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Episode 51

15 Dec 2020

Welcome to episode 51 of our Kosmos newsletter.

Kirby 3.5 is here

Today, almost two years after the initial release of Kirby 3, we are introducing Kirby 3.5. The release feels almost as existing as that big steps forward for Kirby.

Blocks field

The perfect solution for single-column layouts and long-form text.

Layout field

Arrange blocks in multiple columns and build complex page layouts.

Improved authentication

2-factor authentication, passwordless login and password reset.

Writer field

For formatted single-line HTML.


Nice previews for pages, files and users.

Date & Time field

Completely new ways to enter dates with date formatting and interval support.

List field

For stand-alone visual ordered and unordered lists.

Title & URL dialog

Simplified workflow to enter the page title and URL.

Check out our 3.5 microsite for all the details, more features and enhancements, bug fixes and breaking changes.

Kirby 3.5 live stream

Meet Bastian and Nico from the Kirby team today at 20:00 CET at Stay Curious Café, hosted by Marc Thiele, founder and organizer of the famous beyond tellerrand conference. They'll chat about the new features of Kirby 3.5, of course, but also about the idea behind Kirby, the future roadmap and more, and will answer all questions you might have.

Join the free show here: Stay Curious: Kirby 3.5.

Note: The recording of the show is available for rewatching on YouTube.

Kirby winter sales

As always at this time of the year, we have a big winter sale from December 14, 2020 until December 22, 2020. Get 20% off of the regular price for every Kirby license. Discount valid on top of volume discounts.

Revamped Demokit & Starterkit

Kirby's Starterkit and Demokit got a huge overhaul to show off Kirby's new features with examples for the blocks and layout fields, design patterns from our Demokit, and inline docs. Make sure to check them out.

Stay in touch

Kirby in the wild

Websites created with Kirby out in the wild are always a great source of inspiration and show that with its flexibility and extensibility there are hardly any limits to what you can create with Kirby.

Jon Hicks

This & That

A Kosmos issue wouldn't be a true Kosmos issue without a look outside the box:

PHP 7.2 reached end of life, so make sure to update your PHP versions if you can. Kirby now supports PHP 8.

Typesense is an open-source, typo-tolerant search engine that you can self-host or use via their cloud-based service.

Microsoft published a curriculum for beginner web devs.

Moritz Stückler published his findings about using Google Cloud Storage for the content folder on the forum.

The Vivaldi browser now has an integrated email client, might be interesting for people like me who are not happy with current email clients on Linux.

Austin Gil completed his series about HTML forms with a chapter on security.

Kirby Awesome Picker is a Kirby plugin that lets you select free Fontawesome icons.

Moment is a PHP date library for parsing, manipulating and formatting dates with i18n.

Format a calendar in only three lines of CSS code.

Tailwind released version 2.0.

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