Hey Bud, it's me again! The boys are in Germany and left me in charge. What should we talk aboot today? I'd bet my Canada Goose jacket that you hosers are itching to
make something with v3, eh?
First off, we're improving the old generator commands. We heard 'less is more', so we just deleted half of them. Hey now, don't lose your Timbits! I didn't say they were gone! Here, need a serviette to wipe those tears? Sorry bud, that was my fault, here let me explain... Now that v3 is installed into a standard Laravel file structure, it's easier to use the built in
artisan make generators for things like controllers, listeners, providers, commands, jobs, etc. From now on, we're focusing on Statamic-specific generators using the
artisan statamic:make namespace:
php artisan statamic:make:tag Waves
And leaving the Laravel stuff to
php artisan make:provider WavesServiceProvider
The Power of Politeness
We still want to be polite though eh, so we've aliased all of the Statamic-specific
artisan commands into a Canadian-friendly
please command, which you can read more about here.
php please make:tag Waves
Brings a tear to my eye, so polite! Anyway, I mention it because I'll be using
please in the examples below. Wouldn't want to leave you in the cold. It's cold up here you know!
Less Wizards, More Magic
We've also ditched most of the CLI wizards in favour of a more
artisan-like approach. By relying more on command line arguments and options instead of input prompts, you'll have more flexibility when it comes to making aliases, etc. Some of the wizards are still there, but are now completely optional. For example, if you run this command without arguments:
php please make:user
You'll get the standard user creation wizard. However, if you pass an email address argument:
php please make:user [email protected]
We'll non-interactively create a user for you to manually build up.
In v2, you could create Site Helpers:
site `-- helpers |-- Tags.php |-- Modifiers.php `-- Filters.php
These files provided an easy place to house one-off tags, modifiers, and filters, but in turn made it a bit more difficult to extract these helpers to an addon, should you have decided to share it with the world.
In v3, we now generate a dedicated file for each individual helper within your
php please make:tag Waves php please make:modifier Canadian
app |-- Tags | `-- Waves.php `-- Modifiers `-- Canadian.php
The structure of these folders and files is exactly what you'd expect to see within an addon's
src folder, so it'll be easier than ever to port this stuff to the Marketplace, should you decide to leave the igloo!
Speaking of addons, they're now installed via Composer. Don't spill your poutine though! If composer is new to you, like milk-in-a-bag is to my American brethren, we've got your arse once again! Just run:
php please make:addon mckenzie/waves
And we'll link up and
composer require everything for you so that you can get straight to building that addon:
If it were the 80's and Jack were Canadian, surely he'd say "Rad eh"!
No doubt you'll be able to make waves with the new generators! Anyway, I gotta take off and fill the wood stove 🍻