Many Assets


John D. Wells

3rd Party (Free)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Retrieve P&T Assets from across many entries, and/or across many custom fields.

Simply pass a pipe- or comma-delimited list of entry ids, add parse=“inward”, and be on your way.

  • Version 1.3.2 (consider beta until I say otherwise)


  1. Fetch Assets assigned to multiple entries
  3. Fetch Assets assigned across multiple custom fields
  5. Matrix-compatible
  7. Easily fetch Assets outside of exp:channel:entries


  • PHP5
  • EE 2.1.3 or later
  • P&Ts; Assets 1.1 or later


  1. Be sure Assets is installed and configured to your liking
  3. Copy the many_assets folder to ./system/expressionengine/third_party/

Required Parameters


A pipe- or comma-delimited list of entry IDs.


This is required for the plugin to parse in the correct order.

Optional Parameters

Accepts all of Asset’s (, plus:


A pipe- or comma-delimited list of fields that the lookup should be _limited_ to.

Prefix with not to exclude fields.

The format of each field is: channel_name:field_name, and in the case of a Matrix column, channel_name:field_name:column_name.

Usage Examples


{exp:many_assets entry_ids="420|1976|2011" parse="inward"}

Exclude custom field

{exp:many_assets entry_ids="420|1976|2011" fields="not page:cf_leading_image" parse="inward"}

Limit to field name & matrix col

{exp:many_assets entry_ids="420|1976|2011" fields="page:cf_page_slideshow|page:cf_page_matrix:file" parse="inward"}

Combined with Playa and CE Img

{exp:many_assets entry_ids="{exp:playa:parent_ids entry_id='420'}" parse="inward" prefix="asset" limit="5" orderby="random"}

  {exp:ce_img:pair src="{asset:server_path}" width="450" height="320" crop="yes" allow_scale_larger="yes"}
    <img src="{made}" width="{width}" height="{height}" alt="" />
    {if asset:caption}<figcaption>{asset:caption}</figcaption>{/if}


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This entry was created December 20, 2011, 9:30 am.
This entry was last updated November 1, 2013, 12:08 pm.

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