Matrix as a Lay­out Builder

What is the Matrix? Craft's Matrix field is a powerful tool for creating rich content, but it can be used for much more than that. This week we'll take a look at using Matrix fields to manage navigation, forms, and content layouts. We can show you the door. You're the one who has to walk through it. Read More »

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Eager-Load­ing Elements

Improve the performance of your website and optimize your element database queries using eager-loading and the `with` parameter. Eager-loading elements gives you the ability to tell Craft which sub-elements you need up front so Craft can fetch them in advance and you and your clients can smile at the end of each page load. Read More »

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Trou­bleshoot­ing and debug­ging errors in PHP

Dump, die, throw, log. In this hangout, we'll take a look at the various tools we have to help identify and troubleshoot errors in PHP as we design and develop websites and plugins with Craft CMS. We take a look at various simple, dump-driven development techniques and then compare those to debugging in PhpStorm using X-debug. Brad Bell gives a demo on getting X-debug setup in PhpStorm along with several tips to improve your debugging workflow. Read More »

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