Joel Bradbury

3rd Party (Free)

MIT License

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)

Extension, Module


Sift gives you amazing search and filter powers on your matrix fields. Filter data down rows and only display those that match, simple.

Sift addon on Github

It’s Search, for Matrix Fields

Sift searches your matrix fields for content, then returns only those rows. When you search with sift the results you get back are just the entries and row data that matches.

Free Your Product Data

Have a product site that keeps options in matrix fields? How about only showing user’s the fields that are relevant to them instead? You can use Sift’s template tags to hardcode direct searches and filter down rows directly.

Focused, Quick

Sift lets you narrow down your results to only those that matter. All of the normal standard EE entry tags and matrix field tags work just as you’d like.

Show Your Options

How about displaying the possible options for a matrix column in a select field? Sift’s :form tag lets you populate your forms with options of valid values direct from your matrix data. No more guessing.

Sift Does More

With sift you can do lots more than just basic matrix searching. Check out the examples to get an idea of what you can do.

Don’t Need Matrix Searching?

Sift is for searching and filtering your matrix field data. It doesn’t search standard entry data beyond the basic native EE field searching. For entry data searches we’d recommend using SuperSearch or Low Search.

Sift 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_row
  2. channel_entries_tagdata

This entry was created January 21, 2013, 10:16 am.
This entry was last updated October 9, 2014, 5:24 am.

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