It was a few years in the making and in one decision Erik Reagan and his business partner at Focus Lab pulled the plug on their plans–and all of the work up to that point–on launching their own ExpressionEngine add-on business.
In short, after years of dreaming, planning and coding, I realized that pulling off a CMS add-on business
Did you miss EEUK and want to get a run-down of went happened? John Henry Donovan posted his notes from the conference, including an overview of the speakers.
I am home now, tired, cranky and still slightly hungover and sipping on a great cup of tea. While I watch my wife
Happy Cog is looking for a back-end developer to join the team. This position is in the Philadelphia office (right in the heart of Center City).
Here are the basics:
As a back-end developer you will have your hands in every aspect of the site build and launch. Critical to this position is an ability to understand client feedback and requirements (implied or documented) and translate those into functional code. You should have good written and oral communications skills to facilitate that translation and a demeanor that welcomes the client into a relationship that may be more technical than with which they are comfortable.
Read more about required skills and experience and how to apply.
A new release of Gmaps, the add-on that allows you to integrate maps in your EE-powered website, adds support for the new Google maps style.
You enable the new style using the
Gmaps costs $25 and is available at Devot:ee.
One hallmark of this year’s EE Conference is the offering of extra workshops and classroom sessions. There six topics to choose from and the cost ranges from $175 to $650. These sessions are in addition to a conference ticket.
Conference tickets are on sale for the event in Portland. There are two tiers of tickets: $275 and $450.
- Maps ($) by Joel Bradbury
Maps is a simple Google Maps fieldtype. Nothing special, nothing complex. Single markers. Drop them in place. Move on. It works with everything : Matrix, Low Variables even Safecracker.
- Facebook Count by Caddis
Return Facebook page like or share count.
The latest EE Podcast continues the “Get to Know #eecms” series with President and CEO of Solspace, Mitchell Kimbrough! Mitchell talks about how he began his career in web development, leading to the creation of Solspace. He also shares his leadership philosophy and talks about what’s on the horizon for Solspace. Stay tuned
The post title says it all. Novahurst Creative, a shop based right here in the Breakfast Taco Capitol of the World, is looking for a freelance front-end developer to help them handle projects going forward.
p>We have a posting up on Director-EE for a part-time front-end developer, preferably in the Austin area. #eecms director-ee.com/jobs/listing/d
This is a on-going series of entries where I highlight EE experiences.
Mark Croxton created the great Stash add-on, among many others you may use, like Switchee. Stash is free but he is requesting that you donate to his choice of charity: The Cambodian Children’s Charity.
Last week Masuga Design updated Link Vault, their add-on that makes it easy to create and track protected download links in your EE site.
Version 1.3.0 has some additions, like ability to create pretty URLs and append the file name to the URL. There are some refinements and bug fixes included.
I have personally used Link Vault and can recommend it as a solid way to track and protect downloads.
Read about the changes in the this version and learn more about Link Vault.
- CAS Elapsed Time by Chris Adams Studios
Displays the elapsed time passed from a timestamp.
- Gmaps FieldType ($) by Rein de Vries
The official FieldType extension for the Gmaps module. Simply adding markers + modify your Map from within your entry/CP.
- Category Select by Rein de Vries
This extension will convert the category checkboxes to a select element, handy when you only need one category.
- eeXam ($) by Coffee Bean Design
eeXam is an eLearning fieldtype/module combo for ExpressionEngine 2. It can be used for exams, quizzes, assessments or polls. Create simple tests or complex training courses for your ExpressionEngine Members.
There’s a new extension available that makes it possible to use the Superfish drop-down menu plugin in the ExpressionEngine control panel.
You should install it on your copy of EE and give it a shot. The main navigation in the control panel no longer needs a click to open and Superfish includes hoverIntent functionality so the menus only open when they should.
Here’s a quick look at the normal EE menus vs the Superfish menus. EE menus are first. Take a look:
Taking place in beautiful Savannah, Georgia is the latest installment of Train-ee’s ExpressionEngine Add-on Development Class taught by Erik Reagan of Focus Lab.
Erik has a passion for helping people both on and off the web. He is a web developer based in beautiful Savannah Georgia where he was born and bred. There he leads the development at his company Focus Lab, LLC. His EE teaching spans private training and consulting, public conferences and online blogs like NETUTS+ and EE Insider.
The class run Tuesday May 21ts through Friday May 24th and covers “planning, building, testing and delivering add-ons.”
Learn more and register now.
How do you manage new ExpressionEngine development when you have a live site that can’t be interrupted? For the latest EE Podcast, FocusLab’s Erik Reagan returns to the show to talk about working in a dev environment to help retain the integrity and uptime of a live, production site. Erik shares the processes and workflows they follow at FocusLab, including version control, content entry and database management, as well as their EE Master Config setup for multiple environments. Tune in now!
Thanks to CSS Dev Conference for sponsoring this episode!
EE 2.6 has some improvements with how it handles dates and time.
First, there’s no more messing with choosing whether or not you’re observing Daylight Savings Time. EllisLab says:
With the new PHP version requirements for ExpressionEngine, we were able to take advantage of more modern date handling techniques to eliminate the DST setting all together. All you will have to do is choose your timezone and we
Peers conference is taking place at the end of June this year (not far away!) in Chicago and features speakers covering topics on Laravel, ExpressionEngine, Craft and business.
We’re going beyond the same old slide deck: we’ve curated a diverse group of speakers in development and business tracks bound to keep you on your toes. Want to learn something new? Come and be challenged in our coding workshops. Sit in on a roundtable and hear what’s really going on in your industry. At Peers we
_Eric Lamb is the developer of professional and enterprise grade ExpressionEngine add-ons. Founded in 2009 Eric
- Lovely Sorted Add-ons by Dan Diemer
Lovely Sorted Add-ons groups your Modules, Extensions, Accessories and Fieldtypes into separate Enabled and Disabled tables in the Control Panel. It also standardizes some terminology across all types of add-ons.
- Filter Entries ($) by a&m impact
Want to filter your entries based on their custom fields? This extension will filter entries for a certain channel based on user input and allows you to display them using a CE tag!
Inlcudes support for playa fields!
- Field Pack by Pixel & Tonic (Brandon Kelly)
Field Pack gives you a handful of useful little fieldtypes.
- Publisher Lite ($) by Brian Litzinger (Bold Minded)
Publisher Lite is the workflow only version of Publisher. It does not support multiple languages, but you get all the other benefits of Publisher.
- Hijack by Blue Coast Web
- Authentic by Blue Coast Web
HTTP Basic Authentication plugin for ExpressionEngine. Password protect an arbitrary public facing page or URL without involving either the EE Member module or the web server configuration (.htaccess, htpasswd etc).
Here’s a quick (silent) video of the two field types and how they work.