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This pluging helps you encode your information into QR code.

The latest stable release of MX QR code for ExpressionEngine 2 is available here

QR codes are a popular type of two-dimensional barcode. They are also known as hardlinks or physical world hyperlinks. QR Codes store up to 4,296 alphanumeric characters of arbitrary text. This text can be anything, for example URL, contact information, a telephone number, even a poem! QR codes can be read by an optical device with the appropriate software. Such devices range from dedicated QR code readers to mobile phones.


  • EE1 - PHP 4+, ExpressionEngine 1.6.5+
  • EE2 - PHP 5+, ExpressionEngine 2+


To install the new plugin please follow the simple instructions below:
  • Download theMX QR code archive and extract the files.
  • EE1: Copy pi.qr_code.php, qrcode_lib folder to /system/plugins/
  • EE2: Copy qr_code folder to /system/expressionengine/third_party/



<img src="{exp:qr_code type="" action="" tel="" data="ExpressionEngine" title="" email="" sabj=""}" alt="QR code"/>  


  • type (PNG default)
    Image type - J - jpeg, other - PNG (default).
  • tel requred for action type sms,tel
    telephone number
  • email requred for action type email
  • sabj optional for action type email
    sabject for email
  • title requred for action type bm
    Title for bookmark
  • action (optional)
    Plugin has a couple pattern for QR code messages:
      • sms - send sms
      • tel - phone number
      • email - send email
      • bm - add to bookmarks
      • site - addtional data urlencode
  • size (dafault PNG:4 JPEG:8)
    module size
  • ecc (default M)
    ECC level L or M or Q or H
  • data
    default data for encoding

Tricks and Tips

vCard in QR code

<img src="{exp:qr_code}
display_name = "TSawyer" 
first_name = "Tom" 
last_name = "Sawyer"
title = "Mister"
cell_tel = "+1 914 218 94885"    
email1 = ""
url = ""
company = "Fence Design"
title = "HR"
note = "2000-plus fence design ideas submitted"
vcard_name = "tsawye" direct="yes" } 
{/exp:qr_code }" alt="vCard"/>  

Change Log


  • 1.0 - 03/26/2010:
    Initial release


MIT License

MX QR code

Download MX QR code  1.0

Version: 1.0
Released: 03/26/2010

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