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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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Can't login to CP after logging out

Having an issue logging back into the control panel after having been logged out. When attempting to login, I am returned to the login screen with no error messages or other notices. The only way I am ...
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How do you prevent being logged out of the control panel?

One of my clients' irritations is being logged out of the control panel when he has left his session idle for a few hours. How can I prevent this?
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Foreign Languages Displayed as HTML Entities

So we've just completed a transition from EE1 to EE2 for a client with a very large database of publications. Some of the publications are available in multiple languages, with Chinese, Korean, and ...
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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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How do you prevent admins from being locked out of the control panel even with correct password?

This has been a continuous issue with ExpressionEngine - admins having to clear their cookies to login to the site. Even when typing in the correct username and password, the user is return back to ...
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Forcing Categories in Publish Form

Using EE 2.5.5. I have a products channel with three category groups associated. How do I insure at least one category from each group is selected when the user adds or edits a product entry? Is there ...
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How to add a custom JavaScript to the “New Entry” control panel?

How can I add a custom script to the "New Entry" control panel page to interact with the input form. The script does not need to be added to the "Edit Entry" page and certainly should not be added to ...
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Can't login to CP – form has expired

So I just migrated from my dev server to the production server and I can see the site and CP login page fine. However, trying to login I get: An Error Was Encountered This form has expired. Please ...
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CP access: admin.php or system/index.php

A site that I built last autumn had the CP url set as system/index.php (I think I was following Ryan Irelan’s advice in that regard). It works fine. However, last night I did a quick install of EE ...
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Hotfixes for a new 2.5.3 website

Before starting on a new #eecms website, are there any other hotfixes i need to know of ?! Channel posting privileges being removed from member groups When editing Member Group permissions and ...
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Logging into CP returns to Site Homepage

I have a live site that I used to be able to login to without any issue. I hadn't tried logging in for a month or so and when I tried to login again, it just redirects me to the homepage of the ...
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Control Panel Speed

There are many articles of advice about how to speed up the front end of an EE site, but very little about how to improve the performance of the Control Panel. A client is constantly telling me their ...
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Can't get past login screen

I have an EE site on 2.5.2 that just reloads the login screen whenever I click login. This is happening for all users and user groups, and in multiple browsers. EngineHosting suggested I edit the ...
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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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Editing entry in backend: “The file cannot be found”

When I try to edit one specific entry in the CP I get the error "The file cannot be found". The URL the CP produces is something like www.xyz.com/admin.php?S=0&D=cp&C=content_publish&M=...
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Better Way to Show Categories from the Control Panel?

I've looked everywhere for an Accessory that makes the Control Panel Categories look better: As you can see from the screenshot I'm eventually going to run into a big issue when I get other States ...
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Is there a plugin like Zenbu for the CP members admin section?

We have a client that wants to see member custom fields when looking at the control panel member list (including the "activate pending members" screen). Is there a plugin similar to Zenbu except for ...
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can I get individual MSM control panels to each use different colour theme?

I have two sites running on MSM at the moment, however it seems that sometimes the editors and authors get confused about which site they are currently on, is it possible to get each site control ...
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Error on CP homepage from core/EE_Exceptions.php

I'm trying to secure my install of EE by following the instructions here, which involve moving my system directory above my web root, and renaming it. My site loads fine, and I can even navigate to ...
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How to prevent idle session logout?

I can't seem to prevent auto logouts from happening (EE 2.7.1). I have set the config item 'admin_session_type' to 'c', which is confirmed in the control panel (reads: 'Cookies only' in Security and ...
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EE - move channel entries from one channel to another ( they share the same channel fields )

I accidently created two channels ( news & press-releases ). They share the same custom-fields - how do I merge them ( news into press-releases ) ? Tried this ( 23 being the id of press-releases ...
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ExpressionEngine add javascript to CP head

I have been struggling with this for a while now and am stuck I am writing an extension for ExpressionEngine 2 (not a module) and need to add a script tag to the header of the page. I have tried: $...
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Zoo Flexible Admin + MSM Needs Hard Refresh - how to avoid?

This is based on this Support Thread: http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/support/zoo-flexible-admin/viewthread/4202 In short: the menu in MSM doesn't change without HARD refreshes every time. It looks like ...
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Slow control panel js and css loads

I have the most baffling problem. I have a live server where working in the EE backend is very slow due to a javascript and a css request called via http://domain.com/admin.php?S=0&D=cp&C=...
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Include custom JavaScript in the control panel

I need to be able to add some javascript globally to the Admin section of my site, and i have been using the cp_css_js extension for this which has sort of worked. The thing is that it's super buggy ( ...
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Related entries: Auto-complete input instead of select/option?

The relationship feature in ExpressionEngine is fantastic, but quite difficult to manage if a relation points to a channel with hundreds of entries. In said case, the control panel's select/option ...
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Channel Field sort order in EE3

In EE2 there was a mechanism whereby the user/admin could move the channel fields about on a channel entry edit page and change their width to wrap short ones next to each other etc This allowed the ...
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Save issue: Submitting entry edits redirects to control panel top?

IMPORTANT: It turned out that this question couldn't really be answered based on the info I had provided, and it wasn't possible for me to provide enough info to make it answerable. Tom provided the ...
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Keep Getting Logged Out of Control Panel

I keep getting logged out of the control panel while I'm working in it. Under Admin > Security & Privacy > Security and Session Preferences, I have: Control Panel Session Type: Cookies & ...
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Characters are being re-encoded in control panel

I am having a strange issue. I have the latest version of EE 2.5.3 installed. If I update any text inside of a text area in the control panel (including templates, a template for an extension like ...
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file modal, doesn't act on any search/filtering

IMPORTANT: It turned out that this question couldn't really be answered based on the info I had provided, and it wasn't possible for me to provide enough info to make it answerable. Tom provided the ...
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I can log in to CP locally, but not on staging server? White screen of death

I've been chasing this for a full 8 hours now. I'm using the Focus Lab Master Config. All files on the front end - both locally and on my staging server - display perfectly fine. I can log into CP ...
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Securing the control panel with SSL

I'm in the process of securing my control panel with SSL using the following rewrite rules RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteCond $1 ^(member|system) [NC] RewriteRule (.*) https://%{...
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Control Panel (CP) Link Button is not working

There's a button in the top right corner of every EE install that links to the front-end of the site. On one of my installs it's returning: http:/// instead of the site's address. Where can I ...
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Multiple MSM administrators

I've a MSM site and I want to create multiple administrator accounts. Example Admin1 => subdomain1.msmsite.com Admin2 => subdomain2.msmsite.com But the back-end/CP panel is located on subdomain1....
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How to have multiple data table layouts on a CP page?

I'm trying to figure out how to have more than 1 data table (filtering AJAX paginating table like the entry view in the Control Panel) on a page but there's a problem; the div used for pagination is ...
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Google Maps for EE stopped plotting markers for new entries in the control panel

I've just noticed that the Google Maps for ExpressionEngine fieldtype no longer seems to be plotting markers onto the map for new entries in the control panel. When I enter a location and search, ...
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PHP Errors after OS X Upgrade

I got to work this morning and, after upgrading to Yosemite and MAMP Pro, I am getting a series of PHP Errors and cannot get access to to CP (returns blank page). The frontend of the site itself is ...
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admin backend template (CP styles) not fully showing

Hi Folk I'm trying to learn the basics of EE2 and have setup a test rig using MAMP PRO I got everything working. I'm basically converting one of my basic static websites into a EE2 driven site. ...
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Control Panel checkboxes working incorrectly

I am having an issue where checking a checkbox next to one entry in my control panel is causing all the previous checkboxes to become checked as well. Obviously it's not supposed to do this, and I ...
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Error on Content Entry Submit in EE: Control Panel Giving JSON Responses in the Browser

I am running into an odd issue when submitting content entry forms in the EE CMS. Whenever I submit a form I see this response in my browser: I am not sure what is causing this issue but it seems ...
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Remove “edit”, “help”, “+add” in Control Panel

I've created a Member Group and am trying to severely limit what members can access. All I want them to be able to do is to publish and edit certain Channels. So far, I have been able to implement ...
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Control panel dropdown submenus not expanding?

I can't figure out why my dropdown submenu's aren't expanding? No JS errors either? I am using Zoo Flexible admin but when I hide the custom menu or reset to default the issue still persists? Any ...
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Can new fields be hidden by default on Publish Pages?

I'm a firm believer in the single custom field group approach, but it can be irritating that, when adding a custom field to a shared custom field group, all publish layouts automatically display that ...
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Matrix breaks Field Options on 2.8?

I'm installing my first 2.8 on a local machine, and noticed that the Field Options aren't showing up. I retraced the steps and it turns out installing latest version of Matrix (2.5.10) breaks Field ...
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front end login

I have a login on my front end, if a member logs in and then clicks on a link to "edit_this" which is the shortcut to the back end to edit the entry, why do they have to login again on the back end?
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How do I prevent encoding of URL in Live Look?

Something has happened to the Live Look links in the entries within my control panel. After submitting a new article, the Live Link (link to a preview of my article) looks like this: https://mysite....
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Can I move the Submit button on the entry screen to the top of the window?

I've got clients who have a problem remembering to scroll down to the bottom of long entry screens to click the "submit" button on a regular entry screen. I was thinking it would be good if I could ...
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Content entries not being saved

We've just launched our EE2 based website and are now experiencing an odd problem: In the control-panel it is no longer possible to save any changes to the sites content entries (or create new ones). ...
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White Home Page and CP

Our site was working just fine yesterday. And when we go to it today it is blank on the homepage and CP. I turned debugging on in index.php and admin.php and it returned: Warning: require(/var/www/...

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