PutYourLightsOn - Ben Croker

3rd Party (Free)

3 downloads (last 90 days)

Download v1.7.4

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Developer is an accessory that allows EE site developers to quickly access the most essential sections of the control panel during site setup.

There is a lot of jumping around the control panel when setting up an EE site (channels, custom fields, categories, etc.) and this can often slow down your development process. The idea behind Developer is to provide you with a single tab that allows you to access all of these sections much quicker than usual.

How It Works

Developer automatically adds a tab to the end of the main navigation of the control panel for super admins. It allows you to quickly access your templates, snippets, global variables, custom fields, channels, categories, member groups, upload destinations, modules, extensions, accessories, fieldtypes, plugins, admin links, tools and general configuration.

Latest Updates (full changelog)

  • Added snippets to menu (v1.7)
  • Added modules, extensions, accessories and fieldtypes to menu (v1.6)
  • Added extra submenu to make dropdowns more compact (v1.5)

Download Developer

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
2.2.0+ Download 1.7.4 Oct 2, 2015

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This entry was created June 9, 2011, 10:58 am.
This entry was last updated July 14, 2018, 11:27 am.

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12 Reviews:

Versa Studio 01.23.14

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Invaluable addition to EE2. Arranges the most commonly used bits in to one sweet menu. I use for every install.

Brett Burwell 02.28.13

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This is such a super useful add-on. It’s in my base install. And I love the recent update that added nested dropdowns.

Simple_HQ 01.07.13

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Easy to install and very handy!

Todd D. 08.29.12

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Jamie Blacker 03.23.12

Jamie Blacker
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I’ve been using this add on for about a month now, I rarely even click on the other tabs - insanely useful!  Great job!

davidbehan 03.03.12

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Handy little addon. Does help with getting around EE much more efficiently. Thumbs up.

Adam Khan 02.07.12

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Trying to train myself to use this bit of helpful obviousness. Nice.

Andy Harris 01.30.12

Andy Harris
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Excellent add-on, now part of our default install. A must-have!

Tony Geer 10.25.11

Tony Geer
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I used to have three custom tabs added in the navigation area for Channels, Custom Fields and Templates, this great little addon has replaced all three and has some great shortcuts. Nice job!

Boyink 06.21.11

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Handy.  I’d like to see “add” options under each item – so I can use the menu for both editing existing and adding new channels/field groups etc.

Jérôme Coupé 06.20.11

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Now standard with any installation. Simple / Effective / Less looking & clicking around. A high added-value Accessory.

ghd_ 06.09.11

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Simple and useful!

A great little add-on to eliminate that, “Er, now which drop-down is that under again…......?” feeling.