MX Zip


Max Lazar

3rd Party (Free)

MIT License

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • 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

Add-On Type(s)

Control Panel Theme, Plugin


The MX Zip plugin for ExpressionEngine gives you the capability to add files into into zip archive directly from an ExpressionEngine template.


{exp:zip direct_output="no" folder="images" filename="" max_size="1024" root_level="-3"}
        File Limit! 


  • Parameters
    • direct_output —  the plugin can sent direct to user or can save package file on the web server
    • folder — folder whare you want to save your zip files in direct_output=false mode
    • filename —  zip fillename. By default the filename is
    • store_full_path (optional) —  use the real path in zip folder structure or not (default - yes)
    • root_level (optional) —  if you use full_path tag max_root_level, it gives you an opportunity to cut up some folder levels.  Folder levels can be a possitive and negative, in last case the levels counted from the most deep level, so if the real path is folder4/Folder3/Folder2/Folder1/file.doc and:
      root_level = “-3”(take only 3 folders from the end) in zip package you will have Folder3/Folder2/Folder1/file.doc
      root_level = “2” (except 2 folders from beginning) in zip package you will have Folder2/Folder1/file.doc (except 2 folders fron beginig)  
    • Variable Pairs
        {zip:files}[file_or_folder_path,folder_structure4zip]{/zip:files} - A comma separated list of files/folders for packing
          file_or_folder_path - file or folder which you want to zip with full or relative server path.
      folder_structure4zip (optional) - individual folder path for file in the zip archive.
    • Conditional Variables   if file_limit —  You may use this conditional for displaying a message in the case when size of your files preparing for package more then max_size

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    This entry was created September 30, 2009, 11:42 am.
    This entry was last updated February 7, 2016, 2:15 pm.

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1 Review:

Simon 09.23.14

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MX Zip works as described and Max provides effective support.