Alex Kendrick
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Download to Excel or csv solutions
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One really flexible and simple shortcut to exporting a .xls spreadsheet of Channel data is to generate an html table using an ExpressionEngine template, save the page as a file, and then open the file ...

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Linking an ACT ID To A Module Function
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I assume this is a form on the front end, is that correct? Assuming it is, and assuming clicking the button submits the form in the usual way, you just need to set the action attribute on your ...

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Combining multiple inputs in to single textarea
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Here are a couple options: If it really needs to be stored as one field, then you can use jQuery to concatenate and format all the separate inputs. Then set that as the value on single hidden input ...

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Minimee CSS tags produce output while JS tags do not
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I haven't ever seen that myself. Is the exp:minimee:js tag closed properly? The first thing to do is turn on EE's template debugging feature because Minimee will provide debugging info there with any ...

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Quick Links for Member Groups
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There are two add-ons that will allow you to define Quick Links globally per member group in the Control Panel: 1) Member Group Tabs This extension allows you to create navigation tabs for entire ...

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Best content management approach to multi page articles in ExpressionEngine
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I think your idea of using Matrix rows or Krea Content Elements to set up separate pages is a good one. In the past, I've just used a single Wygwam field in conjunction with Simple Pagination. ...

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Ajax Request from Template
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You can use send_ajax_response() which will return JSON and works well for response to ajax requests. For your example you'd do public function mealDates() { $array = array( 'foo' => '...

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Managing multiple columns in the Grid field
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If you'd rather give Grid tables a fixed width so that the individual columns don't get compressed, you can add your own css rule using override.css. table.grid_field { width: 1500px !important; }...

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Adding a custom class to ol or ul lists
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Did you follow the instructions on creating a custom style set here http://docs.pixelandtonic.com/wygwam/using/style_set.html ? Double check that you followed those instructions. It should work just ...

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Discussion Forum - Are template tags available for it?
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No, there are not. To style the forum you have to edit the theme files directly. EllisLab's reommendation per the documentation: If you plan to make changes to your theme, we recommend that you ...

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Hooks when a member is moved to another member group
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As Derek said, there isn't a hook for member group change, but you could accomplish this by using the two member update hooks provided by the Member Model in conjunction with the Cache Access provided ...

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registration forms for mebers groups
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There are several add-ons that would accomplish what you're looking to do. Nick already Mentioned Zoo Visitor. Here is a list of other add-ons that will also work well: Freemember Solspace User ...

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Render HTML only if channel has entries
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You can address this by moving your channel:entries tag pair to the outside and then conditionally outputting your opening and closing HTML based on count. {exp:channel:entries channel="...

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How can I create 2 different layouts on same page with channel entry list and single channel entry?
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There are a variety of approaches to this. One tool that always proves useful when trying to serve a wide range of layouts and content from a single template is Switchee. This will usually cover all ...

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Amazon s3 image scaling
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Take a look at CE Image. Can implement dynamic resizing based on request (use segment variables or GET variables for the dimension parameters on the CE Image template tag). Will save manipulated ...

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Delete every entry in Channel
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If your preferred method to delete all the entries for a given channel is to just delete the channel, then you do not need to use the Channel API. You can just delete the channel in the control panel. ...

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CartThrob: conditionally display info based on payment gateway on order confirmation page
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I have a conditional based on order_payment_gateway in my receipt template and this works for me when used within the exp:cartthrob:submitted_order_info tag: {if order_payment_gateway == "...

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jQuery AJAX POST data can't be accessed via PHP
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Do you have Process form data in Secure Mode? set to "Yes" in your Security and Session Preferences? That could be your issue. If you do, then EE will give a "The action you have requested is invalid....

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Converting spaces in file_url with CE String
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I believe ExpressionEngine actually takes care of the issue for you by automatically encoding the spaces as %20. You shouldn't need to use a plugin or enable PHP. To check this just output the Grid ...

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BuiltWith: Info about Content Management System
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Though this probably has nothing to do with how Builtwith detects ExpressionEngine... Another way to tell a site is running EE, as Derek pointed out in his answer to a similar question on Stack ...

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How to re-assign channels to different field groups?
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If you've already got a lot of entries published in any of these channels I'd recommend not changing the field group for those channels. The reason being as soon as you go to edit one of your existing ...

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How can i make the Screen Name element required?
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Assuming this is a custom add-on you are building, you need to use the ExpressionEngine form validation class to truly make it required. There is even a method specifically for screen name. ee()-&...

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"Is Default" EE 2.7+ and Grid compatible field - Alternatives to MX Lone Star
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There isn't a Celltype for Grid that does this yet as far as I know. But you can easily make this happen using a bit of jQuery. You can add the jQuery directly into the custom field's instructions or ...

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How do I add a new action in update method of my .upd module file?
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There is a version_compare function that can help simplify version comparison conditionals. See this example in the documentation.

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Solspace Calendar Pagination
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You are missing the paginate parameter on your opening calendar:events tag. Try adding paginate="bottom" and see if that fixes your issue.

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HTML/JS stripped from templates
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This sounds very similar to another post, Characters are being re-encoded in control panel. Check in your system/expressionengine/config/config.php file. Do you have $config['global_xss_filtering'] ...

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Can someone explain the difference between Structure and Taxonomy?
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Structure is the only self-contained solution to have a completely automated, whole-site navigation for every Pages URI that is automatically kept up to date as the end user adds new pages or changes ...

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segment_2 in a page URL giving 404
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Adding an additional segment on to the end of a Pages URI will trigger a 404. I recommend using the Freebie extension to set an ignored segment, in your case "thank-you." This will allow you to ...

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Programmatically Uploading Image
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If you are not completely married to the idea of storing and syncing the remote images with an actual EE upload directory, and using EE for all image size processing, then take a look at CE Image. CE ...

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Dealing With Cross-References in EE?
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Bluedreamer is right, using tags for your colors might work great. But if extra data needs to be stored along with your colors, then storing them as fully-fledged entries is probably better. * If ...

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