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Getting social media counts on your website

By Mike Wenger / Posted 1.21.2014 / In Code, ExpressionEngine, PHP / 0 comments

Social media APIs offer up JSON counts for a URL, but how do you parse and display them? To do it the right way, there's more to it than you might think - but it's really not too difficult.

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ExpressionEngine’s Config Variable: Optimize your mistakes brought to you by The META Q

ExpressionEngine’s Config Variable: Optimize your mistakes

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 1.7.2014 / In Code, Code Process, ExpressionEngine / 0 comments

In this article we take a look at the ExpressionEngine $config variable and explore quick and easy ways to override troublesome configuration errors saved to the database.

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Creating a Simple Front-End Grid for Freeform

By Mike Wenger / Posted 9.24.2013 / In Code, ExpressionEngine, jQuery, PHP / 1 comment

Sometimes, a grid-like field is exactly what you need for the job at hand. This is exactly what we needed for a recent client's ExpressionEngine build – only we didn’t want to take the time to create a full-blown Freeform Pro integrated field type – so we improvised, or freestyled a little bit.

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Editing Safecracker Entries with Ajax

By Mike Wenger / Posted 5.9.2013 / In Code, ExpressionEngine, jQuery, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

Once you know the details, adding ajax to a Safecracker form in ExpressionEngine is surprisingly simple.

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Low Events: Simple is golden

By Mike Wenger / Posted 4.16.2013 / In Code, ExpressionEngine, Reviews / 2 comments

Of the many things I love about ExpressionEngine, native events management is not one of them. What do you do if you need a location or other basic event field displayed in your calendar?

Bring Matrix Data Editing to the Front-End brought to you by The META Q

Bring Matrix Data Editing to the Front-End

By Mike Wenger / Posted 3.7.2013 / In Code, ExpressionEngine, jQuery / 8 comments

Two of my favorite aspects of using ExpressionEngine are Matrix and Safecracker. In terms of making life easier, they're amazing. Here’s a creative way edit Matrix data on the front-end, with more flexibility.

Development trash: Pick it up before you pass it on brought to you by The META Q

Development trash: Pick it up before you pass it on

By Terris Kremer / Posted 2.12.2013 / In Code, Code Process, ExpressionEngine / 2 comments

When it comes to development, the old saying about another person's trash just doesn't apply. Let's clean up our ExpressionEngine projects for ourselves and for all the lovely developers who may end up working on it someday too.

EllisLab: New and improved? brought to you by The META Q

EllisLab: New and improved?

By Susan Snipes / Posted 11.27.2012 / In Code, ExpressionEngine, MojoMotor / 12 comments

The #eecms hashtag is on fire, blog posts are out and people are adding Scotch to their coffee. On Sunday, November 25th, a bunch of changes at EllisLab happened, and it riled up the ExpressionEngine community. Amid the numerous outspoken rants, few quiet praises and several rabid tweets is a story of big and small changes. In case you missed it, here’s a summary of the big news.

ExpressionEngine Stack Exchange: A community divided? brought to you by The META Q

ExpressionEngine Stack Exchange: A community divided?

By Meta Q Crew / Posted 11.13.2012 / In Business, Code, ExpressionEngine / 11 comments

The ExpressionEngine community got together to commit to a Q&A board on Stack Exchange. And honestly we weren't sure how to feel. Sure, Stack Exchange is a great tool. But why pay for support from EllisLab? Is it worth it to split the EE community? We've collected our thoughts on the matter. But we want to hear from YOU.

My top five ways Low Variables extends EE’s flexibility brought to you by The META Q

My top five ways Low Variables extends EE’s flexibility

By Mike Wenger / Posted 9.18.2012 / In Code, Code Process, ExpressionEngine / 1 comment

While Expression Engine is a flexible powerhouse, there are always areas where we would like some additional features. Here's five simple ways to extend EE's flexibility with add-on Low Variable's options.

Happy Content Publishing with ExpressionEngine - part two brought to you by The META Q

Happy Content Publishing with ExpressionEngine - part two

By Susan Snipes / Posted 8.7.2012 / In Business, Code, ExpressionEngine, Tips / 3 comments

Make publishing content in ExpressionEngine a treat for your clients and cut back on unnecessary clutter in their control panels. This is the second in a series on creating more effective and enjoyable content publishing experiences in ExpressionEngine. In this article, we explore customized menus in the control panel using the add-on Zoo Flexible Admin.

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