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  1. Short tip Use the ajax powered search to find pages you want to edit—it's a super-fast way to get around the admin. Longer (but same) tip I was on the cusp of not writing this because it is likely so obvious to so many, but just in case you are like me in terms of navigation in the Admin for editing pages... In PW 2.4 the new search makes finding pages lightening fast. While some themes from before 2.4 was released display recently edited pages to help speed navigation, the new default theme in 2,4 doesn't; and I missed that a bit. But the new search is super fast so now whenever and wherever I am in the Admin, if I want to edit a page I just type in the search box, it ajax-pops, one click and I'm in the page ready to edit—no need to visit the page tree Thanks to Ryan and crew for this small but great advance OK, back to work.
  2. In case you didn't know or had forgotten, in PW you can edit /site/config.php and set $config->debug = true; to help track down errors. I've often found 'soft errors' (bad practice PHP etc (something you get if you are PHP 'lite' like I am)) that were previously hidden are displayed when this is set to true. But I also found I set it and forget that it's set then sometimes see a page load slightly slowly or with a visible 'flash' and wonder what's wrong, only later remembering I have debug left on. So now as a reminder I echo (if the setting is true) a reminder somewhere obvious such as adjacent to the homepage (or every pages's) H1. It's good to be reminded since going to a production site with it set to true is NOT recommended (API doc). This is the simple test and echo I now add: if(wire('config')->debug) echo "<span class='alert'>Flashy? Slow? Probably because of \$config->debug = true;</span>";
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