This Week in devot:ee #34 - September 6, 2012

September 6, 2012
by Ryan Masuga

New sales email option for developers, and our Editor’s Pick for September 2012: Zenbu.

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New Optional Sales Email Address

There is a new optional override email address that can be entered by developers on the profile edit page below the notification opt-in selectors. This email address will be used for sales and returns notifications as well as notifications for when an add-on goes live.  Use this field if you want to use an email address other than the one tied to your account.

September 2012 Editor's Pick

We apologize for picking a bit late this month, but the Editor's Pick for September 2012 is Zenbu from Nicolas Bottari. If you have a lot of entries, or need to look at custom columns per channel (among numerous other things) then this add-on is for you. We have used it here on devot:ee since its earliest days and it keeps getting better. Make sure to read the extensive feature list Nicolas has laid out here on devot:ee. This is a solid add-on, and the dev is great with support and implementing suggestions. The default CP Edit list will seem very weak once you've gotten used to Zenbu!

New Add-ons This Week

  • BU Brandy by BridgingUnit (Aidann Bowley)
    Add a logo to sidebar/footer in your EE install. And additional HTML too.
  • Quickee by Matt Fordham
    A quick navigation launcher for ExpressionEngine, kinda like Quicksilver/LaunchBar/Alfred
  • SKU Matrix ($) by Alan Bradley
    The SKU Matrix allows for the dynamic creation of Product Options without the need for having to manually specify each attribute. Additionally it allows for options to be created using Categories and Channel Fields from related Channels.
  • Cancel Button by a&m impact
    Add a cancel button beside the submit button at the Entry form. Click Cancel to go back to the previous page.
  • Excerpt by Jean-Francois Paradis
    Display a text summary based on a given number of words or a given number of characters.

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