Binder Documentation

Using Binder

Binder is ridiculously easy to use. The normal usage of Binder involves creating a new 'Binder' field in your EE setup. There are a few simple front-end tags you can use to pull out the information in your templates, and you're done.

Field Setup

Create a new 'binder' fieldtype in the EE CP. You'll be given a few options for settings. The only minimum requirement is to have at least one upload location already configured for your site. If needed, you can add a new upload location from Content > Files > File Upload Preferences > Create New Upload Destination.

Your binder field settings are like this :

Allow Multiple Uploads
Optionally limit the upload field to just a single file
Upload Location
Set the upload location for the files

Publish Form Usage

On the publish form your binder field will look something like this :

Usage is really simple. Just drag and drop any files you'd like, and binder will upload them. You can remove uploaded files with the 'Remove' button. You can also click the field itself to upload via a file modal. That's all there is too it. Your clients will love it.

Template Setup

On the front-end of your site, you can access all the data about all your fields using the fieldtype tags. That's really simple. For example, if you have a field called 'my_binder_field', you could do the following :

        {if type == 'image'}
            <img src="{url}" alt="{original_name}"/>
            <a href="{url}">Download {original_name}</a>

Checkout all the fieldtype tags available →


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