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  1. @adrian I've checked and yes it seems to be to do with the settings tab. Sorry, didn't think to check that. Looks like it's a core issue.
  2. I seem to have found a bug in this module. When installed, clicking save on a locked page saves changes, but when not installed, an alert 'This page is locked for edits' displays as expected.
  3. Umbraco: https://our.umbraco.com/ I've actually used it in the past for someone who was on Microsoft stack. It's C# ASP.Net based so different tech stack to ProcessWire, but I found it not too different in many respects, and it didn't take me long to get my head around how to make it work. Like ProcessWire it doesn't make any assumptions about how you want to structure your data or format output, and has a good permissions system built in. It also has pretty good documentation. Where I find ProcessWire easier, is with regard to updates and installing new modules. Also Umbraco Forms is way more expensive than FormBuilder. Umbraco does have an integrated editor for modifying code for templates and partials inline, so although an editor or IDE is preferable, you don't have to have one to set up an Umbraco site. I don't know how the two compare performance wise. ASP.Net Core is meant to be pretty fast. I actually do quite a bit of ASP.Net work, especially now it's cross platform and I can host on Linux, although mostly I don't use a CMS at all, as it's pretty quick to build CRUD database access and authentication with built-in libraries, and with HTMX I can easily build a fast admin UI without having to mess around with frontend frameworks.
  4. I don't have a link, but some bullet points of things I like about it. Clear separation between data and presentation layers (but doesn't force you into a SPA or operate as a headless CMS although you can do that with it if you want). Excellent permissions management system at both template and individual field level. Simple object model - everything is a 'page' with 'fields' - (similar to Drupal's nodes, but without the baggage). Great admin UI for no code creation of pretty much any kind of structured data. Actively developed third party migrations module (RockMigrations) that lets you mix and match visual and code based development of object definitions. Excellent third-party debugging tool, TracyDebugger Easy to learn API (I managed to understand the basics of it within half an hour - Drupal and WordPress by comparison, I was still scratching my head after quite a few hours.) Secure Fast Things people might not like about ProcessWire: You're unlikely to be able to build a website with one-click install. There are some site profiles that may suit some scenarios, but the whole point of ProcessWire is that it doesn't second guess you and force its opinions on you. ProcessWire's only area where it is somewhat opinionated is how it stores and structures data at the SQL level. Currently it only supports mySQL/MariaDB, and normally each field has its own table in the database, although ProFields modules Table, and Combo allow more traditional database table structures. It's also relatively easy to build custom fieldtype modules with their own database schemas. Version/source control: If you don't use a third party module like RockMigrations, syncing data changes between development and production with a team of developers might be complicated. (Actual output templates are no problem)
  5. @MarkE yes that would be handy. I assumed a module would be necessary, just wasn't quite sure what to hook into.
  6. Sounds like a useful module. Could this help with a related issue to locks I've had in that in ListerPro (or other places), I've wanted to have locked pages, but allow users to duplicate them? Imagine a scenario where someone has repeat orders and wants to make new orders that are very similar to previous ones with a few changes, so they should be able to duplicate an existing order, but not change it. I'm fine with changing the lock status via api on creation of the duplicate, but I've struggled with enabling the icon to click to allow copying a locked page.
  7. That's weird, site loaded fast for me with cache cleared (ie under a second). I have had some periodic issues with warnings about high server load that I haven't been able to identify yet. It might be another site that's causing performance issues and slowing the server down temporarily. There are only a handful on the server, and most are tiny, but thanks for the heads up. I'll see if I can get to the bottom of it.
  8. I did something similar to this with a website for a photography club. In this case the equivalent of your projects would be competition entries. I wrote a custom dashboard module for this and hooked into ready.php to prevent display of the normal page tree for normal admin users, used AdminRestrictBranch, and ListerPro from a link in the dashboard module, so users could list, edit, and create just pages that belonged to them.
  9. @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(); } });
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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. 😁
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
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