Components Extended

Downloads: 4103
Category: Plugin
Compatible with: GetSimple 3.2 - 3.3

Last Updated: April 7, 2019
Tags: component slug get_component ajax modified created date components extended
Author: Tyblitz
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Plugin Description:

GS Components Extended

Augmented functionality for cleaner and more powerful GetSimpleCMS components.

Better UI with sort & search, CodeMirror support, doubleclick code snippet copy, individual component save without page reload. Components Extended saves your components as <slug>.xml files in data/components with AJAX, one component at a time. It replaces the components tab with a custom tab, and will automatically import existing components from components.xml on activation. Available in EN, FR, NL.


  • Keeps track of the created date, modified date, and last editor.
  • Edit & rename component slugs and titles (available as $params->title in the component) independently.
  • Sort & search components
  • CodeMirror support by default (unless GSNOHIGHLIGHT is explicitly set to TRUE).
  • Available in: English, German, French, Dutch
  • Bonus: Doubleclick a code snippet for instant copy-to-clipboard.


Components Extended adds one PHP function for components, get_ext_component($slug, $params = array()); where $params is an array of named keys. Eg if you had the following:

<?php get_ext_component($slug, array(
    'greet' => 'Hello',
    'name'  => 'world'

In your extended component you could do:

<?php echo $params->greet . ' ' . $params->name . '!'; ?>

And it would output: Hello world!.

# Be sure to set the GSTIMEZONE constant to your timezone if you wish to have meaningful timestamps for created & modified dates.
# to other plugin developers: the standard GS hooks component-save and component-extras also work with this plugin.


Components Extended UI


2019-04-08 - v0.9.3
- Removed spellcheck from component edits
- Fixed another permissions bug - Fixed compatibility issues with GS 3.4
- Added loading plugin on clicking the main GS 3.4 navigation
- Removed outdated CSS vendor prefixes
- Updated some metadata (version, website)
2019-02-20 - v0.9.2 - minor ui fix - fix title param
2019-01-29 - v0.9.1 - Fix permissions issue when saving components - Add German language 2017-02-21 - v0.9 - Fix escape characters '\' from duplicating - Minor NL translation fix - Extended components are now mapped back to components.xml on plugin deactivation. - When an extended component is now deleted, and a component with the same slug exists in components.xml, this one will be deleted too.
2016-09-24 - v0.8
- Added 2 sort options (by modified & created date) - Made .htaccess compatible with Apache 2.4 modauthzcore - CodeMirror is now enabled by default - Fix AJAX issues - Fix minor JS issues (dynamic update UI, notification error, console log). - Fix NL translation
2016-06-18 - v0.7.1 - Bugfix
2016-06-18 - v0.7 - CSRF (cookie, header & nonce check) vulnerability patch - Allow changing the directory where components are saved - Make component title available in component as $params->title - Bugfix slug<->title when creating new component, labels - Added languages FR/NL - CodeMirror support
2016-06-14 - v0.1 - Initial release

Install Instructions:

Upload to server & unzip to the plugins directory.

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