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  1. @ryan this is a bit of an old thread, but I never came up with a solution. Any suggestions? I tried a hook in ready.php but it doesn't seem to do anything. Not sure if I'm hooking the right event? /** * Prevent clients from unlocking BOMS as they need to have 'unlock' permission in order to be able to use 'copy' permission. */ $wire->addHookAfter('Pages::statusChangeReady', function ($event) { $currentPage = $event->arguments('page'); $user = wire('user'); if ($currentPage->template == 'bom' && $currentPage->isLocked() && $user->hasRole('client')) { $this->exit(); } });
  2. This is the experience I had. In the end I gave up and arranged alternative hosting. It seems other people had similar problems, and I wasted far too much time trying to get it to work. I double checked and found that I could run ProcessWire fine with Nginx on my local development environment but Azure App service wouldn't properly handle the nginx config.
  3. I'm using a fork of this module by @kixe so not sure if this issue exists in other versions of the module or not, but I'd be interested to know, and a suggested fix if it does: My problem is that if someone accesses one of the multisite domains, that loads fine, however it seems that if you do enter an address like: www.site1.com/www.site2.com it will load any other site as a sub-url of the first domain entered rather than redirecting, because technically every subsite is just a subpage of home, but the module code handles redirecting so that a subsite home page loads instead of home. What should happen if someone enters www.site1.com/www.site2.com is that it should redirect to www.site2.com
  4. I just read this after I got home from Saturday morning netball with my 11 year old daughter. Sounds like ProcessWire kids are a thing. 😁
  5. Have you seen this: https://github.com/momentum81/php-remove-unused-css It's incomplete, hasn't been updated in a while, and won't remove all unused CSS but might still achieve some reduction in CSS size.
  6. There's a Bootstrap NPM starter project that includes PurgeCSS to strip out unused css here: https://github.com/twbs/bootstrap-npm-starter Also, there's a good tutorial on how to strip CSS with any CSS framework using UnCSS here: https://www.keycdn.com/blog/remove-unused-css There's another tutorial that should work with any CSS framework here: https://medium.com/dwarves-foundation/remove-unused-css-styles-from-bootstrap-using-purgecss-88395a2c5772
  7. I recently inherited a site built in Wix because the person who built it disappeared, and the site owners weren't provided with a login. Reverse engineering it proved a nightmare, including having to use Chrome Developer tools to individually download images since the way Wix served up the pages, you couldn't just save them and capture all the content. I probably could have built them a site from scratch for less, but they really wanted to keep the design, and they didn't have backup copies of their images. I've rebuilt it as a static site at this stage just using SSI for headers and footers, with Bootstrap 5.x to provide layout, and I've been able to discard 97% of the code on most pages and have something that looks pretty much the same. Pages that were up around 1MB of HTML from Wix came down to about 15KB with Bootstrap, with almost identical appearance. I'm not a great designer myself, but Bootstrap makes doing pretty much any kind of layout fairly easy, and it's easy enough to strip out unused CSS to slim it down once you're finished. Customising Boostrap via scss files is pretty easy, particularly if you use something like Visual Studio Code which has extensions that will automatically compile scss on save. There are other CSS frameworks like Bootstrap such as UIKit that ProcessWire itself uses as well, and using any of these is a great help if you want to ease into the intricacies of CSS with a framework with components that just work, but that you can customise as you need and as your skill develops. These front-end frameworks are much like ProcessWire itself, in that they don't set out to tell you how to build sites, but give you a useful set of components that you can put together like Lego bricks or perhaps Meccano is a better analogy, as you actually have to bolt things together by writing some code, whereas website builders hide all of that away from you (and create horrible code), but you do get parts that are already made to work together.
  8. I'm not sure if it will help with your requirements, but there's a module I've used in the past that may help. Although Mike Rockett is no longer maintaining the module, I think it still works, and may help: I used it to map URLs of the kind you're talking about from a site I built before I discovered ProcessWire so that they'd still work in ProcessWire https://processwire.com/modules/process-jumplinks/
  9. My approach to this is non-web based. I write my copy in LibreOffice, and then copy and paste. Unlike Word which has a habit of generating horrible HTML code, LibreOffice generates clean HTML when copied and pasted, as long as you stick to using formatting that exists in HTML, ie headings 1-6, lists, and paragraphs. Since LibreOffice is free, and uses .odt file format by default whereas Word uses .docx it's possible to have both, and use LibreOffice Writer for web content. An .odt file is just a zip file containing XML and any visual assets (as is a .docx file) (You can test by changing the extension to .zip and then open the file. I've used this technique to get jpg files for a website when someone's emailed me a Word document.), so in theory, it should be possible to write an import module to upload an .odt file, read its contents, and save to a rich text field in ProcessWire. I'm happy copying and pasting from LibreOffice Writer, but an automated import module for people who write a lot of rich text and need to get it into ProcessWire might have merit for others.
  10. Thanks. I'll look into this and have a go at replacing it. In my usage scenario this isn't really an issue. I have some very small non-profits who don't want to pay much but have images and documents they want to host, and storing them locally on my VPS isn't really cost effective if they have a lot. If they're paying a low price and don't have to worry about storage, I don't think they're going to object if there's a temporary outage. I really appreciate you making this available. It's something I'd been thinking about for a while, and having a working module to modify will be so much easier than starting from scratch. I'd imagine my usage scenario may be useful to others too, so I'll be sure to update any modifications I make.
  11. This is super cool. I'd been thinking about ways to use Cloudflare images for a while. This might be a bit of an issue for how I'd considered using it. One of the things that had attracted me to Cloudflare Images is the low price of storage and traffic, but if ProcessWire still needs a local copy, that's maybe not quite as useful for the scenario I'd had in mind, although it would certainly help with traffic. Not sure whether a way around it would be to just store a thumbnail locally once full res file has been stored in Cloudflare.
  12. https://www.bmt.net.nz/ This project began as a project to convert a 20 year old Microsoft Access membership and musical production database to a cloud based system. I completed that over a year ago, but then the organisation realised they wanted a new website, and much of the data was already in the system I'd built for them to manage their membership and shows. Building the public frontend required adding a few more fields on the backend, and reorganising some of the data, but most of it was there already. I've used Lister Pro extensively in this project and it's also my first project using RockMigrations. RockMigrations has proved really helpful in adding new fields, testing, then applying to the live site, and although there's a bit of work to go, the aim is to use RockMigrations to enable the whole setup to be installed as a module on top of a clean ProcessWire installation, as I suspect the setup should be useful for other groups, either with or without customisation of the frontend. Other modules I used were Formbuilder Pro for a membership form, Import Pages from CSV (to import exported data from Access database), Wiremail Gmail, to enable emailing to gmail addresses. I also wrote a custom dashboard module and updater. I wrote a modified version of the ListerPro action Send Email to enable sending HTML formatted emails.
  13. Has anyone else managed to get ProcessWire working on Azure App service with PHP 8.x? App Service runs a Docker container, but the container image has been changed from Apache to Nginx between PHP 7.x and 8.x so of course .htaccess files don't work. I've followed instructions here: https://www.schakko.de/2021/09/08/deploying-php-8-0-applications-with-azure-app-service/ and tried to convert the ProcessWire .htaccess file here: https://winginx.com/en/htaccess but the best I've been able to get was the home page loading, but all other pages just give a 404 error. My client is a non-profit and want to use Azure because they get free hosting under Microsoft's non-profit programme, so before I give up, has anyone else managed to get this working?
  14. I didn't have anything in the migrate file to install the module, but I did have code to create a lot of fields and templates and create some pages which all got created. I wanted these to be under the control of migrations, but assumed (incorrectly) migrations would only run on installed modules, ie once the module is installed I do want the migrations file watched and run if there are any changes, but if the module isn't yet installed it doesn't make sense to run its migrations. An easy way to get it to work the way I want is to do a conditional check at the start of the migrations file to see if the module is installed or not, and only run the actual migration code to create fields and templates if the module is installed. That way I won't get a bunch of fields and templates installed for an inactive module.
  15. I'm not sure whether it's intentional or not, but I started experimenting with deploying a site setup to a clean, blank copy of ProcessWire with RockMigrations I dumped a copy of RockMigrations and a custom module with a migration file in the format MyModule/MyModule.migrate.php I installed RockMigrations via the admin UI, and was wondering why it was taking so long. Afterwards I checked, and found it had gone ahead and installed all the modules, fields, files, and created pages in the custom module's migrate file, even though the module itself was not yet installed. I'm not sure whether that's intended behaviour? If it is, I need to make sure I don't upload a module with a migrate file unless I want the migration to run as soon as I upload it. My assumption was that RockMigrations would start watching and running migrations in a module's directory once the module is installed, but possibly I assumed wrong. Apart from being surprised that the module's migration file ran before the module was installed, it was very nice to see a whole app with multiple fields, templates, modules, and pages constructed before my eyes, and it's way more modular than exporting site profiles, since I can build a base functionality in one migration file and then add components in others.
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