Package Magic

Package Magic is a suite of tools for site owners and developers who use packages. Once Package Magic is installed, you can forget about the inconvenience of using your development system file manager and zip tools, the CLI, and FTP or SSH to generate and deploy packages. Package Magic enables you to do everything from the dashboard.

Package Magic brings convenience and speed to zipping new versions of your packages and deploying them to your websites or the Concrete CMS marketplace.  If you save 10 or 15 minutes for each package update, those minutes soon add up to hours or even days saved when put into the context of a large web site development project

With a few clicks from the dashbaord you can:

  • Zip up packages ready for distribution.
  • Upload and install package zip archives.
  • Copy packages between sites.
  • Run a suite of package build, validation and management tools.
  • Maintain a private repository of packages.

Once Package Magic is installed, you can forget about the inconvenience of using your development system file manager and zip tools, the CLI, FTP or SSH to generate and deploy packages.

If you develop Concrete CMS packages for your customer projects or for the marketplace, Package Magic can save you a lot of time. Even if you are a command line guru, Package Magic will still save you time on every project.

Troubled by operating system files, .dot files, Thumbs.db, IDE or composer configuration and hidden directories getting zipped up with your packages? Package Magic creates clean zip files without any of the crud. From third party packages, it can detect unwanted files and clean them out before installing.

You have full control over what does and doesn’t get included in a package archive or extracted from a package archive by simple checkbox and file path-matching rules.

Package archives can be:

  • Directly uploaded/downloaded.
  • Loaded from or saved to a file.
  • Loaded from a URL.
  • Loaded from or saved to FTP/SFTP.
  • Loaded from a GitHub repository.
  • Loaded from or saved to the Concrete CMS file manager.
  • Loaded from or saved to a local repository directory organised by package and version number.

To help you prepare packages for download, Package Magic provides a suite of Package Build Tools including dashboard equivalents of many CLI tools. Amongst other tools Package Magic can report where blocks and block templates are used, check for Deprecated Code, check JavaScript and CSS for errors, compile LESS and even increment the version in the package controller with a comment noting when and who by.

Package Magic

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Generate, check, upload, install and manage package zip files from your site dashboard.

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Block Types Single Pages
  • Download Package /dashboard/​extend/​download Generate a package zip archive and download it.
  • Package Tools /dashboard/​extend/​build A colection of tools to help build parts of a package including translation files and icons.
  • Package Magic Plugins /dashboard/​extend/​plugin_list Plugins provide interfaces to package sources and destinations.
  • Upload Package /dashboard/​extend/​upload Upload a package zip archive.
Package Source Plugins
  • Direct Upload
  • From FTP
  • From FTP Repository
  • From File Manager
  • From Incoming
  • From Local Repository
  • From Packages
  • From URL
Package Destination Plugins
  • Direct Download
  • To FTP
  • To FTP Repository
  • To File Manager
  • To Local Repository
  • To System File
Build Tools Plugins
  • Block Usage
  • CSS Validate
  • Clear All Translations
  • Comment Density
  • Compile Check
  • Edit Package Version
  • Expand Short Tags
  • Extract Translation Strings
  • Force Package Update
  • Icon Add
  • Inspect
  • JavaScript Validate
  • LESS Compiler
  • Manage Locales
  • Prohibited Code Check
  • Remove Package Files
  • Review Files
  • Translation Completeness
  • View Translation Strings
Prohibited Code Check Plugins
  • Alternative Syntax
  • Controller Methods
  • Deprecated Code
  • Direct MySQL Calls
  • Empty File
  • Empty Methods
  • Facades and Aliases
  • Forbidden Classes
  • Forbidden Functions
  • Forbidden Keywords
  • Include and Require
  • Modifies Permissions
  • Only Comments File
  • Php Cookie Management
  • Php Filesystem
  • Php Session Management
  • Short Tags
  • SuperGlobals

Package Magic PRB

jl_package_magic_prb - v9.0.1

Integrate a PRB source for packages to Package Magic. This source is only relevant to current PRB members. List PRB submissions and install them directly to your PRB test site. You will be required to copy two ConcreteCMS cookies from your browser developer console. These will saved encrypted.

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Package Source Plugins
  • From PRB