Parse Filedirectories


Mark Bowen Design

3rd Party (Free)

1 downloads (last 90 days)

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Download v1.0

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


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



Very simple plugin to provide a way to parse URLs that are bought back with {filedir} information.

Parse Filedir

A very quick example of this plugin would be if you were to run a query to bring back the contents of a file field. Normally you would see something like this in the output :

{ filedir_1 }my_file_name.jpg

This means that you can’t then just supply that information into an image tag as it wouldn’t know what to do with the { filedir_1 } part and so wouldn’t display an image.

Wrap this plugin tag around the output though and you should get the output you really wanted.


Download Parse Filedirectories

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0 Mar 15, 2011

This entry was created March 15, 2011, 11:29 am.
This entry was last updated May 31, 2011, 12:14 pm.

Disclaimer: Information about ExpressionEngine add-ons is provided as a service to you, the user, and every member of the ExpressionEngine community. devot:ee is not responsible if you hose, mangle, wreck, or otherwise destroy your EE website by installing an add-on that you found out about at this site, regardless of its rating, Favorites status, commercial or free status, or general popularity. Caveat EEmptor!

Returns: devot:ee has a 30-day return policy on all commercial add-ons sold through If you need to return an add-on, do not go to the developer or the developer's site, but rather visit our returns page at to initiate your return. If you have questions, email

4 Reviews:

.carolinecblaker. 03.18.13

Rating - {addon_rating_average}

Thank you for making this a 5-minute download/install vs a long dead-end workaround search.

Adam Khan 01.19.12

Adam Khan
Rating - {addon_rating_average}

Thanks, Mark! Very handy when you need it.

kscotbarr 05.31.11

Rating - {addon_rating_average}

Much needed plugin when using custom queries in conjunction with files. Thanks Mark!

Tidy 04.30.11

Rating - {addon_rating_average}

Does exactly what it says on the tin – handy for when using the query module. Saves you setting up global variables for file upload locations which would then break if the locations were changed. Thanks for another nifty plugin Mark :)