Name Wrangler


Derek Hogue - Amphibian Design

3rd Party (Free)

269 downloads (last 90 days)

GNU General Public License v3

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Name Wrangler lets you use proper names in the format SURNAME, GIVEN NAME in the back-end (in order to facilitate proper sorting), but still display them in the the format GIVEN NAME SURNAME. It also allows you to display first names, middle names, and last names independently, in both singular and possessive forms, and to do this with both individual names and lists of ampersand-separated names.

Example use:

Hedges, Chris
 consistently impresses me with his writing and journalism.

Returns “Chris Hedges consistently impresses me with his writing and journalism.”

{exp:name_wrangler type="first" form="posessive"}
  Hedges, Chris
 latest book is a sobering read.

This returns “Chris’ latest book is a sobering read.”

{exp:name_wrangler type="last"}
  Hedges, Chris & Moore, Alan & Robinson, Kim Stanley
 are very different, but all must-read authors.

This returns “Hedges, Moore & Robinson are very different, but all must-read authors.”

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0.3 Feb 13, 2010
Not Specified Download 2.0.1 Feb 13, 2010

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This entry was created October 26, 2009, 9:42 am.
This entry was last updated July 13, 2010, 10:31 am.

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