Upgrading ExpressionEngine and Plugins to EE3 from EE2

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We’ve been involved in resuscitating some ExpressionEngine 2 websites lately and before we can get them to EE5 (unless we start fresh from scratch), we need to get them to EE3. Once we get over that hurdle, getting to 5 will probably be a lot easier.

That said, along the way we’ve had to do various plugins, add-ons, and extension audits and I thought it’d be helpful to list out some of our findings here to help developers and owners in similar situations.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve had different experiences with the listed ones, or if there are any others you think we should test/add.

Plugins and Add-ons not compatible with EE3+

Auto Expire by Baseworks
No longer supported

Cache Buster by Focus Lab (plugin)
No longer maintained

Client Entries by twosixcode (plugin)
No replacement found

CP Analytics by Amphibian Design
Recommended replacement:
https://expressionengine.com/add-ons/dashboard-analytics

Currentlee by Adam Wiggall (plugin)
No replacement found

Draggable by Kevin Thompson (accessory)
No longer maintained

Entry access by intoEEtive
Depending on requirements, this could potentially be replaced with EE-native template access settings:
https://docs.expressionengine.com/latest/control-panel/template-manager.html#access

Excerpt by Clayton McIlrath (plugin)
No replacement found

Henshu by Zenbu Studio
No EE3+ support

Importer by Solspace
Discontinued

Magpie RSS Parser by EllisLab (plugin)
Could not find a replacement

Markdown by EllisLab (plugin)
Could not find a replacement

MX Auto Password by Max Lazar (accessory+extension)
No longer maintained

MX Notify Control by Max Lazar (extension+plugin)
No longer maintained

Profile:Edit by Tom Jaeger
Needs to be replaced with EE-native member management
https://docs.expressionengine.com/latest/member/index.html

RSS Parser by EllisLab (plugin)
Could not find a replacement

Securit:ee by mithra62
Could not find a replacement

Seed by Joel Bradbury
No replacement

Taxonomy by iain
No longer supported

XML Encode by EllisLab (plugin)
Could not find a replacement

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