Freo Add-on Installer


Phil Freo

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)



Makes installing other add-ons a one-click process by uploading a .zip or .php file or providing a URL to the source. Hit one button and the module takes care of the rest as it gets the source files, extracts, and searches through them to determine where to move each file/folder.

Freo Add-on Installer Sample

Each time you set up a website with ExpressionEngine you probably want to install several different modules, extensions, and plugins. Doing that usually involves downloading a .zip file for each add-on, then individually unzipping and uploading each file/folder to the corresponding modules/, extensions/, plugins/, language/, and themes/ folders. Then each time any add-on is updated, you have to repeat the process across all your websites.

With this module, installing other add-ons is basically a one-click process. You just visit the module page (shown below) and then either upload a .zip/.php file, or give it the URL to the source from the developer’s website. Hit one button and my module takes the source file, extracts, and searches through the files and determines where each file/folder goes.

For example, if you just upload a .zip file that contains a folder for a module, a pi.someplugin.php, and a lang.someplugin.php, all of the files will get extracted and moved to their proper locations. If it comes across a file it doesn’t understand, it will let you know.

Freo Add-on Installer Links

This entry was created October 7, 2009, 11:16 am.
This entry was last updated October 7, 2009, 6:25 am.

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1 Review:

Anaxamaxan 02.04.10

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I just now gave the Freo Add-on Installer a try.  The wonderful LG Add-on Updater informed me that Fieldframe needed updating.  Great, I followed the link, got the download URL, pasted, and bang!  FF’s updated!  Fieldtypes OK! Did it again with SimpleTags…worked!  This mod is definitely a keeper.