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Return of the ExpressionEngine Forums

The ExpressionEngine Forums were once a bright point and central hub for the community. Known for being active, friendly, professional, and accessible to all. It’s no secret that they no longer have that reputation, and it’s our fault. When we changed our support model to scale and provide better support for our growing community, we (EllisLab) stopped participating in our own forums. The community followed our lead and abandoned the forums and fractured. Some set roots in Twitter, some in

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ExpressionEngine Conference 2015 Keynote and Videos

We had a great time at the ExpressionEngine Conference in San Antonio last week. The conference did live-switch HD recording of the presentations and was able to have the videos available within hours. You can see all the other talks and a full-speaker Q&A panel on the ExpressionEngine Conference web site for just $99. This is a great value for those who couldn’t travel for the one-day event, especially our friends outside of North America. We are lobbying for an east coast location next

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ExpressionEngine Conference, Special Edition: October 15

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

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ExpressionEngine Focus Group Program

We want to hear from you more regularly, and give a voice and platform to those who may not engage via public channels, or are typically just too busy to do so. So we are spinning up an ExpressionEngine Focus Group Program. By opting in to this program, you will receive opportunities to participate in surveys, live chats, gain access to previews, and more!


What are you waiting for? Join today!

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UpFront Conference Ticket Giveaway

We are giving away two tickets to this year’s UpFront Conference in Manchester, UK on May 19. That’s a £228 ($357) value! As the name indicates, UpFront is all about the front-end, and is for anyone who makes the bits we see and interact with on the web. ExpressionEngine CMS has always been the designer’s friend, so we are sponsoring and sending two happy customers to the conference.

To enter, tweet why you love ExpressionEngine, following the official rules:

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March 2015 Server Attack

On March 24, 2015, hackers executed an attack to gain unauthorized access to EllisLab’s servers. The attackers may have obtained personal information relating to members registered at EllisLab.com. Just to be safe, we are recommending all users change their passwords, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

What happened

At 10:49am PDT on March 24, 2015, an attacker logged into EllisLab.com with a Super Admin’s stolen password. The perpetrator then uploaded a common PHP backdoor script (a WSO

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Microsoft Kills What EllisLab Buried Eight Years Ago

When I heard of Microsoft’s supposed plans to rebrand their browser as Spartan in Windows 10, killing the tainted Explorer brand, I couldn’t help but dredge up this eulogy that Leslie Camacho and I made almost eight years ago. Also, wow, what a difference eight years makes in the quality of internet video. If you focus on the poor quality of the video, you hardly even notice how corny we are.

Originally posted by Leslie Camacho in 2007:

Please don’t take this video post for anything

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MinneWebCon Ticket Giveaway

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

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EllisLab <3 the UK

Calling all ExpressionEngine users in the UK (and within a short trip by boat/plane/car), there are two opportunities in March to meet and chat with our very own software engineer Kevin Cupp. He’s coming to London and Rye, England, and will be available at the following events:

The LondonEErs meeting has no topic set other than Kevin lending his ear, and he’s eager to speak to you. The ExpressionEngine Dev Day is focusing on Varnish

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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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