This Week in devot:ee #103 - January 9, 2014

January 9, 2014
by Ryan Masuga

Three new add-ons. launched to “manage all your sites (including ExpressionEngine) in one place.” January 2014 Editor’s Pick: devot:ee Monitor Launched: Manage All Your Sites in One Place

Over the past few months our team has been working on a web application called Lamplighter ( that allows you to monitor your sites from one place–one dashboard to rule them all. We launched the service this past week and currently have add-ons for ExpressionEngine and a few other popular CMS's.

Lamplighter is for web shops and solo developers to be able to monitor all their sites from one place. It's something we needed for our shop to keep updated on all the client sites we work on (and not have to hire a project manager, though a project manager would find it to be a handy tool in their arsenal). It will ultimately help us replace the mess of info we have about our sites spread across wikis, project management apps and other places while giving us up-to-date, live info from our sites in the same place. Is our ExpressionEngine install behind? How many add-ons are out of date? I see add-on X has a new version - how many sites do I have it installed on? 

If you're interested in giving Lamplighter a try, there is a free 14-day trial. You can follow Lamplighter on Twitter: @lamplighterapp and read the blog at Spark! The Lamplighter Blog.

January 2014 Editor's Pick: devot:ee Monitor

We picked it late this month, so we thought we could slide in one of our own: devot:ee Monitor. Zillions of ExpressionEngine users have this installed. You should too. Check it out!

New Add-ons This Week

  • Perfect by James Smith
    "Perfect" is a simple module that returns the percentage of a given channel entry's custom fields which are complete. So if you're using one of the popular profile add-ons that stores member data as a channel entry (Zoo Visitor, Profile:Edit) you could use Perfect to show a logged-in member how complete their profile is.
  • Helpvars by Caddis
    Make various segment and helper variables available globally.
  • Structure Get URL by Rein de Vries
    Get the Structure/pages uri or url with a simple call.

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