Manage ExpressionEngine Licenses with MarvelShare

At Anecka one of the things we struggle with is properly managing ExpressionEngine license and plugin accounts for our clients. Not surprising considering a standard ExpressionEngine install can have over a dozen add-ons!

Totaling all of this together we spend over 130 hours a year just dealing with client accounts & software licenses. We figure a lot of other EE consultants run into similar problems, that’s why we created MarvelShare.

The easiest way to think of MarvelShare is Google Voice for email. You simply create a email address for your project “” and MarvelShare will intercept emails to that address and forwards the emails to any number of recipients you choose. Think of it as a miniature mailing list for your team and your clients.

To show you how it works, let me take you through using MarvelShare to purchase an ExpressionEngine license for a client.

First create a new project in MarvelShare, let’s call it “Pohler’s Widgets”

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 7.55.36 PMNow that we’ve created an email address for the project: Let’s add some recipients, just go an edit the project.

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 7.56.08 PMAs you can see, your email address has been added by default. You can click click “New Recipient” to add an additional email address.

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Now that you’ve added your additional recipients, signup and purchase an ExpressionEngine license at

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After purchasing the license for your client, when EllisLab sends the order confirmation everyone on your list will get the email. You can also use the same account to purchase add-ons from Devot-ee, hosting, and domain information.

MarvelShare will also save and group messages so you can easily find them later (no more digging through your inbox for one pesky license number)!

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If you’re interested in changing the way you manage license and account information for your ExpressionEngine clients, you can sign-up for MarvelShare for FREE!

Thanks and feel free to contact us at if you have any questions or concerns!