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Michael van Laar

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  1. @Robin S You made my day! 🙂
  2. AdminOnSteroids has a nice feature to make pages stick to the top of the page tree. Is there an easy way to do the opposite—make a page stick to the bottom of the page tree? What I’d like to use it for: Usually I have a test page in my PW setup. This is handy because the main content of a page is often created using a Repeater Matrix field. If I add a new type to this field, I can test it on the test page (which usually uses the basic page template). In the page tree, I usually position this test page as the last page before the 404 page. 404 page, the admin section and trash are alw
  3. I haven’t really investigated this. But it’s interesting to get a little insight into how PW handles all the database queries when rendering a page. Thanks for that. 🙂 Perhaps I’m going to play around with the Autojoin settings a little bit. For now, caching does the job. But autoloading fields would perhaps make sense to improve the performance of the first rendering of a page, the result of which is then stored in the cache.
  4. Regarding the frontend: The lazyloading is only done for images and all of the required information is already in the rendered HTML. So after the initial rendering of the page, everything is finished as far as PW is concerned. By the way, the query count of the page with 30 content blocks is 366.
  5. Without cache it takes about 760 ms—tested from the same location in Germany: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/181020_BK_fbeaed2dca272e2bb1aa182557e47372/1/details/#waterfall_view_step1 So there is a significant difference. Of course I could make the whole site faster by using ProCache, moving to another webspace provider and using a CDN. 😉 It depends. I use lazysizes, too. And I always include a noscript version, so that all links to the various image sizes are in src attributes, so crawlers can read them. I recently read that when the Google bot crawls a page for the fir
  6. Thanks for the answer. 🙂 So I stick with the Repeater Matrix solution. The page is cached, using the default cache. The server is located in Germany. The time-to-first-bite is around 300 ms when I test it from Germany: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/181020_N8_c213855c7f91cd11779d0debf99f8db9/2/details/#waterfall_view_step1 I include images and videos due to SEO reasons. Because of the type of lazy loading solution I use, Google may not be able to get to know all of the images. That’s why I chose to build my own template for this instead of using the module. But of course, t
  7. Hi folks, I have a simple(?) question, followed by a slightly lengthy background explanation: Is it a good idea—in terms of scalability and frontend performance—to use a Repeater Matrix or PageTable field to build modular content blocks? And here is the background explanation: I’m quite obsessed with the idea of using modular blocks to build the content of a page. Each type of element (e. g. images, videos, quotes, code examples, but also more complex elements like image galleries, promotion boxes for products or events) gets its own set of input fields, encapsulated in a conta
  8. Obviously ImageMagick causes this bug in combination with uploading JPG files, according to the AJAX error message. After deinstalling the IMagick Image Sizer module, uploading JPGs is no problem. This was my test case: Uploading the PNG file testupload1png.png With ImageMagick: upload works 👍🏻 Without ImageMagick: upload works 👍🏻 Uploading the same image as above converted into the JPG file testupload1jpg.jpg With ImageMagick: upload results in an error message and doesn’t show up in Media Manager. 👎🏻 AJAX error message: “no decode delegate for
  9. I just bought and installed the module (v0.1.1 with Jquery File Upload v0.0.6), but get the same “Empty file upload result” error messages as mentioned a year ago. 😞 (Using PW 3.0.98) A little bit of testing revealed an interesting pattern: I upload a single image which is processed without problems. -> Shows up as it should. (I use “After Uploading“ setting no. 1.) I upload a second single image which returns the “Empty file upload result” error message. -> New image doesn’t show up in the Media Manager and the three temporary files in /site/assets/MediaManager/jqfu/.
  10. I just used a Repeater field on a hidden “website config” page to create my own menu building tool with exactly the features I needed for that website, including using multi-language fields within the repeater.
  11. @Standard Forge, if you just want to make one or two minor changes to a rendered menu without having to build all the markup yourself (using getMenuItems()), you can do a quick str_replace. Example: $menu = $modules->get('MarkupMenuBuilder'); // cache the rendered menu $schema_menu = $menu->render('my-menu-name'); // alter the rendered menu to your desire $schema_menu = str_replace('<li ', '<li itemprop="name" ', $schema_menu); $schema_menu = str_replace('<a ', '<a itemprop="url" ', $schema_menu); // output the altered menu echo $schema_menu; Quick and dirty, I
  12. I took a few minutes to investigate. As far as I understand, the variable $redirectURL in /wire/modulesProcessProcessPageView.module is used to perform the above mentioned redirect (as well as any redirect which is necessary when handling URLs). In this case the varibale $redirectURL is set in /wire/modules/LanguageSupport/LanguageSupportPageNames.module, between line 202 and line 317. If it’s possible at all to eliminate the default language’s name segment from the URLs of pages of a specific tree branch – which is something @ryan or someone knowing the core really well could tell –
  13. I have the same challenge now on a multilang site. Using PW 3.0.42 with the default multi-language setup. A certain branch of the page tree should act as a kind of microsite, with different templates etc. But only in the default language (English). As far as I understand I’d “only” have to disable the automatic redirect from domain.com/microsite to domain.com/en/microsite – which is obviously a default feature of the multi-language setup – for the specific branch. I guess this feature is hidden somewhere in the LanguageSupport core module. So it should be hookable (since pretty much
  14. Great idea and great module! Saves me some rather ugly additions to the displayed title page in the page tree. One thing for the Christmas wish list: It would be even greater if the module would provide a way to set up several different rule sets. So you could set up different icons to mark different things.
  15. Ah, great. Gotta test this the next days.
  16. Thanks for the explanation, @matjazp. As I said, I'm fine with being able to use resmush.it via the module, since resmush.it works like a charm, and I don’t have any images which are not sooner or later made publicly available (so there are no privacy issues). Being independent from resmush.it would be a nice extra, but it’s not really required from my side. This would be interesting for cases where PW and Autosmush are used to build a website for a closed user group with confidential content which should not be send around between servers.
  17. Of course I used the individual options. I also tried commenting out the pngquant_bin setting, hoping that the modiule would go on trying to use the next available PNG optimizer. But it didn’t work. I got the error message that pngquant could not be found.
  18. Since my Linux knowledge is quite limited, I had to research and try a bit. Only the last option (inserting the path into the module file) worked – but only for jpegoptim. If i try to upload a png, I receive an error message telling me that the pngquant command doesn’t work, even if the module now knows the path to the binary. To be honest, that’s too much work to investigate. I just use resmush.it as long as it works.
  19. Anyone has a solution for multi-language menus with custom menu items? For pages localisation works using the default_title option. But this is not possible with custom menu items. And since the items’ title field is not a multi-language field, I have no idea how to solve this. But I’m probably not the first one stumbling over this. ;-) If not, I think I have an idea how to build a solution using nested repeater fields.
  20. Is there anything I have to set up to use the local optimization tools? I'm on a shared webspace, but each customer has a separate FastCGI PHP interpreter. So it should work according to the module’s documentation. Or did I miss anything? The error messages say “Command "jpegoptim" not found.” or the similar message for pngs.
  21. Great! I was looking for a module like this after https://minimize.pw/ closed the doors. I have to test it tomorrow. I guess it works with Croppable Image 3, too, doesn’t it? Or let’s better phrase it: Does automatic mode work with all modules which extend the functionality of PW’s default image field? That would really make optimizing images a no-brainer.
  22. I know, images differ from the other media types a little bit. As an alternative to the above described I could think of input field types which work like Croppable Image 3 or ImageFocusArea, but use a Media Manager image instead of a directly uploaded image. I know this is not something which can be done with Media Manager itself. It would rather be a concept of being able not just to extend the standard image field but to extend a king of “remote image” fieldtype the same way. But I think this would have to be in the core, so that every module which extends or uses the standard (direct
  23. Great module from what I could see in the videos. Definitely something I want to use in my upcoming projects. Only one question regarding the handling and output of images Is there a way to make any kind of pre-defined crop-settings (like in the Croppable Image 3 module) or something like the focus area from the (unsurpassedly useful but unfortunately not PW 3 compatible) ImageFocusArea module available with Media Manager? Why I ask In my websites I use responsive images wherever possible, usually using the picture element because I often need its art direction feat
  24. Wow, thanks @Robin S. That’s exactly what I was searching for. I haven’t learned much about hooks yet, simply because there was no need by now. I thought I have to write a module to achieve this. But putting this in the ready.php works like a charm and is super easy to set up.
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