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Matrix Extended

Adds functionality to the native Matrix field type

Feature Overview

  • Duplication of entries
  • Additional delete button on top, if your entry type list is very long
  • Copy&Paste of entries, also in between entry types
  • grouping of entry types
    • unfold or group ungrouped types
  • Drag&Drop of entries, also in between entry types (experimental)


This plugin requires Craft CMS 5.1.0 or later, and PHP 8.2 or later.


You can install this plugin from the Plugin Store or with Composer.

From the Plugin Store

Go to the Plugin Store in your project’s Control Panel and search for “Matrix Extended”. Then press “Install”.

With Composer

Open your terminal and run the following commands:

# go to the project directory
cd /path/to/my-project.test

# tell Composer to load the plugin
composer require vandres/craft-matrix-extended

# tell Craft to install the plugin
./craft plugin/install matrix-extended


You can use the settings dialog in the control panel. But I would recommend creating a matrix-extended.php in your config folder. That is also the only way (for now), to configure the group buttons. That could look like this:

return [
    'extraDeleteButton' => true,
    'experimentalFeatures' => true,
    'enableDragDrop' => false,
    'expandMenu' => true,
    'expandUngrouped' => false,
    'ungroupedPosition' => 'start',
    'fields' => [
        'dyncontent' => [ // matrix field handle
            'groups' => [
                    'label' => \Craft::t('app', 'Simple'),
                    'types' => ['header', 'text'], // entry type handles


  • duplicate entries (done)
  • copy and paste an entry to another position in the same or another entry type (testing)
  • copy and paste an entry to another section (testing)
  • "Add Block Above" Neo-style (testing)
    • respect canAddMoreEntries
  • Allow "Add Block Above" to be expanded via settings (testing)
    • show as dropdown, if space is not enough (not for now)
    • allow to group buttons (testing)
      • by config
      • by settings/backend module (not for now)
  • Replace "New Entry" with expanded logic (testing)
  • cut and paste an entry (not for now)
  • drag and drop between entry types (experimental, testing)
    • drag and drop multiple
    • drag and drop into "empty" matrix (experimental, testing)
    • respect canAddMoreEntries
    • let dragdrop and dragsort coexist
    • get rid of warnings

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Installation Instructions

To install this plugin, copy the command above to your terminal.

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Last release
June 6, 2024
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