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Essential Expression Engine addons (part deux) - 23.04.10

Since my last post on Expression Engine addons I’ve found a few more I thought I’d share with you.

The marvellous Fieldframe really does work brilliantly to give you access to loads of fieldtypes you didn’t have before. In particular, I use it in conjunction with “Ngen file field“http://www.ngenworks.com/software/ee/ngen-file-field/ which is now a replacement for Mark Huot’s file field.

I’ve experimented with Structure and while I still don’t use it on every project, it can be helpful to give the client a more friendly interface.

The lovely folks at Solspace produce so many fine add ons that I don’t have time to list them here. They’re friendly and responsive too, and I have no hesitation in recommending them. A particularly useful module from them is Super Search. It’s search how it should be done all along, with the ability to order by relevance, the ability to search one site from another with the Multiple Site Manager – I’ve used it for both of these things, and it works great. It’s good for an advanced search setup too.

Brandon Kelly’s Gypsy is a useful module too. If you’ve ever created different weblog fields for each of your weblogs just because they had only slightly different requirements, you’ll know how time consuming it can be. Gypsy lets you use the same field in more than one weblog, freeing you from “all or nothing” fieldgroups.

I could go on, but I won’t… My only other useful link (perhaps more useful than all the others) is the peerless Devot-ee. It’s the most complete resource on Expression Engine add-ons (much more up to date than ExpressionEngine.com’s addon library), and it’s where I go to search for an add-on to do a particular job (more often than not, I’ll find what I’m looking for). Bookmark it, explore it, love it.


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