Mo’ Variables


Rob Sanchez

3rd Party (Free)

1085 downloads (last 90 days)

Download v1.4.0

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


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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!

Mo’ Variables was chosen in October 2012.

Add more early-parsed, global variables to your EE installation. Compatible with both EE2 and EE3.

  • Ajax Detect Conditional: {if ajax}, {if not_ajax}
  • Secure SSL/HTTPS Conditional and Variable: {if secure}, {if not_secure}, {secure_site_url}
  • GET: {get:your_key}
  • GET and POST: {get_post:your_key}
  • POST: {post:your_key}
  • Cookies: {cookie:your_key}
  • Page Tracker: {last_page_visited}, {last_uri_visited}, {two_pages_ago}, {two_uris_ago}, {three_pages_ago}, {three_uris_ago}, {four_pages_ago}, {four_uris_ago}, {five_pages_ago}, {five_uris_ago}
  • Reverse Segments: {rev_segment_1}, {rev_segment_2}, etc.
  • Segments Starting From X: {segments_from_1}, {segments_from_2}, etc.
  • Pagination Detect Conditional and Page Offset: {if paginated}, {if not_paginated}, {page_offset}
  • Archive Detect Conditional (detects presence of year, month, date in URI): {if archive}, {if yearly_archive}, {if monthly_archive}, {if daily_archive}, {if not_archive}, {if not_yearly_archive}, {if not_monthly_archive}, {if not_daily_archive}
  • Current Page URL: {current_url}, {uri_string}
  • Early-parsed Member Variables (for use as tag paramters): {logged_in_member_id}, {logged_in_group_id}, {logged_in_username}, {logged_in_screen_name}, {logged_in_email}
  • Early-parsed Member Group Conditionals: {if in_group_1_2_3}, {if not_in_group_1_2_3}

Please see the upgrade notes if you are updating from a version older than 1.2.0.

Download Mo’ Variables

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
2.9.0+ Download 1.4.0 Jan 28, 2017

Mo’ Variables Links

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. template_fetch_template
  2. template_post_parse

This entry was created February 9, 2011, 7:52 pm.
This entry was last updated January 28, 2017, 8:10 pm.

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13 Reviews:

pEEter 03.01.17

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Thanks for keeping this updates. Mo’Variables is one of the first addons I install each time!

Qaswaweb 09.29.16

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Great work !!

Abu Musa 12.11.15

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I was stuck for a while, this addon rescued me. A huge help!

sk2014 02.16.15

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Excellent add-on. Brilliant work.

TVPDan 01.20.15

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Excellent add-on! Just saved me in a project! Rob Sanchez from Vector is brilliant. Thank you!

atelier 06.19.14

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Saved my day…! So, thank you for making this.

Alex Kendrick 02.12.14

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Yes! I love this add-on. Thank you, Rob!

Interact Marketing 02.07.14

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Great extension for passing values to PDF Press template

johnniefp 07.20.13

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It’s worth installing just for the above - let alone all the other goodies contained.

Bloody marvellous.

Ryan Masuga 05.24.13

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Once you get used to using this and having all these variables available, you might wonder how you got along without it. Super handy, simple…a default install.

Hung Le 10.31.12

Hung Le
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Love the Page Tracker’s & Current Page URL’s variables. Super handy!

abed 10.02.12

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Awesome add-on.

Note on using get:* in conditionals (useful for query string stuff). Use {if get:var}{if:else}{/if} for !empty/empty. “{get:var}” == “” is like $_GET[‘var’] == “” instead of empty, “{get:var}” != “” is like !empty($_GET[‘var’]).

johnwbaxter 03.21.12

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I use this add-on on every single site i do. It’s magic, just like it’s developer - Rob “The Wizard” Sanchez.