NB Show Custom Field Data


Nicolas Bottari

3rd Party (Free)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x


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


Add-On Type(s)



Displays custom field data in the 'Edit weblog entries' section of the Control panel.

Shows custom field data in the Edit menu of the Control Panel.

Most recent version: 0.8.2

Does this happen to you?

  • You build multilingual sites using the entry title for one language, and another custom field for the other language. You would like to easily see if a translation has been already written in that custom field, or check what the translation is.
  • You create entries, but leave the body blank to be filled out later. You would like to easily see if the body has been filled out, or check what the content is.

Of course, you could search for this information on your site by displaying the corresponding template, or you could access this information by selecting individual entries, one-by-one, in the Edit section of the Control Panel. However, wouldn’t it be nice if you could see custom field data from multiple entries directly in the “Edit Weblog Entries”?

This is what the NB Show custom field data extension does. It displays custom field data of entries in the Edit Weblog Entries page. The custom fields to display can be set for each weblog.

Improved version

Version 1.0 (for EE 1.x) is available as donationware (donate and receive). This newer version contains improvements based on user input including:

  • column display
  • thumbnail display
  • entry url display, and
  • category display

Visit the developer’s site to donate and receive the addon.

NB Show Custom Field Data 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. edit_entries_additional_tableheader
  2. edit_entries_additional_celldata

This entry was created November 13, 2009, 12:46 pm.
This entry was last updated July 9, 2010, 9:19 pm.

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2 Reviews:

Nicolas Bottari - Zenbu Studio 07.30.10

Nicolas Bottari - Zenbu Studio
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The number of custom fields to set in your config.php file:

$conf[‘nb_custom_field_columns’] = 1;

Oxygen Smith 07.10.10

Oxygen Smith
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I wish this extension had the ability to show more than one custom field per weblog, but I really like the fact that it deals with Matrix fields. Not sure how well this will deal with columns from a large database, unless custom fields are indexed.