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Fixing QuickSave extension for EE2

I recently upgraded my ExpressionEngine installation from version 2.1.1 to version 2.1.3 build 20101220.  The installation worked fine but I found that the excellent extension from VayaCode, QuickSave, didn’t put the preview or close buttons below the entry’s fields.

Luckily the fix was pretty simple – all I had to do was re-add the appropriate code to the /system/expressionengine/config/hooks.php file.  Here’s the code:

Fixing the QuickSave EE2 extension:

$hook['post_controller_constructor'][] = array(
   'class'    => 'Quicksave_ext',
   'function' => 'cp_tweaks',
   'filename' => 'ext.quicksave.php',
   'filepath' => 'third_party/quicksave'

After making this small change your QuickSave extension’s Save, Save and Preview & Save and Close buttons will be back where they’re supposed to be.

Archived Mac & OS X Opinion Uncategorized

OS X local file management with Panic’s Transmit

On OS X I use Panic‘s excellent FTP application – Transmit.

Yes, it’s an FTP client and one of the best there is, in my opinion, but it’s also 100% capable of functioning as a local file browser and management tool.  Like most FTP clients it has the typical split-pane interface that everyone’s familiar with, both of which can be a local browser.

Now, I’m not trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes by crowing about Mac being so good at everything, etc – obviously any decent FTP client for Windows (FileZilla, CuteFTP, WS-FTP, SmartFTP) will be able to do the exact same thing.  If you’re a Windows user this article is a tip for you, too – it’s much easier than using multiple Finder (OS X) or Explorer (Windows) windows.

In Transmit it’s simply a case of clicking the "Switch to local browser" on the far right of the main Transmit window, as shown below – it’s the round button to the right of the word "WebDAV".

Switch to local browser button
Switch to local browser button