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EE Quick Reference Chart

So, you’re starting out building your first site with ExpressionEngine and you’re thinking to yourself: “I wish there was an easy one-page document I could use to reference some of the most commonly used ExpressionEngine tags and variables.” Well, you’re in luck.

The Quick Reference Chart has been around for a long time but it’s something first-time EE users might still find helpful. I used it when I first started developing websites with EE and I could probably use it now so I don’t have to keep looking up the date formatting codes.

It’s not a replacement for the easy-to-use EE Documentation, but it’s probably worth printing out and keeping on the desk in front of you. The cheat sheet comes as a gif image file or as a PDF.

You probably want to print it out or, save paper, make it your desktop image for easy reference!

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

Filed Under: How-To, Getting Started with ExpressionEngine,

Ryan Irelan
About Ryan Irelan

Ryan Irelan is the Technology and Development Director at Happy Cog, a web design and development firm. He is a noted ExpressionEngine expert, having created a wildly popular video training series on ExpressionEngine. Additionally, Ryan is the publisher of EE Insider, a well-known news and information site for the ExpressionEngine community. In his spare time, Ryan is the production director of A List Apart Magazine, which is one of the most popular ExpressionEngine-powered sites on the web. Recently, Ryan published a book on ExpressionEngine 2 called "ExpressionEngine 2: A Quick-Start Guide."