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Summary

This graphic illustrates the pieces of ExpressionEngine and how they fit together.

ExpressionEngine Overview
  • The Control Panel is your main interface to ExpressionEngine. It's where you publish and edit content, and manage your site.
  • A Weblog consists of your entries, comments, preferences, and other related "data." It is simply information.
  • A Template represents a single page of your site. It is similar to an HTML file.
  • ExpressionEngine Tags permit you to show data from a Weblog, or other Modules and Plugins, in your Templates.
  • A Template Group contains a collection of Templates. It is a container similar to a folder.

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