Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

…But I need the EE2 version of Zenbu!

No worries. Purchases (or upgrades) of Zenbu for EE3 will include a copy of the latest version available for EE2 of you’re still on EE2.


I can’t edit multiple entries like I could in EE2. Why is that?

This feature leveraged the multi-entry editing feature available in EE2 natively. Unfortunately this feature isn’t available in EE3 anymore, and therefore not available in Zenbu either at this time.


Can I edit the content of columns directly from the entry listing, without having to access the entry form?

Yes in EE2, no in EE3
For EE2, this is done through Henshu (Zenbu Edit), an add-on which hooks onto Zenbu and adds this ability.
For EE3, Henshu isn’t yet available for EE3


Can I export the data that is displayed in Zenbu in CSV, HTML, JSON format?

Yes in EE2, no in EE3
For EE2, using the Hokoku (Zenbu Export) add-on. This adds an Export this search button right within Zenbu and has many options and features.
For EE3, Hokoku isn’t yet available for EE3.


My custom field does not display as expected, why is that?

By default, Zenbu displays data as it is found in the exp_channel_data database table. A few common custom fields have extended support which shows an enhanced display based off the exp_channel_data data. Customized Zenbu display support for third-party fieldtypes can be easily added by third-party developers by adding Zenbu functions in the third-party add-on’s code. Documentation for adding third-party field support for Zenbu can be found here.


Does Zenbu support (insert third-party add-on here)?

Natively within Zenbu, likely no. Only a few custom fields have support within Zenbu (including native EE custom fields). Other custom fields will at least display the contents of exp_channel_data by default. Customized Zenbu display support for third-party fieldtypes can be easily added by third-party developers by adding Zenbu functions in the third-party add-on’s code. Documentation for adding third-party field support for Zenbu can be found here.


I would like a different display style for column X. Is this possible?

Yes, through building an extension that takes advantage of the available Zenbu hooks to modify column display. More information about these hooks can be found here.


I would like to add a extra column in Zenbu to show X. How can this be done?

Yes, through building an extension that takes advantage of the available Zenbu hooks which can add column(s). More information about these hooks can be found here.

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