Smart Switch



3rd Party (Free)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • 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)



Smart Switch allows full access to your ExpressionEngine website even if the website is switched off. This allows modules that use ExpressionEngine's built in action (ACT) urls to still work. This makes life easier when developing a website that is shut off.

Smart Switch works by allowing you to add your IP address to an exclusion list that bypasses the ExpressionEngine off switch.  If you are using DevDemon’s Channel Images, Channel Files or MegaUpload this allows administrators to still upload while the website is shut off.

Smart Switch 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. sessions_start

This entry was created June 10, 2011, 12:15 pm.
This entry was last updated August 22, 2013, 8:23 am.

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3 Reviews:

JonnyT 12.01.12

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Excellent and super simple!! Cheers!

Gummibear Lab 07.13.11

Gummibear Lab
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This is absolutely incredible, you saved me a lot of time spending to log-in/out in CSSedit. Some plug-in should be included in EE, this is one of them.

romanovsky2007 06.10.11

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wow, very good idea, thanks!