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Avoid spam in contact forms
35 votes

I would recommend using either snaptcha or honeepot as they are both unobtrusive captchas that the end user never sees. They are also very very effective.

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Upgrading an EE1 site to EE2 with nGen File field
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33 votes

The best way to do this is to proceed carefully and make backups of your database at each step of the way. I have previously written a blog post on this, but will elaborate further. Step 1: Before ...

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How do I remove index.php from my URLs?
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14 votes

I use the officially supported method. Why? because it's officially supported and I haven't had any problems using it. add the following to your .htaccess file. <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> ...

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S=5eb7474c89555... in URL? What is it? How do I get rid of it?
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12 votes

Hi if you go to admin > security & privacy > security and session preferences. Then change the user session type to "cookies only" and you should be fine.

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EE1 to EE2 Upgrade
10 votes

I've recently done about 8 EE1 to EE2 upgrades. For the most part everything went really smoothly. The key is to prepare and backup, backup, backup. Did I mention you should backup? Use the native ...

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Upgrade Error 2.1.1 to 2.5.3
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9 votes

So some quick googling, while MediaGirl was typing, found the answer here. When EE updates, it’s running through each update file in order, and those update files can be found at /system/...

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Lumis IMG Resizer
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8 votes

Do you have the latest version which is 2.6.4, if not upgrade and see if that solves your issue. Are you aware that this plugin is no longer in development and that it is effectively abandonware? For ...

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How do I get a member login form on the offline template?
7 votes

I keep my site in online mode, but have the templates restricted to logged in members. When a non-logged in member visits the site they are redirected to a "splash" template with a login form. Once ...

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Can't login to control panel (redirects back to login)
6 votes

Some more googling and I found the answer here. The issue is with Structure and setting it to redirect to structure on login. I finally found out that Structure 3.3.1 is the culprit when you set ...

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Can't get past login screen
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6 votes

Try adding the following and change the cookie prefix: $config['cookie_domain'] = ""; $config['cookie_path'] = ""; $config['cookie_prefix'] = ""; $config['admin_session_type'] = "s"; $config['...

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Setting a primary category for content entry
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6 votes

There's a commercial addon called Primary Category by Solspace which is what you are probably looking for.

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What add-on/method do you use to create snippets as files?
6 votes

Low Variables FTW. It combines global variables, snippets and embedding templates all into one addon that also gives you flat files for snippets and global variables. You can also easily hide some ...

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Preferred method for site-specific content in MSM "child" sites?
6 votes

I would probably use a matrix in the main sites entry with two columns: location and price. One is location and one is price. Fill that in for each location. The location column would need to be a ...

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How to approach static content
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5 votes

It sounds to me like you need the Pages Module. Essentially you'll create a single template, more if you need to, and then each entry you create using a channel assigned to the pages module, in your ...

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CE Image configuration for MSM
5 votes

You need to fill in the array for all of your domains that are part of MSM. I copied this from config.php for a 9 site MSM install and reduced it to just 3 sites to demonstrate: // ce_img stuff here ...

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How to create a hybrid gallery with Images & Videos?
5 votes

I agree with Tom's comment on your question - more details and/or a rephrasing would be beneficial. However I'm going to provide an answer in any case. I think the best way is to use Matrix as you ...

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ExpressionEngine 'loop'
4 votes

When displaying channel:entries on a page where the url does not determine that particular conent, for example a sidebar list of recent entries you need to add the dynamic="no" parameter to your ...

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P&T Switch throws an error with EE 2.7.2
4 votes

P&T switch has moved into a new bundle of old dive bar addons called Field Pack as of August 2013. You should update to that and everything will be working fine. Updating is simple, but do read ...

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How to parse EE tag in Forums template?
4 votes

Unfortunately, it's not possible to use regular EE tags in forum templates unless you run the forums through regular templates. The down side of this approach is that it adds more processing ...

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Unwanted paragraph tags added around checkboxes fieldtype in template
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3 votes

Edit your field and ensure that Default Text Formatting is set to None, this should fix the issue.

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Addons - Snippets as files
3 votes

I personally prefer Low Variables as it does so much more than just let you edit as files. You can control the parse order allowing you to create global variables or snippets. Plus it works with a ...

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{site_url} when updating on localhost and transfer to remote server
3 votes

To get all your paths/urls changed is a bit of a PITA since they are located in so many different sections of the CP. The easiest way to do this is with an addon. The two most popular are: Deeploy ...

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Relationships - can I get child channel_short_name?
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3 votes

This example in the docs suggests that your code should be: {parents} {parents:channel_short_name} - <b>{parents:title}</b><br /> {/parents} Hopefully this helps.

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Only show months that have a blog entry
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3 votes

Get rid of the if:else and you'll only display months with entries {if num_entries != 0} <a href="{path=index.php/corporate/blog}/{year}/{month_num}/" title="{num_entries} entries in {...

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A Template that uses multiple channels with different field groups
3 votes

If you are worried about the performance hit I would recommend using IfElse by Mark Croxton. It's basically conditionals on steroids because it only parses content if the conditional is met, unlike ...

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How can I display a code example (HTML plus EE-tags) in my blog post
3 votes

On my blog (example post here) I'm using GWcode SyntaxHighlighter in combination with wygwam. Basically I write my post as normal and any code I want I then use the "code" button in wygwam and voila ...

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What's the Fastest Way to Download/Upload a Site During Updating?
3 votes

I haven't learned Git yet, so still do it the old fashioned way. I go into the hosting CP and create a zip file and then download that as well as export the database. Both CPanel and Plesk have the ...

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Display selected categories at top of publish category tab
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3 votes

Unfortuantely I don't know of any addons that will do this, however using the instructions field you could inject some javascript into the publish page. Something like this would probably get you a ...

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Displaying category information on a “Single Entry Page”
3 votes

It's not in the plugin documentation, but have you tried adding dynamic="no" to the tag?

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ExpressionEngine addon script conflicts in MSM sites
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3 votes

I keep my themes folder with the primary domain and then for each sub site set the themes path and url to match that. Everything is working fine for me doing it this way. I've got several 2-3 site MSM ...

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