ExpressionEngine Content Management System (CMS) Demo + Prizes

  • August 6, 2012 · 6:00 PM

[Important note: this meetup is hosted at MATC downtown campus, room 240. Parking and directions:]

In August, yours truly will present on ExpressionEngine Content Management System (CMS). This is a joint meetup with the Madison Software Developers Meetup and the Madison PHP Meetup.

For the tech-heads:

ExpressionEngine is a LAMP-stack, open-architecture CMS built on the CodeIgniter framework.

For the more design-centric:

Powerful, flexible and easy-to-learn, ExpressionEngine was built for web designers who don't care to write PHP or wade through core files (although you can if you like).

What we'll cover:

  • What is a CMS? Can't I just use Dreamweaver?
  • What about Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla and DotNetJavaRailsPageBlasterQuickCMS123? A comparison.
  • Hosting requirements. desktop tools
  • Fields, categories, entries and templates: put 'em together and you've got a web site
  • Build a blog framework in 20 minutes
  • Make it do what I want! Add-ons
  • Best practices
  • Major Rad Giveaway! Win a copy of ExpressionEngine CMS or an e-book!

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  • Chris Sandler

    Is there another presentation coming up? I'm currently using Joomla and would like to see what else is out there and what type of sites are using different CMS's

    December 19, 2012

    • Joel Kinzel

      You can download EECore, is is a watered down version of EE so it should get you an idea of what it is like to work in/with EE.

      December 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Helpful exposure to a CMS I was not familiar with. Good sense of community. Knowledgeable speaker, helpful with answering questions and providing availability beyond session. Prizes were a pleasant extra.
    Would attend again. Thank you.

    August 14, 2012

  • Bruce Green

    Great presentation, even the miscues were informative thanks to knowledgeable attendees. Thanks Ben.

    August 7, 2012

  • Robin Alexander

    I didn't really understand a lot of what was going on. Didn't follow the way separation of display and content worked. I see how WordPress and Drupal take some work to get the look like you want it but didn't follow how that was done in EE. It takes me a while to grasp these things. Perhaps it went a little fast for me.

    August 7, 2012

  • Tiffany Green

    Interesting presentation, good overview of the product that enabled me to draw comparisons on my own with the various CMS tools I use.

    August 7, 2012

  • Robert Merrill

    I liked seeing something actually done in EE. I would have liked to see more on how it handles rebuilding navigation and managing assets; editing and publishing a page is the easy part. But I learned a lot more in an hour from Ben than I could have learned on my own.

    August 7, 2012

  • Ben Seigel

    I don't know if we'll have video, but I can share the slides when it's over.

    July 31, 2012

  • Joel Kinzel

    Any chance someone could record this? I'd love to go, and I actually have wanted to see EE in action for a while (and may have a really good use for it in the near future), but I will be out of the country.

    July 31, 2012

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