Snippet Sync


Brian Litzinger

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Snippet Sync lets you manage all your snippets on the file system just like a normal template. Now you can manage and edit your snippets just like you do a template file.


-- default_site/
---- global/
------ header.html
---- products/
------ detail.html
------ list.html

This is a single site license. You can get a developer license too.

When a new snippet is created it will automatically create or update it in the database the next time an EE page is loaded (either front-end or control panel page). Options include the ability to define a prefix for use in the template, for example {snippet:my_snippet_file}. The corresponding file for this snippet would be my_snippet_file.html.

There are several $config variable overrides to tweak how Snippet Sync finds and creates snippet variable names. See the documentation for the full list with examples.

Snippet Sync is a joint development effort from myself and Isaac Raway, aka @airways


Snippet Sync 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_end
  2. show_full_control_panel_end

This entry was created May 12, 2011, 9:40 am.
This entry was last updated November 30, 2015, 1:50 pm.

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5 Reviews:

patpohler 04.30.14

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SnippetSync is a must have for people who care enough about code to put it in version control. This should be a core feature of EE but Brain steps in and gives us a solution that once it’s setup, just disappears and does its job. Nice work

Paul vdW 12.17.13

Paul vdW
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Looked like this would be our go-to addon, but it suffers from one huge flaw - no global variables.

Since snippets don’t work inside other snippets we use global variables for multi-language country options lists & other non-dynamic stuff.

So it’s a choice of the free SnippetsSync or LibrarEE

kellypacker 02.28.12

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Incredibly handy. I am using in on an MSM site that shares a lot of content and the shared folder functionality has been awesome. Loving it.

Fred Carlsen 02.08.12

Fred Carlsen
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It works so well, and is something I use on every project!

Fred Carlsen 02.08.12

Fred Carlsen
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Works really well!