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ExpressionEngine: Update from 1.6.3. to 1.6.4. problems

1 Sep 2008

Posted in: ExpressionEngine Tutorials

After the last night update I made, I noticed that something messed up my code in the 'title' and 'description' head tag. First I worried because you didn't know what else could be messed up. The problem appeared in the title only and on a single page in this form:

I found several solutions, but the one I used was this one:

{exp:weblog:entries weblog="your_weblog" limit="1" rdf="off" dynamic="on"}{title}{/exp:weblog:entries}

Solutions at EE forum board:

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ExpressionEngine 2.0 Sneak Preview

27 May 2008

Posted in: ExpressionEngine Software

We are very close, very close of, fresh 2.0 release of this great CMS. EllisLab is working very hard on new version of ExpressionEngine, and they are giving some sneak previews, so the actual and future users can see what its coming.

Of course, all the videos, are still only "beta" demos, I hope that will be published very soon as they promised. It has many new things, personally, I'm glad that they improved or added; wysiwyg editor, better organization of uploaded files, fancy moving elements, more user-friendly custom fields etc…

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Removing index.php from URLs for better SEO optimization, htaccess, PHP 5.2.6 and ExpressionEngine

21 May 2008

Posted in: ExpressionEngine Tutorials

Finally my site runs at PHP5, MySql 5. As I announced few months ago, but that happened few days ago. We can feel a little speed up, but besides that, and of course new PHP5 features, there is all like before.

As there is always "but", I experienced some little headache problems. My rewrite rule for removing index.php from URL just stopped working. In that moment I didn’t knew that the update already happened. I was using tutorial from the wiki page of ExpressionEngine

Old rewrite rule:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]

If you had un update of php version to 5.2.6 like me, you can try this solution. This worked for me:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L]

NOTE: The blue question mark after index.php. This is working on HostGator servers, maybe for some strange reason, is not working on your site/server.

More about the solution at ExpressionEngine Forum

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Upgrading mysql database and php

11 Mar 2008

Posted in: ExpressionEngine Technology

This month my host company will upgrade mysql database to version 5 and make PHP5 part of the standard working environment. I’m not expecting any kind of problems for now. Maybe a little downtime while they are doing geek stuff with the database.

Until now, I didn't heard that anyone had troubles with ExpressionEngine. They sad he works only faster after upgrading. We'll see.

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