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Referencing Custom Field Names

On Twitter, Emily Heath noted:

It would be a real win if I remembered the name I’d given the new #eecms custom field after navigating away from the form though.

Emily, take a look at the great Template Variables accessory, which allows you to see all of your custom fields, snippets and global variables (with click and copy). Or you might want to try Simple Custom Feelds (but I haven’t used it before).

Posted on Jun 13, 2011 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Development Tools, EE Add-ons, EE Insider Tips

Garrett Winder13:02 on 06.13.2011

Something else that would help is using strict naming conventions like cf_channel_customfield, etc.

Chad Crowell17:04 on 06.13.2011

Note that in larger sites, the Template Variables add-on can add significant page load time in the CP. We were dealing with a client with CP speed complaints and disabling all accessories, especially this one, made it appreciably faster.