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ExpressionEngine Math Operators

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 9.10.2014 / In Code, Code Process, ExpressionEngine, HTML, PHP, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

It's time to get excited. Math operators are now a native component of ExpressionEngine!

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Backups with Statamic and Rackspace Cloud

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 3.4.2014 / In Code, Code Process, PHP, Statamic / 0 comments

Introducing Rackspace Back-o-matic - a small shell based flat file backup system built with Statamic and Rackspace Cloud.

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Getting social media counts on your website

By Mike Wenger / Posted 1.21.2014 / In Code, ExpressionEngine, PHP / 1 comment

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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Yaml and PHP: Simple yet powerful

By Mike Wenger / Posted 12.3.2013 / In Code, PHP, Tips, Code Tips / 1 comment

In the search for a simple yet flexible method for storing content, creating configuration files and serving a myriad of other purposes, YAML does the trick.

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Form data for front-end developers

By Mike Wenger / Posted 11.19.2013 / In Code, PHP / 2 comments

As a developer, the more you know of the big picture the better you will be able to fix issues and find creative ways to solve problems. This is especially true when it comes to forms and how they send data.

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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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Solving zip extraction without SSH

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 8.20.2013 / In Code, PHP, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

Sometimes the easiest solutions take the longest time to come up with. In this article, Meta Q contributor Clinton Reeves walks you through a quick and easy way to extract a zip file via PHP.

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Regex-cellence: An introduction to Regular Expressions

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 4.2.2013 / In Code, Code Process, PHP / 3 comments

On the surface, regular expressions appear to be cryptic and confusing, but they don't have to be! In this article, I'll explain how Regex works, and show you how to go about reading and writing your own statements.

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Keeping your development process uncluttered

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 6.26.2012 / In Code, Code Process, PHP, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

The development process has lots of pitfalls and traps, many of which can be distracting and very time consuming. This article discusses a common problem you might encounter as a developer and provides a simple way to avoid it.

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Global Variables in ExpressionEngine

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 5.29.2012 / In Code, ExpressionEngine, PHP, Tips, Code Tips, Content Tips / 2 comments

Streamline your EE build using custom Global Variables.

Are you a code hooker? brought to you by The META Q

Are you a code hooker?

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 4.24.2012 / In Code, Code Process, ExpressionEngine, PHP, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

We take a look at the world of hooking (code hooking that is), and show you how the Extension Hook system used by ExpressionEngine can enhance your websites and take their functionality to the next level.

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