John Fuller
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How best to get a new EE install (including channels/fields) up and running quickly?
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This largely depends on what you are trying to do. So many of my sites are so different that I wouldn't get much of a time savings by setting up much of anything in the DB for re-use. However, here ...

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If I add a plugin like Widon't to nearly every content field on a page, will performance be impacted?
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The short answer is that this add-on is fine. The longer answer is that you should be regularly monitoring the performance of the site as you are building it so that you are aware of issues when the ...

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Cart Throb for Expression Engine 3.0
3 votes

From the CartThrob documentation. Decide whether or not you will manage inventory on an item-wide or based on a specific group of item-options. Select the inventory field in CT settings > ...

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What is the best way to handle a matrix field in Stash
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Looks fine to me, and you can't argue with "it works." ;) You might try just leaving {count} out completely, though I may be missing something on why you have added that. The last version I used didn'...

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Default HTML Buttons not visible with IE8
3 votes

From the information you have provided, I can only give you the general steps that you would need to take to resolve such an issue with Ellislab. Since this would likely be a bug, you would need to ...

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Content field in new entries do not write to the database
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3 votes

Generally the first thing I do when running into an issue with something I have used for a long time which has worked well is to simplify the environment. In this case I would create a test channel ...

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I added a comma, and the site went down
2 votes

I did that once. I almost got my birthday taken away because of it. If you must add a comma, make sure you spell it out. In Pig Latin. Ommacay But make sure you don't have the Pig Latin add-on ...

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"TAG" Extension File?
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Solspace has a tag add-on which most likely includes this extension. The error is telling you the same thing you found through your search. That is, the file isn't there. However, it's still being ...

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Templates aren't working properly after update
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2 votes

It appears the template you should be using is fullarticle_all_weblogs as opposed to fullarticle_all_channels. For example. http://professor-murmann.info/index.php/weblog/fullarticle_all_weblogs/...

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EE Upgrade Issue: MB_ENABLED
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I have never seen this. I'm guessing there is something in your environment that EE doesn't like. I found a PyroCMS thread which mentions this error. That CMS is (was) build on CodeIgniter. It ...

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Is there a way to create "peers," as opposed to child/parent relationships?
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The relationship that you are describing is called a "many to many" relationship model. As you have found, the ExpressionEngine control panel doesn't always handle your needs very well. That's to be ...

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mx_jumper contents not available outside channel:entries tag
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This is a parse order issue I believe. The parse order is a tricky thing to get right. I believe what's happening is that the parse order is hitting the outermost tags first, and then goes back and ...

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Add-ons and front-end performance
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2 votes

This question impossible to answer without benchmark numbers to compare against some sort of community accepted standards for acceptable ranges (which don't exist.) Also, any list you come up with ...

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Should we use Stash caching along side CE Cache?
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2 votes

Everyone has their own method for using Stash and the various caching tools. I find that Stash is great for simplifying my structure (more DRY) which also has a side effect of dropping overhead. But ...

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Error message when upgrading from 2.4.0 to 2.7.2
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1 votes

This appears to be a duplicate question. Channel Fields Error After Updating to 2.7 As per the response to the first question, remove this add-on and use the standard file field-type. It's probably ...

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Nothing rendering on Windows server
1 votes

According to Gearhost docs, you can set a PHP.INI file per site. Using these docs, you can override the default PHP.INI settings. Create a file which shows the output of the phpinfo function to see ...

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Placing .gitignore abover web root?
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Personally, I wouldn't want my deployment method to dictate my placement of Git related files. I would rather my deployment process "clean" my environment and perhaps as a back-up, configure the web ...

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Solspace Friends & Favorites together
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1 votes

I happen to have the Friends mod file open in my editor. It appears that the friend_id parameter of the Mine tag can accept a pipe separated list. Looking at the documentation, this would be an ...

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Cartthrob: Shopping cart with over 100 products in cart
1 votes

As MediaGirl mentioned in the comments, you should look at your debugging output. There is nothing about CartThrob itself (or loading 100 products) that should cause the slowness that you describe. ...

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Are there any good add-ons for managing categories on the publish screen?
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The Category Field add-on mentioned by Nuno looks like it may cover it. The Solspace Primary Category add-on provides another option for managing category selection, though likely not as in-depth as ...

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Removing index.php with the official method when running old-style multiple sites?
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1 votes

Some important points to keep in mind. Ellislab doesn't support server configurations (rewrites in the case.) They don't have the expertise for this. While they do have a preferred rewrite scheme ...

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What are options for a better built-in template editor?
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There are other options. The best (and only) option for me is to save the templates as files and then edit them with whatever editor I please. http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/...

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How to tell what page I am on inside a template?
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If I were to look at this question in a more general sense, it's possible that you are in fact accessing / viewing the output of several templates because of embeds. One of the best ways to determine ...

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