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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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Downloading Previous Versions

You can now download the previous version of your purchased software on your Manage Purchases page. In the case of ExpressionEngine, this means you can download the most mature version of one minor release back. This can be handy if you have bespoke add-ons that have not yet been tested on the latest version. For Multiple Site Manager and the Discussion Forums, it will also list which version of ExpressionEngine it is compatible with, which may include older versions of ExpressionEngine as

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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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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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