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    • By Violet
      Here I'm introducing FlipFall Magazine, our multi-topic blog. It used to run on Wordpress but we recently switched it to ProcessWire. This was done the usual way we do it when converting our sites: install ProcessWire in a subfolder of the original Wordpress site under a hard-to-guess name, set up the new site there, then move content over manually, inspecting and updating each article as needed. After the ProcessWire site was ready, when we un-installed the Wordpress one and moved the ProcessWire site up one level to the document root, and... done.
      We used the W3CSS framework because it handles the responsive breakpoints so well (no extra work for us 😉), and it tends to default to a clean modern look.
      We wanted full control over the back end of the site and do customized things without having to hire a developer.  As FlipFall has grown, the ability to have in-house back-end control has become even more important.
      Case example: Ad partners - we now can quite easily, if we wish, place different ads on different topics on this blog at a moment's notice - no need to hire a developer. Changes like this can be implemented in-house right away. The fact that we can easily incorporate this sort of thing is really nice when we're talking with potential ad partners.
      Helpful features of ProcessWire during this experience:
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    • By dimitrios
      Hello,
      this module can publish content of a Processwire page on a Facebook page, triggered by saving the Processwire page.
      To set it up, configure the module with a Facebook app ID, secret and a Page ID. Following is additional configuration on Facebook for developers:
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      PW module directory: http://modules.processwire.com/modules/auto-fb-post/ Github: https://github.com/kastrind/AutoFbPost   Note: Facebook SDK for PHP is utilized.


    • By kongondo
      FieldtypeRuntimeMarkup and InputfieldRuntimeMarkup
       
      Modules Directory: http://modules.processwire.com/modules/fieldtype-runtime-markup/
      GitHub: https://github.com/kongondo/FieldtypeRuntimeMarkup
      As of 11 May 2019 ProcessWire versions earlier than 3.x are not supported
      This module allows for custom markup to be dynamically (PHP) generated and output within a page's edit screen (in Admin).
       
      The value for the fieldtype is generated at runtime. No data is saved in the database. The accompanying InputfieldRuntimeMarkup is only used to render/display the markup in the page edit screen.
       
      The field's value is accessible from the ProcessWire API in the frontend like any other field, i.e. it has access to $page and $pages.
       
      The module was commissioned/sponsored by @Valan. Although there's certainly other ways to achieve what this module does, it offers a dynamic and flexible alternative to generating your own markup in a page's edit screen whilst also allowing access to that markup in the frontend. Thanks Valan!
       
      Warning/Consideration
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      Backend
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      FieldtypeRuntimeMarkup has access to $page (the current page being edited/viewed) and $pages. 
       
      A very simple example.
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      return $page->title; Simple example with markup.
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      Access the field on the current page (just like any other field)
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    • By kongondo
      Media Manager
       
      Released 31 March 2016
      https://processwireshop.pw/plugins/media-manager/
      Documentation 
      http://mediamanager.kongondo.com/
      As of 10 May 2019 ProcessWire versions earlier than 3.x are not supported
      *******************************************************   ORIGINAL POST   *******************************************************
      API Example (frontend; will be added to documentation site)
      Accessing and outputting the contents of the MediaManager field(s) in your template is quite simple. The fields are accessed like many other ProcessWire fields. The fields return an array of type MediaManagerArray that need to be looped to output each media within. Assuming you created a field of type MediaManager named 'media', you can loop through it for a given page as shown below.
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      *******************************************************   ORIGINAL POST   *******************************************************
       
      The topic of a central media manager feature for ProcessWire has come up several times:
       
      https://processwire.com/talk/topic/4330-get-image-from-other-pages-via-images-field/
      https://processwire.com/talk/topic/4330-get-image-from-other-pages-via-images-field/?p=42578
      https://processwire.com/talk/topic/4330-get-image-from-other-pages-via-images-field/?p=42582
      https://processwire.com/talk/topic/425-file-manager/
      https://processwire.com/talk/topic/425-file-manager/?p=13802
      https://processwire.com/talk/topic/425-file-manager/?p=13861
      https://processwire.com/talk/topic/10763-asset-manager-asset-selector/
       
      More recently, regarding my Visual Page Selector module, I have been asked several times why the module does not have an in-built feature to upload images.
       
      There's two camps on the topic of a central media manager: those who like them (especially those coming in to PW from other CMSes) and those who don't like them (primarily because of the chaotic way some CMSes (dis)organise their media management) . I think that we can have our cake and eat it too! If done the right way, closely following the principles of and harnessing the power of ProcessWire, we can have a well-implemented, organised, feature-rich, site-wide media manager.
       
      Introducing Media Manager: (a commercial module)
       
      Alongside a number of modules I am currently working on (both free and commercial), I have been developing  a centralised Media Manager for ProcessWire. Before you cast the first stone, no, this is not going to be a one-large-media-bucket as in other CMS where it gets very messy very quickly . In the backend things are neatly stored away, yes, in pages. However, those are pages you will not see (just like repeater pages). Before anyone has a go at pages, remember a page is not that thing you see on the ProcessWire Tree (that's just its visual representation); A page is a record/row in the database    . For the end-user of Media Manager, all they will see is the 'familiar media bucket' to select their media from. As long as it works efficiently, I don't think they care about the wizardry behind the scenes  . 
       
      The module allows for the comprehensive management of several media types:
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      Features include:
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      How other CMS do it

       
      The more efficient (PW) way of doing it

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