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User Globals Caching

I figured out that my website is very slow because of a lot of user globals (I'm using Low Variables and have over 15k of them). My website is 3s slower and generate almost 80MB from Templates (via EE ...
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Parsing issue with Low Variable - Playa field (EE 2.11.9)

Obscure issue for you here. I have a Low Variable (using Playa) that contains several entries. I need to pass the entry_id for each entry to an embedded file. When I do this, the embed loads, but the ...
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Linking a low variable to an entry

How can we link a low variable to an existing channel entry? Let's say a matrix low variable needs to be displayed only on a certain channel entry.
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Deleted Template Variables (created via Low Variables) keep reappearing

http://recordit.co/R8eImfvLyP EE3 with Low Variables installed. I created a bunch of variables in both EE and Low Variables only to try to remove them. They are showing in the Template Variable area ...
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Custom Field searching

I have some more questions and I hope I don't waste your time .. I use EE3.4.7. and Calendar (EE3 version) .. this questions continues from here Custom field as a parameter Since custom field ...
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How to use Swtichee and/or Low Variables to optimise an if if:elseif if:else conditional statement

My page is loading really slow due to my inexperience. Can anyone help me speed things up by perhaps using Switchee and or Low Variables (and perhaps some Stash). I'm really just looking to be ...
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Table doesn't exist after upgrade

I upgraded from EE 2.9.2 to 2.11.5 Everything is working good, except I get this error when I view a News entry at domain.com/news/news-entry-title: Error Number: 1146 Table 'db_name....
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EE2 + PHP 7 + Low Variables = Possible?

Wondering if anyone has had success running EE2 and Low Variables on PHP 7? I saw that Low made LV3 compatible with PHP 7. (http://gotolow.com/addons/low-variables/changelog). But it seems LV2 is ...
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Low Variables “Grid” Search Parameter… why am I failing?

I have a Low Variables Grid setup and I'm trying to just return the rows that match a value in a column, if it exists. In the Low Variable setup, I have the column checked to be "Grid Column ...
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Low Variable Matrix Search No Results

I'm having a bear of a time with what I thought would be a simple conditional. I've got a Low Variables Matrix field with several dates and custom messages. Basically the client wants to use these ...
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Do EE template partials have a preparse function similar to LowVars?

I'm wondering if there is a way to dynamically set variables within a template partial from the point at which it is included. This works in Low Variables as the preparse function, but is there ...
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Low Variables causes php 7 warnings in ee 3.1

I get some errors when using Low Variables in EE 3.1 with php 7. I don't have the issue when using php 5.6. So I'm using that. But it would be nice to use php 7. Is there any road map for making Low ...
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Assets in Grid In Low Variables - multiple files

EE 2.10.1 Lv 2.6.1 Assets 2.6 I've got a Low Variables grid with a once cell Assets and in the assets you can upload multiple images. Using this thread I was able to successfully display a single ...
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Duplicating a site using MSM with Low Variables

I need to be able to duplicate a site as a new MSM site and keep my Low Variables settings, values, titles, descriptions, field types, etc. Is there a solution. I would hate to have to recreate 80 ...
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Low Variable and Matrix count not showing

I have a matrix field in a low variable and I would like to access the loop value (count) of the row. The loop runs throug without any problem and the values are shown on only the count isn't working ...
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Conditional with Low Variables, Matrix and Playa

I've gone every which way to get the following conditional to work, but it never renders the if:else variable: <!-- matrix field --> {show_override_age_policy} <!-- loop through Playa ...
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Save As File & Low Variables

To start I checkboxed "Save As File" for everything. EE Templates and Low Variables. I was reading on performance and from what I can tell, doing that, save as file is a performance drainer. Can ...
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Matrix, Low Variables file upload cell randomly removing image

EE 2.9.3 LV 2.6.0 Matrix 2.6.1 This has happened twice now. There are a number of low variables with Matrix fields where a file upload cell is losing the image that was uploaded. The image is not ...
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Using Low Variables & P&T Pill in a Conditional

Having a bit of a weird problem happening with P&T pill field inside Low Variables. When I used this code: {if "{lv_metasocial_meta_title_display}" == "title_site_name"} | {lv_general_site_name}{...
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Low Variables parsing grid

I'm using Low Variables. This specific variable is of the type 'Grid'. What I'm having in my template is this: <select name="country" id="country" class="form-control"> {exp:low_variables:...
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Trying to nest Low Variables

I have an article page and at the bottom I'd like to show a list of related articles. I'm using Solspace's Tag add-on to generate the list. In order to generate the list I've created a Low Variables ...
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Issue setting Low Variables file path with Focus Lab EE Master Config

I'm saving my Low Variables as files above web root in a directory named _vars and setting the file path in my Focus Lab EE Master Config file like this: $env_config['low_variables_save_as_files'] = '...
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Weird URLs for images from Assets

I'm troubleshooting a problem with an older, rarely updated site, so I'm not sure how recently this issue cropped up, though I'm fairly certain it worked when I handed it off. We have a Low Variable ...
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Using session_variables and conditionals with Matrix!

The Situation: I'm building a new feature for a wildlife-based charity. They want to spice up their donation form to include images of relevant animals based on how users have been browsing the site. ...
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Assets and Low Variables not compatible?

When I add an assets field to a Low Variable, it reports that it's added it correctly, however I then get a fatal error whenever I try to load the LV dashboard: Unable to load the requested file: ...
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Passing a value to a low variable 'snippet'

When using Low Variables as one would use embeds to include a block of code, is it possible to pass a variable into that code? For instance, {lv_mysnippet foo="bar"} So that I can used the value ...
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Variables overwritten by database

Question, then background behind the question: We use Low Variables. When would the database overwrite our variable files on the server instead of the files overwriting what's in the database? ...
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PHP error when using Low Variables with Grid and Assets

I created a Low Variable, using a Grid field. One of the Grid columns is an Assets field. It actually all works as supposed to. Except that I get an annoying PHP notice: Severity: Notice Message: ...
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The default field selection in a Content Elements variable in Low Variables keeps self-replicating

(EE 2.9.2, Low Vars 2.5.0, and Content Elements 1.7.0) I've created a variable in Low Vars (LV) and made it a Content Elements (CE) type. By default (and understandably yet still annoyingly, I might ...
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Low variables & Matrix - Make a row act like an entry

Is it possible to have a "main page" that pulls through a Low Variable tag pair with all the matrix rows, and then a view page to view each page with more details about that "one matrix row"? {exp:...
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Early Parsing with Low Variables and Member Export

I am using the Add-On ajw_export and Low Variables to export a csv of member details. When the page loads the member data is exported on page load. I would like to use Low Variables for early parsing,...
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using low variable as parameter in exp:channel:entries

I'm having an issue I can't get around (even not after reading Low variable as channel entry_id parameter across MSM sites that looks a similar problem) {exp:channel:entries channel="references" ...
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How to write a conditional in template code evaluating the result of a Low Variable containing a conditional?

I have the following line in my template code <li class="{if node_has_children}has-dropdown{/if}{if node_id == {lv-seg1-taxonomy-node-id}} is-lvl1-active{/if}"> The conditional that ...
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advantage of using Stash with LVs or Low Variables by itself

Can someone comment on if there is an advantage over Option 1 vs Option 2 or vice-versa. Option 1 - Stash with LVs {exp:stash:set name="product_description"} {if segment_3 == 'content-management'}{...
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Low Variables — Batch Creation

On the overview it mentions you can batch create low variables: You can clone variables, batch-create them and duplicate whole groups How is this done exactly? I'm having trouble finding any ...
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Low Variables Error : “Field 'edit_date' doesn't have a default value”

I've had this happen on a couple of different projects today. Weird coincidence? Something I'm doing? The error shows up upon trying to save a new variable. The variable does actually get created, ...
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Matrix / Low Variables Database Error

I am getting the following Database error, which prevents me from even accessing the low variables module screen... Low Variables - 2.5.0 Matrix - 2.6 A Database Error Occurred Error Number: 1054 ...
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Checking for custom field with conditional inside of an embed template

I've decided to just test an idea for custom meta tags on every page without using Low Variable and try a native approach. The idea is to use an embed template with embed variables to check if a ...
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Best practices: Location-aware Navigation in EE2?

Recently upgraded an older Expression Engine site from 1.x.x to 2.7.3, and looking to upgrade to 2.9.0 and optimize some of the slower code. One of the issues I'm working on is getting rid of a lot ...
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creating dynamic pages with Low Variables

I am trying to use low variables and the grid together to allow the client to create dynamic pages. I have the grid set up to create a title and then another field for the page content. I want to list ...
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Can one low variable be used across multiple sites (using MSM)

Can 1 low variable be created and used across multiple sites. Or would you have to copy the instance for each site?
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Using Low Variables and Grid to return a count

I'm building a slideshow using Grid and Low Variables. I have a checkbox to publish or hide the slide. What I can't figure out is how to get a count on the amount of items that are checked. Using ...
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No output on a Playa Low Variable

I can't work this out and probably just need another set of eyes. I have a Low Variable name lv_book_slider_en which is a Playa field looking up a channel with specific category. There are channel ...
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Building slider with Low Variables, Matrix and playa

I am not figuring this one out. It's my first time trying to combine Low Variables, Matrix, and playa. I have a slider on the homepage that is populated with Low Variables. Within LV I used Matrix to ...
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low:events excluding an entry

I'm using low:events:entries. I have a page that shows the next upcoming featured event as a picture, then underneath it a list of events, both featured and non-featured. My next upcoming featured ...
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Image manipulation in Select Files in Low Variables

I've just updated to Low Variables 2.4.2 to take advantage of image manipulations, but how do I use the tag? I can see in the changelog: Image Manipulations are now processed for new file uploads ...
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Playa in a Low Variable and Stash problems after Update to latest stable Stash version

I had this scenario working before: A Stash "standard.hmtl" template with {exp:stash:get name="maincontent"} A single-view template for products that looks like this: {!-- set the page layout --} {...
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Low Variables and Matrix and Playa - Oh My!

I've been searching everywhere and tried many options, so I'm reaching our for some help. I'm Running EE 2.6.1, LV 2.4.2, Matrix 2.5.10 and Playa 4.4.5. I've got a Low Variable called '...
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Insert Low Variables Between Channel Entries

On the home page of a site I am displaying a series of articles. In between each of these articles I wish to display a banner ad controlled via Low Variables. At the moment it repeats the first ad ...
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PHP errors displayed in CP when using an Assets filed within a Matrix within Low Variable

I'm using: EE v2.7.3 Assets v2.2.4 Matrix v2.5.10 Low Vars v2.4.1 Error message (only displayed when on Low Vars page): A PHP Error was encountered Severity: Notice Message: Undefined index: ...