Derek Hogue - Amphibian Design

3rd Party (Free)

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GNU General Public License v3

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Add-On Type(s)



Deviant allows you to control, globally or on a per-channel basis, where authors land after publishing, updating or deleting entries in the EE control panel. An essential extension for every EE install.

For each channel/weblog you have several redirect location options for both new entries and updated entries:

  • Default Preview - EE’s built-in success screen with field data regurgitated line-by-line
  • Publish Form - a new entry screen for the same channel you just published to
  • Edit Entry - keep editing the entry you just published or updated
  • Manage Entries - the Edit Entries screen, filtered to display the entries you were last viewing there
  • Pages module - if the Pages module is installed, you can choose to redirect to the main Pages module screen
  • Structure module - if the Structure module is installed, you can choose to redirect to the main Structure module screen
  • Zenbu module - if the Zenbu module is installed, you can choose to redirect to the Zenbu entries list

You also have the option to choose, per-site, where users land after deleting entries from the Edit Entries screen (e.g., Structure, Zenbu, etc).

In all cases you will see a standard EE “success” notification for the new entry or update.

You have the option, via the Extension Settings screen, to set all channels (present and future) in the current site to use the same redirect location, or to set each channel’s redirect location individually.

Deviant is fully-compatible with SAEFs and MSM sites, and requires ExpressionEngine 2.1 or later (EE2 version), or ExpressionEngine 1.6+ (EE1 version).

Download Deviant

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0.1 May 19, 2011
2.2.0+ Download 1.0.6 Feb 3, 2012

Hooks Used

If the add-on is an extension, and ties into ExpressionEngine's core files, it will use ExpressionEngine hooks. We are listing any hooks the add-on uses for developers to have an easier time locating other add-ons that they can reference for their own work.

  1. entry_submission_redirect
  2. submit_new_entry_redirect
  3. weblog_standalone_insert_entry
  4. show_full_control_panel_end

This entry was created October 25, 2010, 1:08 pm.
This entry was last updated December 3, 2014, 10:19 am.

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3 Reviews:

Portnull 12.29.11

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don’t want to say it too often… but this should totally be a native function. seriously.

Ryan Masuga 08.07.11

Ryan Masuga
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I use this one pretty often, because the built-in preview page isn’t so hot. I also use Zenbu, so the fact that Deviant can redirect to a Zenbu entries list is a bonus.

Jaycee 03.06.11

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I totally agree with the developer: this is definitely an essential extension. The default preview behavior in EE1/EE2 is, in most cases, useless and confusing for clients. Skipping one or more steps in publishing or updating entries is invaluable for heavy use sites.