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What is parse order and how does it affect how my template is coded/rendered?

What exactly is parse order and how does it impact my template code and whether I should use embedded templates, global variables, snippets, low variables, stash or any other method that I may not ...
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Why is this Low Variable in a snippet not parsing?

I have a snippet that I use on nearly every page of a site. I need to give the admins some control in the fallback source of an image in that snippet. Now I know there is a parse order issue here as ...
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Early Parsed Low Variable inside Channel Tags

I have a couple Low Variables I'm using similar to the traditional embed template method. This variable has query module tag to find prev/next entry, but since it's within the channel tag I'm having ...
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How do I get the full Assets URL from Low Variables?

I'm having trouble getting the full URL to an image using Low Variables and Assets. Using the short name of the variable just returns the file name without the rest of the path. {lv_my_image} renders ...
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How to use Playa in Low Variables?

Given a Playa field in Low Variables called widgets, how would I output the title of each widget? Below is what I'd expect, but it outputs nothing. {exp:low_variables:parse var="widgets"} ...
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Playa and Low Variables for Featured section of Home page

I am trying to use Low Variables, Playa, and a "Features" channel to allow me to select which (3-4) features will be displayed on the Home page. The intent is that either a News, Project, or (...
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Low Variables & Grid outputting raw code

I'm working with the grid fieldtype for the first time and attempting to build out a home page slider the same way I would typically do with matrix and low variables. I have triple checked cell names ...
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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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Assets URL in Low Variables Wygwam field not displaying on Front end

Similar to this post I'm getting incorrect file paths being displayed on the front end when using Assets from within Wygwam. Unlike that post I'm actually getting this rendered on the front end: {...
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Low Variable and conditional logic generating silent database queries

I’ve discovered a tricky question about parse order and low variables I’ve run into. This is a code base I’ve inherited, so I’m not sure how best to handle. (My apologies in advance; I am neither an ...
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Low variable as channel entry_id parameter across MSM sites

I'm trying to access the entry_id of an entry (one only) selected with Low Variables, to use as a parameter in a channel entries tag. The entries are stored in site A. The template is in site B. ...
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Low Variables with Matrix and Assets

We've setup LV with a Matrix field, inside of which is an Assets field. When we submit the changes, these are written to the DB but when the page reloads, the Asset field is blank. It appears this ...
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Problems getting Wygwam's has_excerpt feature working with Low Variables

I'm using Low Variables (2.3.3) with a Wygwam (2.7) variable type. Is it possible to get the has_excerpt functionality working in this setup? I've tried the following code but it ignores it and just ...
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low variables / playa / matrix

I'm stuck on something that will probably be very easy to resolve but I just don't see it anymore. I'm using low variable to create the content of a carousel slider. For each slider the information ...
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Assets field inside of a grid inside of a low variable — Asset not saving

Having an issue with a low variable of the "Grid" persuasion. I have an assets field inside the grid, and I can upload and add the asset just fine, but when I save the Low Variable, the CP never shows ...
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Assets + Low Variables // Limiting and Ordering By “Random”

Trying to do something I feel should be very simple to execute, but I cannot for the life of me seem to get it to work. Here's my template snippet: {exp:low_variables:parse var="...
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When to use Low Variables and when to use Stash

I just started using Low Variables. I just bought Mustash to use with Stash. It is unclear to me as a newbie certain functionality and what best practices are. Which type of snippets would go in LV ...
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Looking for a way to store office holidays to display custom messages on days we're closed

On our company contact page we have a footer with contact information that should change based on whether or not we're open. I'm using Low Variables to store this information and have standard office ...
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Deploying Add Ons to Clients?

Is there a good way to handle giving your clients easy access to an Add-On? For example, I'm using Low Variable to allow a client to edit their homepage content. But as far as I can tell in order for ...
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File field inside Grid field inside Low Variable - File is not saved

So I've seen similar questions to this one, but they dealt with P&T addons Matrix & Assets. The problem I am experiencing is with EE Native Grid & File fields when they are placed inside ...
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Parsing Channel Entry inside of Low Variable inside of Stash Set

Hrm, me again. Looks like I am having problems with Stash and Parse Order, after all, but on a different variable. Here's my variable: <p class="heading"><b>Our Featured Members</b>...
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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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{current_time format=“%Y”} not working with Low Variables

I've got a low variable which is correctly parsing channel entries tags, but for some reason will not parse {current_time format="%Y"} no matter what settings I use (early parsing on/off). All it ...
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Select list of existing content pages using Low Variables/Structure?

When entering content, is there a way to mistake-proof entering links to other url-titles on the site without entering the full URL? I am setting up an EE website using Structure and Low Variables. ...
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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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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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File Field within Matrix inside a Low Variable fails to update file field on save

I'm having a similar issue to this one but with a standard File field type instead of Assets. I tried just a File field type inside a Low Variable and it updated properly. This was dated bcd in June ...
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Is this a hosting/database issue not an EE issue?

I just want to confirm that the interminttant issues on this site not rendering (blank page) and this error are related to web hosting and not EE/Low Variables 2.3.4: Error Number: 1 Can't create/...
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Passing in vars for use in conditionals in Low Variables

Is there a simple way to create a custom conditional a bit like this: In the template: {exp:low_variables:single var="footer" foo="bar"} In the variable: {if foo == "bar"} Show something ...
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Conditional not working in Low Variables/Matrix field

I have a simple Matrix field inside Low Variables. All I want to do is display a message when there are no results, but the conditional isn't working. Am I doing something wrong? {exp:low_variables:...
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Low Variable as email address for Freeform

I'm wanting to use a Freeform across multiple MSM sites, using a low variable to change the admin notifier for each site. Currently the code is as follows:- {exp:freeform:composer inline_errors="yes"...
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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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Assets used in Matrix as Low Variable doesn't get updated [closed]

Can someone else who updated to latest Assets 201 try this on your install? I have a Matrix as Low Variable and inside I have a column with Assets, that Assets doesn't get updated on submiting. Assets ...
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Wygwam 'site page' link type not parsing when used within Low Variables variable

I am using: EE 2.7.2, Low Variables 2.4.0, WYGWAM 3.2.2 I have a WYGWAM field as a Low Variable, and within it, I am setting up some page links. When I create a link, under "Link Type" I chose "Site ...
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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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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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Nesting a Matrix variable type inside textarea variable (Low Variables)

I've got a variable set up as a 2-col Matrix for easy editing of days/hours (for being open). I'm wanting to nest this in another variable, that contains the mark-up for this snippet (so-to-speak). I ...
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Playa not working with Low Variables

I have just updated to Playa 4.4.3. I read there was bug with Low Variables and Playa, and that it was supposed to be fixed on the new Playa release. I can't get Playa to work at all. I've tried ...
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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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Low Variables & Grid with text input containing http:// gives 403 error on save

EE 2.7.2 LV 2.4.0 I have low variables variable containing a grid with two text inputs and a radio button. In the text input for a link, if I add a link containing http:// and save I get taken to a ...
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CE Image with Low Variables and Lazy Load: What im doing worng?

what im doing wrong? Im trying load a image via Assets, in a Low Variable field. Nothing is rendered, but Low Variables field is with "early parsing" enabled. The Lazy Load JQuery plugin is active. {...
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user editable Freeform emails

I'm building an event registration website at the moment and I'm looking for a way to allow the site owners to modify the content of emails sent by Freeform (v3 free version). As I'm using Low ...
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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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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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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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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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Low Variables, Matrix and Playa

I've got a Low Variables group setup called 'Widget sources'. Inside this group I have 6 Low Variables, all Playa fieldtypes. I've got some channel entries selected so there are relationship in ...
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Adding low variables entries to search results

How can I search Low Variables content using the Search tag, is it possible?
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How can I access Low Variables I've used on a previous site without having to input them all in again?

I want to use a common set of Low Variables I've used on another EE build but don't want to have to go through the configuration again. How can I do it?
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How can I control output order using Low Variables and Playa

I am trying to control the order of my products using Low Variables (2.3.4) and Playa (4.3.3). I have a Low Variable of type Playa name lv_product_order which I use to output the ids in the ...