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EllisLab Gives Closer Look at Grid

Back in June EllisLab lifted the curtain on Grid, a new field type that allows tabular data in a single field. Yes, this is what Pixel & Tonic’s Matrix does. The news of Grid was buried by the odd commentary in their blog post, but they’ve come back with more information.

Last week, EllisLab gave a closer look at Grid, including an example use (baseball player stats) and some code samples.

A Grid field can be configured with multiple columns, each capturing data with any of ExpressionEngine’s existing fieldtypes, including any Grid-compatible third-party fieldtypes. From there, each channel entry can have a dynamic number of rows in the Grid field to suit the needs of that particular entry.

Grid is currently part of the developer preview for EE 2.7 and distributed out to developers to test and adopt. I wrote this before but I expect to see 2.7 drop soon.

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes, EllisLab, ExpressionEngine 2

New Add-on: Playa Links

The Outfit, an agency based in Massachusetts, released last week a new add-on called Playa Links. By the name you can already see that it works with the Playa add-on by Pixel & Tonic.

We’ve created a companion fieldtype to Playa to make things easier for our clients, and we’d like to share it with the community. Playa Links is a fieldtype which will display links to all entries currently associated using your Playa fields. This is a read-only fieldtype, meant to assist your end users in more easily navigating ExpressionEngine’s Control Panel.

The add-on is free and currently available on Github.

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes

New Add-on: Babeltext

Babeltext is a field type that gives you the ability to configure content in multiple languages in a single field. So, you could have a single description field and just quickly enter the content in multiple languages right in the one field.

To output the content you use the “language” parameter with the field name tag to specify which language to output.

Pretty cool stuff.

Posted on Jun 05, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes

New Add-on: Select2 for ExpressionEngine

Select2 for ExpressionEngine is a user-friendly select box fieldtype (single or multi-select) with support for plain text options or SQL query and allows you to search in the option list.

This is an implementation of the Select2 jQuery plugin. It’s labeled as a “pre-release” and costs $12.50 at Devot:ee.

Learn more about Select2 for ExpressionEngine.

Posted on Jun 05, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes

EE 2.6 will include improved relationship field

I have a lot more to say about this (but can’t because 2.6 isn’t out yet) so stayed tuned for that. For right now, however, I just want link over to the EllisLab site and their announcement of the updated Relationships field type.

The new Relationships field type allows multiple relationships (yes, just like Pixel & Tonic’s Playa) and new template code syntax to make that possible.

Read the official EllisLab. I’ll have my own take soon.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes, EllisLab, ExpressionEngine 2

50% off Content Elements

KREA is having a sale on its Content Elements add-on. The sale only goes until tomorrow (Monday), so if you’re interested in Content Elements don’t procrastinate. It’s only $27.50.

What’s Content Elements?

Content Elements is a fieldtype for ExpressionEngine that will give your clients and editors a freedom to create content structure directly on the publish page. You will no longer need to create individual channels to accomodate different field groups. Instead, you will allow your clients and editors to choose what data fields and what order to use —all in one channel and using a single field type.

Visit Content Elements on Devot-ee.

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes

Managing DOB Field In EE

John Henry Donovan wrote up a tutorial with two different solutions for managing date of birth fields in ExpressionEngine. The default date field type also includes in the time and John Henry doesn’t want that included. So he did something about it.

Both solutions involve creating a dummy field that our user will see and then passing anything from that field into our hidden correct date of birth field for our entry. Both solutions also require JavaScript to do the work for us.

Read the entire tutorial on John Henry’s site.

Photo Frame Fieldtype Sneak Peak

The folks over at Objective HTML have released a sneak peak video of their upcoming Photo Frame fieldtype. This powerful add-on allows for in-browser image cropping, all from within the publish page. It provides a streamlined photo upload experience, and looks like a great alternative to the native File field. This add-on is clearly focused on getting your clients uploading and editing images fast.

Take a look at the preview video they put together.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 by Kyle Cotter

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes

New Add-on: Editor by DevDemon

Yesterday, DevDemon announced Editor, a WYSIWYG editor for ExpressionEngine.

DevDemon’s Editor for ExpressionEngine uses Redactor to deliver a clean, light and overall amazing experience to all of your text fields. Editor works as a WYSIWYG for default fields, matrix fields, Low Variables and category descriptions. Upload Images and Files to your content with jQuery ease.

Editor costs $15 per site license or $150 for an unlimited developer license.

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes

New Add-on: moreEvents

The folks at UK shop moresoda released a new event management add-on today called moreEvents. Chris Imrie sent me an email with information about the add-on:

It’s a complete event management module for EE that lets you sell tickets and manage events through your website. It includes built in payment processing, attendee information capture, earlybird pricing, member group pricing and more.

The add-on also uses regular ol’ EE templates and extends the ExpressionEngine Channel Entries tag pair. Chris sent me a copy of the add-on to play around with and when I do I’ll share more thoughts here.

Also, be sure to read the payment gateway requirements before installing.

The moreEvents add-on is available from Devot:ee for $65.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Extensions, EE Fieldtypes, EE Modules

BucketList Now Free

Stephen Lewis made two announcements yesterday (optimized into one, single blog post. Clever.): his EE1 add-ons have reached the end of life (no longer supported or updated) and–related to that–his killer add-on BucketList is now free.

We all owe Stephen a beer at his earliest convenience for putting BucketList out there for free. If you’re not near his favorite pub, maybe just pick up one of his add-ons as a way of saying thanks?

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes

New Add-on: Better Pages

Booyant (makers of NavEE) released a new add-on today: Better Pages.

Better Pages is an ExpressionEngine fieldtype designed to make using the Pages module significantly more end-user friendly.

Well, okay. What can it do?

Better Pages is a field type that allows you to narrow down which templates apply to the channel to which you’re posting. And, in addition to that, you can assign a thumbnail to the template, so your users can select a template by look instead of just name. Very clever!

Booyant is running a “ramp-up pricing” special. The price for Better Pages starts at $1 today (May 16th 2011) and increased by one dollar each day until the end of the month. The final price of Better Pages will be $15.

Watch the video they put together to learn more about how Better Pages works.


Posted on May 16, 2011 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes, ExpressionEngine 2

Video Player 2 Adds Video Search, Matrix Support, and HTML5 Video

Video Player 2 Search

Video Player 2 for ExpressionEngine 2 packs some pretty nice new features making is a snap to add videos to your entries. The latest version adds matrix support and a pretty cool new video search functionality, which searches several video sites for clips to add. You can also supply a video URL of your own.

The new version provides HTML5 video compatibility too:

The new version of Video Player now supports HTML 5 with compatible players, and makes your videos accessible from an iPhone or an iPad. You do not have any thing to do to benefit from this improvement, your existing videos will be automatically updated. HTML5 video playback from an iPhone or an iPad is currently supported by YouTube and Vimeo.

Video Player 2 costs $39 and is available at Devot:ee .

Posted on Feb 08, 2011 by Brian Warren

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes

Pixel & Tonic Releases Playa 4


Not even ten months after releasing Playa 3, Pixel & Tonic announced Playa 4 with a host updates.

Playa 4 now uses the Translucent UI, a look and feel that garnered much praise when Pixel & Tonic debuted it in Matrix 2.

Under the hood there are plenty changes too, with updated converters to help transition to Playa, loads of new template tags, and, notably, the dropping of EE1 compatibility. If you’re still BFF’s with EE1 and can’t stand the thought of not buying Playa for it, not to worry: For the time being Playa 3 will be bundled with Playa 4.

Playa 4 looks downright fantastic. Check it out at Pixel & Tonic, or Devot:ee.

Posted on Feb 03, 2011 by Brian Warren

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes

Channel Images 3.0

Over the weekend, DevDemon released the latest version of their Channel Images fieldtype and I have to say we here are pretty impressed with it.

Channel Images takes image management in ExpressionEngine to an entirely new level. Somehow it makes the task of uploading and working with your images both simpler, yet more powerful. I’ll try to sum up what I mean:

If you just need to upload one image with a channel entry and that’s pretty much it, well, you can get by just fine without Channel Images. However, if you’ve ever wanted to have an image gallery with an entry, or just want to upload several images, add a caption to each and move them around a bit, then Channel Images definitely deserves a look, because it makes these kinds of things a piece of cake.


If you already know what I’m talking about because you’ve used Channel Images for awhile, then you might be interested in knowing what is new with 3.0:

  • Re-use of Previously Stored Images
  • Reprocess Previously Uploaded Images
  • Watermark Your Images with Text Or Images
  • Adaptive Cropping
  • Simplified Setup
  • New Streamlined Design
  • New Static Template Tag
  • Image Pagination
  • Improved Upload UI
  • Improved Memory Management
  • Improved Resize Quality
  • Original Upload Storage Choice

Channel Images is a $45 add-on, works with both EE 1.7 and 2.x, and is available at DevDemon’s own site or Devot:ee.

DevDemon: Channel Images
Channel Images on Devot:ee

Posted on Nov 30, 2010 by Brian Warren

Filed Under: EE Add-ons, EE Fieldtypes