Tom Jaeger - EE Harbor

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3
  • ExpressionEngine 4
  • ExpressionEngine 5
  • ExpressionEngine 6


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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!

Playa was chosen in May 2013.

EE packs a powerful mechanism for relating entries to one another. But when the built-in implementation shows its seams, Playa takes it to the next level.

Set the Ground Rules

Dictate exactly which types of entries are allowed to be related – the channels they must belong to, their categories, authors, and statuses. You can even limit them to just the newest or oldest. And order them by title or date, in ascending or descending order.

Relate Multiple Entries

Playa’s intuitive Drop Panes interface enables you to select as many entries as you wish, in whichever order you like. All from a single field!

…Or Just One

Playa even handles one-to-one relationships with the utmost style.
Its auto-complete input makes searching through thousands of entries simple and painless.

Live Filters

Sifting through hundreds – or even thousands – of entries is a breeze with Playa 3’s live filters. Choose to filter your entries by keywords, weblog, author, category, and status.

Matrix Integration

Playa fields can also be used within Matrix fields, enabling a plethora of new possibilities.

Powerful Templating

Take complete control over your template output with Playa’s comprehensive template tags and parameters.

Playa 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. channel_entries_tagdata

This entry was created October 3, 2008, 2:30 pm.
This entry was last updated February 15, 2022, 4:23 pm.

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17 Reviews:

DanTreasure 03.15.14

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Super easy to set-up and awesome to use!

erib 08.29.13

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Works like a charm at

Liam 05.04.13

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There’s nothing quite as handy as this for making it easy for clients to relate products. Brilliant.

Andre Van Kets 05.18.12

Andre Van Kets
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Not cheap, but worth every cent. I can’t imagine building a site in EE without it. Seriously.

Euan 10.30.11

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First time using Playa and it was very simple to install and get working. It does exactly as it says on the tin. The tags were simple to follow to show basic results and no I just need to spend more time looking at the fine tuning my results.

Doug 09.27.11

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If you need to relate entries, this is the way to go. Much easier and more powerful than the built in method. Simple search vs a huge drop down list.

rocketmedia 08.15.11

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Playa is an essential part of any site looking to leverage the power of relationships. It’s our standard procedure to include this in every site we build.

Brick 05.27.11

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We really can’t live without this one. I true gem!

lehrerfreund 05.15.11

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this one is really great. for me it is very useful because i work a lot with related entries; the playa-interface is very intuitive and outguns the ee-related-tag by far.

it’s the first add-on i bought for ee2 and i am excited. also absolutely great support in the forums @pixel&tonic;!

RealJustinLong 01.12.11

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Does your next project require a relationship? If so you need to buy Playa. Makes relationship building easy and is extremely powerful.

JCDerrick 10.15.10

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This add-on is a brilliant addition to EE. If you are even thinking about using relationships on your site, you can’t do without this add-on. It greatly expands the native functionality of EE and takes relationships to a whole new level.

Ryan Battles 09.23.10

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Mr. Kelly’s addons are beautiful and easy-to-use.  Clients coming from other systems are speechless when they see how easy and intuitive this relationship tool is.  Well worth the price if your site requires it.

Macrike 07.19.10

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One of the best add-ons I’ve ever come across for ExpressionEngine. I can’t imagine creating a website without Playa. It enables us to create multiple relationships between hundreds of entries through it’s slick interface. Also, the filter options and the ability to search entries is spot on.

Brad Morse 05.13.10

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Love the power this adds to EE – had problems with caching issues, not sure if it is the add-on itself or my EE install, either way a must have.

Stephen Lewis 04.12.10

Stephen Lewis
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Utterly exquisite in both concept and execution.

Tom Kiss 07.25.09

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Absolutely superb add-on for ExpressionEngine. Simply awesome for setting up complex relationships between multiple weblogs in a simple and easy to use manner.

Ryan Masuga 05.01.09

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This is one of the most important and useful EE add-ons. It’s used all over devot:ee.

It can be used for so many things – basic entry relation, creating subnav, etc. You can get real creative with it. Good stuff.