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EE css template vs. a standard css file?

Is there an advantage/disadvantage to using a EE css template vs a standard css file? I tend to use a css directory that is separate from EE templates. I like using a css preprocessor, and I prefer ...
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Upgrading an EE1 site to EE2 with nGen File field

What is the best way to upgrade a site from EE1 to EE2 that is using nGen file field with no EE2 equivalent. This site is also using nGen file inside of Matrix Fields.
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Freefom, Captcha and Ajax Submission

I have a Solspace FreeForm 4 form (free version) which I need to submit using Ajax. I can handle all the field validation in my JS but how do I handle a captcha error?
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White Screen of Death in CP After Login

I just migrated a site from the development server on MediaTemple (gs) to the production server on EngineHosting (shared). The front-end of the site displays fine (except some random images aren't ...
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Stopping WYGWAM from assigning dimensions to images

Is it possible to stop WYGWAM from putting dimensions on images as inline styles. We want the images to be responsive. Thanks for any advice.
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Low Search Returning All Results

Being new to EE I have only used Low Search once before and it was a very basic keyword search. This time it is a search with parameters. Unfortunately, it is return all entries in the channel I'm ...
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What are current realistic, designer-suitable solutions for converting an EE1 site's image galleries to EE2?

As we all know, automatic conversion for EE1 sites were promised but never delivered, and there are sites with very sizable image galleries which have yet to be upgraded because of it. The baseline ...
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BuiltWith: Info about Content Management System

I am asking myself for quite some time on how BuiltWith for example works in determining what CMS is being used for a site. We are running an online store and at times I believe it would be good to ...
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Inserting entries from remote posted XML

I'm trying to post/update/delete entries in a channel by posting XML to a URL. I've created a module with an action URL that does the processing and uses the Channel Entries API to manage the entries ...
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EE1 to EE2 Upgrade

In light of the EllisLab news today, I have a couple clients still using EE1. I haven't done any upgrades to EE2 yet so I'm not sure the best way to go about it. Do I use the native upgrade wizard? ...
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Is there a way to have “global” Channel fields or liberate a set of fields to multiple Channels?

I remember when I was using EE 1.6.x Brandon Kelly introduced Gypsy. It was amazing. For EE 2 it seems someone was working on something similar called Drifter but support for it was dropped a while ...
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Hiding/Showing Google Maps for ExpressionEngine

Using Objective HTMLs "Google Maps for ExpressionEngine" we can get the 3 maps from this query to show: {exp:channel:entries channel="events" orderby="events_start_date" sort="desc"} {if count == ...
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What is the MySQL function for exp_members password column?

I forgot to save my password and am unable to get MAMP Pro's postfix working so I can't resend the password to myself from my local machine, unfortunately. What is the MySQL function used to generate ...
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How to create a plugin which returns channel entry data

I've created a plugin that gets the entry_id's of the most popular selling items in the exp:resso store. I'd like to extend it by letting a user loop through each of those entries and output them on ...
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Embedding Low Variables within Low Variables i.e. preparse

So I'm taking an existing site and cloning it to use for another site. The thing is the existing site was built a long time ago and has several template insufficiencies including embeds nested 3 ...
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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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How can I use Expresso Store Search within dropdowns?

Is there a way to create the following menu with Expresso Store search tag. I can't seem to get my head around how to do this. I really need a simple way to start filtering products. Very confused. &...
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Matrix is killing my load times - How can I speed it up

This just started happening with the latest updates. My product pages went from under a couple of seconds, to 12-16 seconds. All spikes below are from Matrix calls. click to see larger image I am ...
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Variables in templates w/o PHP enabled

I have a problem where I need to increment a variable if it satisfies a conditional like so: {matrix_tag_pair} {if matrix_column_name} $increment++ {/if} {if $increment > 9} do this....
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Redirecting from old Wordpress URLs — getting query strings

I'm migrating the content of a Wordpress blog to EE. The old blog has this URL structure: /news/2012/08/08/2013-schedule/ And I need to redirect to this: /news/post/2013-schedule/ At the moment I ...
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Saving Credit Card Info

I am working on a website in ExpressionEngine2 and need to save the user's credit card information in the database as I also need to display this in a dropdownlist in the front end (whichever credit ...
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How to structure a category listing template?

What is the best way to create a category listing page where the category name is used in both the <head> and <body> tags? This is what I have at the moment: <!DOCTYPE html> <...
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Importing content from EE1 into an existing EE2 website

We have a use case where we need to import content from an EE1 website to an EE2 website (with existing content). I'm guessing it has to be a custom scripting job, but asking here in case someone ...
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Is ExpressionEngine Right for iPhone App Development

I am in the process of deciding if ExpressionEngine can be used for a project where I am creating both a website and a native iPhone App. I would need cron background worker jobs, to pull data with ...
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Setting Up Sub Domains

What is the best directory structure to adopt when setting up a website based on this url structure: www.example.com - home page subdomain1.example.com subdomain2.example.com subdomain3.example.com ...
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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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EE Calendar Tag & Low Yearly Achives

Im using Yearly archives to display articles by month: {exp:low_yearly_archives channel="news" start_month="1" status="not closed" sort="desc" show_future_entries="no" start_year="" end_year=""} {...
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How do I hide a div when the channel entries tag it contains has no results?

In the margin of my blog, I list featured articles. This is the code. My problem: I don´t always have stuff to feature. When the channel entries tag is empty a grey box with the title Featured is left ...
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“Remember Me” functionality

I'm sure that this question/issue has been resolved some way because I've seen it working on sites like devot-ee, but how can I get the 'Remember Me' functionality working for when user login to the ...
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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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How do I display a category name based on a segment?

I'm trying to show the category_name of segment_3. If I use the variable {segment_3} it displays the short name, I want to show the Full name. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Track logged-in user events

Have a site that has hundreds of PDF files which users can access once they create an EE member account. Client is asking if there is a way to track which files the user has downloaded and either log ...
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Call to undefined function reduce_double_slashes() EE 2.5.5 to 2.7.3 upgrade

I'm not getting any response over on the EE forums, so I figured I'd post my issue here as well. I’m attempting to update an EE site from 2.5.5 to 2.7.3, the installer process runs smoothly, but ...
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Since upgrading to 2.5.5, Template Manager links broken in Chrome.

Since upgrading to 2.5.5, in the Template manager screen, all the links have the same template group ID in them, so I can't switch between template groups. It works in Firefox, Opera, and even in IE, ...
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Syncing channel data across servers

We typically have a dev/staging/production setup for sites. We have all the configuration stuff sorted out and deploying from one to another is easy. The problem is the database, specifically channel ...
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Cannot change the template assigned to an entry item

I am working on a complex EE site (version 2.5.2) that I've been handed that has a large number of templates. I wish to customize the template for a specific entry. I have created a duplicate of the ...
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Slow connecting to EE

I have a user complaining of slow connection to EE. It happens when the user clones an entry. It sometimes times out, sometimes it's just very slow. This is a homepage entry and it gets cloned ...
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PCI Compliance Failure, “User specified URL redirection (Open Redirect)”, return value of form

I’m 1 vulnerability away from achieving PCI compliance per McAfee’s scan. The dubious “open redirect” remains. My EE/CartThrob add to cart form returns to “/checkout/review”, but McAfee’s scanner ...
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Simple conditionals parse when they shouldn't

I have a page that's set up like this: {if segment_2 == ""} // show categories {/if} {if segment_2 != ""} // show entries {/if} I'm using simple conditionals ( as opposed to if:else ) because I ...
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White Screen of Death Syncing Files

I'm trying to sync my folders using the "Sync" feature in File Manager, but as soon as I press it, then on the next screen, hit Submit... I get the EE White Screen?! Why would it do this? It's only ...
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Custom fields on comments?

Is there a way to add custom fields to content comments? For example, I would like to add a date input field and a subject field. Alternatively could this be accomplished with the Solspace plugin "...
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What happens to old Non-Commercial Licenses now that EllisLab doesn't sell these anymore?

Will I still be able to update to the latest versions of EE? Does anything change?... Will they require me to upgrade to the commercial version of EE to be able to keep using it?
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Upgraded 2.1.3 to 2.5.3 and now can't access the CP

upgraded a site from 2.1.3 to 2.5.3 and once the upgrade successfully completed I tried to access the CP and get a blank page. I checked .htaccess and found an old method for removing index.php ...
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How can I display a code example (HTML plus EE-tags) in my blog post

In my blogpost (SE-page) I want this code to be treated as text and not as code since I want to show it as an example. <a href="http://{exp:low_replace find="http://"}{linklist_url}{/exp:...
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Allowing users to mark any entry on the site as a feature

I'm building a site with approximately 5 different channels and five different field groups. The home page of the site has multiple "feature" areas that can feature any of the entries from any of ...
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Account specific content by subdomain

I'm wanting to use EE2 for a SaaS product where account holders view their instance of the service through a subdomain. I'd like to take advantage of channels that combine similar structured content ...
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setting a global var in an embedded template with PHP

I have a header template with PHP parsing on Input an the following code: <?php $this->EE->config->_global_vars['user_language'] = "nl"; ?> When I use {user_language} in my header ...
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Automatic Updates to Social Media

EE has been a great tool for my work, however there is one very perplexing problem that I wish I could solve. I'm hoping someone might point me in the right direction. I'm trying to implement a method ...
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500 error after site was hacked

Website was hacked. After being cleaned up (but probably not 100% secured), all pages started returning a 500 internal server error. Host says it's not them. The server loads flat files perfectly. ...
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Where to put static text like “about us” or contact info?

I´m thinking where to store static stuff like "About us", "Adress info", "Driving directions". Entities, that contain of - Text - Headlines - Image - Links - but don´t change often and live just in ...

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