Introduction to Building an ExpressionEngine Site

By: Justin Alei

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.

3 - Planning the Content Model

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.