Field Pack Documentation

Field Pack

Field Pack gives you a handful of useful little fieldtypes. This is the modern version to use.

Field Pack comes with:

  • Checkboxes
  • Dropdown
  • Multiselect
  • Radio Buttons
  • Switch
  • Pill
  • List

Yes, EE does already come with its own fieldtypes for Checkboxes, Dropdown, Multiselect, and Radio Buttons. However their Field Pack counterparts offer several advantages:

  • Ability to specify each option’s label separately from its value
  • Ability to group your options into optgroups
  • Multiple template tags for accessing your option settings and field data in different ways
  • Matrix compatibility
  • Low Variables compatibility

Installing and Updating


Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements:

Installing Field Pack

  • Upload the ee2/third_party/fieldpack folder to system/expressionengine/third_party/
  • Upload the themes/third_party/fieldpack folder to themes/third_party/
  • Go to Add-Ons → Fieldtypes and install whichever fieldtypes you want. Field Pack fieldtypes will be prefixed with “Field Pack”.

Updating Field Pack

Updating from an earlier version of Field Pack 2

  • Upload the ee2/third_party/fieldpack folder to system/expressionengine/third_party/, overwriting the old one
  • Upload the themes/third_party/fieldpack folder to themes/third_party/, overwriting the old one
  • Clear your browser’s cache

Updating from the old Dive Bar fieldtypes

Field Pack is the successor to seven separate add-ons, availabe from the old P&T Dive Bar:

  • P&T Field Pack
  • P&T Checkboxes
  • P&T Dropdown
  • P&T Multiselect
  • P&T Radio Buttons
  • P&T List
  • P&T Pill
  • P&T Switch

If you have any of these installed already, simply install Field Pack 2 per the instructions, and then delete the old files. You won’t need to worry about converting your fields or uninstalling each of the old fieldtypes in the CP; Field Pack 2 manages all of that for you when you install the new fieldtypes.

Here are all of the folders that are safe to delete once Field Pack 2 is installed:

  • system/expressionengine/third_party/pt_checkboxes
  • system/expressionengine/third_party/pt_dropdown
  • system/expressionengine/third_party/pt_field_pack
  • system/expressionengine/third_party/pt_list
  • system/expressionengine/third_party/pt_multiselect
  • system/expressionengine/third_party/pt_pill
  • system/expressionengine/third_party/pt_radio_buttons
  • system/expressionengine/third_party/pt_switch
  • themes/third_party/pt_list
  • themes/third_party/pt_pill
  • themes/third_party/pt_switch

    If you're using Expression Engine 2.7 or later, you might have to delete these folders before you're able to install the Field Pack 2. Don't worry, though - you will not lose your data!


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