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Tutorials, tips, and thoughts on Craft CMS, modern web development, and more.

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May 11, 2021

What is a Field Type in Craft CMS?

A Craft CMS field type is a type of HTML field you use to create Publish Layouts for your Craft CMS project and store data associated with Elements.

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Apr 26, 2021

Nitro 2 for Craft CMS Local Development

Craft Nitro is a Docker-based local hosting solution by Pixel & Tonic, the developers of Craft.

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Feb 02, 2021

Must-Have Plugins for Every Craft CMS Site

A core set of Craft CMS plugins that will be helpful in almost any project.

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Jan 25, 2021

Can't Update to Craft 3.6 Because of Platform PHP Version

You may be trying to update to Craft 3.6 but running into this error from Composer

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Nov 03, 2020

How do I remove a globally installed Composer package?

How to remove a globally installed Composer package.

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Oct 22, 2020

Getting a List of Category Groups in Craft CMS

How to output a list of category groups in a Twig template.

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Sep 01, 2020

Opening Visual Studio Code from Terminal

How to open files and directories in VS Code from the command line or Terminal.

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Jul 22, 2020

Three Twig Tag Types in Craft CMS

Templating in Craft using Twig can, at first, be a little confusing. If you, like me, come from other systems that have a proprietary template tag system, then it might take a little time to wrap your head around how Craft and Twig work.

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Jun 16, 2020

Using Custom Templates in Git (to change the default branch name)

In this lesson we are going to learn how to create our own starter templates for Git. For our example we’ll change the default branch name from `master` to `main`.

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May 20, 2020

Getting Started with Craft CMS

A short guide to the best way to get started learning and using Craft CMS.

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May 05, 2020

Local Development of Craft CMS with Nitro

A short guide to using Nitro to localhost your Craft project.

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Mar 30, 2020

Outputting Order Status Colors in Craft Commerce

How to output the order status color in a Twig template.

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Jan 29, 2020

4 Ways to Output Entries from Craft to JSON

Sometimes you want to get your Craft entries data into a different format so you can allow another application to use the data or migrate to another system.

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May 31, 2019

What are Zero Downtime Deployments?

A primer on zero downtime deploy, atomic deployments, red-green deployments, and how to minimize downtime during database migrations.

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Mar 25, 2019

Comparing Dates in Twig

In Twig (and Craft) we work with dates a lot. Here's how you compare them.

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