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Contao Two Month Review May and June 2020
by Blair Winans
We are watching TV
A very good day to you. We welcome you to our new television program, and hope you get excellent reception.
The Contao family has grown under the name Contao TV and will help us to spread the good news of Contao all over the world.
Janosch and Joe Ray have developed the basic framework, with kind support from the Contao community and as part of the official events of the Contao Association.
We celebrated the premiere on Wednesday, 17 June 2020, at 15.00 sharp with the Contao Show. The hosts of the Contao Show are Christian and Dennis. They offer the audience a mix of current Contao news & practical knowledge about our favorite CMS and give a good overview of the Contao lifestyle. For them, Contao is a matter of the heart, because Contao gives them the opportunity to work freely and independently and to realize their ideas.
Besides the Contao Show, other formats are already being considered and planned:
First of all, the Contao Tech Talks where new features, ideas and possibilities of Contao will be presented regularly. In this format, the focus is on developer topics. It starts in July with a Tech Talk of the Contao core team about the current Contao version and the many new features it offers.
We'll also have Contao Online Colleges to impart knowledge and know-how. A number of online webinars are already planned. You will get more information about them on the [Contao project website] (https://contao.org/de/news.html) in the next few weeks.
We have also planned to support the Contao-Roundtables in the event that they are held online.
Your ideas for formats or topics can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we look forward to hearing them.
So turn on the TV or start your computer, and enjoy Contao TV.
Past community events and Mumble calls
At the following community events and Mumble calls we have discussed and exchanged experiences about Contao. Have a look, there is always something to discover and learn!
- 2020-05-06 Docu Mumble-Call
- 2020-05-07 Contao Mumble-Call
- 2020-06-04 Contao Mumble-Call
- 2020-06-15 Contao Community Meeting Bavaria
- 2020-06-17 Contao-Roundtable Austria
- 2020-06-18 Contao-Roundtable Berlin
- 2020-06-25 Contao-Roundtable Dresden
Future community events and Mumble calls
- 2020-07-02 Contao Mumble-Call
- 2020-07-29 Docu Mumble-Call
- 2020-07-30 Contao Mumble-Call
- 2020-08-20 Contao-Roundtable Dresden
- 2020-08-27 Contao Mumble-Call
A list of future events can be found on the project website.
Your event is missing on this list? We will gladly mention your date in the next review.
Dates to book
- Unfortunately, the Contao conference in Leipzig has been cancelled.
- Contao Agency Day is scheduled for March 2021.
Blog posts, YouTube channels and miscellaneous
- Juliane explains how to create sales-boosting landing pages in the shortest possible time.
- On the occasion of the NeosCon, Benni (TYPO3), Sebastian (Neos CMS) and Yanick (Contao) will discuss virtually about Open Source in times of Corona.
- Nina provides without any guarantee typical cookie details for Contao websites.
- Christian from Contao Academy has published a new online course for editors based on Contao 4.9 with 116 videos.
- The Contao core team is already working hard on the next Contao version 4.10. Yanick, replaces the Contao parser for our Simple Tokens with the Symfony Expression Language and allows a number of new features to be used in the not so simple tokens.
- Thanks to a pull request from Andreas, Contao has made it into the Symfony Blog.
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- 2020-06-02 CMS Contao Version 4.9
- Isotope eCommerce, the free shop solution for Contao, is available in versions 2.6.11, 2.6.12 and 2.6.13.
- You want to create a multi-page form and print a summary before submitting? Thanks to Yanick this is now possible with the latest version of contao-mp_forms.
- Hagen has released a new version of his JobPosting extension. This allows now to display the company logo in the "Google for Jobs" ads.
- Do you want to automatically and continuously import YouTube videos from a channel/playlist as news articles into your Contao installation? Fritz has written a extension for this purpose that anyone can use.
- Starting with the version 2.5.0 the moderation function for Instagram Import is available in the Social Feed module.
- Christian B. provides a service for the deprecated Contao encryption class (Contao\Encryption) for developers.
- David has released version 2.2.0 of his Workflow Bundle for developers.
- Christian from Contao Academy introduces the Extension Protected Select Menu by Christian B.
- With MetaModels 2.2 (for Contao 4.9), work on the backend redesign is progressing. Various fixes for the frontend output speed up the page output significantly depending on the constellation. Also in MM 2.1, the wheels do not stand still: Geodistance has received an improved caching of address queries and a fix in the distance calculation. More about this - and what is planned for DC_General 2.2 - can be found in the monthly MMM-News.
The Contao documentation continues to grow thanks to the help from the community:
The following new contributions have been added:
- Laragon von Hannes und Birgit
- Use of SVG files from Franko
- Performance by Yanick
- Grid system Introduction from Franko
- Templates from Franko
- Mumble Installation from Franko
- Contao News Sync by Fritz
- TinyMCE-Editor configuration from Franko
- Sass/Less Integration from Franko
If you are still missing something, we would appreciate your contribution to the documentation - of course we would also appreciate minor spelling corrections and rewording.
Commercial extensions or products
You have written a paid extension for Contao or a product related to Contao and want to introduce it here? Your contribution is welcome if you meet the following requirements:
- Individuals must be active members of the Contao Association.
- Companies must be patrons of the Contao Association.
Newly released Contao versions
- 2020-05-13 Contao Open Source CMS Version 4.4.49 (LTS)
- 2020-05-14 Contao Open Source CMS Version 4.9.3 (LTS)
Editorial deadline for the next review is the 27 August 2020.
P.S. Happy Anniversary, Contao! On June 6, 2010, the first release candidate of version 2.9 was released. TYPOlight had to give way to the new name Contao. To the next 10 years of Contao!
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