Adding new emoticon images in ExpressionEngine

ExpressionEngine provides the feature to add new emoticon images. I looked at  ExpressionEngine user guide for Emoticon Development which doesn't seem working for me while adding new set of emoticons. I found the following steps, using which new emoticons can be added easily. (more…)

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Connecting to Multiple Databases in ExpressionEngine

In the ExpressionEngine, we can have second or multiple database connections with default active database. In add-on development, it may be required to fetch the data/records from the external database rather than default active database. (more…)

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EllisLab’s plugins

Posted on February 11, 2013

If you are looking for EllisLab's plugins, you can find from

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Tumblr style blog with ExpressionEngine

Posted on February 4, 2013

I found 2 very useful tutorials to build Tumblr-style blogs in ExpressionEngine: - - I hope, it would be useful for someone who would like to build Tumblr-style blogs.

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Multi Language Website with ExpressionEngine

There are a few third party add-ons for managing multi language website. Here I would like to share an easy way to manage multi-language website without using any third party add-on with the following steps. (more…)

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Standard Global Variables in ExpressionEngine

Posted on January 24, 2013

ExpressionEngine is having a large number of Standard Global Variables which can be used within the templates. You can find all these from (more…)

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Setting 404 pages in ExpressionEngine

Posted on January 22, 2013

I found a very nice weblog "Guide to 404 Pages with ExpressionEngine". This weblog is well written and easy to understand for setting up 404 pages.

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My Favorite 10 add-ons in ExpressionEngine

Posted on January 21, 2013

Below are my favorite 10 add-ons which I used in mostly in website development in ExpressionEngine: Structure SEO Lite Wygwam Freeform CE Cache Zoo Visitor Matrix Zenbu Playa P&T Field Pack

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Deployment of ExpressionEngine website

Posted on December 21, 2012

Usually we develop ExpressionEngine website on development or staging server. After the development, we need to deploy the whole website on the live server for which we need to update the server path and website URL in a number of places like: (more…)

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10 tips to optimize ExpressionEngine website for better performance

While designing/developing a website with ExpressionEngine, its an important concern to have an optimized website to reduce the page load time. Here, I am sharing 10 tips to optimize an ExpressionEngine website. (more…)

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