Advanced ExpressionEngine 2

$$499 |6 classes |November 3–19 |Mon & Wed |7–9pm ET
Advanced ExpressionEngine 2

ExpressionEngine 2 for Beginners

$$499 |6 classes |September 8–24 |Mon & Wed |7–9pm ET
ExpressionEngine 2 for Beginners

Introduction to ExpressionEngine 2

Free |1 hour |September 3 |Wed |2pm–3pm EST
Introduction to ExpressionEngine 2

1-on-1 Live Support & Training Sessions

$Call |Hourly |TBD |Mon - Fri |Call to Schedule
1-on-1 Live Support & Training Sessions

Take Your ExpressionEngine Skills to the Next Level

Build sophisticated, complex sites using some of the best techniques & add-ons available today

Ready to build sophisticated, best-practice, high-five inducing ExpressionEngine sites? Then join us for our Advanced EE 2 course. Geared towards professionals and DIYers already familiar with the basics of EE, this course will tackle a series of advanced techniques & tactics, liberally sprinkled with with our famous “industry-strength” approaches & solutions.

Our aim is to give you an advanced skillset to build even more sophisticated EE sites, with real-world examples and clear, step-by-step explanations.

Advanced Curriculum

Our Industrial Strength Curriculum

Either as a follow-up for our Beginners course or as a standalone class, this intermediate to advanced level sessions will cover:
  • NEW: working with Stash & complete Git workflow
  • NEW: eCommerce options for EE including BrilliantRetail
  • Advanced optimization with CE Cache & Template Morsels
  • Optimal server setup & performance tweaks
  • Sophisticated Playa & Matrix implementations
  • Creating a multi-level calendar and event management functionality
  • Adding advanced jQuery effects
  • Multi-domain server / load optimization
  • Building a filterable Google Map application
  • Adding and theming Forums
  • Implementing Multi-site Manager setup
  • Advanced conditionals and embedded templates techniques
  • And more!

Back by popular demand, we’ll also be covering eCommerce options for EE, from PayPal to BrillantRetail to Magento.

Advanced Curriculum

About the Classes

Our classes offer unique learning opportunities that go beyond books or pre-recorded screencasts:
  • Twice-a-week live e-Learning classes
  • Live Q&A sessions: ask questions on the spot and receive immediate answers
  • Reliable GotoTraining live streaming
  • Wealth of tips and techniques from an EE Pro Network veteran
  • Small, personal, friendly, and collaborative class setting
  • Downloadable videos of recorded sessions for unlimited reviews

As a live class, spirited Q&A sessions happen frequently.

Advanced Curriculum

Jae is extremely knowledgeable and very generous with sharing real-life industry tips and his best of practice techniques. I really benefited from being able to ask Jae a direct question and have him patiently help me through my learning process. Overall, with the time and money I saved by getting up to speed with ExpressionEngine quickly, these courses proved to give me a great return on my investment.

—Chris

Learn from a Veteran Pro Network Member & Official Community Partner

All Creat//ee classes are taught by Jae Barclay of Creat-ee & ejaeDesign LLC., a 7-year veteran of ExpressionEngine.

Jae has been a member of the highly selective Pro Network for the past 7 years. He found Creat-ee.com, recently selected as an Official Community Partner of ExpressionEngine.

Jae is also a 14 year+ veteran in interactive design, building some of the largest sites in the world for Fortune 500 companies as well as for small business, startups, and non-profit organizations. Jae also proudly served as a full-time professor in graphic and interactive design at Alfred University in beautiful Upstate New York.

Also checkout the Tutorial section for free ExpressionEngine webinars.

Beginner Instructor

This is clearly the best training investment I have ever made! I have employed other training programs from books to screencasts, but Creat-ee's training program is the best by a mile. Not only do you learn the essentials, but Jae incorporates techniques that would take months/years to uncover on your own. He created true "aha" moments with Expression Engine 2.0 training.

—Don

Special Promotions

Now all registered students will receive the following:
  • New! from Metasushi
    • Receive a free fully licensed ProForm Form Builder (up to $65 value)
  • New! any single add-on from Low
    • Choose any single EE add-on from GoToLow.com (up to $43 value)
  • Wyvern from BoldMinded
    • Receive a free fully licensed Wyvern WYSIWYG fieldtype add-on ($25 value)
  • DataGrab from BrandNewBox
    • Receive a free non-commercial DataGrab data import add-on
  • Safe Harbor from EEHarbor
    • 50% off standalone version of Safe Harbor EE site backup add-on ($20 value)
  • Any add-ons from intoEEtive
    • Purchase any 1 add-on and receive 50% off retail price

A big thanks to Andrew at BrandNewBox, Tom at EEHarbor, Yuri at intoEEtive, Brian at BoldMinded, Low at GoToLow, Justin at ObjectiveHTML, and our latest sponsor Isaac at Metasushi for sponsoring the promotions!

The Reviews are In!

Here are what our past attendees and students had to say

We are ever so grateful for these kind words from our alums, who come from as far as the UK, France, Netherlands, Australia, and Hong Kong. Thank you very much!

Advanced Testimonials

Great class, once again. I really enjoyed, and importantly, learned a great deal more that I will be putting to the test in the coming weeks. It was extremely informative for me and thanks so much for the videos, I constantly refer back to them for support.

—Don

Jae is extremely knowledgeable and very generous with sharing real-life industry tips and his best of practice techniques. I really benefited from being able to ask Jae a direct question and have him patiently help me through my learning process. Overall, with the time and money I saved by getting up to speed with ExpressionEngine quickly, these courses proved to give me a great return on my investment.

—Chris

Great job on the class tonight. I almost feel like I got my money's worth from this session alone with the knowledge I will take into future projects! 

—Jeff

From Install to Launch in Just Three Short Weeks

Learn to build professional ExpressionEngine sites quickly & professionally

Learn ExpressionEngine, one of the most robust and powerful CMS available today. We’ll take you from installation, building templates, and setting up custom fields to more advanced techniques including using dynamic entries relationships, setting up powerful workflow and SEO foundation, and integrating jQuery applications and social media plug-ins.

After the intensive 3-week course, you’ll have the know-how and confidence to create a fully dynamic website “from install to launch”.

At 2 hours x 6 sessions, the entire course weighs at full 12 hours of professional ExpressionEngine instruction.

Beginner Curriculum

Our Comprehensive Curriculum

Here are some of the topics covered during the class:
  • Class requirements and helpful tools
  • Required skill sets in building EE sites
  • XHTML vs. CSS vs. EE
  • Advantages of EE sites and case studies
  • How to install EE and server setup
  • Understanding EE control panel
  • Understanding EE templates
  • Recommended setup for channels, categories, fields, and more
  • Managing images, videos, audios, and other files 
  • How to setup optimal template structures
  • Basic and advanced EE tags
  • Optimal CSS/XHTML to EE templates conversion workflow
  • Using embedded templates and passing variables
  • Building contact, search, RSS feeds, mailing list, and other functionalities
  • Essential EE add-ons
  • Using .htaccess and SEO setup
  • Working with jQuery and EE entries
  • Next steps and resources

Each session is jam-packed with detailed demos and practical real-world tips.

Beginner Curriculum

About the Classes

Our classes offer unique learning opportunities that go beyond books or pre-recorded screencasts:
  • Twice-a-week live e-Learning classes
  • Live Q&A sessions: ask questions on the spot and receive immediate answers
  • Reliable GotoTraining live streaming
  • Wealth of tips and techniques from an EE Pro Network veteran
  • Small, personal, friendly, and collaborative class setting
  • Downloadable videos of recorded sessions for unlimited reviews

 

Each student will work with a pre-installed “Sandbox” ExpressionEngine setup to practice & review each lesson.

Beginner Curriculum

You couldn’t ask for more as a turbo-driven boost to reaching a professional level in Expression Engine. I was left reeling but the class recordings are great revision material and will keep me going for months to come. It was a lovely surprise that the Webinars were so warm and supportive. The best value course I’ve ever taken – lots of work but totally enjoyable. Looking forward to another Creat-ee class. Thanks again - see you in the follow-up/next level class!

—Meredith

Learn from a Veteran Pro Network Member & Official Community Partner

All Creat//ee classes are taught by Jae Barclay of Creat-ee & ejaeDesign LLC., a 7-year veteran of ExpressionEngine.

Jae has been a member of the highly selective Pro Network for the past 7 years. He found Creat-ee.com, recently selected as an Official Community Partner of ExpressionEngine.

Jae is also a 14 year+ veteran in interactive design, building some of the largest sites in the world for Fortune 500 companies as well as for small business, startups, and non-profit organizations. Jae also proudly served as a full-time professor in graphic and interactive design at Alfred University in beautiful Upstate New York.

Also checkout the Tutorial section for free ExpressionEngine webinars.

Beginner Instructor

This is clearly the best training investment I have ever made! I have employed other training programs from books to screencasts, but Creat-ee's training program is the best by a mile. Not only do you learn the essentials, but Jae incorporates techniques that would take months/years to uncover on your own. He created true "aha" moments with Expression Engine 2.0 training.

—Don

Special Promotions

Now all registered students will receive the following:
  • Wyvern from BoldMinded
    • A full license of the Wyvern WYSIWYG fieldtype add-on ($25 value)
  • DataGrab from BrandNewBox
    • A free non-commercial license of DataGrab data import add-on
  • Safe Harbor from EEHarbor
    • 50% off standalone version of Safe Harbor EE site backup add-on ($20 value)
  • Any add-ons from intoEEtive
    • Purchase any 1 add-on and receive 50% off retail price

A big thanks to Andrew at BrandNewBox, Tom at EEHarbor, Yuri at intoEEtive, and our latest sponsor Brian at BoldMinded for sponsoring the promotions!

Beginner Promotions

You couldn’t ask for more as a turbo-driven boost to reaching a professional level in Expression Engine. I was left reeling but the class recordings are great revision material and will keep me going for months to come. It was a lovely surprise that the Webinars were so warm and supportive. The best value course I’ve ever taken – lots of work but totally enjoyable. Looking forward to another Creat-ee class. Thanks again - see you in the follow-up/next level class!

—Meredith

The Reviews are In!

Here are what our past attendees and students had to say

We are ever so grateful for these kind words from our alums, who come from as far as the UK, France, Netherlands, Australia, and Hong Kong. Thank you very much!

Missed a class? Catch up with our fully recorded video of each session.

Beginner Testimonials

Great class, once again. I really enjoyed, and importantly, learned a great deal more that I will be putting to the test in the coming weeks. It was extremely informative for me and thanks so much for the videos, I constantly refer back to them for support.

—Don

Jae is extremely knowledgeable and very generous with sharing real-life industry tips and his best of practice techniques. I really benefited from being able to ask Jae a direct question and have him patiently help me through my learning process. Overall, with the time and money I saved by getting up to speed with ExpressionEngine quickly, these courses proved to give me a great return on my investment.

—Chris

Great job on the class tonight. I almost feel like I got my money's worth from this session alone with the knowledge I will take into future projects! 

—Jeff

Curious about ExpressionEngine?

You've come to the right place. Join our free, fun, and informative webinar and learn all about this great CMS.

Streamed live via GotoTraining service, our Introduction webinar is geared towards those who are just getting to know EE, whether you’re evaluating it for your agency, company, or organization.

Have a specific question? Ask anytime during the webinar to get immediate, honest, and real-world answers and recommendations.

Introduction Curriculum

Your Questions Answered Live

During this 60 minute webinar, we'll cover the following topics, punctuated by actual live example & reference sites:
  • Why ExpressionEngine 2.0?
  • Tour of the control panel
  • Adding, editing, and managing content
  • Template and tag systems
  • Special effects & functionality examples
  • Hosting and maintenance options
  • and more

Please note that presentation slides nor video of the session will not be available.

Introduction Curriculum

About the New ExpressionEngine 2

ExpressionEngine 2.x features many new advantages over its previous branch (1.6.x) as well as other competitors, including the following:
  • New base code, written on the CodeIgniter PHP framework
  • New jQuery-native interface with mobile support
  • New file manager and image library
  • New template debugging tools and improvements in its highly praised template engine
  • New customizable publish & edit form layouts and field types
  • New full-screen write mode with customizable UI

ExpressionEngine 2.x features many new advantages over its previous branch (1.6.x) as well as other competitors, including the following:

Introduction Curriculum

The webinar really does give you a basic look into EE and what you can do with it. I thought it was informative and I even got some cool sites to visit to learn even more.

—Shani

Learn from a Veteran Pro Network Member & Official Community Partner

All Creat//ee classes are taught by Jae Barclay of Creat-ee & ejaeDesign LLC., a 7-year veteran of ExpressionEngine.

Jae has been a member of the highly selective Pro Network for the past 7 years. He found Creat-ee.com, recently selected as an Official Community Partner of ExpressionEngine.

Jae is also a 14 year+ veteran in interactive design, building some of the largest sites in the world for Fortune 500 companies as well as for small business, startups, and non-profit organizations. Jae also proudly served as a full-time professor in graphic and interactive design at Alfred University in beautiful Upstate New York.

Also checkout the Tutorial section for free ExpressionEngine webinars.

Instructor

I really enjoyed the training sessions. Thank you much for troubleshooting all the issues, and explaining everything so thoroughly!

—Mike

The Reviews are In!

Here are what our past attendees had to say

We are ever so grateful for these kind words from our alums, who come from as far as the UK, France, Netherlands, Australia, and Hong Kong. Thank you very much!

This webinar is usually held every month, so check for the next scheduled date.

Introduction Testimonials

Thanks very much for providing the free webinar introducing Expression Engine. I've been looking into CMS's and PHP frameworks and was pretty intimidated by the variety of functions. Seeing EE in use (especially the ability to design template files in house and the management of multiple authors) makes me very interested in the system. I'm definitely proposing to my boss that we add EE to our workflow!

—Jonathan

Thank you so much for taking the time to show me a little about EE today.  I thought you kept things very simple and easy to understand which made it very easy for a beginner like me.

Also, your designs are absolutely gorgeous.  Great job on all of them.

—Rob

This introduction to ExpressionEngine was just what I needed to help calm the fears of learning something outside the realm of my skill set.

—Eric

I just attended your webinar about ExpressionEngine. Very informative webinar. I haven’t used EE before so everything is very new to me. Thank you!

—Lindgren

Live, Instant, Professional Help on Demand

Stuck on a problem? Need to find solutions & recommendations?

Our 1-on-1 live sessions are designed specifically with you in mind. Conducted via live streaming service, these hourly sessions will get right down to the challenges at hand and provide direct solutions to get you over the hurdle and beyond.

The sessions are available from Monday through Friday.

1-on-1 Curriculum

Customized to Your Specific Projects

The sessions can cover from the basic foundational questions to the most complex implementations.

Among the wide variety of problems that have been solved in the past, some included troubleshooting multi-site manager, adding an ecommerce mini-site, implementing advanced site optimization add-ons, and SEO improvement techniques.

You’ll receive a fully recorded video of the session to review at any time.

1-on-1 Curriculum

Register Only What You Need

Purchase as few as a single hour, to a block of 5 or more

Unlike a traditional maintenance engagement, 1-on-1 sessions can be registered for as few or as many hours as you need. If any of the pre-purchased hours aren’t used, we’ll also refund the remaining amount no questions asked.

Before or after purchasing the 1-hour block (or two), email us to choose the time slot that works for your schedule.

1-on-1 Curriculum

It was a great exprience and I learned a lot of new things. Thanks for the recorded video, I’ve just downloaded it. I’ll be sure to come back for one of your lessons!

—Barbara

Learn from a Veteran Pro Network Member & Official Community Partner

All Creat//ee classes are taught by Jae Barclay of Creat-ee & ejaeDesign LLC., a 7-year veteran of ExpressionEngine.

Jae has been a member of the highly selective Pro Network for the past 7 years. He found Creat-ee.com, recently selected as an Official Community Partner of ExpressionEngine.

Jae is also a 14 year+ veteran in interactive design, building some of the largest sites in the world for Fortune 500 companies as well as for small business, startups, and non-profit organizations. Jae also proudly served as a full-time professor in graphic and interactive design at Alfred University in beautiful Upstate New York.

Also checkout the Tutorial section for free ExpressionEngine webinars.

Instructor

I really enjoyed the training sessions. Thank you much for troubleshooting all the issues, and explaining everything so thoroughly!

—Mike

Reviews are In!

Here are what some of our clients had to say

Here’s what previous clients have said about their 1-on-1 sessions.

1-on-1 Testimonials

It was a great exprience and I learned a lot of new things. Thanks for the recorded video, I’ve just downloaded it. I’ll be sure to come back for one of your lessons!

—Barbara

I really enjoyed the training sessions. Thank you much for troubleshooting all the issues, and explaining everything so thoroughly!

—Mike

I really enjoyed last evenings training session. Thank you so much for all your help! I will keep in touch and hopefully “see” you in the classroom later this year!

—Kristin