Sam Massey

Monday, August 11, 2008

Yep....I got to that stage where Id progressed beyond the tutorials and starting mixing data from different fine for the main index.php, but for some reason related to caching, mixing
your weblogs within other templates doesnt work unless you specify dynamic="off” within your weblog:entries tag.

I also tried storing an email address in a weblog and using that for the contact field at the top of the page. I think EE is a bit to clever for its own good here, as it automatically encodes email
addresses so that Spammers cant scrape them off your HTML and I believe its a combination of this and its auto creation of links from HTTP and URL tags that messes things up. I expect like the issue
above there is a way round it (I just havent found it yet). I just resorted back to using the global {webmaster_mail} tag.

Posted by admin @ Monday 11 Aug, 18:32 · (0) Comments ·
Sunday, August 10, 2008

Initial experiences with Expression Engine

Ive got to say, Im rather impressed with the ease with which everything got installed and getting to the stage where an initial page was being served. Ive been running through
the video tutorials and abundance of documentation and have got to grips with the some of the basic concepts involved (weblogs, templates, template groups, custom fields).

The data in the about field (and also some hidden date, Date Of Birth etc) is held in one personal ‘weblog’, also containing the name of the ‘weblog’ which contains the main posting/blogging data. When the main index.php page is rendered, the correct personal data is extracted and displayed.

I had one issue with my Hosting server that doesnt pass the correct URL suffix parts to EE (http:\\\index.php\search\index). A quick admin config change then inserts the ‘?’ character and the correct data is passed to EE as a parameter instead.

Posted by admin @ Sunday 10 Aug, 18:36 · (0) Comments ·
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