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Software Download Improvements, Part 2

On the back of last week’s improvements to your download area, we have made some additional improvements for usability:

  • Only Active licenses are shown by default. Inactive licenses (transfers and licenses that have since been upgraded) can be added in with the “Show Inactive” link, or shown exclusively with the “Only Inactive” link. This should help developers who purchase licenses and then transfer to their clients upon project delivery.
  • Registration pings have been consolidated for secondary domains, and the alert message when a license is seen to be in use in multiple locations has been modified to be more informative.
  • If you saw last week’s article when it was first posted, you may also have missed a feature we added later in the day: when you click on a license number, the whole license number is selected for you to make copy and paste a snap.

We have more updates in store for the future, but hope you find these changes handy.

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Software Download Improvements

If you head over to your Manage Purchases page, you’ll see some improvements in legibility, usability, and performance. Here are the highlights:

  • Orders are now more distinct, having eliminated a table view.
  • The intent of the “notes” field is more clear. It’s a place for you to put the domain or company that this license is used for.
  • The license number is more prominent, and we’ve eliminated some redundant links (documentation, license, changelog)
  • If you are an owner of dozens of licenses, you’ll find the page to be monumentally speedier.
  • The license number will select with a single click, to make copying to your clipboard simpler.
  • Last but not least, you can now filter to find the correct license with a new live search field. You can filter by license number, product, date, invoice number, license registration pings, and perhaps most importantly, your own notes.

We hope these improvements help you in managing your ExpressionEngine license purchases and downloads.

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Creating a Blog with ExpressionEngine

Ever wonder how other developers handle basic content in ExpressionEngine like a blog? Tad Ward from Blue Fish Design Studios wrote a four-part tutorial last month on creating a blog in ExpressionEngine. Old hat you say? Well, this tutorial is comprehensive, taking you all the way from installation of ExpressionEngine to the finished output on your site. Not only that, their tutorial includes many thoughtful details, like best practice tips to keep your site secure, using file-based templates, and even improving SEO.

How To Create a Blog using ExpressionEngine:

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MojoMotor is Now a Legacy Product

As was announced at this year’s ExpressionEngine Conference, MojoMotor is now a legacy product. We made this further simplification so that we can commit all of our focus on ExpressionEngine. MojoMotor is no longer for sale, but will continue to receive support and security fixes until it is officially retired on November 4, 2015.

For more information please see the Support FAQ: What is a legacy product? What is a retired product?

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Your Favorite PHP Framework, CodeIgniter, Has a New Home

When we announced that CodeIgniter was looking for a new home, a flood of emails began arriving from prospective candidates; emails which have continued even today. The question was easy: who do we entrust with the framework? The answer proved difficult due to the pressure of making the right choice for you.

We quickly rejected the inexperienced. We set aside those without the assets or time to manage such a large project. And we also turned away those with radically niche ideas for the

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ExpressionEngine 2.9.2 Released

ExpressionEngine 2.9.2 is available for download with a stability fix in place. For a quick and easy upgrade, all you need to do is replace these two files:

  • system/expressionengine/controllers/cp/admin_content.php
  • system/expressionengine/libraries/Core.php

And update the value of app_version in your config.php to:

$config['app_version'"292"

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ExpressionEngine 2.9.1 Released

ExpressionEngine 2.9.1 and Discussion Forum 3.1.17 are now available for download. ExpressionEngine 2.9.1 is a security and stability release recommended for all users. In addition to improving security, it includes over 40 bug fixes. Some of the more noteworthy bug fixes or improvements to functionality or security are:

  • Made {cp_edit_entry_url} available to Admin Notification of New Entry.
  • Improved Control Panel custom theme organization: view files can now be stored in a views subfolder.

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Tune Up Your Skills with Train-ee ExpressionEngine Training

This post is from a featured guest, Mike Boyink, who runs Train-ee

Some businesses are started after copious amounts of market research, product viability studies, and cost/benefit analysis.

Train-ee was born out of a love for ExpressionEngine and a desire to help others learn it.

In 2006 I was active in the EE forums and someone posted “I just wish there was a series of step by step tutorials on how to use EE”. I figured I could do that. I began a rough once-a-week schedule and a few months

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Mijingo: A Funny Name, But a Serious Way to Learn ExpressionEngine

This post is from a featured guest, Ryan Irelan, who runs Mijingo

Mijingo was founded on ExpressionEngine. It’s the first topic I taught and the CMS that has powered Mijingo.com from the beginning.

Since publishing my first ExpressionEngine video course in 2008, I’ve been floored by how many people have told me that the Mijingo EE course was an important part of their getting started with ExpressionEngine. For some it even helped put them on a path to a different career.

One former student

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Live Online ExpressionEngine Training from Creat-EE

This post is from a featured guest, Jae Barclay, who runs [Creat-ee.com][1]

As someone who’s been involved in both web design & development as well as teaching and training for the past 17 years, running [Creat-ee.com][1] was a natural extension of our business ([www.ejaedesign.com][2]).

When we first started working with EE back in 2007, there were no live online trainings available. I felt there was a need there and thus [Creat-ee.com][1] was born in 2010 with five distinct services.

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