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FieldtypeMatrix and InputfieldMatrix

Modules Directory: http://modules.processwire.com/modules/fieldtype-matrix/

GitHub: https://github.com/kongondo/FieldtypeMatrix 

The module Matrix enables you to save data from a 2D-Matrix table. The rows and columns of the matrix table are made up of pages retrieved via a ProcessWire selector or via a page field selection of parent pages. The matrix values are made up of the data input in the matrix cells, i.e. the 'intersection of rows and columns'.
 
Example Usage
You have Products whose prices vary depending on colour, size, material, etc. Using the Fieldtype, you can create a table with rows made up of colours and columns made up of sizes the combination of each making up their respective values (in this case price). So rather than creating multiple text fields to do the following:

Colour		Size		Price
Red		Small		£10
Red		Medium		£20
Red		Large		£30
Red		X-large		£35
Green		Small		£9
Green		Medium		£15
Etc...

You can instead have the following in one field:

		Small		Medium		Large 		X-Large
Red		£10		£20		£30		£35
Green		£9		£15
Blue		Etc...
Yellow
Purple

If you set a selector in the Field's settings, to retrieve pages to build your matrix's rows and columns, it follows that all pages using the template the Fieldtype is attached to will have identical rows and columns. In some cases, this could be the intention. For instance, you might have 'Car' pages, e.g. Audi, Volvo, Ford, Citroen, Mazda, BWM, etc., each of which uses a 'Cars' template that has a single FiedltypeMatrix called 'car_attributes'. If you set a selector to build the Fieldtype's rows and columns, your users can easily compare the cars based on a combination of different values. The following matrix table best illustrates this:

        Type            Engine Size Fuel Efficiency Carbon Emissions  Warranty  Road Tax  Price
1994   Audi brand 1    values, etc.            
2000   Audi brand 2             
2006   Audi brand 3              
2012   Audi brand 4            
             

Each of your car pages would have similar matrices. 

This allows you to make easy but powerful queries. Such a setup allows you to compare within and across car brands. Say you wanted to find out which car(s) offered the best value for money given certain parameters such as warranty, emissions etc. You can easily make such comparisons (see code below). You can also compare within one car type, e.g. which brand of BMWs does best in what area...The possibilities are endless.

In the database, Rows and column pages data are stored as their respective page->id. Matrix-values store any data (varchar(255)).

 
If instead you wanted a template's pages to each have a matrix built of different rows and columns, you would have to name a Multiple Page Field (attached to the same template as the as your matrix field) in the matrix field's settings. When editing those pages, your matrix table's rows and columns will be built using the published children pages of the 2 pages you select in the Multiple page field..
 
The module allows the creation of matrix tables of any sizes (rows x columns). The rows and columns dynamically grow/shrink depending on the addition of row/column pages that match what you set in the matrix field's settings (see its 'Details Tab'). Please note that, if such pages are deleted/trashed/hidden/unpublished, their data (and presence) in the matrix are also deleted.

Entering values in the matrix

You have three choices:

  • Manually entry
  • Uploading a comma delimited (CSV) file. This can be delimited by other characters (tab, pipe, etc); not just commas
  • Copy-pasting CSV values. (Tip: you can copy paste directly from an Excel spreadsheet. Such values will be 'tab-delimited').

In addition, if your server supports it, in the field's settings, you can enable the use of MySQL's fast LOAD DATA INFILE to read and save your submitted CSV values.

Note that for large tables, you may have to increase your PHP's max_input_vars from the default 1000 otherwise PHP will timeout/return an error and your values will not be saved. I have successfully tested the module with up to ~3000+ values (10x350 table), the Fieldtype is not really optimised (nor was it intended) to handle mega large matrix tables. For such, you might want to consider other strategies. 

 
Install
Install as any other module.
 
API + Output
A typical output case for this module would work like this:
 
The matrix's rows, columns and values are subfields of your matrix's field. So, if you created a field called 'products' of the type FieldtypeMatrix, you can access as:

product.row, product.column and product.value respectively

 

foreach($page->matrix as $m) {
  echo "
    <p>
    Colour: $m->row<br />
    Size: $m->column<br />
    Price: $m->value
    </p>
    ";
}

Of if you want to output a matrix table in the frontend: 
 

//create array to build matrix
$products = array();

foreach($page->matrix as $m) $products[$m->row][$m->column] = $m->value;

$tbody ='';//matrix rows
$thcols = '';//matrix table column headers

$i = 0;//set counter not to output extraneous column label headers
$c = true;//set odd/even rows class
foreach ($products as $row => $cols) {

          //matrix table row headers (first column)
          $rowHeader = $pages->get($row)->title;

          $tbody .= "<tr" . (($c = !$c) ? " class='even' " : '') . "><td class='MatrixRowHeader'>" . $rowHeader . "</td>";

          $count = count($cols);//help to stop output of extra/duplicate column headers

          foreach ($cols as $col => $value) {

                    //matrix table column headers
                    $columnHeader = $pages->get($col)->title;

                    //avoid outputting extra duplicate columns
                    if ($i < $count) $thcols .= "<th class='MatrixColumnHeader'>" . $columnHeader . "</th>";

                    //output matrix values
                    $currency = $value > 0 ? '£' : '';
                    $tbody .= "<td>" . $currency . $value . "</td>";

                    $i++;

          }

          $tbody .= "</tr>";

}

//final matrix table for output
 $tableOut =   "<table class='Matrix'>
                <thead>
                  <tr class=''>
                    <th></th>
                    $thcols
                   </tr>
                </thead>
                <tbody>
                  $tbody
                </tbody>
            </table>";

echo $tableOut;

The module provides a default rendering capability as well, so that you can also do this (below) and get a similar result as the first example above (without the captions). 

echo $page->matrix;

Or this

foreach($page->matrix as $m) {
         echo $m; 
}

Finding matrix items
The fieldtype includes indexed row, column and value fields. This enables you to find matrix items by either row types (e.g. colours) or columns (e.g. sizes) or their values (e.g. price) or a combination of some/all of these. For instance:

//find all pages that have a matrix value of less than 1000
$results = $pages->find("products.value<1000"); 
//find some results in the matrix (called products) of this page
$results = $page->products->find("column=$country, value=Singapore");//or
$page->products->find("column=$age, value>=25");
//$country and $age would be IDs of two of your column pages

Other more complex queries are possible, e.g. find all products that are either red or purple in colour, come in x-large size and are priced less than $50.

Credits
@Ryan on whose Fieldtype/InptufieldEvents this is largely based
@charger and @sakkoulas for their matrix ideas
 
Screens
 
Field Details Tab
matrix-fieldtype-selector.png
 
Inputfield
matrix-inputfield.png

Larger matrix table

matrix-csv-100x10-values.png
 
Example output
matrix-table-output.png

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Some follow up questions here about select row/column pages per page vs per field:

Coming soon...pls wait...

Resolved this (answered my own questions :-)) see below update..

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Great stuff!! Thanks a lot! I did some testing, and everything seems to work.

I have one feature that I'm missing. I'm aware this is not the core idea of this module, but I wanted to mention it anyway. Ok, so here it is:

If I have a selector for columns/rows that goes like parent=1283|1284, it works as expected by listing the children of both parents. The output could be like this:

S
M
L
Cotton
Nylon

However, it would be cool to have an option (checkbox) that creates all possible combinations of the selected children, like this:

S Cotton
M Cotton
L Cotton
S Nylon
M Nylon
L Nylon

In my case, I need this because I have multiple currencies for the rows.

As mentioned, I don't know if this too much out of scope and maybe needs an additional module.

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@Charger,

I see no easy way of doing that (3-way relationship) using this particular module. I'll see if I can do a bespoke one for your needs.

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Update: version 0.0.2

Added ability to reuse a single matrix field across pages/templates to build unique matrix tables on a page by page basis. This is achieved by specifying the name of a Multiplepages select field in the Fieldtype settings (Details Tab). It allows you to select row and column parent pages from within the page containing the matrix itself. The child pages of these parents are used to build the matrix. This setting overrides the Row and Column selector settings of the fieldtype.

Example usage:

  1. Create a Multiplepages field and call it, for example, 'product_select'. Set it up as you wish (e.g. custom PHP, selectors, etc for selectable pages). You may wish to use ASM select to make things prettier/easier below.
  2. Add it to the same template(s) where you will be using a matrix field.
  3. In your matrix field's Details Tab, specify the name of the page field (i.e. 'product_select') under the 'Matrix Row and Column Parent Pages' setting.
  4. Edit the page where you will be building a matrix table.
  5. Select 2 pages in your 'product_select' whose child pages will be used to create your matrix rows and columns. The order is important! The first selected page will be assumed to be the row pages parent and the second one the column pages parent. Any additional pages here will be ignored.
  6. Save your page and your matrix table will be built using the children of the selected parent pages.
  7. Note: The usual error checking will be done and 'thrown' (e.g. if parent pages do not have children, if your specified page field is not a page field/does not return a PageArray, etc.
  8. Note 2: You can swap/change the row/column pages in your page field (product_select) HOWEVER, all previously saved values will be deleted(!) on save and your matrix table rebuilt to reflect the new specified row/column structure.

Todo/think about

  • Copy values from Excel and directly paste this in a similarly structured matrix table
  • Export matrix table?
  • 1-click clear all values entered in a matrix table
  • Etc?

Download:

https://github.com/kongondo/FieldtypeMatrix

Screens

Named Page Field to select rows and columns parent pages

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Row and Column parent pages selection in a specified Page Field

post-894-0-04615700-1418985321_thumb.png

Reusing a single matrix field on a different page(s)

post-894-0-38870300-1418985322_thumb.png

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Great stuff!! Thanks a lot! I did some testing, and everything seems to work.

I have one feature that I'm missing. I'm aware this is not the core idea of this module, but I wanted to mention it anyway. Ok, so here it is:

If I have a selector for columns/rows that goes like parent=1283|1284, it works as expected by listing the children of both parents. The output could be like this:

S
M
L
Cotton
Nylon

However, it would be cool to have an option (checkbox) that creates all possible combinations of the selected children, like this:

S Cotton
M Cotton
L Cotton
S Nylon
M Nylon
L Nylon

In my case, I need this because I have multiple currencies for the rows.

As mentioned, I don't know if this too much out of scope and maybe needs an additional module.

@Charger,

I see no easy way of doing that (3-way relationship) using this particular module. I'll see if I can do a bespoke one for your needs.

Hmm, or maybe I should include this in the present module but with a max 3-way relationship? Otherwise it get messy if more. The 3rd relationship (materials in your case) would only kick in if user configures it in the Fieldtype settings as you suggested. What do you guys think?

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Looks great kongondo!! Very impressed.

How are the intersection values being stored? (Sorry, I've not dug around in the code.)

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...How are the intersection values being stored? (Sorry, I've not dug around in the code.)

That turned out (later) to be the easy bit :-). They are stored similar to Page Fields...(see second screenshot below)

Matrix array (see post below - we use this only for grabbing db values to later manipulate to build matrix cells/intersections. We use a different array for saving)

post-894-0-11754400-1418998901_thumb.png

Matrix db table (see update below [version 0.0.3] about avoiding saving records with empty values)

post-894-0-11824800-1418998904_thumb.png

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@kongondo, is there any need to store the empty results?

Just wondered as once you get into the world of combinatorials things quickly get memory hungry big; and PHP associative arrays aren't exactly the world's most efficient storage format. Any idea how this fieldtype works out memory wise? 

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@Steve,

Good catch about empty values! Don't know how I mised that! I have corrected it in Version 0.0.3 (post here soon), thanks!

Memory issue: That was my next question. I would like to do/see some real world tests....+ there's also PHP post limits...Would appreciate if anybody could help test :-), thanks.

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i do tests with matrixField and seems to be working fine, (i have edit a little the inputfieldMatrix.module to retrieve matrix_columns and matrix_rows from a pagefield inside the same page) i'm still testing it, for any issues i will post here...

Thaaaaaaanks kongondo :)

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Update: version 0.0.3
 
Small but important update to correct oversight whereby records with empty values were being saved to the database, thx @netcarver.

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i do tests with matrixField and seems to be [/size]working fine, (i have edit a little the inputfieldMatrix.module to retrieve matrix_columns and matrix_rows from a pagefield inside the same page) i'm still testing it, for any issues i will post here...

How is that different from version 0.0.2 I posted earlier? :-)

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hmm is it possible in settings to search for matrix_row or matrix_column  where $field = $page->field;

  

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Partial reply...

Looking at this some more I don't think this will be a major concern for most small combinations that people were suggesting (like {S, M, L, XL} crossed with {Red, Green, Blue}) but I am interested in how this might scale if people start specifying a set of pages for the x-axis with a larger number of members - say 30 options and a set of pages for the y-axis with another 20 options. Or perhaps if a user mistypes a selector and end up with 1000s of pages in one of the axis - would there be issues? (I'm kinda asking as I'm hitting an issue with a module of my own that needs a safe fallback position if something goes wrong.)

When I've looked at memory usage in the past, I've tended to use the memory_get_usage() function to track this kind of thing.

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hmm is it possible in settings to search for matrix_row or matrix_column  where $field = $page->field;  

Yes. They are subfields of whatever your field is. The subfields are the names of the columns in the Fieldtype's db table, i.e. matrix_row, matrix_column and matrix_value.

The selector format would be: field.subfield=value

E.g., if your your matrix field was called 'product', you would search for: . product.matrix_row, product.matrix_column and product.matrix_value.

I'm in a hurry atm, see examples here:

http://processwire.com/api/selectors/#subfield

https://processwire.com/talk/topic/5040-events-fieldtype-inputfield-how-to-make-a-table-fieldtypeinputfield/

https://processwire.com/talk/topic/5040-events-fieldtype-inputfield-how-to-make-a-table-fieldtypeinputfield/

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@kongondo, this looks great, thanks for making it available!

Will take a closer look soon, but just a (very) minor note at this point: I can't help wondering why the subfields are prefixed with matrix_ -- doesn't honestly matter that much, but I fail to see much value in that either, just slight increase in verbosity compared to non-prefixed alternatives  :)

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kongondo, about the way that pagefield shows columns and rows,   i have changed inputfield Matrix.module selector and i have two pagefields one for columns and one for rows, so every time i add a page to pagefield the matrixfield shows the specific page.title. 

the problem is that if matrix_value has a value and delete the pageField with the specific matrix column the cell is not deleted until i clear the value from the specific cell and save the page. 

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....Will take a closer look soon, but just a (very) minor note at this point: I can't help wondering why the subfields are prefixed with matrix_ -- doesn't honestly matter that much, but I fail to see much value in that either, just slight increase in verbosity compared to non-prefixed alternatives  :)

Thanks @teppo. Yeah, I battled with this one; I am not a fan of such prefixes myself :-). I was trying to avoid collision with MySQL reserved words - row(?), value and column. Funny though that in my tests selectors still work when I drop the 'matrix' prefix...hmm. 

Guys..suggestions for naming the row/column/value  COLUMNS? Maybe:

mrow - mcolumn (or mcol)  - mvalue

OR maybe...

use the PW data COLUMN for 'values' (i.e. intersection/combination cell/value of row vs column), i.e.

$page->product.mrow//rows
$page->products.mcol//columns
$page->products.data//their data/values

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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@kongondo: had to check, and apparently column is a reserved word, row and value should be fine. Either way, prefixed values make sense after all, no point in having only one prefixed. Also, I kind of prefer matrix_* over m*, and matrix_value over data, so wouldn't chance anything to be honest :)

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kongondo, about the way that pagefield shows columns and rows,   i have changed inputfield Matrix.module selector and i have two pagefields one for columns and one for rows, so every time i add a page to pagefield the matrixfield shows the specific page.title. 

the problem is that if matrix_value has a value and delete the pageField with the specific matrix column the cell is not deleted until i clear the value from the specific cell and save the page. 

@sakkoulas,

Does this mean that all the rows and columns that make up your matrix table will have have their corresponding pages displayed in your page fields? It's an interesting idea but would probably not work well (visually) if you have a large table? The list of pages in your page fields could get very long :-)

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      This module integrates EmailMessage, SMTP and SASL php-libraries from Manuel Lemos into ProcessWire. I use this continously evolved libraries for about 10 years now and there was never a reason or occasion not to do so. I use it nearly every day in my office for automated composing and sending personalized messages with attachments, requests for Disposition Notifications, etc. Also I have used it for sending personalized Bulkmails many times.

      The WireMailSmtp module extends the new email-related WireMail base class introduced in ProcessWire 2.4.1 (while this writing, the dev-branch only).
       
      Here are Ryans announcement.



      Current Version 0.4.2
      Changelog: https://github.com/horst-n/WireMailSmtp/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
      get it from the Modules Directory Install and Configure

      Download the module into your site/modules/ directory and install it.

      In the config page you fill in settings for the SMTP server and optionaly the (default) sender, like email address, name and signature.
      You can test the smtp settings directly there. If it says "SUCCESS! SMTP settings appear to work correctly." you are ready to start using it in templates, modules or bootstrap scripts.


      Usage Examples
      The simplest way to use it:
      $numSent = wireMail($to, $from, $subject, $textBody); $numSent = wireMail($to, '', $subject, $textBody); // or with a default sender emailaddress on config page This will send a plain text message to each recipient.
       
      You may also use the object oriented style:
      $mail = wireMail(); // calling an empty wireMail() returns a wireMail object $mail->to($toEmail, $toName); $mail->from = $yourEmailaddress; // if you don't have set a default sender in config // or if you want to override that $mail->subject($subject); $mail->body($textBody); $numSent = $mail->send(); Or chained, like everywhere in ProcessWire:
      $mail = wireMail(); $numSent = $mail->to($toEmail)->subject($subject)->body($textBody)->send(); Additionaly to the basics there are more options available with WireMailSmtp. The main difference compared to the WireMail BaseClass is the sendSingle option. With it you can set only one To-Recipient but additional CC-Recipients.
      $mail = wireMail(); $mail->sendSingle(true)->to($toEmail, $toName)->cc(array('person1@example.com', 'person2@example.com', 'person3@example.com')); $numSent = $mail->subject($subject)->body($textBody)->send(); The same as function call with options array:
      $options = array( 'sendSingle' => true, 'cc' => array('person1@example.com', 'person2@example.com', 'person3@example.com') ); $numSent = wireMail($to, '', $subject, $textBody, $options); There are methods to your disposal to check if you have the right WireMail-Class and if the SMTP-settings are working:
      $mail = wireMail(); if($mail->className != 'WireMailSmtp') { // Uups, wrong WireMail-Class: do something to inform the user and quit echo "<p>Couldn't get the right WireMail-Module (WireMailSmtp). found: {$mail->className}</p>"; return; } if(!$mail->testConnection()) { // Connection not working: echo "<p>Couldn't connect to the SMTP server. Please check the {$mail->className} modules config settings!</p>"; return; }  
      A MORE ADVANCED DEBUG METHOD!
      You can add some debug code into a template file and call a page with it:
      $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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