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"PW's debug mode doesn't really change error reporting anymore". Can you please explain it a bit more? I do not quite get this.
 
About "superuser only mode": the module should also support non-superuser debugging too. What happens when we want to debug while logged in as another user+role? Why should we miss Tracy in this case? :) The more control we have in this area is the better, I suppose.

Debug mode in PW does two main things - it allows PHP errors/warnings to be displayed, and it shows the Debug Mode Tools in the admin. With Tracy enabled, you get the errors/warnings, whether Debug Mode is on or off, so I am finding that I no longer need it on, and it also means that I can debug a live site easily without anyone seeing the errors and $variable testing output.

I agree - we need to be able to use Tracy for non-superusers - just trying to figure out the most logical way. I feel like maybe it should simply be based on the PW Debug Mode setting and a dedicated "tracy-debugger" role. So if debug mode is off, then Tracy is only for superusers, but if debug mode is on, then non-superusers with the tracy-debugger role will have full access. This way you can create a test user with the required role and simply add the tracy-debugger role to their details and things will work. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? 

I should have checked "my" css before asking this question, sorry for this. I use a "framework" called Responsee 3 which happens to change the display property of <img> to "block". Changing it back to "inline" or "inline-block" fixes is the issue.

I do not know if you want deal with this issue or not, but you might be able to address this by targeting Tracy's <img> tags to set "inline" or "inline-block" !important on them, just in case... As far as I can see, Tracy itself uses a lot of !important rules as well. Maybe the developers of Tracy should apply this, and it is out of the scope of your module.

EDIT: "inline" or "inline-block"

I have replaced all icons with inline SVG - that should deal with your issue - please let me know if it looks ok now.

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Debug mode in PW does two main things - it allows PHP errors/warnings to be displayed, and it shows the Debug Mode Tools in the admin. With Tracy enabled, you get the errors/warnings, whether Debug Mode is on or off, so I am finding that I no longer need it on, and it also means that I can debug a live site easily without anyone seeing the errors and $variable testing output.

Thank you for explaining it!

I agree - we need to be able to use Tracy for non-superusers - just trying to figure out the most logical way. I feel like maybe it should simply be based on the PW Debug Mode setting and a dedicated "tracy-debugger" role. So if debug mode is off, then Tracy is only for superusers, but if debug mode is on, then non-superusers with the tracy-debugger role will have full access. This way you can create a test user with the required role and simply add the tracy-debugger role to their details and things will work. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? 

Tying it to to ProcessWire's debug mode in this way does not seem to be the best idea if they can actually be independent. Why don't you just introduce another option in the settings to indicate that non-superusers with the tracy-debugger role have full access too? BTW, I like the idea of "tracy-debugger role". The only useful case of utilizing the state of the debug mode seems to be when with Tracy enabled, we get errors/warnings in the case of any non-superusers too, so that it works in a similar way as the debug mode does, which might be expected in the first place. By turning debug mode off, only superuser and/or "tracy-debugger role" users have access to Tracy.

I have replaced all icons with inline SVG - that should deal with your issue - please let me know if it looks ok now.

Thanx again, it has solved the issue!

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Ok, I have now added the ability to enable Tracy for non-superusers. Users with a role that has the "tracy-debugger" permission will have access. I would recommend created a dedicated "tracy-debugger" role with just the "tracy-debugger" permission. That way you can easily give a user the required permission without giving any other users access. 

There is also a new "Allowed Non-Superusers" panel that warns you that you have given some non-superusers permission to view Tracy and lists the users and roles affected.

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For the moment I have decided not to allow everyone access when the PW debug mode is on. I see the logic in this, but Tracy provides a lot more information than what the debug mode does, so I am hesitant to enable anyone to see that information without specifically being given the appropriate permission.

Please let me know what you guys think of the current version. If there are no issues, I will release this to the modules directory tomorrow.

Thanks again for all the testing and feedback!

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Sorry haven't had time to test yet; please clarify...apart from the 1 issue you mentioned a couple of posts up, this should work just fine in PW 2.7.x? Thanks.

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Sorry haven't had time to test yet; please clarify...apart from the 1 issue you mentioned a couple of posts up, this should work just fine in PW 2.7.x? Thanks.

Thanks for the prompting. The latest version should now work with the 2.7.x branch, but please let me know if you find any problems.

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Latest version has two new features:

Performance panel

Shows memory usage and execution time between breakpoints.

You add breakpoints using one of these:

TD:addBreakpoint('Breakpoint Name');
addBreakpoint('Breakpoint Name');
bp('Breakpoint Name');

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PW Logs viewer panel

This shows the last 4 entries for the PW errors, exceptions, messages, warnings logs. This is just meant to give you a quick look at the last few entries without needing to go to the PW admin to the Setup>Logs section

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Ok, it's now live in the modules directory: http://modules.processwire.com/modules/tracy-debugger/

Thanks everyone for the feedback thus far, but please keep it coming - I am sure you will have suggestions on how it can be improved!

I would also like to add additional 3rd party panels as requested, so take a look here (https://addons.nette.org/#toc-debug-bar-panels) for some possible things you may be interested in. Keep in mind, that link isn't properly scrolling down, so click on the "DebugBar panels" under Categories on the right.

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Thank you adrian!
First I deleted a previous version of the module manually, afterwards installed it via the modules directory. Now I get this (both public frontend and admin):

1× PHP Notice: A session had already been started - ignoring session_start() in .../site/modules/TracyDebugger/tracy/src/Tracy/Bar.php:59

Is it because I did not know how to upgrade properly or something else?
 

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Thank you adrian!

First I deleted a previous version of the module manually, afterwards installed it via the modules directory. Now I get this (both public frontend and admin):

1× PHP Notice: A session had already been started - ignoring session_start() in .../site/modules/TracyDebugger/tracy/src/Tracy/Bar.php:59

Is it because I did not know how to upgrade properly or something else?

@szabesz - sorry about that. I am guessing that you have the Force Scream mode checked? There is what I consider a bug in Tracy: https://forum.nette.org/en/25569-strict-and-scream-modes-together - I don't think that Force Scream should show warnings/notices from the Tracy core.

Initially I modified the Tracy core to handle this better, but it turned out not to work in some server configs, so I went back to using the @ to suppress the session_start error. 

Anyway, I think if you save the config settings page for this module again it should get things working - I now prevent Strict and Force Scream modes from being abled at the same time. Please let me know if that works for you. 

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Anyway, I think if you save the config settings page for this module again it should get things working - I now prevent Strict and Force Scream modes from being abled at the same time. Please let me know if that works for you. 

"...it should get things working" What do you exactly mean by this? I saved the settings a few times, once with Strict Mode only enabled, then with Force Stream only on, but no matter what I do, this notice comes up when Force Stream is on (and Strict Mode is off). Should it be possible to use Force Stream without getting this notice or not?

My personal preference would be to be informed of notices and warnings (of ProcessWire and my code, not Tracy's). I do not need Strict Mode if that is not necessary to be able to see notices and warnings.

Sorry if it is a dumb question, but I do not quit get what the situation is. You wrote "...an issue with strict and scream modes together...", however, currently only Force Stream is on and the notice shows up as an error in the debug bar:

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Thanks for that screenshot - that helps! What you are seeing there is because you have Force Scream mode enabled. I assumed you are getting the notice on the entire page blocking the site (like you get in Strict Mode). 

In reality I don't think you should have Force Scream enabled by default - its only purpose is to show notices/warnings that are suppressed by PHP's @ shutup operator. This can be useful when debugging your code in certain circumstances, but if you are using @ then you are intentionally silencing these errors. I don't think they are typically a good practice, but there can be times when they can be considered acceptable.

Anyway, you can disable both Strict and Force Scream modes and you will still get notification of notices and warnings in Tracy. Try these in one of your template files to test:

trigger_error("Warning TEST", E_USER_WARNING);
trigger_error("Notice TEST", E_USER_NOTICE);

With Strict mode ENABLED they will be a full screen error, that you can skip using the "skip error" when you hover over the "Warning Test":

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But with Strict mode DISABLED, it will be in the Debugger bar:

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Does that make sense and allow you to work how you want?

PS Since I have that screenshot showing the "Skip Error" option, also note the "Search" option which links to a Google search of the issued error - a nice little shortcut :)

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Thanks for the explanation, now I get it :) Yes, you are right, I suppose normally I (we) will not need Force Scream at all. I just misunderstood what it is for. I am also quite happy with Strict Mode turned off too.

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The latest version adds a new experimental "Variables" panel (thanks to a request by @matjazp).

This will show you the names and values of all non-ProcessWire variables available to the template of the current page - these are the variables you have defined in your template files and any "includes".

It is disabled by default so you need to turn it on in the config settings. It is only available for PW 3.x and currently only works on compiled templates (although I am looking to get it working on PW 2 / non-compiled templates). It also only works after a template file has changed for the first time after this module is installed/updated.

Please let me know if you have any problems with this feature - if you decide to enable it.

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This latest version also includes an enhanced PW panel - several additions/tweaks, but the most notable is the "Field Values" section which lists all Page fields and their values for the current page:

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firefox since, I forgot which version, is now built-in firefox developer tools, which do the same job as firebug extension.

Could it log to firefox developer tools?

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firefox since, I forgot which version, is now built-in firefox developer tools, which do the same job as firebug extension.

Could it log to firefox developer tools?

I don't think there is any way to make this happen at the moment. At least I haven't been able to find a FireLogger browser plugin for Firefox that works with the default developer console. But maybe someone will develop one in the future. Given that there is one for the Chrome dev console, you'd think there would be one for Firefox.

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Thanks @adrian for the ProcessModuleToolkit link, I'll check that later but at first glance it's not entirely the thing I was after.

I see there are 6 'Show ...' panels next to each other in Tracy Debugger module settings, perhaps they could be shrinked under one section. I know it's a minor thing but could save a lot of space.

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I see there are 6 'Show ...' panels next to each other in Tracy Debugger module settings, perhaps they could be shrinked under one section. I know it's a minor thing but could save a lot of space.

Very good point - are you meaning one field of multiple checkboxes, or a collapsible fieldset of with all the options as they currently are?

I think the former would probably be quite nice, but it might be a pain for you guys when updating to a new version that has this because your current settings would be lost. I guess I could have some logic to convert the old separate checkboxes to the new multiple checkbox field, or maybe it doesn't really matter that much if you have to set them again?

I'll have a think.

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After upgrading to the latest version I get this error: Class 'ProcessWire\TracyDebugger' not found on the default PW install basic-page -template. What could cause this error?

file protected => "/Library/WebServer/Documents/pw3/site/assets/cache/FileCompiler/site/templates/basic-page.php"

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My idea was one field with multiple checkboxes. For me re-setting settings isn't a big deal. The first checkbox (frontend and backend) needs to be two separate checkboxes but I guess you've already noticed that :)

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After upgrading to the latest version I get this error: Class 'ProcessWire\TracyDebugger' not found on the default PW install basic-page -template. What could cause this error?

file protected => "/Library/WebServer/Documents/pw3/site/assets/cache/FileCompiler/site/templates/basic-page.php"

Hi @Ipa,

Sorry about this. To populate the new "Variables" panel I am adding a line to the bottom of the compiled template files, but it includes a check to see if the class exists so I am not sure why you are getting that. Could you please post what that last line looks like for you?

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The first checkbox (frontend and backend) needs to be two separate checkboxes but I guess you've already noticed that :)

Do you mean that it needs to stay as is and separate from the newly proposed multiple checkbox fields that lists checkboxes for all the panels, or do you think that it actually needs to be a separate checkbox field for frontend and another separate one for backend? Sorry, i am not seeing why they need to be separate ones, but it's early here, so maybe just not awake?

Nevermind, you just mean separate options within the one checkbox field, together with all the panels. Although I actually think it might still make sense to leave this as a separate field, because it is not related to panels - it's the entire Debug Bar. Hoped that sounds ok to you.

I guess I could also set it up so that you could choose which panels appear on the frontend and which ones appear on the backend - make them separately configurable, although not sure if that would really be that useful?

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Hi @Ipa,

Sorry about this. To populate the new "Variables" panel I am adding a line to the bottom of the compiled template files, but it includes a check to see if the class exists so I am not sure why you are getting that. Could you please post what that last line looks like for you?

It looks like this: 

<?php if(class_exists("TracyDebugger")) $this->wire("templateVars", TracyDebugger::templateVars(get_defined_vars(), \ProcessWire\wire("page")));

By the way, my Upgrades page tells me that I have version 0.5.0 installed and the latest is 0.4.9?

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Nevermind, you just mean separate options within the one checkbox field, together with all the panels. Although I actually think it might still make sense to leave this as a separate field, because it is not related to panels - it's the entire Debug Bar. Hoped that sounds ok to you.

Sure, either way is OK to me if you ask me :)

I also got that weird 0.5 update issue lpa mentioned.

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I also got that weird 0.5 update issue lpa mentioned.

Does it stick around? or is it gone once you reload the page or something? Can you post the last line of one of your template files that is producing the error?

Nevermind - sorry I see that @Ipa has already posted his.

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      $to = array('me@example.com'); $subject = 'Wiremail-SMTP Test ' . date('H:i:s') . ' äöü ÄÖÜ ß'; $mail = wireMail(); if($mail->className != 'WireMailSmtp') { echo "<p>Couldn't get the right WireMail-Module (WireMailSmtp). found: {$mail->className}</p>"; } else { $mail->from = '--INSERT YOUR SENDER ADDRESS HERE --'; // <--- !!!! $mail->to($to); $mail->subject($subject); $mail->sendSingle(true); $mail->body("Titel\n\ntext text TEXT text text\n"); $mail->bodyHTML("<h1>Titel</h1><p>text text <strong>TEXT</strong> text text</p>"); $dump = $mail->debugSend(1); } So, in short, instead of using $mail->send(), use $mail->debugSend(1) to get output on a frontend testpage.
      The output is PRE formatted and contains the areas: SETTINGS, RESULT, ERRORS and a complete debuglog of the server connection, like this one:
       
      Following are a ...


      List of all options and features


      testConnection () - returns true on success, false on failures


      sendSingle ( true | false ) - default is false

      sendBulk ( true | false ) - default is false, Set this to true if you have lots of recipients (50+)


      to ($recipients) - one emailaddress or array with multiple emailaddresses

      cc ($recipients) - only available with mode sendSingle, one emailaddress or array with multiple emailaddresses

      bcc ($recipients) - one emailaddress or array with multiple emailaddresses

       
      from = 'person@example.com' - emailaddress, can be set in module config (called Sender Emailaddress) but it can be overwritten here

      fromName = 'Name Surname' - optional, can be set in module config (called Sender Name) but it can be overwritten here


      priority (3) - 1 = Highest | 2 = High | 3 = Normal | 4 = Low | 5 = Lowest

      dispositionNotification () or notification () - request a Disposition Notification


      subject ($subject) - subject of the message

      body ($textBody) - use this one alone to create and send plainText emailmessages

      bodyHTML ($htmlBody) - use this to create a Multipart Alternative Emailmessage (containing a HTML-Part and a Plaintext-Part as fallback)

      addSignature ( true | false ) - the default-behave is selectable in config screen, this can be overridden here
      (only available if a signature is defined in the config screen)

      attachment ($filename, $alternativeBasename = "") - add attachment file, optionally alternative basename


      send () - send the message(s) and return number of successful sent messages


      debugSend(1) - returns and / or outputs a (pre formatted) dump that contains the areas: SETTINGS, RESULT, ERRORS and a complete debuglog of the server connection. (See above the example code under ADVANCED DEBUG METHOD for further instructions!)


      getResult () - returns a dump (array) with all recipients (to, cc, bcc) and settings you have selected with the message, the message subject and body, and lists of successfull addresses and failed addresses,


      logActivity ($logmessage) - you may log success if you want

      logError ($logmessage) - you may log warnings, too. - Errors are logged automaticaly
       
       
      useSentLog (true | false) - intended for usage with e.g. third party newsletter modules - tells the send() method to make usage of the sentLog-methods - the following three sentLog methods are hookable, e.g. if you don't want log into files you may provide your own storage, or add additional functionality here

      sentLogReset ()  - starts a new LogSession - Best usage would be interactively once when setting up a new Newsletter

      sentLogGet ()  - is called automaticly within the send() method - returns an array containing all previously used emailaddresses

      sentLogAdd ($emailaddress)  - is called automaticly within the send() method
      Changelog: https://github.com/horst-n/WireMailSmtp/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
       
       
    • By Robin S
      Sanitizer EasySlugger
      Allows the use of the EasySlugger library as Sanitizer methods.
      Installation
      Install the Sanitizer EasySlugger module.
      Usage
      The module adds four new sanitizer methods.
      slugger($string, $options)
      Similar to $sanitizer->pageName() - I'm not sure if there are any advantages over that method. Included because it is one of the methods offered by EasySlugger.
      $slug = $sanitizer->slugger('Lorem Ipsum'); // Result: lorem-ipsum utf8Slugger($string, $options)
      Creates slugs from non-latin alphabets.
      $slug = $sanitizer->utf8Slugger('这个用汉语怎么说'); // Result: zhe-ge-yong-han-yu-zen-me-shuo seoSlugger($string, $options)
      Augments the string before turning it into a slug. The conversions are related to numbers, currencies, email addresses and other common symbols.
      $slug = $sanitizer->seoSlugger('The price is $5.99'); // Result: the-price-is-5-dollars-99-cents See the EasySlugger readme for some more examples.
      seoUtf8Slugger($string, $options)
      A combination of utf8Slugger() and seoSlugger().
      $slug = $sanitizer->seoUtf8Slugger('价钱是 $5.99'); // Result: jia-qian-shi-5-dollars-99-cents $options argument
      Each of the methods can take an $options array as a second argument.
      separator (string): the character that separates words in the slug. Default: - unique (bool): Determines whether a random suffix is added at the end of the slug. Default: false $slug = $sanitizer->utf8Slugger('这个用汉语怎么说', ['separator' => '_', 'unique' => true]); // Result: zhe_ge_yong_han_yu_zen_me_shuo_3ad66c4  
      https://github.com/Toutouwai/SanitizerEasySlugger
      https://modules.processwire.com/modules/sanitizer-easy-slugger/
    • By Robin S
      If you've ever needed to insert links to a large number of files within CKEditor you may have found that the standard PW link modal is a somewhat slow way to do it.
      This module provides a quicker way to insert links to files on the page being edited. You can insert a link to an individual file, or insert an unordered list of links to all files on the page with a single click.
      CKEditor Link Files
      Adds a menu to CKEditor to allow the quick insertion of links to files on the page being edited.

      Features
      Hover a menu item to see the "Description" of the corresponding file (if present). Click a menu item to insert a link to the corresponding file at the current cursor position. The filename is used as the link text. If you Alt-click a menu item the file description is used as the link text (with fallback to filename if no description entered). If text is currently selected in the editor then the selected text is used as the link text. Click "* Insert links to all files *" to insert an unordered list of links to all files on the page. Also works with the Alt-click option. Menu is built via AJAX so newly uploaded files are included in the menu without the page needing to be saved. However, descriptions are not available for newly uploaded files until the page is saved. There is an option in the module config to include files from Repeater fields in the edited page. Nested Repeater fields (files inside a Repeater inside another Repeater) are not supported. Installation
      Install the CKEditor Link Files module.
      For any CKEditor field where you want the "Insert link to file" dropdown menu to appear in the CKEditor toolbar, visit the field settings and add "LinkFilesMenu" to the "CKEditor Toolbar" settings field.
       
      http://modules.processwire.com/modules/cke-link-files/
      https://github.com/Toutouwai/CkeLinkFiles
    • By David Karich
      ProcessWire InputfieldRepeaterMatrixDuplicate
      Thanks to the great ProModule "RepeaterMatrix" I have the possibility to create complex repeater items. With it I have created a quite powerful page builder. Many different content modules, with many more possible design options. The RepeaterMatrix module supports the cloning of items, but only within the same page. Now I often have the case that very design-intensive pages and items are created. If you want to use a content module on a different page (e.g. in the same design), you have to rebuild each item manually every time.
      This module extends the commercial ProModule "RepeaterMatrix" by the function to duplicate repeater items from one page to another page. The condition is that the target field is the same matrix field from which the item is duplicated. This module is currently understood as proof of concept. There are a few limitations that need to be considered. The intention of the module is that this functionality is integrated into the core of RepeaterMatrix and does not require an extra module.
      Check out the screencast
      What the module can do
      Duplicate a repeater item from one page to another No matter how complex the item is Full support for file and image fields Multilingual support Support of Min and Max settings Live synchronization of clipboard between multiple browser tabs. Copy an item and simply switch the browser tab to the target page and you will immediately see the past button Support of multiple RepeaterMatrix fields on one page Configurable which roles and fields are excluded Duplicated items are automatically pasted to the end of the target field and set to hidden status so that changes are not directly published Automatic clipboard update when other items are picked Automatically removes old clipboard data if it is not pasted within 6 hours Delete clipboard itself by clicking the selected item again Benefit: unbelievably fast workflow and content replication What the module can't do
      Before an item can be duplicated in its current version, the source page must be saved. This means that if you make changes to an item and copy this, the old saved state will be duplicated Dynamic loading is currently not possible. Means no AJAX. When pasting, the target page is saved completely No support for nested repeater items. Currently only first level items can be duplicated. Means a repeater field in a repeater field cannot be duplicated. Workaround: simply duplicate the parent item Dynamic reloading and adding of repeater items cannot be registered. Several interfaces and events from the core are missing. The initialization occurs only once after the page load event Changelog
      1.0.4
      Bug fix: Various bug fixes and improvements in live synchronization Bug fix: Items are no longer inserted when the normal save button is clicked. Only when the past button is explicitly clicked Feature: Support of multiple repeater fields in one page Feature: Support of repeater Min/Max settings Feature: Configurable roles and fields Enhancement: Improved clipboard management Enhancement: Documentation improvement Enhancement: Corrected few typos #1 1.0.3
      Feature: Live synchronization Enhancement: Load the module only in the backend Enhancement: Documentation improvement 1.0.2
      Bug fix: Various bug fixes and improvements in JS functions Enhancement: Documentation improvement Enhancement: Corrected few typos 1.0.1
      Bug fix: Various bug fixes and improvements in the duplication process 1.0.0
      Initial release Support this module
      If this module is useful for you, I am very thankful for your small donation: Donate 5,- Euro (via PayPal – or an amount of your choice. Thank you!)
      Download this module
      > Github: https://github.com/FlipZoomMedia/InputfieldRepeaterMatrixDuplicate
      > PW module directory: https://modules.processwire.com/modules/inputfield-repeater-matrix-duplicate/
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