Mo’ Variables


Rob Sanchez

3rd Party (Free)

303 downloads (last 90 days)

Download v1.3.1

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


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

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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 1.3.1 Feb 18, 2016

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 February 18, 2016, 12:08 pm.

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12 Reviews:

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

Ryan Masuga
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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

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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.