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Field Editor


Vector Media Group

3rd Party (Commercial)
Current Version: 1.0.8
Release Date: Jun 17, 2014

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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)



Breathe new life into EE's channel fields editor! Adding & editing fields won't be a chore anymore. Field Editor adds powerful features to EE's standard field editor interface. Rather than laboriously clicking and editing each and every channel field or clicking and clicking and clicking to add new fields to a channel, you can now add, delete, re-order and manipulate your custom fields all in one simple interface.

Field Editor is perfect when you’re setting up a new site. It makes adding channel fields a breeze. Editing is easier too, as you can now see each and every field in a channel and its settings on one single page. Whether you need a quick reference for field names & settings, or a faster method of creating channel fields, look no further than Field Editor.

And one last thing. Duplicating fields/importing fields from other sites. you want this. You must have it. It’s available now in Field Editor!!!!1!

  • Add & edit multiple fields in one simple interface.
  • Reorder fields with drag-and-drop ease.
  • Import/export field groups!! Re-use commonly used field groups!
  • Clone fields! Giving your client an extra image field has never been this easy.
  • Set global and per-field group short_name prefixes. You love consistency. We know it.
  • Works with all field type settings, native and third party.
  • Quick editing of “Required, Hidden, Searchable” attributes
  • Edits field instructions too
  • Requires EE 2.4 or above

Field Editor Links

This entry was created January 24, 2012, 6:35 pm.
This entry was last updated July 22, 2015, 4:58 pm.

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28 Reviews:

srevoal 02.23.15

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I would lower my rating if I could. Worked great until Grid fields. Been broken every since. I don’t think it’s being supported anymore.

Damien 02.09.15

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This was one of EE’s most useful add-ons though it simply no longer works.

Mattias01 07.01.14

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Like other people mentioned it doesn’t work for grid fields (throws database errors when you try to publish an entry with a duplicated grid field). Other than that it’s great.

Steve Hurst 06.27.14

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Echoing others, 1.0.8 of this add-on seems to have some glaring issues. Field setting changes don’t save for any type of field. And all theme images now pull from the /themes/third_party/ default folder, even though CSS and JS assets pull from the custom third-party theme location.

Compass360 06.23.14

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A fantastic plugin that is unfortunately not getting the support it needs. Recent update to 1.0.8 on 6/17/14 appears to fix some debilitating issues on EE 2.8.1, but does not appear to fully fix issues with Grid/Matrix fieldtypes. No current support or changelog. Don’t recommend if on > EE2.7.

Jesse Schutt 06.19.14

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I’m really excited about this addon, but am experiencing some issues on 2.8.1. There are problems with editing Grid or Matrix fieldtypes…

Versa Studio 04.26.14

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I’m giving this one star simply because it has no support, and apparently does not work with EE2.7+. When it worked, it was great, but it doesn’t work anymore.

stefanos 10.09.13

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It’s a nice addon, but it doesn’t work anymore since the update of EE 2.7.

Oxygen Smith 09.26.13

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Brilliant add-on! However, I am also eager for this to be updated to work with EE 2.7 and not throw errors.

Neo 09.26.13

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The 2 stars is for the interface and the promise. The rest is littered with PHP Errors in EE2.7 and non-existent support. It doesn’t appear to like Grid Fields very much and breaks Publish pages that include Grid Fields. There is also talk of a version 1.0.5 in play but nowhere to be found.

Trendesign 08.06.13

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2.6 broke this plugin:
Deprecated function set_variable() called in xxxxxxx\system\expressionengine\third_party\field_editor\mcp.field_editor.php on line 91.
Deprecated since 2.6. Use view-><var> = <value>; instead.

THEMOST 08.04.13

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first i find some thing to help to move entries channel . i take refund you add-on because it’s can’t help for that issue and MSM functional it can to duplicate channel field . but today i used your add-on to design field i will purchase agian . pretty the price and wonderful UI.

Hilversum 05.08.13

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Update: Indispensable utility, and now works great on EE2.6+

When it works, it’s great. More often though there are problems with EE recognising the fields created. And as of 2.6, it’s not working, and there’s not much response from BarretNewton on what the situation is. There might be a new version, but it’s not here…

susank 04.30.13

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Sensational. Setting up a new site wth all the fields is now easy-peasy lemon squeezy.

DanTreasure 03.03.13

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Absolutely wonderful Add-on! Not sure how I coped without it!

Stuart McCoy 12.20.12

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Easily one of the best add-ons for Expression Engine. Speeds up development and makes dealing with channel fields a joy. This really should be built into EE but it’s good to have none-the-less.

Ryan Masuga 10.27.12

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I needed to move over 30 fields from one channel to another and adjust field descriptions, etc and Field Editor made really short work of it for me.

It saved me a ton of time and literally hundreds of clicks on one build alone.

sm9 10.23.12

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Excellent add-on - saves a lot of time when creating large batches of custom fields.

Pigment 07.07.12

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The fact that I can import one field into a existing group or clone a hole group and delete the fileds I don´t need is just what I been waiting for. Happy I tried this one. Will save a lot of time when devoloping. Works with Structure without problem (as it seems right now).

Alex Kendrick 04.25.12

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This is a great add-on. Removes a great deal of tedium from custom field setup and makes working with custom fields a lot faster!

Adam Khan 04.19.12

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Love it! Did I mention I love it? And the import/export field groups is a stroke of genius.

travisb 04.11.12

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Love Field Editor. It’s a giant improvement over the native ee way of adding/editing fields and has made my life better for the cost of a burger+fries.

Kristen Grote 04.10.12

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I honestly did not find this to be that useful. If you have a lot of Matrix fields, this probably won’t be of much use to you. I really didn’t feel like my workflow speed increased as a result of this add-on, it felt like I was clicking just as much to make edits as with the normal field editor.

Mike Mella 03.11.12

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In EE, fields are stored in groups. So why not edit them in groups? Makes perfect sense.

And I second the developer license request.

davidbehan 02.24.12

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This addon has a lot of potential but I found too many issues with different fieldtypes such as matrix, channel images, etc.

A bit frustrating because I like the concept a lot. It just didn’t seem to work 100% with my other addons.

I would still recommend giving it a try though.

Jules6120 02.21.12

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Huge time saver. Brilliant!

gfawce1 02.08.12

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Absolutely and utterly perfect! Just what I was looking for… duplicated my main channel fields for my news channel in under 60 seconds! Seeing everything in one place is awesome!

Dennis Frank 02.06.12

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Creating and editing custom fields the right way. Really! Field Editor speeds up my EE workflow enormously.