Now that both ExpressionEngine 3 and ExpressionEngine 2 are compatible with PHP 7, you may be wondering whether it’s worth the trouble asking your host to upgrade PHP. Why fix what’s not broken, right? If your host is resistant, certainly it’s not worth shopping for a better host, right?
There are three common myths for not updating your PHP version:
- Web hosts don’t offer the newer version.
- You don’t really gain a lot.
- Things will break.
Let’s dispell these myths.
In its fourth year, Peers Conference has hit its stride, and we are happy to be sponsoring once again. Join us April 13–15 in St. Petersburg, Florida for one of the more unique tech conferences around.
Instead of the same old talks you’ve heard before, Peers is more of an opportunity to learn from your industry equals. People in the trenches just like you. Nearly half of the presenters are #womenintech. Its organizers understand that our industry is stronger when we help each other.
You’ve been wanting to upgrade to ExpressionEngine 3, but you’re faced with:
- your own site, untouched in years
- a client looking for a refresh
- a site you’ve inherited from another developer
- an ailing site you’ve been asked to fix
- a site acquired by purchase or merger
Where do you start? What do you do with the PHP someone left in the templates? What about third-party abandonware, or the bespoke add-ons that no one remembers who wrote?
On Wednesday, April 13 in St. Petersburg, Florida, our
The ExpressionEngine user guide is now at a new home. There you can find documentation for all major versions of ExpressionEngine, including legacy and retired versions.
If you target the specific versions in your links, they will remain good regardless of future releases. So your links to
https://docs.expressionengine.com/v3/ currently redirect to
latest/, but will continue to point to v3 docs even after we release 4.0 (which would itself become
The move returns the focus on
We’ve all been there: a client or customer calls to say something has disappeared, you delete one file too many, or a hard drive has simply crashed. You either felt devastated, or you were able to swoop in and save the day because you have a backup plan.
Everyone should have a backup plan for not only their personal computers, but also their websites. Websites can lose data due to hacking, server crashes, or human error. Plan for the worst and be able to get back online in a jiffy without
A few months ago, the great folks who run the ExpressionEngine Conference asked us if we would participate in a special one-day event focusing on ExpressionEngine 3.0. We were more than happy to, and with the venue they are providing along the River Walk in San Antonio, how could we say no?
Here are the talks our team has planned:
Keynote Address: It took foundational changes to both EllisLab and ExpressionEngine to get to version 3.0. I’ll share what this new release brings and where
ExpressionEngine veteran and personality behind devot:ee Ryan Masuga has released a new ExpressionEngine book: The Guide to ExpressionEngine Development. This book is unique from most other ExpressionEngine-related education in that it focuses on the project environment, development practices specific to ExpressionEngine, security, and other processes.
I was able to provide a tech review of the book and was really impressed, which led to me asking Ryan if I could write a foreword, which I’ve
You are building a site locally and you’d like to quickly check your work on your iPad, iPhone, another computer, or maybe a client’s laptop. You could pay for a dynamic DNS service, setup a DNS server on your local network, or setup a proxy server perhaps. But there’s an easier way.
How to do it
I have my Apache VirtualHost and
We are giving away a ticket to this year’s MinneWebCon in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 13–14. MinneWebCon focuses on grassroots knowledge-sharing. If that doesn’t sound like the ExpressionEngine community, I don’t know what does! MinneWebCon attracts many people who work in public and non-profit sectors, but has something for everybody. It was a no brainer for us to sponsor.
To enter, tweet why you love ExpressionEngine, following the official rules:
- Tweet a brief reason why you love
We’re going to show how you and your clients can save thousands of dollars a year by paying more for hosting. No typo.
While helping our customers, we log in to many sites. Sometimes, the control panel is slow. To see why it’s taking so long, my first stop used to be Extensions. Now it’s a quick trip to whoishostingthis.com.
Normally, the ExpressionEngine control panel is fast. Zippy even. There aren’t many pages in the control panel that should have an execution time of more than a second.