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ExpressionEngine Conference 2016 Call for Papers

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The ExpressionEngine Conference is coming to the midwest this year on October 3 & 4th. Details for attendees will be made available soon via the conference website. This year we’re lending a hand in getting the best speakers and presenters. We sent out a call for papers via our newsletter and Twitter, and the response has been great. The lineup is looking fantastic so far!

If you haven’t submitted your proposal to speak yet, there are only 10 days left to do so. And the bar has been set high

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Time to Upgrade PHP

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.

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Only 7 Days Remain To Join Us at Peers!

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.

St. Petersburg, FL sunrise

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.

If

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SEO and User-friendly Ajax Pagination

This article will teach you how to make SEO-friendly and user-friendly Ajax pagination using ExpressionEngine in about 6 minutes.

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Read on for a simple template technique that will help optimize pagination for your visitors and server resources.

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New Home for the User Guide

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 latest/).

The move returns the focus on

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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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New Book: The Guide to ExpressionEngine Development

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

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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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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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