Shortlist Documentation

Shortlist is a quick and painless way to allow site visitors to create lists of items on the fly.

Don't get bogged down with a single list per user. With multi-list support users can have as many lists as they'd like!

Shortlist, lightweight lists

Shorlist lets you add anything to a list. User's don't even need to have accounts with your site to create, keep and share their list.

Amazon style product wishlists? What e-commerce site should be without wishlists? Shortlist has you covered using any e-commerce package, from off-the-shelf to 100% custom.

Flickr style favorites? Quick, simple favourting of any content. Images, groups of images, albums. Anything you'd like your users to add can be added in the blink of an eye.

All the Content you can Imagine

Does your site have content that isn't stored in EE entries? No problem! Shortlist doesn't care where your content comes from. If you can see it on your site, you can add it to a shortlist. Find out more about how shortlist handles arbitrary content.

Drop in. Make your list. Drop out

Don't force your user's to create accounts on your site just to make shortlists. Anyone can use it.

A List Shared is a Better List

What good is a list if you can't share it with your friends? Every list can be shared freely with anyone. Owners of a list can change the list at any point. Viewing someone else's list and like what you see? Use the clone tag and get your very own copy of the list to do with as you please.

Do More With Shortlist

Use shortlist to build trip planners for your travel site, user playlists for your music site, top 10 lists for your social site. For more detailed usage instructions, head over to the full documentation.


Having problems setting up and/or using Shortlist? Support is offered from 10am to 4pm EST weekdays. Send us an email at and we will respond as quickly as we can.