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3rd Party (Free)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x


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


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



This extension will display your custom field {short_name} after the field label in the publish/edit form.

if you’re tired of hopping back and forth to your “edit custom field names” page and then clicking through to the field group to look up a custom field name when you’re generating your templates, this will make your life a little easier. Once installed, If you visit your publish/edit pages, your custom field short names will be visible after the field label.

Caveat: It’s not limited to any specific user group or level, anyone that has access to your publish/edit forms on the control panel will see this, which may cause confusion with any non-developers publishing on your site.

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Hooks Used

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  1. publish_form_field_query

This entry was created February 24, 2009, 1:20 pm.
This entry was last updated November 29, 2009, 7:26 pm.

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2 Reviews:

Christy Collins 09.15.10

Christy Collins
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This little extension is indispensable on any site that a team of developers is working on. It’s pretty darn useful for solos too.

Chad Crowell 09.09.09

Chad Crowell
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One of the most simple, yet useful enhancements to the CP there is.