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What is parse order and how does it affect how my template is coded/rendered?

What exactly is parse order and how does it impact my template code and whether I should use embedded templates, global variables, snippets, low variables, stash or any other method that I may not ...
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Upgrading an EE1 site to EE2 with nGen File field

What is the best way to upgrade a site from EE1 to EE2 that is using nGen file field with no EE2 equivalent. This site is also using nGen file inside of Matrix Fields.
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How can I find out which add-on is sending a message to the developer log?

I'm working on a site that has a lot of add-ons, some probably redundant now. It is a very long term development project. Since a recent EE update one of these add-ons is sending an error message to ...
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How to make templates output JSON?

I am trying to use EE templates the same way I use CI controllers. Normally, when I need an "API" wherein my JS can call a URL (maybe with some POST variables) and get a JSON (or JSONP) response back, ...
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Tiered memberships

I'm currently in the speccing stages of a site and considering ExpressionEngine as an option. One of the requirements is for "tiered memberships" for instance: A user signs up as a member with a "...
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Turn off extension in Control Panel

I would like to make sure an extension isn't run, via sessions_end hook, in the control panel. I'm currently doing this like so: if ($this->EE->input->get_post('D') == "cp") { return ...
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Which Twitter plugins are compatible with the new v1.1 API?

As we all know, the Twitter v1 API is being shut down, so any plugins not using the new API will stop working in the near future. Which ExpressionEngine Twitter plugins have already been updated, and ...
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Multi Language site with Structure

I'm looking to build upon a existing Structure built site and integrate another language. It doesn't necessarily need to be built upon using Structure, but as it's already using it and it works ok, ...
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Embedding Low Variables within Low Variables i.e. preparse

So I'm taking an existing site and cloning it to use for another site. The thing is the existing site was built a long time ago and has several template insufficiencies including embeds nested 3 ...
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search:title doesn't work

this doesn't seem to work, since you can only "search" in custom fields: {exp:channel:entries channel="#" search:title="foo"} Is there any way to easily achieve this ? Preferably without adding any ...
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Auto-post to Facebook when a channel entry is published

We would like to set something up so that when we publish a new article (channel entry) to our site it also creates a post on our Facebook page. What solutions are people using for this? I found the ...
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Is it possible to create an SAEF event entry form for Solspace Calendar that doesn't use the event widget?

I'm building a site that uses Solspace's Calendar module to manage bookings for rental properties. The booking entries are all made on a single calendar and are related to one of the property entries ...
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How can I use Expresso Store Search within dropdowns?

Is there a way to create the following menu with Expresso Store search tag. I can't seem to get my head around how to do this. I really need a simple way to start filtering products. Very confused. &...
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How to get a notification about what changed in an entry

When an entry on my site is changed, an email is fired off using MX Notify Control (http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/mx-notify-control) This is great, but I have no idea what changed. Sometimes it was ...
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ExpressionEngine addon script conflicts in MSM sites

What is the best way to manage the ExpressionEngine themes folder with an MSM setup which includes multiple domains? Currently, I am copying/mirroring the themes folder across all site folders ...
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Variables/example for sending a new member their login details using Postmaster

I've just upgraded to Postmaster 1.2, and want to set it up to send emails to new users when their new member accounts are created (but not edited). I'm also using EE 2.5.3 and Profile:Edit 1.0.7. I'...
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Javascript errors when using Exp-resso Store with requireJs

We are trying to setup Store in /webshop and are using RequireJs to setup the deps for each main part of the site. When loading a page with (from what i can see) any of Store's own javascripts, forms ...
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Error pages in expresso store?

Looking to be able to style/customize error pages for Expresso Store or EE. Anyone have experience ideas of this please? Thanks.
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Add-on Development: Variable pairs with parameters

I can't seem to find any documentation or examples of how to give variable pairs parameters in EE add-ons. I have a module working like a charm. Inside the main module tagpair there's a variable pairs ...
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How does including MIT Licensed code in an EE Addon work?

Things I'd like to admit and apologize for in advance: I am very new to StackExchange and have a feeling this may be too subjective, but I'm not sure. My understanding of the different types of ...
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Are there any good add-ons for managing categories on the publish screen?

I have a channel that will require lots of editing (adding and selecting) of many categories and want to make this as simple a process as possible for the client. I also need to require that only one ...
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How to add a custom JavaScript to the “New Entry” control panel?

How can I add a custom script to the "New Entry" control panel page to interact with the input form. The script does not need to be added to the "Edit Entry" page and certainly should not be added to ...
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Is there a way to add logic operand to the search parameter?

I am looking for a way to isolate entries based on a {event_time_start} and {event_time_end} custom field. For instance the first one contains 930 as a value and the second one 1200 meaning the event ...
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Is there a way to add dropbox chooser or google drive picker into the publish page?

I've been using expression engine for 5 years now, but I am new to this forum, so hi everyone! I was wondering if there is a way to use the dropbox chooser and/or google drive features inside the ...
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Creating a related entry inline from another publish screen

I am planning to make a recipe channel (yes food/meal recipes). This would require an ingredient list. I plan to create a matrix field with rows for each ingredient. This matrix would have a qualtity ...
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How can I prevent a {switch} tag from cycling unless a Switchee case or advanced conditional is true?

I have a channel entry loop that is outputting entries from three different channels. Entries from each channel are marked up differently, so I have a Switchee case with the value of ...
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Multilingual tagging approach?

I'm looking for the best multilingual 'tag' approach. Currently I'm exploring the Tagger addon from DevDemon. I was thinking about splitting up the tags in different 'language'-groups, but that doesn'...
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Configure WYGWAM to use fonts from Typekit?

I use custom CSS for WYGWAM fields. I can use @font-face, but what if I want to use fonts via Typekit, is there a way to pull them in?
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How to escape special HTML characters in output?

It is commonly useful to escape encode special HTML characters in output to avoid breaking output attributes (among other reasons): Take the following seemingly innocent template snippet: <!...
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Maps solutions for EE

I run a website (walkiees.co.uk) that lists dog walks. The site runs by users adding dog walks to the site via a safecracker form. I have a MX Google Maps field, which the user uses in the ...
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mx_jumper contents not available outside channel:entries tag

I'm trying to set some mx_jumper content from within an {exp:channel:entries} tag, and then output it somewhere else on the page. The page is an entry page and available on a url such as: /blog/...
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How can I capture site wide poll data to use later on

I have a client who wants what they call a 'Business Needs Survey Form' implemented into the site. The form will ask a series of around 30 business questions and once completed it will send off an ...
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Alternatives to Membrr add-on?

We have been users of Membrr and OpenGateway for a few years now and been generally happy with it. Today I ran into an issue and went to access the http://www.membrr.com site and got a notice that the ...
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Adding forms to individual entries where only one or two questions change

A client has requested setting up a channel where they can add forms associated with each entry. At first Forms from DevDemon looked like a good fit as it has a fieldtype to enable this, but in my ...
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Disabling Postmaster from sending emails using a config.php override

Is it possible to disable Postmaster from sending emails using a config.php override? I've got a development version of a site and it'd be good if I could disable the emails from sending when I'm ...
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SEO addon - recommendations?

I'm about to work on some basic SEO for my EE site. I'm trying to dynamically set the title, meta description, OpenGraph tags, and do XML Sitemaps. I've already started trying to dynamically set the ...
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Freeway or Router?

I have been recommended to try either Freeway or Router to handle some non-standard URLs that I solved with .htaccess rewrites on EE 1 but where those no longer work on EE 2. In one case, I need to ...
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Pre-fill matrix field when creating new entry?

How can I pre-fill a matrix field when creating a new channel entry. The reason to do this (and why a matrix field is needed) is: Data is best entered and represented using a table. Unwanted rows ...
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Allowing users to mark any entry on the site as a feature

I'm building a site with approximately 5 different channels and five different field groups. The home page of the site has multiple "feature" areas that can feature any of the entries from any of ...
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Need help cutting back on embeds when using Tags from Solspace

I have a channel listing characters in a TV show. On the index page of that channel, I display a visual index to all characters. The index looks like this and it uses Solspace's Tags module to pick ...
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Assets 2.0: Why do public templates stall while Assets is working in the admin panel?

I just updated a large EE 2.5.2 install to Assets 2.0 and updated indexes. Everything went smoothly, and I've noticed a strange new behavior: thumbnail generation (any size) in the admin panel will ...
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theme_folder_url issue

Should be a quick one for the EE add-on devs out there. Most add-ons do support having: $config['path_third_themes'] = $base_path . "/assets/third_themes/"; $config['url_third_themes'] = $...
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Removing unwanted newline characters in Wygwam

Wygwam automatically adds some extra space in <p> tags by default. Is there any way to remove them without editing the source in Wygwam? I'm using Wygwam 2.6.3. What is intended <p>This ...
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In Expresso Store, how do I use my own buttons for modifiers in place of <select> menus?

Expresso Store's default behavior is to output modifiers as menus. This makes sense when the product is a T-Shirt and the variations are predictable: you have a modifier for size (with options for S, ...
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Long open/save for entries with 10-column Matrix fields

I am moving over a thread started on P&T's Get Satisfaction. I am getting a MySQL timeout saving an entry that had a 10-column Matrix field and some 70 rows. Raising the MySQL limits fixes the ...
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Load stash partials with custom extension

I'm trying to parse markdown files stored on the server, and display them inside EE templates in a nice automatic fashion. My first idea was to read the files using Stash, then parse them using ...
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Channel Images - can't find other sizes

So I just purchased my first copy of Channel Images and installed it without issue. I then proceeded to add a field and then add images to an an entry. All went smoothly. However I can't seem to find ...
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Integrating recurring payments and Store

Here I am with another Expresso Store question. My client just decided to sell memberships along other items (books), and this kind of item requires a recurring payment. I know that Store doesn't ...
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Assets not showing the correct upload directory

I just upgraded to Assets 2.0 on EE 2.5.3. Installation went smoothly. However my upload locations aren't acting correctly from within Assets. My folder structure looks like this: system html ...
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Related entries: Auto-complete input instead of select/option?

The relationship feature in ExpressionEngine is fantastic, but quite difficult to manage if a relation points to a channel with hundreds of entries. In said case, the control panel's select/option ...

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