An ExpressionEngine plugin is a PHP class with at least one method that translates into an ExpressionEngine tag and is used inside of ExpressionEngine templates.

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Possible to access templates from plugin?

From within a plugin, is it possible to access a template? I need to do some processing on the resulting output of a template from within the plugin.
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Batch Uploading & Watermarking?

One of the things we are excited about with expression engine is that watermarking images when uploading is so easy for admins. Unfortunately we have also discovered that files can only be uploaded ...
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Expression Engine Plugin for Changes Log

Is there a way or a plugin that keeps a log of who changed what for pages and templates [and other things if possible]?
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Custom Module: Alternative to Using $this->EE->output->show_message($data) on a Form Submission

I've successfully created a custom module that takes customer information, submits it to Elavon (a payment gateway) and saves the data to a table in the Expression Engine database. Currently, when a ...
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Plugin installed but can't use tag

Because Magpie won't parse some of our feeds, I downloaded the RSS_Parser source from https://github.com/EllisLab/RSS-Parser. Installed in third_party directory. Looked in the CP under ...
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Plugin Development - using template params in a function

I'm querying an external timetable database, and I need to get the start and end points of the journey to use in a hidden field. My template code looks like this: {exp:get_piers:departure_pier ...
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Conditionally returning result from a plugin

I'm writing a custom plugin to tap into an external database, and I'm getting the overall results I want. However, I want to wrap my return values around a conditional to avoid processing unnecessary ...
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Documentation for Shine PDF

I'm using Shine PDF for on the fly pdf creation for ExpressionEngine. Documentation is a dead link. My questions: Does anyone know where I can get the documentation? OR has any one tried and ...
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How do I update or edit an entry using the Channel Entries API save_entry function?

I've looked at the EE Channel Entries API docs, but the save_entry function does not seem to actually update an existing entry, but rather saves a new new entry over it. This seems to be the case as ...
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Running channel entries via plugin [duplicate]

I want to run the entries method of the channel class via a plugin and return results in the same way as running through a template. Is there documentation available on how to do this? thanks in ...
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How can I use third party class in EE to render instagram images on templates?

I have been using an instagram class in projects for Laravel and other small php sites and it has seemed to work well. I include a require_once in my functions file. I then create a function that ...
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Passing Plugin Values to Entries Parameter Woes

EE v2.7.2 Build Date: 20131008 I can't seem to find an elegant solution to make this work. I've setup a channel name "test" with a field named 'test_field' (Text Input). I've created some entries ...
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Antenna plugin - bracket being inserted

I'm using the Antenna plugin to display a YouTube video on a website. The strange thing is that there's a close bracket ')' being inserted after the video. I can't for the life of me figure out where ...
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Problem with ee()->input->post in plugin

The following plugin code works fine for me locally running mamp and php 5.5.3, but returns nothing on our dev server running php 5.5.8: $rating = ee()->input->post('rating'); return ...
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Detect user is coming from which country?

There are some channels in my table that will give different data which will vary with different countries. I want to detect it at the very begining.I did see some free pulgins but are very ...
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ipgeo plugin errors

Installing the Clive Zagno IPGEO third-party plugin to EE2 third_party folder, my web page embededded with {exp:ipgeo:country} gives out "webpage not available" error. I tried debugging; however not ...
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Custom Plugin to Process Form

I am building a custom plugin to process a form. I am new to custom plugins and after looking at several different tutorials I am stuck on my form action. I would like to access the process form ...
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Form Plugin, Call to undefined method EE_Functions::form_declarations()

I am writing a form from within a plugin module using EEE 2.6.1 class Meal_form { public function __construct() { $this->EE =& get_instance(); } public function ...
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ExpressionEngine and generating PDF issue

I have used PDF Press to generate PDFs from data but somehow generated output is rendered ad text/html not PDF which looks like %PDF-1.3 1 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Outlines 2 0 R /Pages 3 0 ...
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My First Plugin

I am writing my first EE plugin and have finally hit a roadblock. Here is how it looks class Thank_you { public function __construct() { $this->EE = ...
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How to outsmart ExpressionEngine Parse Order?

I need to get this work — how can I code this to get the parse-order I need? {exp:channel:entries channel='{exp:plugin entry_id="{segment_3}"}' … As you can see in the code above: I read out the 3rd ...
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Installing the “Perfect” module

I am trying to try and install this http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/perfect. does not seem to have the same structure of other modules I have installed. How do I do this? Thanks.
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Member Badges/Achievement?

Had anyone come across developing Member badges in Expressionengine? I am developing a site, when a member do such activities such as Creating Entry Leaving Ratings Leaving Comments Making 10x ...
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Plugin returning wrong value for numbers that start with 0

We have a plugin that takes orders from CarthThrob and then creates a special file for the distributor. This plugin grabs the order information and converts it to a special file type and format they ...
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EllisLab CRON plugin usage

The documentation on this plugin is lacking, and I was wondering how to utilize it: Source: https://github.com/EllisLab/Cron/blob/master/cron/pi.cron.php Devot-ee: ...
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Structure Won't Appear in Control Panel Anymore

Made a rookie mistake and deleted Structure from the server before uninstalling it first from the EE CP. Now, after I've reuploaded it, it still won't appear. I've tried going into the config file and ...
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Plugin using tag pairs as “parameters”. Possible?

Is it possible to use tag pairs as parameters? Take the code below {exp:utilities:foo} {qux}abcdef{/qux} {lux}12345789{/lux} {/exp:utilities:foo} Normally, using parameters, you are going ...
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Custom Member Variables in Admin Notification Email?

SCROLL FOR NEW EDIT I understand that EE does not currently have functionality to show you anything beyond the basic member variables in the email notifications (such as username, etc). I have ...
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How to check for a boolean field?

I am writing a plugin, and everything is working fine so far. Some of my source data includes booleans. So I want to be able to test for true or false. {if show_data} <p>This is some ...
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Debug plugins page

I have a blank plugin page with no error. Error reporting is on and I have added this to the backend index: ini_set('display_errors', 1); error_reporting(E_ALL); Nothing. Anyone know of another ...
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Plugin to conditionally update status via cron

I need to create a plugin to conditionally update the status on all entries in a channel each day based on a date field. I don't think I need to interact with a template in this case, so would want to ...
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Need Help Troubleshooting Custom Cartthrob Plugin

I have a custom plugin that was made by a previous developer. The client has asked for it to be modified to display all items ordered, instead of just one, and for some reason, the item name field is ...
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Passing entire channel entry to plugin

I'm relatively new to ExpressionEngine, and apologise if this seems obtuse! I have channel entries with a lot of fields associated with them (each channel entry will typically have 20+ channel ...
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System Offline problems

I turned off the site in the config panel, General Configuration , Is system on? = no. Inside the config file, it’s set to no too. But even if it’s set to no, the site still online. I can still view ...
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Download mailing list

I'm hoping this is a simple question to answer ... How do I download an ExpressionEngine mailing list? I can easily add emails to an existing or new mailing lists however I can not work out how to ...
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Conditional Plugins: Switchee & IfElse

I have some simple conditionals mixed with some advanced conditionals. I've just downloaded Switchee and IfElse and am trying to figure out which plugin is best for each situation. Can someone help ...
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How to use Switchee

I am unable to get Switchee to work. I have installed the Switchee 2.0.6 with ExpressionEngine 2.5.2. Here is the conditional statement that I'd like to use, where "champions" is a custom field: {if ...
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Exp:resso store shipping plugin doesn't show up

I don't see the option to add the standard USPS, UPS and FedEx Shipping plugins when I add a new method. The extension is enabled and the settings already in place. But {field:shipping_method} ...
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get function value in a plugin

i'm trying to write my own plugin and new to php to simplify i want to grab a string from the tempalte then do something with it How do i call getMyString() in another function? EDIT: class test { ...
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Google Maps for EE Different on Front End to Back End

Does anyone know if there has been changes to Google's Map API or some other things that would cause previously working Google Maps for EE plugin maps to being plotting/viewing correctly in the ...
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ExpressionEngine, Matrix plugin and DST

I'm working on a Guatemalan Website called Todoticket. I use the Matrix plugin to store the event show's information (show time/date). Then I wrote a plugin to pull the date from the database and ...
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Passing preload_replace variables into a plugin

I've been working on my first EE plugin today, and I need to make it dynamic by passing either a PHP variable, or I would have thought I can use a preload_replace variable, from the template that ...
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How can I use returned values from plugin functions as parameters for other plugins? Example code and details provided

Below is all relevant code and the resulting output. An explanation of my confusion follows. Registration Script <?php if(isset($_POST['username'])) { echo "1 - Start<br />"; ...
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Details on EE 2.7.0 Markdown Plugin and field format

Looking at the Changelogs for EE 2.7.0 I see there is now: Added Markdown plugin and field formatting option …but I don't see any details in the documentation. Is there any information available on ...
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My custom plugin won't install. Why?

I copied an online example exactly, named it appropriately, placed it in the plugin folder, and (I think) changed the location attribute to match the other plugins in my plugin folder. The code is ...
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Best ways of categorising/tagging properties of entries?

I'm setting up ExpressionEngine to list a variety of holidays. We'd like tickboxes to store "tags" about these entries. For example, a holiday might have multiple departure months (e.g. it could ...
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Create (generate) download links from files on server

My client wants to hold its PDF documents library for reference and easy-always-wherever access. The problem is that the library holds more than a thousand study documents. It's impossible to manually ...
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Replacement for multitext

I am upgrading a 1.7 site that used Mark Huot's MultiText field extensively. I'm trying to identify a similar solution for 2.6.1. (The multitext fields were used to provide captions for images in ...
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Is there a better way to link to pages than by entry_id?

I have a need to place a few links into various templates to pages that might have their names changed as other individuals do SEO things that I do not agree with. I was thinking the easiest way to ...
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Split String from Variable

I've got a variable that outputs a string such as: question ^ answer > question ^ answer > question ^ answer Now, I added the symbols in between them to know where the split should happen. ...