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Kiwi Chris

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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.
  16. 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/
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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?
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Something like this could work. There are two possible scenarios I can think of. A site profile migration or a module migration. In either case, it's still necessary to be able to manually specify the order of the fields and templates because of possible dependency issues, but it should be possible to generate the field and template definitions (for those who want to, rather than coding them).
  25. That's a significant issue, and I tend to think it's better to have migrations generated manually rather than fully automated, but I think possibly more automation is possible. Here's my first ever migrations file, that works nicely for me. //Modules $rm->installModule( "FieldtypeLeafletMapMarker", "https://github.com/madebymats/FieldtypeLeafletMapMarker/archive/PW3.zip" ); //Fields include __DIR__ . '/fields/fields.php'; //Templates include __DIR__ . '/templates/Discipline.php'; include __DIR__ . '/templates/Member.php'; include __DIR__ . '/templates/Show.php'; include __DIR__ . '/templates/ProductionRole.php'; //Web Templates //include __DIR__ . '/templates/contact.php'; include __DIR__ . '/templates/ProductionRole.php'; include __DIR__ . '/templates/location.php'; include __DIR__ . '/templates/pastShows.php'; $rm->createPage('Website', 'website', 'basic-page', 'home'); $website = $this->wire->pages->get('name=website'); $rm->createPage('Past Shows', 'past-shows', 'pastShows', $website); $rm->createPage('About Us', 'about-us', 'basic-page', $website); $rm->createPage('Contact', 'contact', 'location', $website); In each of those template definitions, I have: $rm->createTemplate('...'); $rm->setTemplateData( ... ); I did combine the field definitions into one file, but I could have done them individually. I still have full manual control over the order of migrations, but my migrations file itself is pretty small, and each template definition file is self-contained, and I think it makes the code cleaner. It's not as efficient maybe as running $rm->migrate with all the templates in one big array but it works, and I can control the order. It made me think, if I'm using this sort of structure, then the getCode method of RockMigrations, instead of being used just to display the code on screen, could build the definition files for me. A way to have some manual control if definitions are combined in a file would be to have some sort of Migrations build file for a module, which specifies the fields and templates in the order that they need to be processed. In my module migrations file, I've specified the order manually, but I've kept the definitions separate. The way I'm using this is in association with modules, so I wonder whether the way to do it is to hook into the module UI, check whether the module has a migrations build file, and if it does, offer a button to generate the module migration based on the specification in the build file?
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