Low Variables


Tom Jaeger - EE Harbor

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3
  • ExpressionEngine 4
  • ExpressionEngine 5
  • ExpressionEngine 6


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Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Fieldtype, Module


Editor's Pick
Each month the devot:ee staff picks an add-on that's especially well thought out, well built, and useful. They're add-ons that we love and think you will too!

Low Variables was chosen in November 2012.

Low Variables lets you manage Global Variables and Snippets in one place. It comes with a plethora of useful features like saving variables as files; labeling, grouping and sorting variables; hiding variables from content editors; and best of all: variable types.

Do away with the native Snippets or Global Variables—Low Variables gives you both in a single interface and lets you do so, so much more. Want to group your variables? No problem. Want to choose which variables are parsed early and which ones are not? Check. Want to save your variables as files on the server? Yes, you can! Want to have control over who can edit the variables? You got it. Want to have different variable types, just like field types? It ships with over a dozen variable types built in and there are several third party types available.

And it doesn’t end there. You can add notes to groups and variables. You can sort both using drag and drop. You can clone variables, batch-create them and duplicate whole groups. There’s a Low Variables fieldtype, so you can add global variables to your channel entries. There’s even an API so you can create your own variable types or create Low Variables compatible field types, like Pixel & Tonic’s Wygwam.

The download package contains versions compatible with EE1, EE2, and EE3.

→ For more information and documentation: go to Low.

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. sessions_end
  2. template_fetch_template

This entry was created December 17, 2009, 8:16 am.
This entry was last updated February 15, 2022, 4:22 pm.

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