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  1. This week I've been working on core 3.0.134 but am going to keep the version number at 3.0.133 for another week while I continue with updates there. Commit log. One of the updates already present that I'm finding quite useful is a nice upgrade to InputfieldSelector (like used by Lister and ListerPro) which simplifies the field selection process as there are no longer separate "Field" and "Field…" selections for fields that have subfields, and they are now bundled into one. This reduces the number of selectable fields and likewise speeds up the selecting/filtering process. I'll have more details on that next week, along with other updates. I'm going to be working remotely next week (not vacation) and do not yet know what the internet situation is going to be yet, so on the chance that I don't have good internet access, I may not have an update next week, but hopefully will. Have a great weekend!
  2. ProcessWire 3.0.133 adds a useful new $page->meta() method for a new type of page-specific persistent data storage, adds the ability for users to create their own bookmarks in Lister, and has a handy and time saving update for the asmSelect input type. Read on for all the details, examples and screenshots— https://processwire.com/blog/posts/pw-3.0.133/
  3. This week we’ll take a look at 3 different WEBP image strategies that you can use in ProcessWire 3.0.132+. Then we’ll dive into a major update for the Google Client API module, and finish up by outlining some useful new updates in FormBuilder— https://processwire.com/blog/posts/webp-images-and-more/
  4. This week I’m happy to report we now have WEBP support in ProcessWire thanks to a GitHub pull request from Horst Nogajski. This enables you to have highly optimized image output in PW and I think you’ll really like the difference it makes. Read on for all the details… https://processwire.com/blog/posts/webp-images-in-pw/
  5. In this post we take a quick look at the new version of ProFields Repeater Matrix, yet another new version of FormBuilder, and a new version of the GoogleClientAPI module— https://processwire.com/blog/posts/lots-of-module-updates/
  6. In this week’s post we’ll shift focus a bit and take a look at the latest version of FormBuilder (v38) just released today. It ends up being a fairly major release with a lot of new additions, optimizations and updates— https://processwire.com/blog/posts/formbuilder-v38-released/
  7. ProcessWire 3.0.131 adds support for partial/resumable downloads and http stream delivery, and contains several updates to our comments system, among other updates— https://processwire.com/blog/posts/pw-3.0.131/
  8. @horst Thanks Horst that's great news!
  9. Just a brief update today. I’m going to give it another week before bumping the core version, as I don’t think there’s enough changes yet to warrant a version bump. For whatever reason, several of my clients have needed integration with Stripe (payments) over the last few weeks. I’d not worked with it before the last month or so, but now all of the sudden am working with it a lot, because that's what my clients have asked for. I’ve found myself working on four different Stripe integrations on existing PW sites, both Stripe Elements and Stripe Checkout. None of these are for sites that have an actual “store” where they would need a cart, but rather just “pay for your reservation”, “buy this book”, “buy this song”, and “make a donation of $10”, “make a recurring donation”, type things. After doing a few of these, I thought it would make a lot of sense to have this built into FormBuilder, which would save us time on this stuff. So this week I built Stripe support into FormBuilder (using the Stripe Elements API). It’s already fully functional, so I will be releasing a new version of FormBuilder with this capability quite soon. To add a Stripe payment input to your form you just add a new field of type “Stripe payment for FormBuilder”, and then it asks you for some info about it (like amount to charge) and then your form works as a payment processor. Stripe has a clever way of making this all work, so that the user never leaves your site, but your site (and FormBuilder) never sees credit card numbers or anything like that, so it’s secure and you don’t have to consider things like PCI compliance. I've also got some other unrelated updates for FormBuilder that I'll be covering soon as well. Have a great weekend!
  10. Quietly and without interruption this week, our whole website (and all subdomains) moved from a single static server to a load-balanced multi-server environment, giving us even more horsepower and redundancy than before— https://processwire.com/blog/posts/processwire-hosting-upgrades/
  11. Work continued in closing out issue reports this week. We’re down to about 60 of them now, though if we subtract issues that aren’t reproducible, are already marked as resolved (close pending), may be moved to the request repo, or are a discussion (rather than something to fix), then we’re closer to half that number. Over these last few weeks we’ve been working on issue reports, but I’ve also been enhancing the core in small ways as well. This post will cover a few of the useful enhancements that have been made in recent weeks— https://processwire.com/blog/posts/pw-3.0.130/
  12. Like in recent weeks past, the primary focus this week in core development was working through the queue of older issue reports. Relative to 3.0.128, ProcessWire 3.0.129 contains 17 commits over 1 week, most of which are focused on resolving and closing out older issue reports. However, there have also been a few very useful additions too, and I’m going to cover them in a blog post next week. In terms of our issues repository, we are now down to 65 open issues and 777 closed (the closed number is a total over the life of this repo). If we subtract issues that are tagged as being fixed, not a bug or ready to close, we’re around 55 open issue reports (give or take a couple depending on when we check). Which is to say, there’s a lot of great progress here. And many of the remaining issues are minor things that might only affect one person, though still important nonetheless. Thanks to everyone that’s helping figure things out (such as Toutouwai, Matjazpotocnik, Netcarver and others), your help is greatly appreciated. Just now I also released a new version of ProMailer (v7) which accommodates many of the recent feature requests and fixes a few minor issues as well. There has been a lot of enthusiasm for ProMailer, pleasantly more than expected—thanks for your interest and support. Here’s the changelog for the latest version (v7) below. There is also more good stuff in the works for v8 as well. Changed subscribers list interface to use tabs. Added ability to remove all subscribers from a list. Added ability to remove filtered subscribers from a list (matching find query). Added ability to import subscribers from another list (creating a merged list). Added support for single, multi-select and checkbox custom fields. Added support for PW 3.0.129+ core WireMail blacklist (more details in next week’s blog post). Added several new options for custom fields (see new custom fields reference). Added documentation for conditional placeholders. Split the rather large ProcessProMailer.module into separate files/classes. Fix some display issues in AdminThemeDefault and AdminThemeReno. Various minor bug fixes and other minor tweaks, additions and improvements. Thanks for reading this quick update and hope that you have a great weekend.
  13. Relative to the last dev branch version (3.0.127) version 3.0.128 contains 40 commits, mostly specific to resolving older GitHub issue reports. If you are interested, here is the commit log: https://github.com/processwire/processwire/commits/dev — version 3.0.128 covers commits between March 2nd and today. We're down to about 77 remaining issue reports, mostly older stuff that didn't get covered in the past for one reason or another, but we're making good progress. Similar updates will be continuing next week, and I've also got several ProMailer updates coming out next week too. Hope you all have a great weekend!
  14. If all of this is correct, I personally think that the stakes are too high for sending any kind of email in a place where anyone can accuse another of emailing them and subject them to thousands in penalties from a single email sent by accident. It seems like that creates a dark market for people to pursue receipt of email as a litigation model. It seems like sending any email at all is huge risk where one accidental email could bankrupt you (reminds me of the US healthcare system). Personally, I wouldn't have the ability to pay a lawyer to even respond to such a complaint, so would be inclined to play it safe and simply remove email as a communications method from my business entirely. I don't think you could safely run a software like this one (IP.Board) with those kinds of restrictions. But as far as ProMailer goes, if people subject to those kinds of laws still want to use it, I do think I can support much of what's been mentioned so far. Actually I think it's a good opportunity for ProMailer as a product to provide answers for these kinds of needs, and would enjoy implementing solutions for them. But I consider everyone here my friends, and with the stakes being so high, I would prefer that friends dealing with such laws stay far away from any software or service involved in sending email. Sending email sounds like a death trap as dangerous as swimming with crocodiles. I understand some will take the risk anyway, so I'll do my best to make sure ProMailer has answers for these kinds of things. The only one I'm really not wild about is encrypting email addresses, just because that would place major limitations on the ability to search subscribers, which might increase the risks in other ways. For instance, Mike sends you a C&D letter, but you can't find Mike in your lists in order to remove him, so he ends up getting another email, and BAM, Mike gets to take over your life savings. But I think I can provide hooks for those that want to do it anyway. In my development version, this morning I added an option to log IP addresses with subscribe request and confirmation logs. It's off by default, but can be enabled in the module settings. As I understand it logging of IP addresses is not legal in some places, so anything that has potential to record IPs I usually keep disabled as a default. But the option will be there for those that want to enable it. With regard to a blacklist, we've been talking about it in the ProMailer board and I'm currently thinking a blacklist might be better supported in the core WireMail rather than just in ProMailer. That way you could blacklist an email address for anything in PW that might send an email via WireMail, rather than just ProMailer. For instance, modules like LoginRegister use WireMail to confirm account creation, so a lower-level blacklist could affect that module or any others too, in addition to ProMailer. That way an errant confirmation email or password-reset email won't cause someone to lose their retirement savings. I understand one of these blacklists can be individual email addresses, or entire domains, but am wondering about scale: are blacklists usually fairly small, or might it be an existing published list with thousands of domains/emails?
  15. Teppo, good points. Though on the servers I work from at least, you'd need access to the server account before you could ever get into the DB. Though I know this isn't representative of all environments. In general, I think DB backups are where there's more potential need to protect things. Those might be downloaded to the developers computer and then become more independent of the server, where encryption could actually be a more valuable protection. Encrypting emails does seem pretty silly given their purpose, so it's not something I'd do unless I had no choice, but for people where that's the case the good news is that it would be very simple to do.
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