About InputfieldURLChecker

Admin helper to add button or hotkey to URL type fields to check link.

Category Admin Helpers
Admin helper modules are those that provide helpful tools, UI enhancements or optimizations to the admin panel (excluding Fieldtype or Inputfield modules).
Release StateBeta
Close to stable, but users are advised to be cautious and test thoroughly.*
Module Version1.1.5
Class NameInputfieldURLChecker
Compatibility2.6, 2.7
Date AddedOctober 24, 2015
Last UpdatedJune 10, 2016
Recommended ByNew recommendations may take up to 1 day to appear.


This module's files should be placed in /site/modules/InputfieldURLChecker/
How to install or uninstall modules


InputfieldURLChecker module for ProcessWire

Admin helper to add button or hotkey to URL type fields to check link in ProcessWire CMS.


  • enhance FieldtypeURL inputs with a button to open typed url in a new window
  • button and/or hotkey modes
  • linkify locked URL fields
  • force "http://" prefix (optional)
  • restrict module to selected templates or fields
  • compatible with the default and Reno admin themes
  • ajax-loaded tabs and fields ready


  1. Install the module. All URL type fields will automatically get a URL check button.

  2. Go to module settings and tweak options.


In action:



InputfieldURLChecker options

Linkify locked field:

Linkify locked field



You can choose whether to use a dedicated button or a key/click combo to open URL field contents.

The module currently supports three modes:

  • Button: adds a URL check button to the left or to the right side of the field
  • Ctrl + Shift + Click: check URL by holding down ctrl+shift and clicking on the field
  • Ctrl + Shift + Enter: check URL by holding down ctrl+shift+enter while caret is in the field

Target options

By default the link is opened in a lightbox. From version 1.01 links can be opened in an iframe that slides in from the left and clicking on its overly closes it.

Note: if the target website doesn't allow embedding from another domain then the iframe mode will fail.

Force HTTP prefix

If checked, links will always have "http://" prefix, even if the field itself doesn't contain it.

This ensures opening external links instead of relative ones.

Restrict module

Here you can set templates and/or fields where the module will be enabled. If none selected, module will be active on all templates and all URL type fields.

Note: if used, module will be disabled on all non-listed fields/templates.

Troubleshooting and feedback

Forum: https://processwire.com/talk/topic/11209-modulette-inputfieldurlchecker/


Licensed under the MIT license.

"InputfieldURLChecker" is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind, express, implied or otherwise, including without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall the author of this software be held liable for data loss, damages, loss of profits or any other kind of loss while using or misusing this software.


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