Too Many Cooks


Derek Hogue - Amphibian Design

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

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


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


Display an alert to authors when they attempt to edit an entry in ExpressionEngine which is currently being edited by another author.

Too Many Cooks displays a prominent alert to authors when they attempt to edit an entry in ExpressionEngine which is already being edited by another author, hiding the form submission buttons in the process. The add-on polls at short intervals on each open entry screen to assess when the first person who opened the entry either completed their work and saved the entry, or abandoned the entry without saving. It then informs the second author when the coast is clear in near realtime, on-screen, instructing them to reload the entry in order to view the most current content.

Learn more on the official site for Too Many Cooks.

Too Many Cooks 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. publish_form_entry_data
  2. entry_submission_end

This entry was created November 24, 2017, 10:24 am.
This entry was last updated September 27, 2021, 11:45 am.

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1 Review:

stefanos 11.27.17

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Very interesting idea, really imediattly I would implement this excellent alert system if two users edits in the same time an entry !!

Excellent idea !!!