This Week in devot:ee #18 - May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012
by Ryan Masuga

This week we rolled out our new Quick Store, and we still need some help filling out add-on package names for the Devot:ee Monitor.

Recently Rolled Out

Quick Store

devot:ee quick store

This week we introduced the quickest way yet to get into devot:ee, get the add-ons you need, and get back to work: the devot:ee quick store. This is a simple, stripped down page that gives you the name, the price and an add-to-cart link for all of the commercial items in our store. You can click the Add To Cart icon for an item more than once if you need to add more than one of an item to your cart. The number in your cart will be reflected in the Added column. When you're all set, just head to your cart and checkout from there. 

We've already had a number of requests to beef this up in various ways, but we're going to stick with this simplicity for a while. We have another feature that will allow quick adding to a cart that is more powerful than this that we'd rather focus our development time on.

This was a fun thing to try and knock out in a day. Nice work, Jacob Russell and Benjamin Kohl for taking care of it so quickly, and a hat tip to Solspace for the inspiration (we can't let Solspace have something in their store that we don't have, can we?).

You can find the quick store at:

In Progress

The devot:ee monitor is hungry for package names

Package ExampleAdding a package name allows your add-on to work with the Devot:ee Monitor

Developers, we still need help getting package names into your entries so the devot:ee monitor can be more effective for everyone. There are still many popular add-ons that haven't had this field updated.

All you need to do is add your add-on's package name to this field, and it will immediately start being tracked by the monitor, whether your add-on is free or commercial. See the example picture.

We've tried to do a number of the most popular add-ons ourselves, but the process is a bit tedious (you can't always assume the package name is just a url-safe version of the add-on name, so we have to download/open each add-on to confirm the package name) so we haven't been able to get to everything. Thanks for any help you can provide!

This Week in Add-ons

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    We can already hear you thinking “not another Twitter plugin?!” Don’t worry – this is one with a difference.
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