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Building Websites with ExpressionEngine 2 by Leonard Murphy

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Setting up your channels

To set up an event and an event sponsors channel, you will first create the custom fields, then create the channels, then populate the channels with example data, before finally creating the templates that you will use to display the channel data.

When creating two channels that are to be related, it's best to start with the channel whose data will be included in the other channel — therefore, start with the event sponsors channel.

Creating custom fields for event sponsors

  1. Select Admin | Channel Administration | Custom Fields.
  2. Select Create a New Channel Field Group and call the field group event_sponsors. Click Submit.
  3. Now select Add/Edit Custom Fields for the event_sponsors field group.
  4. For now, keep things simple and create ...

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