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A best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means.

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Best Practices: Template Update

Updating EE 2.9.2 with A COMPLETELY NEW "template". What are some best practices for implementing a completely new design (graphical site overhaul) without taking down current site or losing current ...
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Module development: Any reasons creating catch-all action is a bad idea?

When developing a website in EE, I often create custom modules to accomplish some task, such as processing a custom form, etc. I started creating 'actions' for each form, but this grew inconvenient ...
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Caching methods discussed : search for the ‘holy grail’…

Good morning everyone, no question with a direct answer here but looking for what you believe to be the best mix of real time vs caching. A few scenario’s that i would like to have your vision, just ...
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How to implement rollbar into a expressionengine setup?

I'm talking about Rollbar collects and analyzes errors on web and mobile apps so you can find and fix them faster. What would be the best approach to get this working? Is it ...
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EE Language files, best practice for maintaining changes?

I'd like to make some of EE's built-in error messages more helpful to one site's users. And I know I can change these messages in EE system language files like system/expressionengine/language/english/...
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Where do you put your third party themes folder? has a community consensus been discussed? [closed]

I've recently started to use PATH_THIRD_THEMES in my config file, but i was wondering if there was a community consensus on where this folder should live and be called? /assets/third_themes /assets/...
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Advice on organizing events using Calendar module

I'm looking for some general advice and best practices on organizing/architecting a calendar using the Solspace Calendar module. We are redesigning the Special Olympics of VA website. This group has a ...
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Seeking thoughts on best way to create a "Document Repository"

I'm just moving in to the next phase of a large project and trying to work out the best way to tackle it, or indeed if any add-ons exist that might help. This part of the project is basically a ...
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category_heading and GWcode Categories

I don't seem to be able to use ExpressionEngine's native {exp:channel:category_heading} feature in combination with GWcode Categories. I would like to display a simple category results page which ...
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Best practices for handling paths in File Manager with MSM?

I have a secondary site in an MSM install (EE2.5.5). In EE's File Manager, I have paths like this: /assets/foldername This works fine when using a File fieldtype, ...
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Dealing With Cross-References in EE?

I'm wondering what the EE design pattern, or best practice, is for cross-references. I have a products channel that needs to be cross-referenced with a number of available colours, for instance. Do ...
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Source control and EE: suggestions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ExpressionEngine and GIT Process This is an odd hybrid question, so I'm not sure if I'm asking it in the right spot. If this should go somewhere else, please let me know. This ...
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What is the difference between a global variable, a snippet and an embedded template?

What is the difference between a global variable, a snippet and an embedded template? When and where should I be using each of them?
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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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