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New in Craft CMS 3.2

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After six months, Craft 3.2 has been released and focuses on a better user experience in the control panel. These innovations include headless preview, auto-save, and pagination of element indices.

To know every updated detail, you should read the complete changelogs.

Auto-save: As soon as an entry is edited, Craft creates a new draft and saves the changes automatically.

Preview Targets: With Craft Pro, it is possible to specify multiple locations available in the preview.

Headless preview: Drafts and revisions of entries can now be previewed when Craft is used as a headless CMS.

Pagination of element overview pages: The element overview pages are now displayed by pagination, where the total number of entries is also shown.

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Sorting by user-defined fields: Elements can now be sorted by their user-defined fields on their overview pages.

Enhancement of field types: Tables can now have dropdowns, email, and URL columns. Dropdown and multi-select fields can now have optgroups.

Linked element validation: It is now possible for authors to not publish a post until validation errors are fixed. For example, an image must have alt text; otherwise, "Fix validation errors in associated asset." will be displayed when saving, and double-clicking on File will show that the alt text must not be empty.

For developers

Multi-Site Element Queries: Query elements can be retrieved across multiple pages simultaneously.

Improved templating: Twig templates can now use the attr() function to generate HTML attributes. The |withoutKey filter removes a key from an array, and {% dd %} provides better variable dumping.

New console commands: The commands mailer/test, tests/setup, and resave/matrix-blocks have been added.

Testing Framework: Craft now includes a testing framework for plugins and projects that run with Codeception. Giel Tettelaar and Bob Olde Hampsink helped Pixel & Tonic with this.

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Self-employed web developer from Germany who started with WordPress websites in 2005, then moved to ExpressionEngine and lost his heart to Craft CMS in 2013. As the founder of Craftentries, he has been covering the Craft ecosystem since 2015.

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