ExpressionEngine® 3 User Guide

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Getting the Most Out of ExpressionEngine

Get Familiar with the User Guide

ExpressionEngine is very well-documented. Explore the User Guide to get familiar with the software.

The User Guide Home will guide you to all major parts of the documentation, including application setup, using ExpressionEngine, technical reference guides, and add-on development.

Get Involved in the Community

We can’t stress enough the importance of the EllisLab Community. We have one of the best user communities on the Internet (we think _the_ best), and you’ll find people who can help you with just about anything in a variety of places.


You might want to get started by hanging out in ExpressionEngine Forums. Go ahead and explore the Forums and get involved. Teaching and helping others troubleshoot can be one of the best ways to boost your own ExpressionEngine skills.


Looking for real-time chat with fellow ExpressionEngine users? Look no further than the free Slack Team. Whatever part of the world you live in, a fellow ExpressionEngine enthusiast is also online. As with the forums, helping and conversing here can strengthen your web development skills and introduce you to techniques that you may not have thought of.

Social Media

On Twitter, you can reach us @ellislab and the broad community of users with the #eecms hashtag. A lot of ExpressionEngine-related news and tips are shared via #eecms, so add it to your watch list. For example the Tweetdeck and Tweetbot apps can track that hashtag for you.


Fully independent, EE-Hub is what it says on the tin. Stay abreast of what’s happening with curated news from across the entire ExpressionEngine community.

Additional Training

ExpressionEngine is a super flexible platform that allows a designer or developer to customize the CMS to a great degree. Just like there are no two people who write HTML, CSS, or JavaScript the same way, no two people build with ExpressionEngine 100% identically. There are some great resources you can find for additional training; pick the one that suits your style and dive in!

Go forth and conquer!