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REElocate

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Exp:resso

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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher

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  • jQuery for the Control Panel

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ExpressionEngine stores your website URL and Server Path in a ridiculous number of places. REElocate helps you update these in one simple step.

Often when you are developing an EE site, you will have it running on a test URL or test server, while your client edits content, tests features etc.

When you move to the production location, you find out that ExpressionEngine stores your sites URL in hundreds of places, as well as the server path (document root). OK, maybe that is a slight exaggeration, but on average REElocate finds over 30 settings which need updating. Worse, these are spread between many different configuration pages all over the place - from regular settings, channel settings, upload settings etc… the list goes on.

Why ExpressionEngine can’t just store all these as relative URLs by default, giving users one simple place to update their base_url is beyond us. But never fear, dear EE-lovers, because REElocate is here to quickly update your site’s URL in one clean sweep*

* some extensions follow the EE trend, and also store your website URL and server path again (e.g. Channel Images). REElocate doesn’t yet look through the settings of these plugins, but this may be added as a feature in future (every plugin would need separate detection, so it would be much nicer if these plugins just started using relative paths!)

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This entry was created September 23, 2010, 11:31 am.
This entry was last updated September 26, 2012, 1:55 am.

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18 Reviews:

Cygnus 02.26.14

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+1 for Sam Sullivan’s request : change Low Variables template path too :-)

Sam Sullivan 10.01.13

Sam Sullivan
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Great add-on! one cheeky feature request: change Low Variables template path too :-)

jumpfrog 09.18.13

jumpfrog
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As always awesome work from Exp:resso

seeingis 09.08.13

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Worked Great .... very happy.

Lise Holliker Dykes 07.10.13

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Fantastic time-saver!

vincej 03.26.13

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What it does, it does well. However, I found that it does nto catch every singke paths and URL’s. I had to manually update two: file upload preferences and the path to the theme’s folder inside general admin.

shanecavaliere 11.23.12

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Worked perfectly for me. I started developing a site remotely, then decided to switch to local development - this add-on made changing URLs and paths insanely easy.

Kenny Fraser 11.19.12

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Yep, it just works - nice time-saver.

Magnus 10.09.12

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I want to give 6 stars! How do I do that?
Updated my local copy in under 2 minutes (including installation!). So very good!

Hilversum 06.27.12

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Absolutely a must-have (ee, are you listening?) Our data center melted down, but this allowed me to move our site to an amazon cloud in a few clicks. Hero status is always welcome - thanks!

tyaskp 06.05.12

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Thanks for save my day. brilliant solution to change all the path with a little effort.

Kristen Grote 04.17.12

Kristen Grote
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Am I allowed to marry an add-on? If so, I choo-choo-choose REElocate.

ByteMyPixel 02.13.12

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I’m so glad to have found this.  Thank you thank you thank you!  Saves so much time and frustration, this is a must have!  Works like a charm :)

Meta Creative 10.03.11

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This is one of those plugins that is a must for anyone developing on more than one server. Whether moving your site from a local environment to remote server or changing hosts this will save you lots of time and potential hassle. Thank you Exp:resso. A cool 5 stars.

Thomas Boelskifte 06.25.11

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This is SUCH a huge help!

It just saved me at least an hour.  I’m moving my site to MAMP locally, to test updating to EE 2.2 there first, and I never realized how many places you had to update these settings!

It also shows me why I’ve had trouble in the past when moving sites. Thank You SO much!

ejaeDesign 06.01.11

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This effectively replaces my Excel sheet listing all the places I had to remember.

With about a half-dozen migrations in, no problems whatsoever. Highly recommended to save time & frustration.

Exp:resso 01.09.11

Exp:resso
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Well I realise reviews are a silly place to be trying to provide end user support, but I would like to point out that this most certainly is an EE2 add-on, and won’t even work with EE1. So please ignore crnaovca’s comment. Cheers

masterexmachina 01.06.11

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So, here it says that it is ee2 addon, but it is not … at least not version that can be downloaded …