Questions tagged [channel-entries]

Channel Entries are the primary tag used to show the content you create and edit via ExpressionEngine’s Publish section. It’s the most powerful tag in ExpressionEngine, and the most commonly used since its main function is to retrieve and display your site’s content.

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Ways to speed up Channel Entries

Setup: We have a call that pulls 50 entires from channel entries. {exp:channel:entries channel="posts" orderby="entry_id" limit="50" dynamic="no" disable="categories|category_fields"} This call ...
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Is there a way to display "last edit date" when viewing entries in the admin panel?

I am trying to find a way to view the last edit date of entries while in the control panel. I haven't found an EE2 plug-in or module, and have no idea of any other way to do it. Does anyone have any ...
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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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how to dynamically insert image into dynamic text

Ok, let say I have a channel entry that is dynamically being displayed on a page, and I also want to have an image displayed in that text as well, with the text nicely flowing around the image. So ...
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Limit Total Results with Pagination

Easy question. How do I set a limit on the total results for a page that has pagination? I have a site that displays 16 entries per-page, but would like to limit the total results to 200. Is this ...
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Lots of channels with small number of fields or one channel with lots of fields - efficient?

I am about to extend my site quite extensively. At the moment I have a new channel and a walks channel (I list dog walks!) I am opening up to creating a directory of dog services and amenities, ...
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Use same channel field across channels

I am trying to setup meta tags for my site specifically for Facebook sharing. I have 4 different channels and I want to ideally use the same channel field for each of them so I can efficiently ...
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Problem with injecting stash pipe separated entry_ids into channel entries loop when no results

I've came across a problem today where I wanted to 'inject' a stash pipe separated list of entry_ids into the entry_id parameter of a channel entries loop. The problem wasn't to do with stash as such....
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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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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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Custom Member's Channel Entries Defaulting To "Closed" Status

I created a member group and gave that group permission to add/edit a particular Channel. Whenever a new entry is made by a user in that member group, the status is set to "Closed." I looked at the ...
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Excluding a Category

I am using ExpressionEngine 2.5.2 I have a website that includes a featured blog post at the top, as well as a news section that all of my blog posts in chronological order. When a blog post is ...
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Bulk entry status change

Is there a way to change the status of a number of entries at one time? I know you can select a number of checkboxes and then edit all, but thats still time consuming if you have pages of entries. (...
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Dynamic Entry Limit

Is it possible to change the limit of a loop, dynamically? I'm currently using CartThrob for my eCommerce site, and want to add the option to show, 10, 20, 30 or All products on a page. How easy is ...
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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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Dealing with 100+ categories

I need a 'location_channel' with location entries. These entries should have 3 multi-select boxes containing different categories. Select #1 - Location Type Education Academies Auditoria ... ...
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a less expensive way of grouping entries by category

I'm trying to figure out if there's a more performant way of getting entries grouped by category. As you can see, I'm using NSM Categories module. Right now, this costing me 263 queries and 5 seconds ...
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How do I display the next n future entries?

All, I am trying to display the next n future entries for a channel. The query I'm using is posted below, but I've realized that since I limit the entries in the channel entries query, the if ...
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Listing the members/authors who last posted/edited entries in several channels

My members each have their own "PR-room" where all their entries in several channels + their public profiles are collected and shown to the public. I want a listings page where the 4 last updated PR-...
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Limit Channel Entry to 1?

Is there a way to limit channel entries to a specific number? For example, what if I had a "Company Details" channel (company name, address, telephone number, etc.). Generally, a site would only need ...
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ExpressionEngine - displaying most recent 3 entries of each channel, followed by random (but non-repeating) entries

I need to output the most recent 3 entries from 4 different channels, followed by random entries from any of the four channels, but not including any of the most recent entries. Any idea how to ...
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Show entries by author

is there a simple out of the box approach to showing entries created by their author? EG: after an article I want to list a credit like so: "article by AUTHOR" and allow a click through from the ...
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Return message: if no results

I am trying to do something which I suspect is quite simple. I am referencing a channel field to rerun results to populate a series of check boxes. If there are no results I wish to say 'There are no ...
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How to display ONLY entries that have at a particular field present (like image)

How can I display entries that only have a particular field completed. In my case I am displaying all entries but would like to exclude any entries that have no image field completed. The image ...
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Channel Entries - possible to search relationship field?

I need a list of all entries filtered by a relationship field. I thought I might be able to use the search parameter: http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/modules/channel/channel_entries....
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Grouping Channel Fields

Is there a way to group Channel fields when displaying it in the Content section in EE's CP? A way to visually group related fields might be a usability improvement when there are a lot of Channel ...
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How to display Channel entry page?

When looping through Channel entries, is there a way to provide users with a link they can click on that will take them to that specific Channel entry? I seem to recall seeing some "url" variable ...
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How to send email to admin if no_results?

I have a page that lists programs people can donate to for a non-profit. This list is updated from a separate database. The current flow takes the entries offline via using Solspace Import to mark ...
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Site Rebuild / Moving existing data

Any websites I have built before using Expression Engine have been from scratch. One of my existing clients would like their site rebuilt as its 4 years old. I am planning on using another domain to ...
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How to make singular instance of text editable in a template

Is there a good workflow for making a singular instance of text, like an intro paragraph, editable within a template? I find this comes up a lot and the channel entry workflow is really built around ...
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PHP conditional inside EE conditional - parse order problem

This is a bit of a hard one to explain, but I will do my best. If you need any clarification just ask :) I have a template that needs to display a list of 3 upcoming events, listed by date ascending (...
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How to approach static content

I've been struggling with static content and wanted some other opinions on how to best approach it. Currently, I have a channel called Static Content where I, obviously, post all the "static" ...
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How to set exp:channel:entries tag to no limit?

Based on this link in the documentation, the default limit is 100 if it is not defined. How do you set it so that it will not have any limits?
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Channel entries tag not working on page using Page module

I've got a page that I've created using the Pages module, and inside the template for that page I'm trying to display a list of entries from 4 different channels on my site. But the {exp:channel:...
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Only show future entries for specific channel in multi-channel entry loop

I have a channel entries loop where I am pulling data from multiple channels. These entries are then mixed together in the sort order they are returned in. With all but one channel I'd like to ...
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What's the best way for displaying a three-level category tree?

What I'm trying to achieve is the following: A three-level 'category' tree, with at the end channel_entries. So users can browse between categories & access the entries related to that category. ...
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Entries mysteriously closing

I'm really sorry this is a bit of a vague question, but I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts that may shed some light on this issue. I recently installed the "Better Workflow" plugin on a client'...
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Find channel entries with a field value greater or less than

I figured there'd be an easy way to pull entry values via a field. I'm building a site that has a basic search for a price (for property) and was hoping to do something like: {exp:channel:entries ...
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Relationship: what I'm doing wrong?

I can not run the relationship feature since upgrading to 2.6.1. I've searched through he forums and I found similar issues, but the answers there didn't help me, so I'm posting my question here. ...
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Only outputting the same article once using relationships

I have the following code: <ul> {exp:channel:entries channel="activity"} {related_entries id="activity_location"} <li><a href="{url_title_path='locations'}">{title}</a&...
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Basic Channel Tag throwing PHP errors

Solution was to save entries until the entries with "bad data" were saved over. I wrote a quick tag to display all entries in a list from a particular channel. However, it threw a bunch of PHP ...
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Channel entries tag filter based on custom date field

I'm using the JSON plugin from Devotee to write a small API for a third-party. Another developer (honestly) has added a 'start_date' custom field for when a particular offer is valid from. The '...
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Viewing an audit trail of channel entry edits/revisions

I'm building a basic CRM system based on channel entries and SafeCracker forms for a client extranet. The client is asking me if it's possible to view a 'system notes/audit trail' for each entry so ...
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{no_results} doesn't work if channel:entries uses category="" as parameter

I have a very strange issue. When using the first EE channel:entries code my no_results tag works, but when using the exact same channel:entries tag together with the category="" parameter the ...
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Collision Control for entries?

I am wondering if there is some sort of "data collision control" system available for EE. I am talking about a warning if a dataset is (about) being changed by two (or more users) at the same time, ...
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{categories} tag pair not parsing contents

I'm trying to clear ce_cache of a category given a specific entry's set of categories. This doesn't seem to work and I think it's because the {categories} tag pair isn't quite a full implementation of ...
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Playa tags rendering in PHP 5.4.10

If I set my PHP instance to 5.4.10 any Playa tags are rendered as raw tags but under 5.3.20 they render correctly. Is this too new a version to play with?
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Channel entries not automatically filtered by language when using Transcribe

Hello fellow ExpressionEngineers, I'm in the process of translating the website of one of my companies. It was made in french and I'm doing the english language translation. For that job, it seemed ...
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Check if category is assigned in channel entry conditional

I am trying to use templates in embeds depending on the users' category selection but I don't know how to check if a category has been assigned or not. {categories} {if category_url_title=="full-...

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