One of my main use cases for Matrix is when I need to manage a non-finite list of things related to an entry (e.g. translation links for articles may trickle in over time, and there's no pre-defined list of sources of them).

Sometimes Matrix feels like overkill, so I'm wondering what other folks use for this purpose.


Someone mentioned Pixel & Tonic's List, which is a good one for my translation links use case; it's available in their Dive Bar: http://pixelandtonic.com/divebar

Another common use case is images: how do you allow users to add a non-finite set of images to an entry?

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Grid Lite is pretty similar to Matrix, and free. So if you're using matrix solely for translation links, this seems perfect.


Have you looked at Content Elements? http://dvt.ee/ad0g9RJ

  • Holy cow, I hadn't seen this. It's not quite what I need for this particular question, but I'm going to seriously look at this as a possible replacement for a generic "content" field for articles.
    – Tim
    Feb 27, 2013 at 21:18
  • re-reading your OP I see where I misunderstood. I thought you had variable (unknown) content types within the same entry.
    – dashard
    Feb 28, 2013 at 14:48

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