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Complete ExpressionEngine for Beginners Resource List

I’ve put together a collection of tutorials, books, articles and videos for ExpressionEngine newbies and novices. Smashing Magazine had a similar collection but it is now pretty dated being from 2008. I tried to find as many free examples as I could but ultimately I went with the resources I felt were the best, paid or otherwise. So this list will have some paid stuff but you can learn ExpressionEngine for free if you so choose.

SEO Friendly ExpressionEngine Templates Part 1

It is a great feeling when you finally get that ExpressionEngine site live. You set up Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools, and submit your Sitemap. And when the site gets crawled and you see the results and are confronted with a slew of HTML Suggestions that need to be fixed. I will go over how to set up your templates so your HTML Suggestions start and stay empty, as in unique Meta Descriptions and Title tags for every single pages on your site.

ExpressionEngine for Designers: Displaying and Resizing Images

Uploading and displaying images in your entries is an essential part of any content management system. With ExpressionEngine 2.2.2 (I think) new tags were created to allow for easy resizing and cropping of images. In this post I'll go over how to set up your File Upload Directories, create new re-sized images for use in your templates as well as the markup to display the resized images in your templates.

ExpressionEngine for Beginners: Common Problems

ExpressionEngine is a great content management system and I especially like it because it is so easy for designers and front-end developers to use. But with anything unfamiliar, there will be some stumbling blocks along the way. Here are a few of ideas I found confusing when I started out with EE.

Add-ons for Making ExpressionEngine Blogging Easier

ExpressionEngine is my CMS of choice. I could use Wordpress or another blogging platforms when I need to create a blog but I'd rather use what I know. That and I can turn a blog built with ExpressionEngine into a much larger site with ease if need be. So here is a list of accessories, plugins, modules, field types and extensions that make blogging with ExpressionEngine easier to do.

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