Video Course Relationships with Playa

by Ryan Irelan


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The perfect companion to your Playa add-on, this video covers all of the basic information you need to know to get smart about creating relationships between entries in ExpressionEngine.

Sit back and watch as we enhance the Channel University website to include a course listing and a faculty directory. We will link courses and faculty together using related entries and the Playa add-on from Pixel & Tonic.

This 35 minute training video is a starter guide to using Playa.

What You’ll Learn

  • The basics of relationships between entries in ExpressionEngine.
  • The different Playa field types.
  • Installing Playa on ExpressionEngine 2.
  • How to create a Playa custom field.
  • Displaying related entries in your ExpressionEngine templates using both the Playa field tag pair and the Playa module tag pairs.
  • Creating a list of related entries outside of the Channel Entries tag pair.

Ryan Irelan

About Ryan Irelan

Ryan is the founder of Mijingo and former Vice President of Technology at Happy Cog where he helped manage web projects for some of the most prominent brands in the world. Ryan has authored numerous courses for people who build for the web. He's covered topics like Git, Craft CMS, website deployments, and more. Ryan also authored the first book on ExpressionEngine 2.

Relationships with Playa


What is the difficulty level?

This video is a beginner level introduction to using the Playa add-on to create relationships between entires. You should be experienced or at least familiar with building websites with ExpressionEngine (going through our Learning ExpressionEngine 2 series is a good start).

How long is the training video?

This video is 35 minutes of the best advice on relationships (in ExpressionEngine, that is).

Where do I get the code you use?

All of the code for this screencast is available on the Code Download page.

What if I have a suggestion?

I love feedback about my training materials. Please get in touch and let me know what you think.

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