Introduction to Building an ExpressionEngine Site
This tutorial is intended to be an introduction to building in ExpressionEngine (or just “EE”) for those new to the platform. We’ll cover the basics as we build a simple Portfolio style website using different methods, fieldtypes, etc. There are many ways to build sites in ExpressionEngine and many add-ons to help with this. However, in this tutorial, I’ll only be using native EE functionality. If you are ready to extend your ExpressionEngine build, then there is a vibrant community that offers add-ons to extend functionality far beyond what we’re going to cover here.
This tutorial is intended to be an introduction to building in ExpressionEngine for those new to the platform.
Before we actually build anything, we first need to consider how EE thinks about content.
Planning is an important step in any process, including building in ExpressionEngine, so let's start working through the plan for our content model for this site.
Installation & Basic EE Setup
This is going to be a pretty long but very practical installment to the tutorial that will walk you through step by step (and sub-steps!) how to create what we planned in the Part 3.
In this chapter, we'll tie everything together by creating the Channels so we can get create content to pull through in the templates.
In this chapter we'll be laying the foundations for working with EE templates.
So far the only content is hard-coded, so we want to update that to pull in the fields we built out, assigned to the Homepage Channel and then populated in earlier chapters.
n the last installment, we finished off our Single Entry templates for our Homepage, Contact and About pages, so let's dive into our final two sections.
We've gone through the entire process of planning and building a Portfolio Website, but we're not quite done - there's a few more things worth including in this introduction to building in ExpressionE