3rd Party (Commercial)

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


Add-On Type(s)

Extension, 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!

Updater was chosen in August 2013.

Updater makes updating ExpressionEngine and compatibile Add-Ons easier then ever. Sick of uploading all your files, backing things up, moving files around and wasting hours of your life away? Updater is here to give you hours of your life back. Simply install Updater into ExpressionEngine modules and with a few simple clicks you will have ExpressionEngine up to date.

* Please note we will not support the actual update process, but just the install of Updater. If the update fails you will need to use the default EllisLab approved method.

Add-On Support

To view supported Add-Ons read here.

**** PLEASE READ ****

There are a few people out there using their own server setups etc, that simply Updater will not work for.  It is impossible for us to write the software for every server situation in existence. Updater should work in 99.9% of all server setups.  We will refund any purchase where the server setup will not work.  In a handful of situations there just isn’t anything we can do to make the server work with an automated process.

Updater Links

This entry was created August 16, 2012, 7:37 pm.
This entry was last updated October 25, 2019, 11:14 am.

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32 Reviews:

jtrascap 01.21.16

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Great tool that works well when the uploads are of the prescribed EE formatting (the right folder structure in the ZIP). When it’s right, it’s fast and incredibly painless.. I’m convinced that 99% of bad reviews are because of server/permission issues on the install, and not the app.

strudelmedia design 01.18.15

strudelmedia design
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DevDemon makes some terrific add-ons (like Channel Images) but beware of this one. I’ve spent quite a lot of time trying to get this going on a number of sites, and I’ve never gotten it to work. For an add-on that’s supposed to save time, not so good, at least for me.

Damien 10.28.14

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Fantastic for addons but across 7-8 sites I’ve never been able to upgrade EE itself without a major fail.

mabron 09.03.14

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False Sense of Security…No errors at any point but yet crashed my clients sites hard…was a disastrous result. Unfortunate

Ralph 08.15.14

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I love this module, so many hours saved! It’s a must-buy for all my sites.

duplex 07.07.14

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This add on is so awesome. Updating was always the most annoying thing and now it’s literally a few clicks on 1 screen. THANK YOU.

E Alton 05.27.14

E Alton
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Brilliant and so desperately needed for EE sites. Mandatory for my projects from here on out.

leewarner01 04.04.14

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Downloaded. Installed. Tried to update EE, and if failed with a fatal error. Save your $25.

mjwatts 11.28.13

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This plugin has saved me so much time and has worked on updating EE itself (major time saver!), plus a whole load of other plugins. It’s easy to use and slick and should be part of the core code IMO. Great job, welldone DevDemon.

RAK 11.06.13

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I used Updater to update a site from EE 2.5.3 to 2.7.2 and a forum from 3.1.9 to 3.1.13, plus some other extensions. Updater worked fine, saving me a lot of time.
A wrong setting in EE had the effect to prevent access to the forum after the update. DevDemon’s support in this case was excellent.

VGC 10.11.13

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Holy moly! If you plan on doing more than one update of EE this is sooooo worth the price. It takes a couple of minutes to configure, and then update EE in about 45 sec. I LOVE IT!

mithra62 09.11.13

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Simply a wonderful add-on. I use this on EVERY site I build and recommend it to every EE developer I know. Follow the instructions, don’t go outside the EE best practices in how you set things up, and you’re golden.

Ahmed Bashir Tahir 09.11.13

Ahmed Bashir Tahir
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In short, for Addons it worked almost always; for EE it worked never.

MarkS 09.07.13

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Was great updating the addon’s that it supported. But the reason I purchased was to update ExpressionEngine 2.5 to 2.6, which I haven’t been able to do successfully on any of my sites. All of which have standard setup and config. Support stopped replying to emails.

Scott Hepler 07.31.13

Scott Hepler
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This is great when it works, but I’m seeing less than 50% success and support seems to have given up trying.  Fail.

THEMOST 07.23.13

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This is the best the software . save time .  AWESOME!!

Zack Morgan 05.01.13

Zack Morgan
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Bought it, tried it, came straight back for a developer licence!

CollinH 04.17.13

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Yes, this should be built-in EE functionality, but alas it’s not. Phenomenal time saver. Worked precisely as advertised. Long, tedious process reduced to a painless, automated few minutes. Absolute must-have for any EE install.

YM 04.14.13

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This is one of the must-have add-ons, and should be a default module in EE. Anyone can now keep the EE updated with few clicks, as easy to update as Craft CMS and WP CMS

LMA Communications 04.09.13

LMA Communications
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This addon has become part of my standard build. The only drawback is that some addons don’t build their zip structure correctly so are unsupported.

Arnegr 03.12.13

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This is awesome! Just saved me an hour of headaches. The best $15 spent this year. Should be standard built-in though.

Kenny Fraser 02.22.13

Kenny Fraser
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Great when it eventually worked, but had to restore db and re-run several times due to issues, possibly to do with server configuration or permissions (double check these with your host).

jsherry 12.28.12

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Great! Was nervous the first time and still manually backed up, but it was flawless. Started it, checked some email, went back to check progress and it was already done!

T2theC 12.20.12

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AWESOME!! What a godsend. Would be nice to be able to drag and drop in the same way as Channel Images. I use this for installing all addons in a fresh install. Just brilliant.

Adam Khan 11.06.12

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This addon alone surely goes a long way in addressing the stagnation in basic functionality that people are beginning to resent about EE. And I like that it’s a paid yet inexpensive add-on subject to competition and is somebody’s baby. Well done, just… well done.

Mike_NC 09.18.12

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Outstanding!  What a big time saver!  I maintain 15+ sites and this has saved me hours and hours when updating EE software!

JulesWebb 09.05.12

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This time saving addon is a “must have” for every site! DevDemon thank you for another great addon!

Todd D. 08.29.12

Todd D.
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I predict Updater wins Module of the Year. I also agree that this functionality should already be in ExpressionEngine. Thank you DD!!!

DCalabrese 08.26.12

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Brilliant add-on from a consistently top EE developer.  Brad’s support is A++++ We also need compatibility with nsm css override.  Hope Updater leads to consistent EE add-on wrapper standards. Highly recommended!

IAT 08.23.12

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Seriously amazing!  This should be built into Expression Engine.

Electric Putty 08.21.12

Electric Putty
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Simply brilliant. Even if you watched the preview video your jaw will still drop when you do your first EE upgrade. A dev license is a must have purchase!

Mike Dexter 08.17.12

Mike Dexter
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Compatibility with http://ee-garage.com/override-css would be great.