This Week in devot:ee #5 - February 16, 2012
February 16, 2012
by Ryan Masuga
Improvements to the licenses and download area, and ability to transfer licenses to other members
Recently Rolled Out
Transfer Licenses Yourself
You can now transfer licenses to other devot:ee accounts (eg., clients) without needing to contact us. See the new "License Transfers" link on your member page.
New "Condensed" License View and Other Improvements
There is a new optional view of your licenses where they're grouped by add-on name. It's much cleaner if you have many licenses. You can switch between views and it will remember your last selection.
We changed the add-on licenses notes to update via AJAX, so now you don't have to leave the Downloads tab to update your notes.
We've also cut the query count for the downloads tab in half. We are still looking for other query reductions in this area to help speed up your member page area.
We're in the process of upgrading the site to EE 2.4 because we've discovered a couple issues with SAEFs that probably can only be addressed by an upgrade. This means we need to upgrade about 22 add-ons as well, which makes us very grateful for our Git workflow, local development sites, and staging site. I don't know how some developers could possibly upgrade ExpressionEngine installs on live servers without losing a few hairs and shaving a few years off their lives.
This week we're sorry to announce that the Reggy add-on has been discontinued. If you have a moment, please read my eulogy for an add-on that was taken from us too soon (see bottom of the reggy page).
This Week in Add-ons
- moreEvents ($, for EE2) by moresoda
moreEvents is an event management module that incorporates a full suite of template tags to allow you to build the event and checkout system that you need. Includes payment processing, data export, per event custom fields and more.
- Automat:ee Developer ($, for EE2) by mithra62 (Eric Lamb)
Automat:ee is an interface to automate your ExpressionEngine site. With the Automat:ee Developer license developers can install Automat:ee an unlimited number of times on an unlimited number of servers.
- URL Helper (for EE2) by Brian Litzinger
URL Helper is the combination of a couple of popular plugins/extensions, plus some extra goodness thrown in for good measure. It parses the URL and creates a slew of global variables to use in your templates.