This Week in devot:ee #15 - April 26, 2012
April 26, 2012
by Ryan Masuga
The Devot:ee Monitor is under active development, and the upload API is undergoing further testing.
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The Devot:ee Monitor
If you've been under a rock, you might have missed the release of the Devot:ee Monitor, which is our add-on that helps you determine which add-ons are out of date on your EE installs. It's been under active dev since we released it. If you haven't tried it out yet, we'd love for you to download it and give it a try. Any feedback is most welcome. The Devot:ee Monitor project is at Github and is available to fork and tweak. Pull requests and patches are encouraged on the develop branch. We spent a lot of time just this morning talking about some killer features we're planning to add to the add-on. Have a Feature request? Please add it to the Issues list!
We're very close to finishing the upload API. This will allow developers to upload files and bump version numbers on their add-ons without having to log in to devot:ee. We may also extend this to work only with version numbers so developer like Solspace and Newism, who don't currently have comercial add-ons on devot:ee, can still keep their version numbers updated so the Devot:ee Monitor will work for all of their add-ons as well.
This Week in Add-ons
- Code Pack (for EE1 & EE2) by Solspace
The Code Pack module's purpose is to install preconfigured ExpressionEngine data into a website. This could be anything from pre-coded templates to sample channel entries to preconfigured member account. This module allows anyone to create packages of sample data, and works great as a supplimental help resource for addons by loading a fully functioning set of data.
- Nice Time (for EE2) by Pv Ledoux
This plugin converts a date in relative time. It will output 'now' if the date given is less then 5 seconds ago, 'xx unit ago' will be outputted for longer intervals (where unit will be seconds, minutes, hours, days or weeks). If the date is greater than 4 weeks, it will return the full date formatted with the parameter format.
- Markdown Field (for EE2) by Fideloper
This is a Markdown custom field for ExpressionEngine. It updates as you type!
- Trigger (for EE2) by Parse19
Rapid site development tool for ExpressionEngine 2.
- MC Plain (for EE1 & EE2) by Michael Cohen (ProImage)
- Minimalist ($, for EE2) by Seamus Holman
Minimalist is a completely overhauled look and feel for the ExpressionEngine control panel. Everything has been stripped down to it's bare essentials, designed to help optimize the experience of managing and creating content.
- Devot:ee Monitor (for EE2) by Masuga Design
The devot:ee add-on keeps you up-to-date on what add-ons are out-of-date on your ExpressionEngine sites.
- Single Entry ($, for EE2) by Viget Labs
Have you ever had a channel in an ExpressionEngine installation that required its own set of custom fields, but only needed one entry? Perhaps a homepage or an "About Us" section that needed its own custom content but wasn't a traditional list of posts? Single Entry can help. With a few simple settings, your control panel can be set up to easily create and edit these posts without the risk of adding new and unnecessary entries to these channels.
- VZ Average (for EE2) by Eli Van Zoeren
VZ Average is a flexible and minimal framework for rating or tallying anything in EE that you can identify with an ID: a channel entry, a comment, a Matrix row, or anything else. A few possible uses for it include: star ratings, thumbs up/down ratings, flagging comments as offensive, voting on entries, etc.
- CE Cache Breaker for Low Variables (for EE2) by Matt Fordham
This simple ExpressionEngine extension will break any CE Cache item tagged with the tag "low_variables"