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Mountee Breaks in EE 2.8

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A popular tool for connecting to EE and editing your templates breaks when running on ExpressionEngine 2.8.

In a follow-up tweet, Mountee links to two EllisLab blog posts detailing the new EE 2.8 features on Sessions, Login Modals, and Secure Forms and Cleaner Control Panel URLs.

The “a lot of work to fix” note isn’t reassuring. Let’s hope they can make it happen.

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Modules

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Learn About Add-on Development at the EE PDX Meetup

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This Thursday, March 13, the EE PDX meetup group will meet and cover how to get started building add-ons for ExpressionEngine.

One of our Eugene-based members, Eli Van Zoeren, will teach us how to write/create plugins and extensions to solve your templating roadblocks. Instead of dropping into inline PHP code (messy, insecure, incompatible with certain add-ons) or using the Query module (hard to read, potentially slow), you can create a custom helper add-on for your website.

And, as an added bonus, Mijingo will be giving away a few copies of Low’s Building an ExpressionEngine Add-on video course.

Be sure to RSVP!

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Meetups

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Learn About EE 2.8 at DCeers Meetup

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The DCeers meetup will cover ExpressionEngine 2.8 in their next meetup on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:30pm at seventwenty creative.

EE 2.8 is out and brings a variety of changes. Come learn about what’s new and how it will affect your dev process

EllisLab’s Wes Baker will be there and will surely be able to answer any questions you have EE 2.8.

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Meetups

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What They’re Saying About EE

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This is a on-going series of entries where I highlight EE experiences.

This time from EllisLab itself. Do you have an answer to the question?

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: What They're Saying About EE

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CTRL+CLICK CAST: Organizing Conferences with Environments for Humans

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Thinking of running your own event or conference? This week, we have Ari Stiles and Christopher Schmitt of Environments for Humans on the show to discuss the nitty gritty of organizing a conference, both on-site and online! We talk about how they started, advice on gathering topics and speakers, ticket sales, budgets, promotion, CMSs to run event sites, and contingency planning. Don’t miss this jam-packed episode!

Thanks to our sponsor Squarespace!

P.S. We’re giving away a free ticket to Peers Conference in DC, April 23-25! Follow CTRL+CLICK on Twitter for details.

Posted on Mar 06, 2014 by CTRL+CLICK CAST

Filed Under: CTRL+CLICK CAST

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Your Weekly devot:ee - March 6, 2014

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  • Live View ($) by BUT
    Live view adds one or more iframes to the view entry screen so you can easily display templates that use the submitted channel data on different screen sizes. Optionally you can include a qr-code to quickly test on mobile devices.
  • Binder ($) by Joel Bradbury
    Binder makes it painless to upload any number of files of any size to your ExpressionEngine site. Smooth, simple and seamless.
  • Maxee by Caddis
    View stats and purge MaxCDN files from your ExpressionEngine control panel.
  • Scheduled Trigger by Caddis
    Trigger standard hooks when scheduled ExpressionEngine entries go live or expire.
  • ERT FreeGeoIP by Evan R. Thompson
    Easily fetch JSON or strings relating to a user’s current location based on IP lookup provided by FreeGeoIP.net

Posted on Mar 06, 2014 by Ryan Masuga

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Your Weekly devot:ee - February 27, 2014

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Posted on Feb 27, 2014 by Ryan Masuga

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CTRL+CLICK CAST: Project Management for CMSs with Eliza Wee

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Project management. It is the one consistent element in all builds, no matter what CMS you use. For the latest CTRL+CLICK CAST, Dogmo Studios’ Eliza Wee stops by the show to share her lessons learned in project management as the de facto PM for Dogmo’s client services work. She shares her strategies for managing everything from expectations to multiple stakeholders to scope creep. We talk about pricing models for project management, as well as the tools Eliza uses (and wishes were better) for task management and communication. Tune in now!

Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring!

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 by CTRL+CLICK CAST

Filed Under: CTRL+CLICK CAST

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Your Weekly devot:ee - February 13, 2014

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Posted on Feb 13, 2014 by Ryan Masuga

Filed Under: Weekly Devot:ee

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CTRL+CLICK CAST: Craft Plugins with Ben Parizek

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This week, Ben Parizek stops by the show to talk about his CMS of choice, Craft. We talk at length about the different CMSs he works with, how different it is to develop for Craft (and why it’s a pleasure), as well as thoughts about education, documentation and the future of plugin development in general. Tune in now!

Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring!

Also, we’ve been nominated as Podcast of the Year for the 2014 .net awards! We appreciate the honor and would love it if you would vote for us. Thank you for all your support!

Posted on Feb 06, 2014 by CTRL+CLICK CAST

Filed Under: CTRL+CLICK CAST

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Your Weekly devot:ee - February 6, 2014

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Posted on Feb 06, 2014 by Ryan Masuga

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Your Weekly devot:ee - January 30, 2014

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  • Easy Email Obfuscator by Aaron Gustafson
    Dead simple plug-in to automatically obscure email addresses rather than having to enforce content authoring practices you know are unlikely to persist. This plug-in automatically converts email addresses into a human-readable, but less harvestable format and then provides the JavaScript to convert the obfuscated content back into a clickable email link.
  • Low Search Relationships by AutumnDev
    Simple Extension that adds entry Relationship titles to the search index ready for Low Search to search with.
  • RTE Tool Manager by jbueler (jbueler)
    Manage your Rich Text Editor Tools easy. Build add-ons to the default EE Rich Text Editor, and manage their installation status in the admin.

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 by Ryan Masuga

Filed Under: Weekly Devot:ee

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CTRL+CLICK CAST: CMS Markup & Templating with Allison Wagner

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No matter what CMS you are working with, good templating is critical to the process. The underlying HTML and CSS structure not only provides the foundation for your CMS variables, but ensures the final output matches the intended design.

For the latest CTRL+CLICK CAST, Happy Cog’s Allison Wagner joins the show to offer best practices for CMS templating and front-end development. She shares her experiences templating for different CMSes, along with the lessons and best practices learned from those efforts. We talk efficiencies like building DRY, using modular conventions and CSS preprocessors. We also offer suggestions for dealing generated with markup from CMSes and add-ons, as well as approaches for allowing clients to access and modify markup. Tune in now!

Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring!

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 by CTRL+CLICK CAST

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Your Weekly devot:ee - January 23, 2014

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Posted on Jan 23, 2014 by Ryan Masuga

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A Special Thank You to the Advertisers

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We’re taking a brief break from advertising while we retool some things but I do want to thank everyone who has supported EE Inside over the last 5 years.

and some others I’m sure I’m forgetting.

A big, extra thank you to Nevin Lyne and the team at EngineHosting and ArcusTech for hosting this site (and some others) for the last few years. They’re a bunch of great people who always want to see people in the community–and across the web–succeed.

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: News

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Save Abandoned EE Add-ons?

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Anna Brown has an interesting idea:

If you can’t do the commercial thing, then maybe just put the add-on up on Github and see if people rally behind it.

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons

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Store 2.2 Released

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Freshly released over the weekend, Store 2.2 is out from the fine people at Exp-resso.

The release change you might want to carefully note is that Store 2.2 requires ExpressionEngine 2.7 (and later) now. If you upgrade, ensure you are running that latest version of ExpressionEngine.

I like and use Store. It’s a great e-commerce option for ExpressionEngine.

Read all of the release notes for Store 2.2

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Modules

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Your Weekly devot:ee - January 17, 2014

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  • Lamplighter ($) by Masuga Design
    Lamplighter.io is a web application to help monitor the sites you built and maintain, giving you a centralized view of activities across all your sites, whether managed with a CMS or not. The module allows your ExpressionEngine-based site to securely send information to Lamplighter.
  • NavEE Select by The Outfit
    ExpressionEngine fieldtype to select which NavEE navigation should be used for a specific channel entry.

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 by Ryan Masuga

Filed Under: Weekly Devot:ee

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CTRL+CLICK CAST: Balancing Conversions with User Experience

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Many sites (including this one!) rely on site ad revenue. When designing and developing an excellent user experience, what should be kept in mind if your priority is to maximize conversions for your client?

For the first episode of 2014, we discuss Balancing Conversions with User Experience and how to accommodate ad priorities in a responsive site design. We weigh in on quantitative and qualitative metrics that inform decisions in design and code, how ad placement can affect responsive design decisions, and share what we learned about how prioritizing conversions involve every part of a project life cycle.

We also ask: what does a “minimal blogging platform” mean to you? Let us know!

Tune in now!

Thanks to CodePen Pro for sponsoring!

Posted on Jan 09, 2014 by CTRL+CLICK CAST

Filed Under: CTRL+CLICK CAST

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Your Weekly devot:ee - January 9, 2014

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  • Perfect by James Smith
    “Perfect” is a simple module that returns the percentage of a given channel entry’s custom fields which are complete. So if you’re using one of the popular profile add-ons that stores member data as a channel entry (Zoo Visitor, Profile:Edit) you could use Perfect to show a logged-in member how complete their profile is.
  • Helpvars by Caddis
    Make various segment and helper variables available globally.
  • Structure Get URL by Rein de Vries
    Get the Structure/pages uri or url with a simple call.

Posted on Jan 09, 2014 by Ryan Masuga

Filed Under: Weekly Devot:ee