The footer in the ExpressionEngine control panel is accessible from all pages in the control panel and provides easy access to installation information and ways to get help using ExpressionEngine.
Click the version number in the footer to see a popover containing your current ExpressionEngine build information, as well as whether or not a new version of ExpressionEngine is available. You can tell whether or not a new version of ExpressionEngine is available at a glance. If the version number is green, you’re on the latest version. If the version number is yellow, there is an update available. If the version number is red, there is an important security update available.
On the right side of the footer, there are options to:
- Report a bug - If you find a glitch in ExpressionEngine, we want to hear about it! Clicking this link will send you to our bug tracker where you can submit a new bug.
- Submit a new support ticket - If you need to ask us a question about how to accomplish something in ExpressionEngine or if you’re otherwise having trouble and would like our help, this link will take you directly to the support portal. An EllisLab support subscription is required.
- Access this user guide - Need to reference a tag? Or wondering what a setting in the control panel does? This link will send you directly to the ExpressionEngine documentation.
At the bottom right of the footer is the licensing information for your install of ExpressionEngine, or an option to set a valid license key. The information provided here is helpful for easy reference to your own license records, and in case you need to contact the license holder and/or transfer the license.