Brooks Seymore
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Templates and URL Structure
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Conditionals based on URL Segments is how I would handle this. For your example, I would have in my books/chapters a conditional like {if segment_2 == "summary"} {embed="embeds/summary_code"} {/...

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Tagging content in one channel for other channels
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If you're reason for not wanting to use categories is because they're already used, you can have multiple category group in a channel group. So, Category Group 1 could be whatever is being used now ...

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Auto generate JPG thumbnails from a PDF in ExpressionEngine?
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If you need the JPGs for rendering on a page the Thumber add-on from ElectricPutty should do exactly what you need: {exp:thumber:create src='/uploads/documents/yourfile.pdf' page='2' extension='jpg' ...

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Managing Category URLs
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To answer the first two questions, you'll want to use something like Seg2Cat to get the category id. So, for http://example.com/planet/earth/, something like this will work: {exp:channel:entries ...

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Grab random entry without orderby="random"?
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If you can get the total number of returned results (say, 10 videos) you could probably use one of the two add-ons below to return a random number in that range for a {if count == "3"} conditional? ...

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import a CSV file into an entry?
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I believe Datagrab should do exactly that... it's been a few years since I've had to use it but it's a pretty powerful add-on.

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Setting up MSM on EngineHosting Account?
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Solution was, as suggested by @NevinLyne, to contact tech support who made certain the backend was configured properly and uncovered a glitch in my htaccess file I'd never have uncovered.

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Using Stash to Pull Matrix Data from a Related Entry?
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I solved this by removing Stash from the equation and instead using two {exp:channel:entries} tag. After 53 views of this question, my assumption is this is not a common use for Stash and thus the ...

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White Screen Trying to Manage Multiple Site Manager After Upgrade
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After a little bit of poking around, I found a thread in the archived EllisLabs forums with the solution. I needed to make a couple small edits to /controllers/cp/sites.php to get up and running. My ...

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Using Relationships or Grid to structure content of books
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If there aren't going to be any instances where a chapter will be connected to a multiple books (and if their are, it's an important data point), I would go with a single book channel where the entry ...

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displaying content by screen_name
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I did something which sounds fairly similar on an ExpressionEngine 1.x site a few years ago. The route that worked the best was to have the member as the author of that entry and then use the ...

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Submitting Entry Edits Routes to a Non-Existent Page
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Bounced this issue up to EllisLab's private support. The answer might be unique to my host but the issue appears to be with their security measures. The content in question happened to contain a ...

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How to inject inline HTML tags into the "Title" field
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Unless I am misunderstanding something, you should be able to easily do it like so <h1>{title} <sup>&reg;</sup></h1> Or, if you want to keep your HTML clean, use the :...

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