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Exec Widget plugin for Craft CMS 3.x

Widgets which run Tasks that call exec(...)


This plugin requires Craft CMS 3.0.0-beta.23 or later.


  1. Install with Composer via composer require marionnewlevant/exec-widget from your project directory
  2. Install plugin in the Craft Control Panel under Settings > Plugins


  1. Install via the Plugin Store

Exec Widget Overview

Dashboard widget that runs php exec in a task.

Configuring Exec Widget

You need a config file, config/execWidget.php. That file defines the different commands that can be run.

Sample configuration file (note that the usual multi-environment config works here too):


return [
  'commands' => [
    // each command has the name it will be displayed with
    // and the command line
    'Do the Thing' => './bin/doTheThing.sh --quiet',
    'Another Thing' => './bin/somethingElse.sh',

Using Exec Widget

Add the widget to the dashboard, and configure it with instructions and choosing the command. The Do it button will launch a task to run the command. Command output will be captured in the queue.log log. Search for ExecWidget Task to find output.

Brought to you by Marion Newlevant. Icon shell by B Barrett from the Noun Project.