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Migrating between Development, Staging and Production for a pre-existing ExpressionEngine site

This is a topic which is a major headache for us and I'd like to see how other folks tackle it. We manage some pretty big sites which run on ExpressionEngine. Our clients sometimes ask for changes ...
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Pre-fill matrix field when creating new entry?

How can I pre-fill a matrix field when creating a new channel entry. The reason to do this (and why a matrix field is needed) is: Data is best entered and represented using a table. Unwanted rows ...
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ExpressionEngine and GIT Process

I'm looking to change my ExpressionEngine development process to integrated GIT for version control. What is the best place to start? I work on a PC. I use UniServer for LAMP, Aptana Studio 3 for ...
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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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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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What is the best method for exporting channel entries as a spreadsheet?

My client has asked me to export all data as a spreadsheet. This includes playa and matrix data. What method would you suggest for accomplishing this?
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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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What does “Enable Strict URLs” really mean?

What does "Enable Strict URLs" really mean and are there any security/other implications if I choose to not use strict URLs?
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Assets in Wygwam not displaying on front end in EE 2.6/Assets 2.1.1/Wygwam 2.7.1

Just updated to EE 2.6 today, also updated Assets and Wygwam to 2.1.1 and 2.7.1 respectively. I have images in my Wygwam fields, if I var dump the raw data, the code stored looks like this: {...
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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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Stash Embeds - Trying to be DRY

I'd like to know if/how Stash embeds could be used in a particular way. I'm trying to keep things DRY. Generally my templates look something like this: _wrapper.html <html> <body> &...
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Config Bootstrap Options

Which config bootstrap options are available for ExpressionEngine? Which one works best in a multi server environment?
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Are PDFs still an XSS problem with EE uploads?

I keep running into this and I'm hoping there is a suitable solution - PDF uploads by anyone other than a super admin run into the error "the file cannot be written to disk". This persists unless, as ...
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expression engine upgrade from 2 to 3 to 4

I've been working now for some years with EE2 but to upgrade to version 3 or 4 is not possible for me: To many plugins are not working with v3 or 4 or they don't exist anymore. It's a mess, sorry. ...
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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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Assets not showing the correct upload directory

I just upgraded to Assets 2.0 on EE 2.5.3. Installation went smoothly. However my upload locations aren't acting correctly from within Assets. My folder structure looks like this: system html ...
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Displaying all products on sale with exp:resso store?

I am wondering if it is possible to show all on sale items with exp:resso store? {exp:store:search search:on_sale channel="products" sort="asc" limit="12"} ... {/exp:store:search} This is what I've ...
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Adding CKEditor Plugins to Wygwam

I'm attempting to add a CKEditor plugin to Wygwam, but the plugin is not showing in the config or editor even after adding it to the extraPlugins config and I have uploaded the CKEditor plugin to the ...
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Tools for learning ExpressionEngine addon development

What are the available tools/tutorials for learning to develop ExpressionEngine addons (modules, fields, extensions, plugins and accessories)?
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How to make templates output JSON?

I am trying to use EE templates the same way I use CI controllers. Normally, when I need an "API" wherein my JS can call a URL (maybe with some POST variables) and get a JSON (or JSONP) response back, ...
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How can I bulk update the Matrix search index without re-saving each entry?

I have a site that has 100's of products. I just enabled a custom field (Matrix) to be searchable and now the only way to update the index is by re-saving each entry. I'm not really familiar with ...
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Custom Member's Channel Entries Defaulting To “Closed” Status

I created a member group and gave that group permission to add/edit a particular Channel. Whenever a new entry is made by a user in that member group, the status is set to "Closed." I looked at the ...
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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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Playa upgrade error in EE 2.9

I've just upgraded to EE 2.9 and trying to update Playa to 4.5. When I go to Fieldtypes -> Playa I get this error: A Database Error Occurred Error Number: 1060 Duplicate column name '...
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How to move all Playa relationship to EE relationships

I need to move all playa relationships to EE relationships. What is the best way to do this? I have not been able to find anything online explaining a process or how to approach this. All I know is ...
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Migrating/duplicating Content/Members from a Production site to Development

(I don't feel this is a duplicate of "Migrating between Development, Staging and Production for a pre-existing ExpressionEngine site" as I'm hoping it's much simpler/specific. Maybe it is a duplicate ...
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Migrating Assets to S3

Using Assets 2.x in a recent site build. When we initially built the site, we didn't opt for S3 as it wasn't approved by the client. Since then, the site has yet to launch and thinking has changed - ...
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Adding New Grid Entries With Channel:Form

I am using the grid field as a custom field for one of my channels. My form is setup correctly from what I can tell. What happens is, when trying to add to an entry and already having added a few ...
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Custom plugins vs query tags: advantages and implementation

An answer to another question touched on the use of writing custom plugins as a more robust alternative to writing a SQL query in a template via the {exp:query} tag. What are the advantages/pitfalls ...
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SafeCracker + Assets: Restrict file browser to display logged-in member's files only.

Is there a way to configure the Assets file browser in a SafeCracker form to only show assets for the currently logged-in member?
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Comment form missing XID - Form submits but data doesn't save

As noted, the form submits but the data doesn't go into the db. Looking at the rendered HTML, I notice a missing XID. I think this is what is causing the problem - anyone know why this would happen? {...
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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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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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Store isn't adding products to the cart

I'm building a VERY simple store setup to demonstrate its capabilities to a client. I setup a quick and dirty EE site, added Structure, Wygwam and Store. EE and all the add-ons are current versions. I ...
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Expresso Store 2: not mapping to Zoo Visitors fields on checkout

I'm trying to get this situation working, but I'm not 100% it can actually be done. I've build a custom checkout process where the customer fills in his shipping info, billing info (if different), ...
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Grid Conditionals not working

I'm using a simple grid conditional to show academic references in a post. I only want to show it if someone has entered some references, but the conditional just isn't working. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Wygwam for EE3?

Are there plans to upgrade Wygwam for the new EE3? We use this plugin in all our work, so the lack of support for EE3 is a big issue for our firm and we are anxious to move to EE3, but not without ...
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1answer
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Simple Search returns System Message template for No Results even when 'no_result_page' set

I’m running into some issues when my users are searching using Simple Search and get no results. For some reason, they’re being redirected to a system message which is detailing they don’t have any ...
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403 Error with Assets 2.0.5 and Freemember

I'm running into an issue with Assets and Freemember running together. I've narrowed it down to some code in Assets. Freemember is throwing a 403 error on register because it's generating the ...
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URL structure for template

I can't understand how to made URL structure for page For eg http://site.com/template_group/temlate1/template2/template3 http://site.com/services/cleaning/reviews/best In admin panel, at template ...
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Solspace Calendar: Only show next occurrence of recurring event in list of recurring and non-recurring events

I have another interesting challenge to solve with Solspace Calendar and I've not been able to find a solution so far, which is not to say there isn't an obvious solution I've missed. I have a custom ...
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6answers
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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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Difference between quoted and unquoted comparison syntax

In general, when comparing variables in templates, I use unquoted variable names. e.g., {if segment_3 == category_url_title} If comparing to an actual value (not a variable), I quote the value. e.g.,...
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How are we supposed to manage time and respect localization/DST in EE?

Context: I recently setup EE in production and had some templates that were time-sensitive. In these templates I was using JavaScript to countdown to open a feature in case a member accessed the ...
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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 deploy from localhost development server to live server?

When working on localhost the URLs have begun with http://localhost/~macuser/example.com/ and the file paths have begun with a local file path. What is the best way to deploy a site once it is ...
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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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Nesting channel entries in Stash

I am having so much trouble wrapping my head around Stash and the parse order. I'm trying to clean up my code and work with the DRY principle. I have my layout and view working and pulling in my main ...
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Forcing DST settings for users

I noticed that my entry dates were being offset by one hour ahead and when I looked into the issue I found the user localization to be the problem. In my config file I have the following line: $...
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Cause of Massive Performance Issues after EE Upgrade 2.5.2 to 2.7.2?

Newest Edit - 27 Feb 2014 - In case some poor soul with the same issue stumbles on this thread, I did not find a solution and ended up removing Matrix and replacing it with Grid. My company would ...

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