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Building Websites with ExpressionEngine 2 by Leonard Murphy

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Designing and building your channel

Creating a new channel for your website involves the same basic steps each time. These steps can be completed in any order and you will often find this to be an iterative process:

  1. You can optionally create custom statuses, custom categories, and/or custom fields for your new channel
  2. You have to create the channel that will hold the new content
  3. You have to populate the channel with some content
  4. You have to create (or modify) templates that will display the content

Let's begin!

Custom statuses

Each entry in ExpressionEngine can, by default, be marked as open or closed. An open entry means that the entry is visible on your website, whereas a closed entry means the entry is not visible.

It is possible, however, to create ...

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