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Hello friends!
I have another module for you, which will make your daily work as a Processwire developer easier.

Introducing:
AppApi

This module helps you to create api-endpoints, to which an app or an external service can connect to.

Features

  • Simple routing definition
  • Authentication - Three different authentication-mechanisms are ready to use.
  • Access-management via UI
  • Multiple different applications with unique access-rights and authentication-mechanisms can be defined

The documentation has become quite extensive, so have a look at the Github repository for details:

A special thanks goes to Thomas Aull , whose module RestApi was the starting point to this project. This module is not meant to replace this module because it does a great job. But if you want to connect and manage multiple apps or need other authentication methods, this module might help you.

I am already very curious about your feedback and would be glad if the module helps you a little bit.

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Good news!

We are live now!
AppApi has been approved and now appears in the modules directory: https://modules.processwire.com/modules/app-api/

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Thank you for your many reactions to the release - I hope it helps you build the best apis you can imagine!

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Hello everyone,

I'm having a problem when trying to make a request to the API using HTTPs.
Whenever I use HTTPS to make the request I get an object not found error.
When using HTTP I don't have such an error. However I require HTTPS to make authentication calls from outside processwire with double JWT token.
I use XAMPP to set up my localhost. I did redirect my localhost to use a domain name and also had to use a different port (other than default) for my mysql port since I already had something listening to the default port.
Accessing my processwire application from localhost works with https but it is not secure. 

Any of you know what i'm doing wrong?

Kind regards,

 

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Hi @Krevolution,

glad to hear that you could solve the problem by yourself.

I'm the author of the AppApi-module your using. If you encounter more problems or questions regarding AppApi, feel free to mention me via @Sebi. That makes sure, that I get a notification about it.

Anyway, I am pleased that you use the module!

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I really like to use Insomnia testing api-calls. It's a stand-alone tool for Mac, Windows and Linux. And the free plan suits perfectly for all my needs - the paid functions are primary focuses on collaboration features for teams.

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Yeah this is pretty awesome! Since I'm struggeling with carving out time for the RestApi module over the last year (sorry again for not giving your PR much love @Sebi) I'm pretty happy someone is pushing things forward :) Actually I'm thinking maybe this module should be the official continuation of my RestApi Module. For me it looks like it is more advanced and as far as I can tell by creating a single endpoint the way things are used would be quite similar. What do you think?

I'm gonna check it out myself now :)

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I already have the first request: I was planning to, instead using a hook to intercept the request to play out the api it would be better to (again) use a page in the regular ProcessWire tree for the following reasons:

  • Multi Language does not work with the current solution
  • Caching with ProCache does not work with the current solution
  • It is harder for users of the API module to use Subdirectories

Also another request by a user was to move the API routes in `/templates` so it would be included in exports with the site profile export module.

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Another thing which would make usage of this module easier for users of the RestApi module would be to have an option to not have to use ApiKeys to access the API

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Two more things:

  • Can you enable Issues in your respository on github?
  • I'm getting an error in this line: https://github.com/Sebiworld/AppApi/blob/master/classes/Router.php#L275
    Changing it to
    if ($last_error && $last_error['type'] === E_ERROR) {

    fixes it. (This was already suggested by someone some time ago on the RestApi module).
    I was providing a PR, but since AppApi is a fork of RestApi, when I try to fork it, it just goes back to my module 😅

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@Sebi i'm trying to delete a page using the api like so:

public static function deletePage($data){
        if(property_exists($data, 'clients')) {
            foreach($data->clients as $client) {
                if ($client->changeType == 0) {
                    if(property_exists($client, 'id')) {
                        $p = wire('pages')->get($client->id);
                        wire('pages')->trash($p);
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
'package' => [
	['OPTIONS', 'update-package', ['POST']],
	['POST', 'update-package', Package::class, 'updatePackage', ["auth" => false]],
	['DELETE', 'delete-page', Package::class, 'deletePage', ["auth" => false]]
],

for some reason I get an error ->
"Trying to get property 'id' of non-object"

After some research I found that the error is located in the isDeletable check from pagesEditor inside the wire.

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more specifically the last else if check. When I bypass this whole block it works to delete so the id is fine.

Any suggestions?

Kind regards.

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Hi @thomasaull,

nice to hear that you like what I did to your module 😅 I would really appreciate it if we could work together on the next developments. For my projects a good and flexible Api connection is very important. Therefore I hope that we can improve the module even more.

So, let me answer your comments one after another:

if ($last_error && $last_error['type'] === E_ERROR) {

Consider that as fixed. I just pushed version 1.0.3 with a few documentation-fixes and this bugfix. Thank you for this hint!

I activated Github-Issues for the repository as well. I think, issues and/or pull requests on Github will be a better way to work on new features and bugfixes, since this forum-post would become long and more and more confusing. I additionally contacted Github whether it is possible to remove the fork-connection to your RestApi-repository.

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On 8/7/2020 at 11:52 AM, thomasaull said:

I already have the first request: I was planning to, instead using a hook to intercept the request to play out the api it would be better to (again) use a page in the regular ProcessWire tree for the following reasons:

  • Multi Language does not work with the current solution
  • Caching with ProCache does not work with the current solution
  • It is harder for users of the API module to use Subdirectories

I'm not sure, if I understand you right: Do you want to trigger an api-call on a different hook? Do you have an example, maybe a code-snippet, how you would do it? What I like on the current way is, that you do not need to create a page or a file in the templates-directory. So you can have a complex existing site, install the module and the module would work without the need to change something in the pagetree. But that can be only a matter of opinion, I think that other ways would also have advantages.

I'm currently trying out a multi-language site and will give you an update if I could find a practicable way to implement this. My experiences with caching are, to be honest, very limited so far. So if anybody knows about it and could suggest improvements, that would be great!

On 8/7/2020 at 11:52 AM, thomasaull said:

Also another request by a user was to move the API routes in `/templates` so it would be included in exports with the site profile export module.

I think I can make the path to api-routes easily configurable, so it can be moved to /templates if the user needs it there.

On 8/7/2020 at 11:59 AM, thomasaull said:

Another thing which would make usage of this module easier for users of the RestApi module would be to have an option to not have to use ApiKeys to access the API

I think that could be solved by some kind of default-application, that is called if no api-key is found in a request. It's a little complicated, because the module needs the api-key to choose the corresponding application.

Apikeys bring a bunch of benefits, which a default-application without an apikey cannot have. We would not be able to block old apikeys. We make it easier for bots to scrape our page. And it could be confusing, when we just forget to add the apikey-header and will be sent to the default-application without an error. 

I would consider that as a future improvement, but I think it needs some more thought before implementing it. 

So, thanks again @thomasaull for your comments. Can you please make issues on Github out of this?

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On 8/7/2020 at 5:42 PM, Krevolution said:

After some research I found that the error is located in the isDeletable check from pagesEditor inside the wire.

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more specifically the last else if check. When I bypass this whole block it works to delete so the id is fine.

Any suggestions?

Kind regards.

I tried it out and could reproduce the error in my configuration as well. The problem here is not your $page that you want to delete. The problem is, that $this->wire('page') is null, because you requested no special page which processwire can use as its current page. I would consider that as a processwire-bug, it could easily prevented by adding a check if $this->wire('page') contains a page. What do you think? Maybe @ryan can add something to it?

On 8/7/2020 at 5:42 PM, Krevolution said:

public static function deletePage($data){ if(property_exists($data, 'clients')) { foreach($data->clients as $client) { if ($client->changeType == 0) { if(property_exists($client, 'id')) { $p = wire('pages')->get($client->id); wire('pages')->trash($p); } } } } }

Nevertheless, I would like to suggest something about your code example. Please be aware, that you must make sure, that only valid page-ids will be accepted and only valid client-pages will be deleted. If I send a request with an id like 0, I could try to delete the root-page if I want to. Please check everything, that comes from an api-request and sanitize these values. This is how I would do it:

public static function deletePage($data){
	if (!property_exists($data, 'clients')) { throw new \Exception('No clients found', 400); }
	foreach($data->clients as $client) {
		if ($client->changeType == 0) {
			if(!property_exists($client, 'id')) { continue; }

			$p = wire('pages')->get(wire('sanitizer')->int($client->id));
			if(!$p->id || $p->template->name !== 'client') { continue; }

			wire('pages')->trash($p);
		}
	}
}

 

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@Sebi I created issues for my requests except the API Keys question (I thought this might have been a low hanging fruit, but it looks like it's a bit more complicated)

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On 8/7/2020 at 11:52 AM, thomasaull said:
  • Caching with ProCache does not work with the current solution

For what it is worth, I use this intermediate solution to use ProCache in combination with the RestAPI module:  https://processwire.com/talk/topic/20006-module-restapi/?do=findComment&comment=186881.

Which gives me:
1. site.url/rest-api => live data
2. site.url/api => served by ProCache

Of course this would only be useful for (static) pages that don't require any authentication or whatsoever. 

 

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Recently i have released the new version 1.0.4 of AppApi.

In this version I use ProcessPageView::pageNotFound instead of the previous used ProcessPageView::execute hook. This hook is triggered later in ProcessWire's boot process, which should allow features like multi-language fields and other modules to initialize before the api tries to access their values. Let me know, if it worked for you!

Besides that you can now configure the path to the Routes.php file, that is located under site/api/Routes.php per default. If you need to have it somewhere else, you can set any location (relative to ProcessWire's root directory) in the module's settings.

Thanks to @thomasaull and @spoetnik for supporting me with issues and comments in the AppApi Github repository!  

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      default is 'center' param: $padding - (integer) 0 - 25, default is 2, padding to the borders in percent of the images length! param: $opacity- (integer) 1 - 100, default is 50 param: $trueTypeFont - (string) systemfilepath to a TrueTypeFont, default is freesansbold.ttf (is GPL & comes with the module) return: pim - (class handle) Here you can display (dynamic) text with transparency over the memory image. You have to define your text, and optionally size, position, padding, opacity for it. And if you don't like the default font, freesansbold, you have to point to a TrueTypeFont-File of your choice.
      Please have a look to example output: http://processwire.com/talk/topic/4264-release-page-image-manipulator/page-2#entry41989
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      PageImage Manipulator - Example Output


    • By d'Hinnisdaël
      Format Datetime fields as Carbon instances.
      You can find the latest release and the complete readme on Github.
      Installation
      composer require daun/datetime-carbon-format Usage
      All Datetime fields will now be formatted as Carbon instances instead of strings. Some examples:
      // $page->date is a Datetime field // Output format: j/n/Y echo $page->date; // 20/10/2020 echo $page->date->add('7 days'); // 27/10/2020 echo $page->date->format('l, F j'); // Monday, October 20 echo $page->date->year; // 2020 echo $page->date->diffForHumans(); // 28 minutes ago Frontend only
      The ProcessWire admin seems to expect datetime fields to be strings. This module will only return Carbon instances on frontend page views.
      Date output format
      When casting a Carbon instance to a string (usually when outputting the field in a template), the field's date output format will be respected.
      Links
      GitHub • Readme • Carbon docs
       
       
      PS. I remember reading about a Carbon module in a recent newsletter, but couldn't find it anywhere. Was that you, @bernhard?
    • By MoritzLost
      TrelloWire
      This is a module that allows you to automatically create Trello cards for ProcessWire pages and update them when the pages are updated. This allows you to setup connected workflows. Card properties and change handling behaviour can be customized through the extensive module configuration. Every action the module performs is hookable, so you can modify when and how cards are created as much as you need to. The module also contains an API-component that makes it easy to make requests to the Trello API and build your own connected ProcessWire-Trello workflows.
      Warning: This module requires ProcessWire 3.0.167 which is above the current stable master release at the moment.
      Features
      All the things the module can do for you without any custom code: Create a new card on Trello whenever a page is added or published (you can select applicable templates). Configure the target board, target list, name and description for new cards. Add default labels and checklists to the card. Update the card whenever the page is updated (optional). When the status of the card changes (published / unpublished, hidden / unhidden, trashed / restored or deleted), move the card to a different list or archive or delete it (configurable). You can extend this through hooks in many ways: Modifiy when and how cards are created. Modify the card properties (Target board & list, title, description, et c.) before they are sent to Trello. Create your own workflows by utilizing an API helper class with many convenient utility methods to access the Trello API directly. Feedback & Future Plans
      Let me know what you think! In particular:
      If you find any bugs report them here or on Github, I'll try to fix them. This module was born out of a use-case for a client project where we manage new form submissions through Trello. I'm not sure how many use-cases there are for this module. If you do use it, tell me about it! The Trello API is pretty extensive, I'll try to add some more helper methods to the TrelloWireApi class (let me know if you need anything in particular). I'll think about how the module can support different workflows that include Twig – talk to me if you have a use-case! Next steps could be a dashboard to manage pages that are connected to a Trello card, or a new section in the settings tab to manage the Trello connection. But it depends on whether there is any interest in this 🙂 Links
      Repository on Github Complete module documentation (getting started, configuration & API documentation) TrelloWire in the modules directory Module configuration

    • 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 multible repeater items 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 Configurable dialogs for copy and paste 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 Attention, please note!
      Nested repeaters cannot be supported technically. Therefore a check is made to prevent this. However, a nested repeater can only be detected if the field name ends for example with "_repeater1234". For example, if your MatrixRepeater field is named like this: "content_repeater" or "content_repeater123", this field is identified as nested and the module does not load. In version 2.0.1 the identification has been changed so that a field ending with the name repeater is only detected as nested if at least a two-digit number sequence follows. But to avoid this problem completely, make sure that your repeater matrix field does NOT end with the name "repeater".
      Changelog
       
      2.0.1
      Bug fix: Thanks to @ngrmm I could discover a bug which causes that the module cannot be loaded if the MatrixRepeater field ends with the name "repeater". The code was adjusted and information about the problem was provided 2.0.0
      Feature: Copy multiple items at once! The fundament for copying multiple items was created by @Autofahrn - THX! Feature: Optionally you can disable the copy and/or paste dialog Bug fix: A fix suggestion when additional and normal repeater fields are present was contributed by @joshua - THX! 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 (Version 2.0.1)
      > Github: https://github.com/FlipZoomMedia/InputfieldRepeaterMatrixDuplicate
      > PW module directory: https://modules.processwire.com/modules/inputfield-repeater-matrix-duplicate/
      > Old stable version (1.0.4): https://github.com/FlipZoomMedia/InputfieldRepeaterMatrixDuplicate/releases/tag/1.0.4
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