I need to allow a user to add articles to a wishlist that they can then e-mail or print. The data doesn't need to be saved or last longer than their session.

Is there a native EE way of doing this without writing a plugin myself? Or can anyone recommend a plugin that they know does this and that they have experience with please?

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    Ben Croker's Session Variables plugin may be useful for you. It allows you to manipulate PHP session variables without writing to the DB... Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 16:32

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I would try a 3rd party favorites/bookmark addon like Remember Me. Then you would need to dump that info into a form to send off in an email or print.

  • Great add-on. Solves the problem perfectly. Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 23:32

Session Variables is a great little plugin and we've used it without any issue. Easy to setup and does what you need.

  • This ought to do the trick. Just a reminder to use an add-on like IfElse or Switchee (nestable; same developer, Mark Croxton) so you're only calling the instance you need. May not need it, just throwing that in there just in case. Mo Variables provides a variable for detecting ajax requests. With these you ought to be able to just use templates instead of writing an add-on.
    – notacouch
    Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 16:42
  • I've never used Session Variables before, but looking at the docs I'm confused on how you add multiple entries to a session and then dump (get) those variables. It seems each entry would need a unique name whereas Remember Me seems straight forward in this case.
    – Siebird
    Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 16:59

It's pretty easy to save user-scoped data in Stash; by default this will expire at the end of the user's session. You could save just the entry ids or the whole entry.

{exp:stash:append_list name="wishlist" save="yes" replace="yes"}
  • Hmm, ok, thanks, i'll take a look. I'm going to use "Remember Me" for now as it ticks all the boxes, but i'll have a dig around with stash and see if it can do all i need. Thanks!! Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 19:10

i have happily used http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/remember-me a few times. super easy to work with, and to configure. did not use session variables yet though

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