only sort by ID or created date. The CSV export has been improved with options to export based on your filters/columns selection, or export all rows/columns. In addition there are now options for letting you specify what type of column headings to use and whether or not to include a UTF-8 byte order mark (which some MS Office apps apparently prefer). In addition to all of the above, there have been numerous other minor optimizations, bug fixes and other improvements throughout FormBuilder. A few new hooks have also been added in FormBuilderProcessor. Note that versions 41, 42, and 43 were all minor-update versions that were only released casually in the FormBuilder board for specific cases. Version 44 of course also includes the updates from those 3 versions as well. FormBuilder v44 requires ProcessWire 3.0.164 or newer. To support the new search/filter/sort functions in the entries list, you must have MySQL 5.7 or newer. For earlier versions of MySQL, these features are disabled except for the “search all fields” option. Next week: back to core updates, and hopefully the newest ProCache version will be ready as well. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
  5. @teppo The only reason I've started using wire()->pages->find() rather than wire('pages')->find() is just because the IDE (PhpStorm in my case) recognizes what wire()->files is, but doesn't recognize what wire('files') is... well it does, but it only knows that it could be any one of a bunch of API vars, rather than knowing it's the $pages API var. Substitute any API var for "pages" here, I'm just using pages as an example. Phpdoc data is able to traverse through variable and method names like wire()->pages or pages(), but not through strings like wire('pages'). It makes zero difference technically which you use, but at least as far as IDEs like PhpStorm goes, it's the difference between the IDE knowing what you are doing and not really knowing what you are doing. I like it knowing what I'm doing because it helps to find potential issues more easily, and it knows arguments, types and return values on methods I'm going to call, etc. You can also do the same by using phpdoc to tell it what type a particular variable is. For instance, the two bits of code below would have the same effect in terms of the IDE knowing what $pages is: // this: /** @var Pages $pages */ $pages = $this->wire('pages'); // or this: $pages = $this->wire()->pages;
  6. @horst The partial file delivery was added last year. I'm not sure of the exact right terms for it, but it's basically giving proper responses to the $_SERVER['HTTP_RANGE'] "bytes" requests which specify starting and ending ranges of bytes from a file to respond with. More details on the implementation in the WireHttp::sendFileRange method. Browsers basically send a test request to the server to see if it supports it, and if they give the proper response, then it starts requesting byte ranges and we just just give it the expected ranges. They aren't always sequential either, sometimes it wants a piece of the beginning and a piece of the end, sometimes different things, and it seems to vary between browsers. You don't have to do anything special to use it, as any file delivered by ProcessWire already supports it when the browser requests it.
  7. This week I’ve been working on a combination of the core, and a PW audio-streaming project for a friend, working as a volunteer. There’s some overlap in these two things, as a lot of the core updates this week are somewhat related. It provided the needed motivation to finish a new feature I started working on in 3.0.149, which will be finally finished in 3.0.166. Actually, it’s finished now, but I haven’t bumped the version number on the dev branch yet—I’ll do that next week. The feature finished this week adds support for a new secure files option similar to the $config->pagefileSecure option (you may or may not have heard of), except that it allows you to configure secure files at the template level, rather than just site-wide level. In ProcessWire, when you unpublish or trash a page, or when you access control a page so that it’s not visible to guest users, the page’s files in /site/assets/files/page-ID/ can still be accessed directly by URL (like if someone bookmarked a PDF or something). So we have the $config->pagefileSecure option that lets you specify that the files should also be access controlled. This ensures (for example) that if a page is unpublished, its files can’t be loaded by anyone except a user that can view unpublished pages. But I rarely use this option because it is site-wide, and access controlled files take some overhead (being delivered by ProcessWire rather than Apache) and thus are something I’ve always wanted finer control over. That’s because most of the time, I don’t care too much about direct access to files because they are mostly images and endless variations of them. But there are also those specific cases where I really do need it. So being able to make it part of the template-level access control really makes it a lot more flexible, and hopefully makes the option a lot more obvious: There’s also that “Yes always” option (in the screenshot above), which is something we’ve not had before. This is useful when you want to have full control over a file download (or stream). Because the files would always pass through ProcessWire, you can hook any part of the process, keep a download counter, log downloads, etc. ProcessWire supports partial file delivery and delivery of specific byte ranges and seeking, which comes in especially handy with <audio> tags. In the case of the project I was working on this week, the audio streams are available only to logged in users (via LoginRegisterPro) and we had to find a way to make the audio files protected from direct access, so that they would only work as a stream through an <audio> tag to an authenticated user, not be accessible outside of that, and not be downloadable. That was all a bit of a challenge, but a fun one. If anybody ever runs into a similar need, be sure to send me a message. I have a few more things I want to work into version 3.0.166 before bumping the version number, so that’ll likely come by this time next week. I also hope to fully wrap up the new version of either FormBuilder or ProCache next week, followed by the remaining one the following week. Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!
  8. @HMCB Do you mean like the bookmarks feature in Lister? It doesn't have anything built in like that at present. However, the search queries are all query-string based (unlike Lister), so you can save the search queries on your own by copying the URL from the browser address bar, or using your browser bookmarks.
  9. @rick The demo site supports https but doesn't require it. There's no http traffic that needs to be protected by SSL there, so didn't want to force it. The PW version does need to be updated though. The version on there is the last one that I did a full testing for the safety of demo mode, and this takes some time to do, so I don't update the demo site version very often.
  10. @teppo The directory should be updating version numbers from a getModuleInfo() method, but I think it may have issues when the version number is in an info.json file. This'll definitely get fixed in the update, likely before. Thanks.
  11. Relative to version 3.0.164, this latest version on the master and dev branch (3.0.165) contains 16 commits with various minor fixes, improvements and optimizations, and it resolves 6 reported issues. Version 3.0.164 has been very stable, and this version should be even more so. Both the dev branch and master branch are identical at this moment. As mentioned last week, new versions of both FormBuilder and ProCache are in development, and I’ve been working on both of them quite a bit this week. I mentioned some of the updates being made in FormBuilder last week. Another new feature to mention is the addition of reCAPTCHA to the spam prevention tools. While our built in honeypot is just as effective (when setup properly), it does its work silently, behind the scenes, never visible to anyone. Whereas reCAPTCHA is hard to miss, which is a benefit for clients that want to to be able to literally see spam prevention measures in place. No doubt, it brings a certain level of comfort, and adds another level of authority to your forms. So I’m really glad to add it to our set of form tools. Rather than building it into the form “actions” I’ve instead built it as an Inputfield module (InputfieldFormBuilderRecaptcha), as this gives you a little more flexibility with regard to placement and customization. It is ready for download now in the FormBuilder board Download thread (login required). It can be used with any version of FormBuilder 0.3.9 or newer; meaning it’s ready to use now. If you download it, be sure to read the pinned reCAPTCHA thread in there for detailed instructions (it's very easy to setup). I’ve been talking about it for a long time, but it seems like it may finally be a good time to re-do the modules.processwire.com site. It all works just fine, but just needs an update, consistent with the rest of processwire.com. So we’ll likely slow the pace of core updates for 2-3 weeks to work on that, sometime between now and the end of the year. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
  12. Thanks @horst for fixing it and @gmclelland for letting me know. I must have copied/pasted it incorrectly.
  13. All has gone smoothly with the new master branch version of ProcessWire (3.0.164), officially released last week. Next week we’ll also be releasing 3.0.165 on the master branch, which will fix a couple minor issues that have surfaced. Though we are talking very minor, so there’s no reason to wait on upgrading. The dev branch commit log covers changes since 3.0.164. There will be more commits next week and then we’ll be on version 3.0.165 on both dev and master branches. This week, in addition to some minor core updates, I’ve been working on updates for both ProCache and FormBuilder. The ProCache updates primarily focus on providing better API functions for finding what’s cached, adding more hooks, and providing better control over when and how cached versions of pages originating from URL segments are cleared from the cache. On the FormBuilder side, I’ve been focused on improving our submitted form entry listing tools for the admin side. Prior to the version in progress, it hasn’t been possible to perform custom searches on submitted form entries, the way that you might do in Lister/ListerPro for pages. Nor has it been possible to sort by anything other than created or modified date. That all changes in this new FormBuilder version. Now you can search within and sort on any field in the entries listings. You can search and filter by any number of fields at once. You can select what fields/columns display, and in what order. You can export (CSV) rows that match your search criteria. It’s basically like a mini ListerPro, but for forms submitted on your site. So far I’m finding it extremely useful in testing here, and I'm excited to release it in the FormBuilder support board. Below is a screenshot. I should have this version released in the FormBuilder board in 1-2 weeks, along with some other updates to it. Thanks for reading this quick update and have a great weekend!
  14. This week we’re proud to announce the newest ProcessWire master version 3.0.164. Relative to the previous master version (3.0.148) this version adds a ton of new and useful features and fixes more than 85 issues, with more than 225 commits over a period of 7 months. There were also a lot of technical changes in the core, including some pretty significant refactoring of several classes to further optimize and improve upon our already solid core, making it that much better. I’m confident this master version is one of our best and if you are running an older version I’d encourage you to upgrade when convenient to do so—I think you will really like what this version brings! Read all about what’s new in the latest blog post: https://processwire.com/blog/posts/pw-3.0.164/
  15. @schwarzdesign I was never able to duplicate that one. Pasting in old password makes the new password editable when I test here. But I think this one has come up before and it had something to do with some other admin enhancement module, but I don't remember for sure. There's a reply in that thread that says it only happens of entity encoding textformatter is disabled for the title field. I think it's rare for someone to disable that textformatter on the title field and something I wouldn't usually recommend doing. But I think we can also accommodate the request in that report, just wanted to return to it later when back on the dev branch because it's a change of behavior that I think needs more thorough dev branch testing.
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