Questions tagged [channel]

ExpressionEngine’s Channel Module allows you to display content created using the Publish section of the Control Panel. http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/modules/channel/

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How can i order by a custom field in a channel entries tag?

I need to pull out all the entries in a channel that are of a certain type of category. But, i also want to be able to then sort the entries by the value of a custom field in that channel. So right ...
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same channel field on more than one channel

Is there a way I can use the same field in more than one channel without purchasing an add-on? I have an {image_description} field that I'd like to use in more than one channel. Any work-arounds?
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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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Set default values for radio, checkboxes, selects, etc

When creating a Channel field, such as a radio field type, is there a way to specify that a certain option should be selected by default? Same question for checkboxes, select dropdowns, etc.
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Native Calendar Tag: Disable next_path or previous_path if no entries?

Anyone know how to "unlink" the {next_path} or {previous_path} for {exp:channel:calendar} if there aren't any entries for the next or previous month when building the mini-calendar?
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Channel entry notification isn't working on entries created by SafeCracker

Channel entry notifications are not working on new entries generated by SafeCracker. This seems to be a recent development, as the notifications were working previously. The only change has been in ...
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How to import data in EE?

I have a CSV that I'd like to import into EE. Looking at exp_channel_fields, I think I am able to connect them to the appropriate columns in exp_channel_data. Basically, it seems like the value in ...
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EE Code within channel entries

Is it at all possible to have a text input or area field in which we could enter EE code to be processed by the template. For example, if we could have a text area called "Advanced Functionality" and ...
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Is it possible to modify the output of pagination urls?

I'm currently using the following code for pagination: {pagination_links} {page} <a href="{pagination_url}">{pagination_page_number}</a> {/page} {/pagination_links} ...
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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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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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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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How can I load different CSS files, depending on the channel?

I have four different channels and three different channel-specific CSS files (two get the same CSS). What's the best way to go about loading these CSS files depending on the channel? NOTE: I'm using ...
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If url_title doesn't exist, display random entry

Edited to be more specific in regards to my other modules/plugins: I have a site that is basically set up like a printed calendar with an image on top and the content for the month below. The image ...
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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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Save revision on channel entry error

We've setup a site for a client to populate with their content and they are having a recurring issue when they go to 'save revision' or 'submit' the entry. If they've spent a bit of time adding the ...
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How to filter channel by numeric field?

If I have a channel with the custom field "Age" (numeric type) how can I filter the channel so that only entries with "Age" >= 24 are shown? Likewise what would be the way to define and filter a ...
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group items from channel, by 8

I want to group entries by 8. The last div demonstrates that there might be an exact amount of entries that are divisible by 8. <div class="item-container active"> item 1 item 2 item 3.. ...
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Help with channels and structuring content

I read somewhere that its good to use a channel for each page on your site, that way it makes it easy for the person who will ultimately be updating content to easily understand how its structured. ...
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Inconsistencies found in exp_channel_titles and exp_channel_data tables

While I was looking into a related issue, I found the following scenario: Entry IDs in the exp_channel_data table do not match entry IDs in the exp_channel_titles table. I want to clean these up so ...
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dynamically displaying page titles

I have always displayed a channel entry's title like so: {exp:channel:entries channel="news"}{embed="partials/.header" page_title="{title}"}{/exp:channel:entries} Body {embed="partials/.footer"} ...
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Struggling with Categories

I'm new to EE and trying to learn how to use Channels and Categories. I've created a Channel, then created Channel Fields, then associated the two. I am able to add entries to that channel just fine. ...
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Ignore 'The' when sorting by title

When sorting by title in channel results, is there a way to ignore the 'The'?
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Missing “Create” options, such as Channel, on ExpressionEngine CP Dashboard

I am fairly new to ExpressionEngine, I have noticed my admin page is missing "Channel", "template", and "template group" as seen on this page: http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/how_to/...
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How do you manually set the category and status of a channel form?

Right now I have this simple test form: {exp:channel:form channel="data" category="6" status="Closed" return="contact/thanks" } <input name="title" type="text"> <input type="submit" ...
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Get Category Name from a known Category ID [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I display a category name based on a segment? I am trying to construct a Breadcrumb navigation system on my navbar. The URL will look like this: http://mysite.com/...
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Display Content Based on Time of Day

I'm trying to show content based on the day and time of day. Specifically, the site I'm working on offers a live-stream every Sunday from 9:45 - 1:45 and we want to feature the live-stream on the ...
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Stash set_list not displaying channel entry loop

I'm having trouble displaying a channel entry loop within my EE setup which uses the Stash and IfElse modules. First of all, see this screenshot of my file structure: I'm using the 'partials approach'...
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Call exp stash multiple times through multiple exp channel calls

Can I set the entry ids to the same stash name multiple times? ie, at one exp channel call , i will call exp:stash:set name='x'. Again I want the entry ids append to the same 'x' with another exp:...
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Easy way to combine lightbox-functionality with Expresso

Has anyone come up with an easy way for non-html-savvy users to put lightbox-style images into an Expresso (CKEditor) field. Meaning, link a thumbnail with a bigger version of an image and fire some ...
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Scheduling / rotating images on a daily basis

I have an area on my homepage for an image. I would like this image to change on a daily basis. I would like to queue up images so they are ready. I know i could set a channel for these images and ...
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How to search Channel entries using POST/GET?

When I check the checkbox for "Is field searchable?", what exactly does that offer me? I assume that means I can use that field in the Channel entries tag pair, such as: search:body="pickles" Is ...
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Website's Company Information Stored In A Channel - good or bad?

I created a channel that has fields like: company name address a matrix of daily working hours etc Throughout the site, I need to display bits and pieces of this data. Does that mean I need to use ...
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{path=} tag resolving correctly in one channel but not in another

I generally make use of the {path='xyz'} tag within my channel entries, for all the usual reasons. However, I've realised that whilst it resolves the URL correctly in one channel (ie. www.mydomain.com/...
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Templates and URL Structure

EE doesn't allow you to make template groups within groups. So if you're looking to have "books/chapters/" or "book/chapters/summary" and this didn't happen coincide with channel entries, would the ...
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How can I prevent all entries from being listed with an arbitrary url?

This is quite a basic question I think, but when viewing a template with entries with the standard entries tag: {exp:channel:entries channel="mywebsite"} and if I replace the last segment with ...
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Displaying the number of entries in a category

Is there a way to select channel, list out the categories assigned to that channel and then the number of entries in each category? What I want is something link the below: Category 1 - 100 entries ...
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Trouble setting up RSS

Likely a new n00b question: I'm having trouble getting my RSS setup and am hoping it's just something simple you can help me out with. My RSS feed is coming out like this: For some reason it's ...
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What is Form Layouts?

Seems a a beginner question, but what it is the Form Layouts inside the Manage Channels? After creating a form layouts, what is its use? How to use it ?? I didn't remenber at all what it is a form ...
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Channel Entry API and Grid field

I'm looking for a way to handle a grid field with the channel entry API. Documentation has nothing, and could barely find anything else online about except for this: Inserting a new Grid row using ...
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Non existing content redirection

my google-fu failed again, and i have a serious problem. I have a channel and template for it called html, when i go to page.com/html/(existing article name), it works just fine, but when i go to page....
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Expression Engine channel content not showing

I am new to expression engine. I have a channel name "news" and I have published some pages. In my template, I have used code as {exp:channel:entries channel="news"} <h2>{title}<h2> {...
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Channel Entries API and entry to a Category

Is it possible to add entries into categories when creating them with the Channel Entries API cant see anything in the documentation.
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Calendar tag and ajax/jquery

Im using the calendar tag on a page and an iframe below it to display an event page. The iframe displays the latest event. When you click on a day in the calendar it calls that days event into the ...
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Grid field type with 'row_id' variables is not working properly in channel tag

I am using grid type field for express engine channel and i want to show result based to row_id and it was working when i have entered row_ids but it is not working when row_id are not there. for ...
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Can't update an entry using Channel API without including title

I'm trying to update a channel entry using the Channel API function save_entry. ee()->load->library('api'); ee()->api->instantiate('channel_entries'); // Create input array $data = ...
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MSM & channel entries

First time user of MSM here. I'm building 3 sites that all have the same channels. In some cases, I want only the default site to make channel entries, but want all 3 sites to have access to those ...
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Integrating my code with EE?

I have two select boxes and a submit button.On click of this submit button,I redirect the user to a page which is populated by data feeded from an admin panel. Yes,I have created an admin panel which ...
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Search parameter to check if Assets field is (not) empty

Is it possible to check if an Assets field is empty, using the search:fieldname attribute? I cannot use the if-method within the loop, because I'm using pagination. Thanks, in advance! Diederik.
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How do I set a field value in entry_submission_ready hook handler?

It seems that changing the values of the $data argument variable doesn't change anything. Is there a way to change the value of some channel fields inside the entry_submission_ready hook?

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