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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advice on displaying a business directory / member list

I have a site with a list of members and each member is listed in a business directory. I am using solspace user to handle my members and display their location on a map. THe issue I have run into ...
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Setting up channel for handling “editions”

I am trying to figure out the best way to structure my data. I am building a site that is for rating items (generic term), but there is a new edition of the item every year. For this example, let's ...
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Matrix fields & flexslider

I'm using the flexslider to create a carousel of pictures and use channel entries to populate the list items (images) that the flexslider uses to create the carousel. Now I want to add a link to a ...
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Making a directory's A - B - C - D etc. links

I'm making a people directory with the A - B - C etc. links, where clicking a letter will take you to the people whose last names begin with that letter. I have a People channel with a last_name field ...
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Make channel entry show up regardless of URL

I have two channels: Blog and Offers; and I have a blog detail template. The blog detail template should display one of several entries depending on the URL. But the template should also display an ...
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Custom fields in channel information?

I have some channels on a site, with some of the channels making up the main navigation for the site. Each top level navigation item needs an image, a short description, and a different title than ...
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Channel field not showing on page with embedded template using Multi-Site Manager

I am using ExpressionEngine 2.5.2 with Multisite Manager. I have one template embedded within another. The parent template is pulling data from 2 sites, and I would like certain information to show up ...
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add new channel fields for existing site

I´ve a site with a channel, this channel has a channel field group with 2 fields. So far, so standard. My problem: I know exactly, that after some time when the site evolves I´ll ned more channel ...
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How do insert channel entry via SQL?

I'm trying to port a table to a channel. Can anyone tell me the basics of what's involved? So far what I think is: 1) Insert record into exp_channel_titles 2) Get entry_id that was just generated for ...
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Reverse Related Entry Showing A Future Post

I have an issue I’ve never run into before. I’ve recently started scheduling posts for the future on a site and I have a reverse related entries tag (EE 2.5.5) that is showing these future entries and ...
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Safecracker - No channel was specified

I'm trying to use Safecracker for a job application form so that all applications will be registered as entries in a channel called job_applications. So I have this: {exp:safecracker channel="...
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Entry won't update

I'm at a loss on this one. I have an entry in my products channel. The status is wide. The entry is showing up on the home page. OK, great. But now I want to change some text on the entry. I make the ...
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Embed an exp:channel tag into Wygwam

Is it possible to put a exp:channel entries tag loop into a wygwam field? Simply placing something, e.g., {embed="Common/sidebar_people" show_channel="48"} ... fails. The "Allow EE Code" plugin I ...
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Template issue when Strict URLs enabled

I have a problem with one template after enabling Strict URLs - it returns 404 instead displaying content from the channel named News. The URL to open that template is like http://www.mydomain.com/...
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Channel Type dropdown not showing all channels

I have 2 channels that are both linked to the same category and status group. However, I tried changing/editing the status from the "options" tab after I published my and only one (the current channel ...
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Change order of channel entries output with multiple channels

I have a channel entries call which is pulling in 2 channels (channel_1 and channel_2), what i want to be able to do is always make the first / latest post show from channel_1, even if channel_2 has ...
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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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Can I do {exp:channel:entries channel=“*wildcardsearch*”}?

I have multiple channels that I'd like to include, and it would be more convenient to use a wildcard search than piped list. Is there an easy way to do this? Currently I'm thinking of defining a ...
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Custom channel content based on user

I am looking for a little guidance with a new ExpressionEngine project. I have a channel called adventures that contains a group of channel fields. I also have members that can signup and login to the ...
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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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Different title for single pages

I'm trying to add a different title to inside pages of a specific channel. I have the logic down (I think), but am not quite sure how to determine if I'm getting served a single entry page: <title&...
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Template + Channel + Category structure

I need help figuring out how to organize the following. Within my main EE site, there will be a SECTION. Within that, multiple YEARS. Within each YEAR, multiple LOCATIONS. Within each LOCATION, ...
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Get array of entries based of catagory

I'd like to start editing a template, the template uses php to create an array. Is their documentation about how to only get an array for a certain category? Or are they channels? Sorry. I can't ...
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{count} is not working

The {count} variable is completely not working in my entries. It is just returning 1. The last thing we installed for plugins was the structure_url_alias module. Is this a known ee bug? Here is the ...
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EE 2.5.5 channel issues

My EE install are having issues with channel fields. Normally, when changing field "Type", you get different options. But in my install, no matter what I set the "Type" field to, I get none options ...
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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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Error when submitting new entry via the Channel Entries API

If member publish entry I want publish some info to another channel I wrote extension, but it doesn't work and always I see 'An Error Occurred Creating the Entry' I need help This is my code <?...
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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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Playa: find children of two specified parents (inclusive)

{exp:channel:entries channel="courses" dynamic="no" orderby="title" sort="asc" search:course_category="{embed:entry_id}" search:sub_cat="{embed:subentry_id}"} Test {course_category}{entry_id}{/...
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Channel Entries pulled through to a site footer

The footer of my site needs to pull through the 6 most recent Case Studies. Here is the code, embedded in a template file for the footer of the site: <li><strong>Case Studies</strong&...
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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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Embedding Channel Entry Tag Pair within another Channel Entry Tag Pair

I am using ExpressionEngine 2.5.2. I am trying to set up an instance where one channel entry is embedded within another. I found this question on StackOverflow and tried the method described in the ...
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Grouped <select> custom field?

I have a safecracker form that allows users to post location details. At the moment, I use a combination of a standard for them to choose the country, and the reegion select fieldtype to select the ...
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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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Transferring data from one field to another

I have a current checkbox field which contains 8 options. I want to change this field to a P&T checkbox field, to make use of the option_name : Option Label ability. I've been told I can run an ...
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Show a channel field based on whether it has a value or not?

More questions I'm afraid! Hopefully this will be an easy one. I have a variety of customs fields, not all required. I want to show a block of code, based on whether or not that field has any ...
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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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Database errors when deleting channel fields and second site with Multisite Manager

I'm using ExpressionEngine 2.5.2. I recently added a second site using Multisite Manager on my local environment, staging environment, and production environment. The installation is complete and I ...
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Multi-entry Channel Entries need to be a list?

Another question! I'm in the middle of a site redesign which has got me thinking about this. When I am displaying multiple entries from a channel, i.e on a listing page, does the channel entries tag ...
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Fatal error: Call to undefined method CI_Typography error on line 315

I'm getting this error on the front-end, although the back-end/CP seems to be working correctly: Fatal error: Call to undefined method CI_Typography::initialize() in /my_path/system/expressionengine/...
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Static page with no channel attached…can I assign a fake channel?

I have a static page that I don't have a specific channel for. Its just a contact form, and I don't see any reason to have it be a channel entry because there's not really content there to change or ...
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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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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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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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trying to establish “current” class on sidebar link

I have an "About Us" section of my website. I am trying to attach current classes based upon the url. When you click on the about us section of the website, it takes you to a channel entry whose ...
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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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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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Requiring entry in one of two channel fields? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fieldtype for 2 dependant fields I am wondering if its possible to have a relationship between two channel fields. For example, lets say you have two text inputs: email and ...
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How do I remove the second segment from my URL?

I have a template group called "about-us" and within that group are 2 types of templates, one is called "about-content" and the other is called "where-and-when". I've noticed when I navigate to the ...
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conditional markup display

I've got a CSS module that I only want to display on the page if there are entries in the channel. {exp:channel:entries channel="staff" dynamic="no" limit="6" orderby="random" {...