All entries filed under “Weekly Devot:ee”
There weren't any new add-ons this week, but we'll take this opportunity to remind you that if you're thinking of going to ExpressionEngine Conference, you should register early. The conference takes place October 5 through October 7 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Room nights at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria start as low as $169/night. You'll want to book a room early so you can take advantage of conference rates and to be as close as you can to all the action.
The speaker lineup looks great, and the Schedule is really shaping up. If you haven't been before, this is the year to go!
If you're in the U.S., have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
- Learning Tools Integration by Paul Sijpkes
Provides template tags to access IMS Global’s LTI Specification version 1.0. The user is automatically added to the Members table based on the LTI context sent from the LMS. Control panel access allows addition of an unlimited amount of LTI consumers, each on a different template url segment.
We sent out our first devot:ee newsletter this past week. It only took us five years to get around to sending out an email! We’ll do our best to do a monthly recap of all the add-ons that have come out and to inform you of any other tidbits we find important. If you’re not already subscribed and want to see the contents of the first one, it is online here.
- CUHO Categories Groups ($) by Customhost
Change your categories groups in two easy steps: drag and save. This module will helps you to re-organize your categories structure by changing categories-to-groups assignment.
- Retina Already ($) by Evan R. Thompson
Retina Already is a simple to use solution for caching and serving retina and standard resolution images to the user.
- In by Causing Effect (Aaron Waldon)
Include or Insert template files. A light alternative to snippets and embeds.
- Link Vault Logger by Ron Hickson
A simple plugin to extend the great Link Vault module. The plugin merely logs a download without generating a link which can be useful in some situations (like dynamic PDF creation).
- Related Open by Caddis
This extension adds links to related items in ExpressionEngine’s native multi-relationship field.
- PG by Caddis
A tag pair to loop through all GET/POST parameters in ExpressionEngine.
- Number by Rein de Vries
Create a real number field with the benefits of filtering due the nature of the field.
- Currency by Rein de Vries
Create a real currency field with the benefits of filtering due the nature of the field.
- Limitee by Caddis
Limit ExpressionEngine titles, text input field types, and textarea field types to a specific character count, with a counter to let you know how many characters are remaining.
- Snappy Concierge by UserScape
Deliver more than a CMS to your clients. Concierge integrates ExpressionEngine with the Snappy support system to manage your client support.
- Time From Now by jbueler (jbueler)
Time from now will let you add a string modifier to the current time and will return a datetime string in its place. This would be useful for performing channel entries loops with the start_on and stop_before parameters. This will let you use dynamic dates in situations where you may have had to enable PHP before.
- Hop Fasta ($) by Hop Studios
A Hop Studios Accessory that puts a Quick Update button on the Template editor.
- Resizer by Caddis
Use Resizer to to resize, cache, and retrieve images with a number of options.
- Codeebird by Dan Herd
An ExpressionEngine wrapper for the Codebird PHP Twitter library.
devot:ee is Five Years Old Today! Today we're five, and we're happy to continue helping ExpressionEngine developers everywhere day in and day out. Persistence is key (this is the 118th installment of This Week in devot:ee) and we're glad we've been able to remain viable and useful for so long. We'd like to make some (good!) changes, though, and we've outlined them on our devot:ee 2.0 page.
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Editor's Pick, May 2014: NavEE
NavEE is a very popular add-on from The Outfit that helps you build "any kind of navigation you like, without limitation." It's been a solid seller ever since its introduction in 2010, when it won 3rd place in the AcademEE Awards for New Module of the Year. If you need to provide a lot of control over navigation, this is your add-on.
New Add-ons This Week
- Email Template ($) by Rein de Vries
Simply wrap your default emails in a html template to match you style and taste.
- Structure Info by Bjorn Borresen
Structure info is an extension for Structure that will add some additional structure tags to the standard channel:entries tag.
- Entry API Parent Relationship by Rein de Vries
The Relationship (EE Relationship and Playa) extension for the Entry API will add a new value to the read_entry and search_entry that include the parents of the relationship child.
- Easy Auto Scroll Pagination ($) by Sekar Suresh
Easy Auto Scroll Pagination is a ExpressionEngine plugin allowing you to effortlessly implement infinite scrolling, lazy loading, or whatever catchy phrase you may know it as, within a template. I can create Ajax based auto loading script, which loads channel entries when user scrolls to bottom of the page A real-world example of this behavior is your Facebook News Feed, which automatically loads content as you scroll down and reach the end of the page.
- SMS Clients Sender by Qraxin (Kuraksin Sergey)
Simple module for sending SMS messages using the service API http://smsaero.ru/. Only Russian.
- Util by kodegeek (Musa)
ExpressionEngine plugin which allows to call few string processing php functions from your template. Has few other useful methods too.
- Store: Expiring Carts ($) by Michael Rog
This extension handles situations where a product placed in one customer’s cart should be unavailable to other customers until the original customer completes the order, clears the cart, or allows the cart to expire.
Datagrab by Andrew Weaver allows you to easily import data into your ExpressionEngine sites. You can use it at the beginning of a project to import the initial data, or you can use it on an ongoing basis to keep your EE site synced with an external source.
We've used it on numerous ExpressionEngine projects and it has proven to be quite a workhorse. If you have a large amount of data to import, give Datagrab a try.
- SEO Lite Publisher by Bjorn Borresen
This extension will make SEO Lite compatible with Publisher.
- IV Custom Number (also for EE1) by Ivano Vardé
This is a very simple and easily customizable plugin to change number’s format. Useful for multi-language sites when a number has to be shown in different formats.
- Form Refresher ($) by Midwestern Interactive
This plugin allows you to bypass the frustration of not being able to press the back button in browser if a form that has already been submitted and denied. Only drawback is you will lose the data already entered, but you won’t have user frustration of resubmitting and getting errors.
- Secure Password Management ($) by 92 West
Password Manager is an easy way for users to keep track of all of their user names and passwords in one location and allows for limits on who can view it by member or group.
- URL Exists by Easy Designs
This script allows you to check to see if a resource URL exists. It returns a value of “yes” or “no”. A common use of this plugin would be to check if an external resource exists within a conditional to set up an alternative if the resource comes back with a 404.
- Gzip Alternatives by Easy Designs
This plugin allows you to supply alternate paths for gzip enabled and non-gzip capable devices.
- Robots by Carter Digital
Ability to control Robots.txt file based on environment config.
The Lamplighter Add-on Will Take the Place of devot:ee Monitor
The devot:ee Monitor has been a very popular add-on since it launched in April 2012. As part of a bigger vision for how EE developers can monitor and update their add-ons, the Monitor will be retired and development time and effort will be focused on the Lamplighter add-on, which will take the place of Monitor.
Lamplighter includes all the functionality of devot:ee Monitor. Monitor’s final version is the current one: 1.2.4. You’re encouraged to switch out any devot:ee Monitor installs you have with Lamplighter (v1.1.2+) at your earliest convenience.
devot:ee Monitor will no longer be patched or updated. It will continue to work until the end of June 2014. Please install Lamplighter instead.
For more info, read the blog post over at devot-ee.com.
New Add-ons This Week:
- Red Carrot Page by Red Carrot
Displays the current page number without needing to initialize a pagination tag which is great for meta tags.
- Red Carrot Published by Red Carrot
An ExpressionEngine plugin that allows you to check if the current user has published an entry in a given channel.
- Member Autofield by Yuri Salimovskiy (IntoEEtive)
Fill in member’s custom field when he is registered or logged in.
- Switch by Click Rain
Switch is a Grid-compatible Field Type add-on for ExpressionEngine that enables easy either-or switches, colored switches, and multi-option switches.
- Trace by dWise
Trace changes to your local-dev ExpressionEngine database into release files and publish them to your live site.
- Facebook Photos ($) by Expertees Webdevelopment
With this module you can include Facebook albums from your Facebook page in your website. The module has a optional caching feature which will save the photos to your own website so the Facebook API doesn’t have to be called each time.