I've just inherited a site that uses ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter. I'm very excited about it, but I've immediately found myself at a standstill.

I want to place a tracking script in the footer. In the index file(and on all other pages), a call is made at the end to {footer} .

I don't have access to the CMS side of EE, so I'm just deep inside the cPanel looking through the template PHP files. Where do I find the declaration?

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If I understand you correctly, it is very possible that {footer} is global variable or snippet which is not saved into files by default EE methods. So very possible you can find it in DB only (tables _snippets & _global_variables).

  • That did it! I'm going to assume that the contents of templates like {header} and {footer} are declared from the CMS side, and therefore just dumped into the DB rather than creating a file to call them from. Jan 16, 2015 at 10:33

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