NavEE for ExpressionEngine 2


The Outfit

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


If an item is crossed out, it might be untested, not applicable or incompatible. Contact the developer to be sure.

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


Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Fieldtype, Module


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!

NavEE for ExpressionEngine 2 was chosen in May 2014.

Simple Navigation, Made Simple. Build any kind of navigation you like, without limitation.


NavEE takes the typically painful task of managing navigation, and makes it simple and (dare we say) enjoyable.

NavEE for EE 3 Is Now Available

You can find NavEE for ExpressionEngine 3 here.


- Manage multiple navigations
- Drag & drop sorting of navigation items
- Automatically detect current page and apply “selected” class
- Member-specific navigation items
- Regular Expression support for advanced dynamic styling
- Easily create sub-sections of navigations (for side navs, etc)
- Dynamically created breadcrumbs
- Use NavEE standard HTML (nested lists) or create Custom HTML
- MSM ready

NavEE for ExpressionEngine 2 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. entry_submission_end
  2. delete_entries_loop

This entry was created May 14, 2010, 12:03 pm.
This entry was last updated September 19, 2022, 11:36 am.

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50 Reviews:

rootlevel 03.02.18

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Install any application performance monitoring software like New Relic and compare your server response times before and after installing this add-on. Even without it’s cache, it’s the single most detrimental thing you could ever do to your project if you care about page load time. BS on reviews.

Ian Callender 03.11.14

Ian Callender
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This is my go to navigation addon for EE projects. awesome addon

hireright 02.21.14

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NavEE is a great plug-in, it’s so very flexible and powerful, I can’t see needing anything else. I always try to select plug-ins that are well supported by the developer, and Michael at The Outfit is the personification of this.  He goes above and beyond to provide stellar support.

Pigment 10.23.13

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I have now used Publischer and Navee on a multilanguage site and can confirm it works great. :) Some extra tweaking but great support made my day. Thanks.

Philip 08.20.13

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Why is this add-on so cheap?

THEMOST 08.18.13

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excellent !!!

Cricky 06.03.13

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Ha! Got my subnav working thanks for the support even if it was weekends… :D
He fixed my html5 css3 menus with sub items. Very quick response too! Thank you SIR

Loughlin 04.24.13

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Amazing plugin - what makes this really special is all the config happens withing the admin.  the actual single and pair tags are very simple and their simplicity is what makes this work so well.  I had a client who needed to create very complex page structures and NavEE absolutely nailed it.

Natetronn 04.15.13

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This is one of my favorite add-ons for creating those next to impossible to create navigations. Michael is always very quick to help and always adds features when you ask. Not many other devs are like that and I really appreciate that from him especially when support is so great too!

Tad Ward 11.26.12

Tad Ward
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wonderful add-on, works great with structure and awesome support!

aml2326 11.01.12

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Great add-on and the support top notch!! This really saved me on a project. The new way we started doing SEO at my agency made it so that every page URL starts at the root of the domain. This allowed me output the nav with the URLs optimized for SEO and keep the hierarchy according to the sitemap.

mvdesign 09.28.12

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Easy to use. A great tool when you need something beyond the default EE or Structure nav.

Like other reviewers, I’ve been most impressed by Michael’s support. Rather than just telling me it couldn’t be done, he added a variable, sent me a beta, and provided me with sample code. Outstanding!

bhorner 07.24.12

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This Add-on is amazing if you need an easy to use, yet powerful navigation tool. Also, the customer service was AMAZING! Michael actually wrote new parameters to help me accomplish what i needed with this module, I’ve never seen better support anywhere else. I’ll keep using his products for life!

ceubanks 07.03.12

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NavEE is a great addon. Navigation selection as a field-type is great. Great for custom menus that don’t conform to standard parent-child relationship.

roadRUNN3R 06.22.12

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The add-on itself is super useful, but what really prompted me to leave a review is how helpful Michael was with support. Thanks to his help I was able to get NavEE working perfectly with an existing (and pretty idiosyncratic) navigation structure. Great add-on and great support!!

Andre Van Kets 05.18.12

Andre Van Kets
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Before upgrading our site to EE2 we had a very bloaty code for our site navigation. We installed NavEE when upgrading and it has truly come to the rescue this time.

E Alton 03.06.12

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I can’t say enough about this one. Not only is it a brilliant add-on, but the documentation and tutorials are top-notch. A joy to work with.

JCDerrick 02.23.12

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I kept hearing how great NavEE was, so I finally decided I had to try this myself. Gone are the days of using hard coded menus or trying to come up with a dynamic menu using the entries tag. NavEE makes creating menus a breeze and is now a must have when I build sites. Simply put, an Awesome add-on!

roland 01.23.12

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Superb Modual - Multifaceted
Superb Developer - Very Helpfull
Worth evey penny and more

JmanPro 12.18.11

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This is an amazing, full featured, easy to use piece of software! The options are incredibly deep and it’s very customizable. I especially appreciate the ability to manage multiple navigations. The developer is incredibly responsive as well. I’ll certainly be buying many more licenses.

Diederik Van Hoorebeke 12.15.11

Diederik Van Hoorebeke
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Very good support by the developer!

AndrewMac 12.01.11

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Everyone else has told you what a great module it is, so I’ll just add that the developer is just as awesome. I made a request just a few days ago about the possibility of implementing access keys, and bang! There they are. Great support from a company that clearly values its customers needs.

OwanH 10.16.11

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I recently started using NavEE on my business’ site and on client sites and it really does live up to it’s promise of making managing navigation simple and enjoyable (yes Booyant dare you say)! Defintely worth the price!

ANTONIO 10.07.11

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I heart NavEE. They thought of so many things. Just developed my first EE site and am really happy to hand it over to my client with this awesome Module. Documentation rocks the socks too.

sleven1868 10.06.11

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Great add-on!  Must have for dynamic menu creation.  Easy to use and stellar support!

bgarrant 10.02.11

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NavEE is our favorite navigation module.  We now use it for ALL client sites.  The developer is great to work with and very responsive to questions.  I HIGHLY recommend NavEE to anyone looking for an easy way to create and maintain navigation menus.  Great add on with great support.

cdicelico 09.27.11

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Another top-notch add-on. I plan to use this in every site for all my navigation needs. When I needed help, Michael took the time to look into the issue even though it turned out to be a very simple solution. Awesome work all around.

Surprise Highway 09.20.11

Surprise Highway
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I use NavEE on almost every site now. It is easy to customize and easy to setup. And the one time I needed support Michael was very responsive.

Todd Richards 08.29.11

Todd Richards
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I needed a way to give a client control of his menus.  Based on the reviews and feedback, I chose NavEE.  It was easy for my client to use as it allowed him to link his entries as well as his custom pages.  Even external links were simple.  And I found the support second to none!  HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

rocketmedia 08.15.11

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It’s polished, well thought out, and intuitive interface makes NavEE perfect for both developers and clients alike. It’s extremely scalable, even on large sites, and performs like a champ. The developer is vigilante in providing personal support and is very accepting of feedback. Yes, you need this.

skylabb 07.02.11

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I’ve tried other EE navigation ad-ons, and NavEE stands out for what i need. It’s powerful because it’s so flexible to work with my existing nav scripts. With a new parameter tags, I could output my nav menu anyway i want. The module is very stable, no bugs. And the price is just right.

Steven Grant 06.28.11

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I normally use Structure but had to use this for a multi-lingual Structure site before they added more support.

NavEE did the job.

Stephen Pratley 06.03.11

Stephen Pratley
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Beautifully made add-on by someone who clearly loves their work. I threw myself straight in the deep end with some complicated split navigation and Booyant dived in to help me out in an instant. This is now a must-have add on, on a par with Wygwam for client-managed sites.

Ben Debnam 05.02.11

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The EE Designer’s best friend for navigation?

So simple to get implemented and the NavEE Custom ability is ridiculously powerful, like REALLY!

Couple a great product with fantastic customer support direct from the creator, NavEE is so worth the money and recommendations to everyone working in EE

mfljkbdahsaf 11.17.10

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Great Add-on, easy to install and to configure. Builds any type of navigation you want with ease.

And if you want a special navigation, like we were in need of, just ask. Michael finds a solution and, in our case, extends the add-on with the necessary features – an absolutely outstanding support!

Ramir 11.15.10

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Great module. Very easy to install and to get going.The Booyant is very responsive. I even suggested some new functionality for NavEE and that same day Michael had an initial solution implemented. Can’t go wrong with NavEE and Booyant addons

Rolf 11.04.10

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Fantastic product.  I find this the most useful add-on for creating navigations around, just because it’s so flexible.

Plus, if you do have a question, the support from Booyant is the best around.

Beebs 11.03.10

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This module has a slick looking, stress free installation and template integration. And the support is so heart-breakingly professional. Get this one folks and you will save huge amount of time to fiddle around with the idea of menu/navigation creation only based on EE.

carvingCode 10.26.10

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Simple to use. Slick interface.  Actually fills a real need in development.

Dude.  Get it.

AdamB 10.24.10

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This add-on works as advertised, and works so smoothly! I’m extremely pleased!

johnniefp 10.08.10

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This is turning into perfection for me.

I always believed that content should not dictate a menu structure and this module lets you create menus however you wish. No restrictions or straight jacketed cookie cutter approach.

It’s now a must have in my EE2 arsenal.

vanagonjer 10.06.10

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This is a great add-on that integrated very easily and quickly into my existing design with clean, valid code. The installation was a snap and upgrades are even easier with no downtime. The support is top notch, the folks at Booyant are great to work with and really know their product. I must have!

srevoal 10.05.10

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This is the best damn module ever! Michael is great and will bend over backwards to help with tech issues. The tool itself will save huge amounts of development time. Best $35 you could spend if you’re developing a fairly traditional site using expression engine. A+++++

awa 09.24.10

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NavEE does what it promises, is supereasy to work with and the guys at Booyant are friendly, fast and competent.

I would never ever again build a Navigation or a breadcrumb trail without nNavEE.

My favorite: The drag&drop; reordering of nav items.

usclib 08.20.10

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Very flexible nav builder; has many alternative options built in to accommodate a wide variety of situations. Is a better fit for my site than Structure — does not interfere with dynamic URLs. Dev very responsive.

Loye Pack 08.10.10

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This add-on is an All-Star!  In a matter of minutes, I coded my main navigation, swam through a few examples, and had it working on my test site.  What was even more impressive was the amount of code I got rid of to facilitate what NavEE now does for me.  Outstanding!

Euan 07.26.10

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Superb add-on. Was a breeze to install and get up and running. It slotted straight into my navigation and worked perfectly with the styling I had already written.

Had one small issue with my link references but Michael was superb excellent support – very responsive and the issue was solved easily.

SteveG 07.10.10

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Using NavEE as a breadcrumbs and sitemap generator and it works perfectly. At first it was missing some key features but the good people from Booyant responded to some of of my ideas with a new release with the features integrated. Can’t say enough good things about it, NavEE’s worth every penny!

Big Steve 06.25.10

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I am so impressed with both NavEE and the tremendous support that comes with it.  I had a technical issue, contacted Booyant and ‘whamo’ from the other side of the world, the issue was fixed on first contact.  Keep up the great work, guys.  One happy Aussie!

Sjoerd 06.17.10

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Awesome module: a ‘must have’ if you need a editable menu structure. I never understood why there were so little solutions for building menu structures, but that has changed now!