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The ExpressionEngine Control Panel is the central location for configuring your EE install, adding/editing entries and managing templates.

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Custom Fileds per Roles

I am building website for startup. At this moment I am researching if EE will be good choice for this. In this case I have 2 type of users. For example ServiceProviders and Buyers. I want for ...
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Front end not logged in when I am logged in at the back end EE6.2.5

When I am logged in as super admin the front end is not recognising this, and so I am unable to post comments, use the search engine, among other things. Is it likely that there is something wrong in ...
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How to use ee()->cp->add_to_head() in core_boot hook

I'm trying to add a tag to the <head> of all CP pages. I'd think that I can use the core_boot hook and the if (REQ === 'CP') logic to trigger ee()->cp->add_to_head('thing');, but I'm ...
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Can't log in to ANY EE site (on only one computer)

Weird problem that is happening only with EE sites one one computer. I manage a number of ExpressionEngine websites and suddenly today I can't log in to any of them. I get the "This form has ...
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Warnings and Notices in EE6

This actually started when I was upgrading a site from EE2. I got it to EE5 and started seeing some odd notices and warnings. So I upgraded to EE6 hoping to fix the issue, but the warnings persist, ...
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EE 5.3.2 - missing Upload Directory Synchronize function

Recently updated to EE 5.3.2 and i am no longer able synchronize my upload directory folders. According to docs, i should have a Synch button under Files, but nothing there. https://docs....
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Session Times out and work is lost

Running EE 5.3.2 Unfortunately I have to address this issue again and I am hoping for some sound advice that will help resolve this problem forever. We post a weekly blog on Hobblecreek. They are ...
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Add-On Index Page Throwing Parse Error That Is Not Correct

EE 5.3.0 When I go to the Add-Ons section of my control panel I get this error: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '.', expecting ',' or ';' in /.../.../public_html/.../ee/EllisLab/Addons/rte/ext....
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Update url_title when editing similar to when creating a new entry in a channel

We recently updated an old site from EE 2 to EE 5. In EE 2 when you edited a title of an entry it would also update the url title the same way that it does when you create one. Now on EE 5 it will ...
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Authenticating to CP 'stuck' on EE 3/4/5

On EE 3/4/5 sites using Chrome, upon submitting for authenticating to the CP, I get infinite "Loading". If I refresh the web page, though, I'm in. Any ideas why this is happening? The fix is easy (...
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Control Panel Login - Form has expired

I'm running the latest version of EE (v5) but when trying to login to the control panel, I keep getting a form expired message - "Error: This form has expired. Please refresh and try again." This is ...
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How do I keep from getting logged out?

I am running EE 5.2.6 and I have repeated issues with getting logged out of the control panel when I am in the middle of working on an entry. This issue happens so frequently I filed a Bug Report ...
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ExpressionEngine Control Panel SSL HTTPS Issue

I have an issue with the HTTPS header for the ExpressionEngine control panel where the JS is being disabled. It keeps generating error messages where HTTP is being loaded over HTTPS (see below): ...
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Best way to add a note/comment to the CP Edit Entry interface?

I'd like to tell my user who is adding an entry via the CP to do something. This doesn't have to do with any field, it's simply an instruction on what to do next. Specifically, I hide the "Photo" ...
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Dynamically switch between includes - how?

I have two includes - one which essentially displays a tab with a date, and another which has two tabs with two dates. Basically: Includes/include_one & Includes/include_two. All working fine but ...
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Admin Javascript not loading certain scripts

It appears that something has changed in the last two weeks that is not allowing the admin javascript to load when updating or creating entries of specific channels because of the field types ...
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Publish Layout - randomly reorders fields EE 5.2.2

I updated an EE 2.10 site to EE 5.2.2 a couple of weeks ago. Today the client requested some new fields be added to a channel. I added them and went to move them into the correct position in the ...
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Fresh EE 5.5.2 Install, Javascript Error That Breaks The Admin Control Panel: Please Help!

This is related to another question I asked earlier but the problem is not caused by what I thought. I did a fresh install of EE on a different server and I'm getting the same js error of Uncaught ...
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Error in Control Panel Channel Entries Pages: "EE.grid is not a function"

Using EE 5.2.1 I've been working with a custom module for the last few days and haven't been in the control panel so I'm not sure when this problem started but I think it has to do with me making a ...
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While viewing entry in CP, can a generate a link to view it on the web?

While viewing an entry in the control panel, can I generate a link that would open it in my public website? That is, display a link like "www.mysite.com/articles/{url_title}"? Using EE3, but can ...
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'default_author' cannot be null' Error when saving channel settings

It is an upgraded site that runs now on EE 5.2.0 without major troubles. Only when I save channel settings in the CP there is always this error message. Data is saved but this is the message: ...
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EE 3.5.17 Infinite redirect (302) loop when logging into CP

I am new to the EE community. I came across a situation today that myself and my co-workers could not figure out. I am running a site locally on docker containers (Ubuntu, PHP 5.4, Apache 2.2.22, ...
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CP login impossible when cookie_secure set to 'y' despite SSL certifications in place

I've tried just about every fix one can find searching google and these forums for these issues. (FWIW, SSL is being used for the entire site, both on this relevant subdomain and otherwise, working ...
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Temporaily disable conent management

Is anyone aware of a way (add-on or other) of temporaily suspending a member group from publishing content? For example when perfoming dev tasks my process is normally somethig like this (simlified ...
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Uploading images in CP using ee:_shared/form via custom addon

I created a module for EE2 a few years back and I'm in the process of making this compatible with EE3/4. I'd ideally like to make use of the ee:_shared/form (Shared Form View) and I'm 90% there but ...
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Why do I keep getting automatically logged out of control panel?

I have never had this with older versions of EE but I just began working with the latest version, 4.3.6, and I keep getting automatically logged out of the control panel after saving changes to ...
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Settings in Admin get dropped, will save temporarily, hours later are reset/gone

I have a situation on my development site, where all of a sudden lately, some things I save in the admin, aren't "sticking" around. Some of the settings that won't stay: Template routes: I will set ...
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EE2 - plugins page blank

I’m getting the “white screen of death” in the control panel, though only on the Add-ons->Plugins page. I have turned on debugging mode, and the issue does not appear to have been caused by a PHP ...
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How to access the EE control panel

I know this is a lame question but I have not updated any content for 6 years. My site is hosted by EngineHosting and I can FTP to the files. How do you access the ExpressionEngine control panel. ...
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EE 3.5.15 - Control Panel Expires

I am running EE 3.5.15 and the Control Panel continually times out, even when I am active in the system. I added the following to config.php but it has not made any difference: $config['...
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When installing an SSL certificate the control panel css breaks

I've installed an SSL certificate on a domain and that has the lovely green padlock. However when I log into the control panel, all of the CSS is broken. Any ideas on what I should be doing? CHeers
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Cannot login to CP importing db

I'm using EE v .3.4.4 and have used a dump of the site's live database to keep my development machine in sync from time to time. This has not been a problem in this project until last week. After ...
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Non Super Admin Cannot Edit Entries

i was recently informed that a user who has access to the CP cannot edit any entries that were created by a Super Admin past a certain date. The site is running EE 2.11.3. In testing, they are ...
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Blank White Page in Control Panel

Strange problem has just manifested out of nowhere (seemingly). Basically when trying to edit an existing or publish a new entry in the CP it redirects to a blank page and does not save. No errors ...
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Creating a button in module control panel to manually perform module action in EE 2

I have a module with an action that is in the actions table. I need to be able to click a button in the module control panel which will perform the action(which usually takes about 15 seconds to ...
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Add item to main menu (nav-main-author) in CP

Using Expressionengine 3.5.11 I would like to add another item alongside: 'Create' 'Edit' 'Files' 'Members' in the Admin control panel for for creating Pages. I found instructions for ...
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issue with cp_js_end not running on multiple extensions

I created 2 little extensions for EE 3.5.11 that use the hook cp_js_end and they add JavaScript to each page in the control panel. The problem is that once one runs the other one does not, any idea ...
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Not able to login to ExpressionEngine 2 Control Panel

When i try to login, i am justing hanging at a white screen. The URL in the browser is, http://myintranetsite.com/system/index.php?/cp/login/authenticate It stays at that url and never lets me get ...
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High memory usage EE3.5.3

We're getting a Fatal Error when creating a new entry or update anything in the control panel. Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 61440 bytes) in /var/www/...
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EE 3 Live look button

Can someone tell me where the Live look button is located in the v3 control panel? In v2 it was alongside the entry title in the edit listing.
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CMS icons pointing to wrong site

I've got a site that is live that is still referencing URLs from the development site. Nothing major, but some icons in the CMS are missing, and when I try to pull them up, they are pointing to an ...
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Storing Single Option Value in Admin

I need to store a single numerical value in the admin for use in my templates. What is the best way to do this. I've reviewed Accessories, Extensions and Modules but can't seem to find something that ...
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File uploader error: File Not Found

When I try and upload images to my EE site (either from my file manager or from a file field in the channel entry form on the CP), I get a "Error: File Not Found" message. The file gets uploaded to my ...
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Is there a way to automatically attach emails to an entry

I'm exploring whether it's possible to attach an email that's sent to a specific address to a particular entry. I use a project management system called Workflow Max and for each project on the ...
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EE3 Control Panel Theme

I used a customised control panel theme for my EE2 websites. Does anyone know how I would go about creating a custom theme stylesheet for EE3? Thanks in advance, Tom
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Create a second save button on top of entry page in EE3?

This answer does almost have what I need. But it's two years old and nothing in the links provided in the answer points to a solution for EE3. I want another save / save + close button pair on top ...
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Limit entry to just one category?

Is it possible to limit an entry to just one category in the EE3 CP? Seems that the only option is to have checkboxes so an entry can be signed to multiple categories. Is there no way to have it set ...
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EE3 CP Overview page and removing the "ExpressionEngine News" block

How does one remove certain blocks from the CP overview page particularly the "ExpressionEngine News" block.
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CP down, 504 error

I have a huge problem with performance of CP (EE 3.3.4). Sometimes I can see the 504 error (at the same time PHP works like crazy!). New Relic says that I use all php sources and probably that's why ...
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Assistance query change membergroup

I am unfamiliair with the Query module and I hope someone here could guide me. In a Template I want to change the group_id of a chosen member (member_id in stash snippet) from 13 to 14. The template ...
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