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Overview

A step-by-step guide to ExpressionEngine: the web-publishing system used by top designers and web professionals everywhere

  • Learn all the key concepts and terminology of ExpressionEngine: channels, templates, snippets, and more

  • Use RSS to make your content available in news readers including Google Reader, Outlook, and Thunderbird

  • Manage your ExpressionEngine website, including backups, restores, and version updates

  • Written in an easy-to-follow step-by-step style, with plenty of examples and exercises

In Detail

ExpressionEngine is a flexible, feature-rich content management system used by top designers and web professionals across the world to build and manage their websites. It is written in the world's most popular web scripting language, PHP, and built on the MySQL database server. Are you eager to start creating websites with ExpressionEngine?

Written for ExpressionEngine version 2.1 and later, this book will give you clear, concise, and practical guidance to take you from the basics of setting up ExpressionEngine to developing the skills you need to create ExpressionEngine websites to be reckoned with.

You will begin with setting up a basic installation of ExpressionEngine. You will then learn how it works, before learning how to create and manage your website in ExpressionEngine. As you progress further into the book you will learn how to build an events calendar and how to build a photo gallery and before you know it, visitors to your website will be able to post comments, search your content, sign-up for a mailing list, and even send their friends an e-mail. As you consider the benefits of buying this book, you will learn how to manage members and member groups, how to optimize your website and avoid repetition, how to remove the index.php file for cleaner URLs, and how to take backups. At the end of the book, you will learn how to update ExpressionEngine to its latest version.

Go from the basics of setting up ExpressionEngine to creating a small business website with this concise, practical guide.

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