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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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ExpressionEngine 2.10.1 Released

ExpressionEngine 2.10.1 is now available for download. It fixes a few bugs we noticed in a some installs of 2.10.0.

For a full list of the changes, take a look at the change log.

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PHP’s Fileinfo Required in 2.10.0

ExpressionEngine 2.10.0 introduced a new MIME type detection library. We use this library in our upload code to ensure the file being uploaded is safe. We now require PHP’s Fileinfo extension, which they note “is enabled by default as of PHP 5.3.0,” and we have updated our server compatibility wizard to check for Fileinfo. We have made the assumption that most hosts have Fileinfo available, however, it can be explicitly disabled via the --disable-fileinfo configuration option when compiling.

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ExpressionEngine 2.10.0 Released

ExpressionEngine 2.10.01 has been released as a security and stability release, along with Discussion Forum 3.1.19. These upgrades are recommended for all installations. Some of the security enhancements include:

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ExpressionEngine 2.9.3 Released

ExpressionEngine 2.9.3 has been released and is a stability release with 11 minor improvements, 44 bug fixes, 3 developer enchancements, and is recommended for all installations. This release mostly cleans up some small annoyances, but has a few relevant changes that will improve your site and how you work. For example:

  • Fixed a bug (#20621) where fieldtype modifiers were not working in conditionals unless they were braced and quoted.

This change means that you should be able to stop using

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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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Save Thousands of Dollars by Paying More for Hosting

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.

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ExpressionEngine Giveaway at March 4 ABQ Web Geeks Presentation

Are you a WordPress, Joomla, Textpattern, or Drupal user in the Albuequerque area who has been curious about ExpressionEngine? Or just new to ExpressionEngine and want to see what it’s capable of? Mark March 4, 2015 on your calendar and head to the ABQ Web Geeks presentation, “ExpressionEngine—A Practical Introduction.”

Seven year ExpressionEngine expert Caroline C. Blaker of Petroglyph Creative will give a live tour of ExpressionEngine and its ecosystem. She will not only explain what you

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