Here’s a short overview of the most important changes.
Chrome users: stop using .dev for test domains!
If you are using Chrome, take note! Since the release of Chrome 63, Chrome pre-loads HSTS headers for all domains ending in
.dev. This means that they force a redirect to HTTPS and will not accept self-signed certificates.
For that reason Console will now use the
.test gTLD for new hosts on the Vagrant box and when generating Apache config files.
.dev is still supported as an alias for the domain name.
Support for Composer packages
It’s now possible to pass Composer package names as valid arguments to the extension:install command, besides extensions in your projects directory.
joomla extension:install mysite joomlatools/composer-helloworld
Clone Git repositories
When you install a new site using the
joomla site:create command, it will actually make a copy of the source in your document root.
By adding the
--clone argument you can now clone the Git repository directly and start making changes to push back.
Ideal for forks and making contributions to Joomla!
Create Nginx config files
Our recent Vagrant 1.5 release adds Nginx running on port 81, alongside Apache. This Console update adds support for Nginx on the box and will generate the required configuration file for each new site.
Fix Joomla core upgrades
Joomla installations created with the Console tool failed to apply Joomla core upgrades succesfully. This issue has been solved and you can upgrade your Joomla installations without worry from now on!
Allow non-Git repositories as source
You could always use a different source than the original joomla/joomla-cms repository using the
We’ve made this feature a little bit smarter: pass in an URL or path to a gzipped tarball and it will download and extract it, instead of cloning.
This makes it easier to work in automated environments and with 3rd party distributions.
You can create a YAML file with custom configuration values to override the defaults. Point the
--options parameter to this file to apply it.
For example, create the file
/tmp/custom.yaml with this content:
sitename: 'My Awesome Site' offline: 1
and then pass it to the
joomla site:create mysite --options=/tmp/custom.yaml
If you take a look at
configuration.php you’ll see that
$sitename have been overridden.
Perfect for automated installs and testing environments!
.. and much more
To get an overview of all changes and fixes, take a look at our changelog.
Upgrading is easy, just run
composer global require joomlatools/console:1.5 and you’re ready to go! Users of our Vagrant box will be prompted to upgrade automatically.
We’d like to thank our awesome contributors for helping us fix bugs and keep on improving this tool. A big shout out to Matt Saladna from apnscp.com for his excellent PR fixing many minor issues and adding a bunch of interesting features.
Happy Joomla coding!