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Your Weekly devot:ee - December 26, 2013

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Posted on Dec 26, 2013 by Ryan Masuga

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Your Weekly devot:ee - December 19, 2013

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  • Tax Playa by Mark Croxton
    A custom fieldtype for ExpressionEngine that creates a checkbox tree or drop-down menu for one or more Taxonomy trees. Selected items are added as Playa relationships.
  • RTL URL title fix by Akwadnet
    RTL URL title fix is a small extension that simulates the Pronouncing for RTL Languages into English characters when you type RTL Languages text into Entry title field.
  • Copeeright ($) by phasrCo
    Easily add dynamic copyright date and information to your ExpressionEngine template without the need for PHP.
  • Wires by Mark Croxton
    Wire up your forms to URI segments. Search, filter sort and order entries with clean, friendly uris that can be cached and bookmarked.

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 by Ryan Masuga

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CTRL+CLICK CAST: 2013 Year in Review

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For our last episode of the year, we reflect on 2013 and what we each learned, professionally and personally. We discuss some of our new workflows, including version control, CMS planning and responsive development, as well as the new tools we are using for our projects. We also share lessons learned in business, including human resources, contracts and documentation. We finish up the episode (and the year!) looking forward to 2014! Tune in now!

Thanks to Visual Chefs for sponsoring and happy holidays to everyone! We’ll see you next year!

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 by CTRL+CLICK CAST

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Your Weekly devot:ee - December 12, 2013

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  • Decimal to Percentage by Judd Lyon
    ExpressionEngine plugin that converts decimals to percentages and vice-versa. Useful for sports standings and whatnot.
  • URL Encoder by Judd Lyon
    Encode URLs using PHP’s urlencode or rawurlencode.
  • Chilli: Save for Publisher by Gaetan (Gaetan Lafaut)
    This little extension adds some extra save buttons to the publisher toolbar. By default it adds a ‘save and return’ button and a ‘save and add a new entry’ button. The ‘save and return’ button brings you back to the entries list after you saved. The ‘save and add a new entry’ button brings you to the new entry page. On the settings page you can specify which button to show on each channel.
  • VMG Nested by Andrew Kaslick (Vector Media Group)
    An extremely flexible plugin for ExpressionEngine that allows for more flexibility when nesting any module and plugin tags within others, including the ability to add variable prefixes to any tags. VMG Nested supports third party modules and plugins.
  • TS SendGrid Event Webhook Notifier by TotalServe
    Do you send e-mail via SendGrid? View Event Notifications sent from SendGrid from within the ExpressionEngine Control Panel. Events include bounces, clicks, opens and more.

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 by Ryan Masuga

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ExpressionEngine 1 Support Ends Tomorrow

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Back in October, EllisLab reminded us that EE 1 support ends tomorrow, December 7th.

This is 3 years after the EE2 public beta came out (I remember this because my ExpressionEngine book came out at the same time).

To ensure that expert help from EllisLab continues to be available for all your client sites, we encourage you to upgrade your remaining ExpressionEngine 1 sites as soon as possible.

You can upgrade each license for only $50 by clicking the upgrade button next to each ExpressionEngine 1 license that hasn’t yet been upgraded on your manage purchases page.

This site was the last of mine to move off EE 1 (took long enough, Ryan) but I’m sure many of you have sites and clients still running EE 1. Make sure they know about this support change!

Posted on Dec 06, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

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Your Weekly devot:ee - December 5, 2013

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  • Member Switcher ($) by Midwestern Interactive
    This add on allows any Super Admin to interact with their site and trouble shoot user bugs through a specific users eyes on the fly without knowing the users password. This add on also allows you to develop member specific template views without having to “log in and out” of the CPanel.
  • Geo Redirect ($) by Customhost
    This module allows you to build country-based redirect rules for your visitors. You can show pop-up message for your visitors or redirect users right after they open the site. Module allows you to define custom messages and redirect URL for each country.
  • Coinbase API for Bitcoin by Dom & Tom
    Accept Bitcoins on your site! This module provides access to the Coinbase API for Bitcoins. This supports adding Bitcoins as a way for user to pay on your site by generating a “Buy Button”. Accesses the Coinbase API and requires a merchant account there. USD is the default price currency iso, but that can be changed in the config.
  • Store Product Modifiers Range ($) by Jason Varga
    Show the actual price range of an Exp:resso Store product based off its modifiers.

Posted on Dec 05, 2013 by Ryan Masuga

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50% off ExpressionEngine Book

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Until Monday December 2nd, you can get 50% off my ExpressionEngine 2: A Quick-Start Guide book. This was the first book on ExpressionEngine 2 and published by the wonderful folks at The Pragmatic Programmers. It is available as an ebook (PDF and other formats).

Read the complete details about the sale and make sure you use the coupon code turkey2013 during checkout to get the book for 50% off (only $11!).

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

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CTRL+CLICK CAST: Statamic with Jack McDade

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Curious about creating a site with flat files? Jack McDade makes the case for his CMS, Statamic, and explains why it is the friendliest CMS you’ll ever meet. He explains the benefits of developing using flat files, including speed and version control, how the control panel is optional, struggles of documenting properly and using “real language” to convey technical topics, the API for add-on development, and what’s on the horizon for Statamic.

Tune in now! Thanks to Visual Chefs for sponsoring this episode.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 by CTRL+CLICK CAST

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Your Weekly devot:ee - November 27, 2013

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  • Social Share Count by Bhashkar Yadav
    This is the simple plugin can be used to get the number of social shares. With this plugin, the following can tracked: Tweets, Facebook Shares, Facebook Likes, Google +1′s, LinkedIn Shares, Pinterest Pinned.

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 by Ryan Masuga

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Your Weekly devot:ee - November 21, 2013

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Posted on Nov 21, 2013 by Ryan Masuga

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CTRL+CLICK CAST: Modular CSS with Jonathan Snook

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Looking to write lighter-weight and more maintainable CSS? Jonathan Snook joins the show to discuss SMACSS, Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS. He details how the SMACSS methodology helps create re-usable CSS that is independent from HTML and the DOM, making it easier to add “style modules” to sites and applications. Jonathan discusses why he developed SMACSS and how the Shopify team is implementing the approach for its products. He also shares how he got into writing and speaking, and why he chose to self-publish SMACSS. Tune in now!

Thanks to Perch for sponsoring!

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 by CTRL+CLICK CAST

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Your Weekly devot:ee - November 14, 2013

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  • RSS Feedr ($) by Carl Crawley (Made by Hippo Ltd.)
    RSS Feedr allows you to aggregate limitless numbers of RSS providers into a single feed using a simple admin interface. It allows you to specify whether the RSS feeds are ‘Automatic’ (pulled in and published to the front end) or ‘Manual’ (pulled in but held in a ‘draft feeds’ option for manual publishing).
  • Zen EE by Judd Lyon
    A video encoding module and fieldtype for ExpressionEngine, powered by Zencoder.
  • Upload Path Updater by 96black
    This module allows you to easily update all of your file upload paths in one place, which is very useful when teams of people are working on an EE site in many different environments.
  • Fallback Field by Rein de Vries
    Ever wanted to use a fallback field in case some field is empty. Or use data from an other channel in case the field is empty. With the fallback module you can set one (or more) fallback fields that will be called if the field is empty.
  • Wygwam Taxonomy Links by iain
    Allows you to insert links to Taxonomy nodes from the Wygwam link dialogue.
  • EE Num2word by Sekar Suresh
    This Simple Plugin will convert Number to Words.

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 by Ryan Masuga

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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.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

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Gee Up Conference Announced

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Speaking of conferences…

Today Low announced a new conference coming next June: Gee Up. And it’ll be focused on ExpressionEngine.

The conference will take place in June in Leiden, The Netherlands. This is, of course, the same place that the first EECI took place in late 2009 (2009 was a great year for ExpressionEngine).

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

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ExpressionEngine Conference Videos Available

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Since the ExpressionEngine Conference wrapped almost a month ago, the team behind the conference has been busy prepping videos of the conference sessions. Every session in the conference was recorded and they are being posted on the ExpressionEngine Conference website for attendees and anyone who wants to purchase them to watch.

The cost to get access to the recorded sessions (not the workshops and classes) is $150. Videos will come in low resolution and HD resolution. New videos are released every week.

Interested? Learn more about After Show Access to the videos.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

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Your Weekly devot:ee - November 7, 2013

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  • GroupDocs Assembly by GroupDocs
    The GroupDocs Assembly ExpressionEngine plugin lets you collect data to automatically create new documents online by embedding GroupDocs Assembly questionnaires.
  • GroupDocs Comparison by GroupDocs
    The GroupDocs Comparison plugin for ExpressionEngine allows you to embed and compare two Word documents, as well as PDF files and Excel spreadsheets, from within your website. GroupDocs Comparison is a web-based app that lets you compare documents online using a browser. Simply upload two Word documents and let GroupDocs Comparison find the difference between them. It even allows you to merge the differences and export the document to a Word file!

Posted on Nov 07, 2013 by Ryan Masuga

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CTRL+CLICK CAST: Funding and Maintaining Startups

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There is endless debate over whether designers should learn to program. In this week’s program, designer Tracy Osborn, founder of WeddingLovely.com, stops by the show to explain how her desire to build something on her own terms led to teaching herself how to program and diving into the startup world. We talk about entrepreneurship, funding her startup, ups and downs of running her company, as well as what success ultimately means.

Tune in now!

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 by CTRL+CLICK CAST

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Your Weekly devot:ee - October 31, 2013

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Posted on Oct 31, 2013 by Ryan Masuga

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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.

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

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Take Payments via Stripe with Charge

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SquareBit publicly released a new add-on last week that makes one-off payments with Stripe a possibility on your EE-powered websites. It’s called Charge.

Charge is great for single product sites. There’s no need for any complicated cart setup. Just let your users pay. It’s a simple as that. There’s an advanced action model to let you attach payment information and perform updates after a user has paid too.

Charge only costs $45 (free for non-profits; email them for information) and does require that you have a Stripe account set up to process the payments. The download also includes some sample templates so you can get started quickly.

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

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