We’re thrilled to announce the release of PixieBrix 1.5.0! This updates the brick runtime, which along with other enhancements:
- New ways of interacting with bricks
- Simplified Page Editor authorship experience
See the full release notes here: Release 1.5.0
I’d like to call out a few highlights:
To configure brick inputs, each input field now has a toggle to control how to pass data to it: variable, text template, or value.
You can now embed interactive panels into web pages using the Render Document brick.
Interactive Panels open a wide array of opportunities for augmenting and enhancing web pages and apps. As an example, check out this Demo Video that shows how to build a Sidebar Panel that displays IT troubleshooting content. The panel includes a button to generate GitHub issues pre-populated with the information
The Quick Bar enables triggering PixieBrix using
Ctrl-K (Windows), or another keyboard shortcut of your choice). Along with Context Menus, the Quick Bar is a great extension point for actions available across pages.
The Quick Bar is available on pages PixieBrix has permissions to access. To configure a global shortcut for the PixieBrix Quick Bar, visit
chrome://extensions/shortcuts and configure the “Toggle quick bar” command:
Existing extensions will continue to work without modification.
If you open an extension created with 1.4.X in the Page Editor, PixieBrix will automatically migrate the extension to the new runtime version. When you save the extension, PixieBrix will save the extension using the new runtime version.
We expect extensions you created in the Page Editor after our 1.4.0 release (October 4th) to be migrated automatically with no issues. If you encounter any issues, we’re happy to help with the migration. Just reply here or email email@example.com
For more info on the change, please see our 1.5.0 migration documentation page