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ProfessionsVault UI

Simple and light-weight tracking of profession links and recipes for all your alts and friends. Tooltip enhancements and AH/merchant coloring for professions-related recipes and items - ideal for recipe collecting, profession leveling, and any serious crafting.


Blizzard has made a major change to the operation of tradeskill hyperlinks in patch 5.4.0, whose implementation seriously affects their usability and fundamentally breaks addons such as ProfessionsVault that rely upon them. Read more details here, and please help complain on the Blizzard Bug Report Forums. A recent tweet from Blizzard Community Manager Bashiok hints there may be a fix forthcoming in a future client patch, however it STILL remains broken after two client patches (5.4.2).

The current release of ProfessionsVault is a "cripped" version that omits the features which rely upon working TradeSkill links (annotated below). There is still no way to open the trade skill links for characters that are offline or you are not directly interacting with. This limitation is imposed by Blizzard's broken hyperlink implementation, as described above. Other features are fully functional, notably including recipe coloring and AH scanning. It notably also allows you to open the tradeskill windows of any same-guild toon in your database (it uses the guild roster to bypass the broken hyperlinks).


Profession list features

  • ProfessionsVault automatically records and saves the profession links of all your alts
  • Easily allows saving any professions linked from friends or guildies into your database
  • <Broken in 5.4> Provides one-click access to the Trade Skill UI of any toon's profession.
  • Supports easily posting links of your toon's professions to any chat
  • Data is shared between all your toons on the realm, including cross-faction
  • <Broken in 5.4> Comes pre-loaded with links to fully-stocked professions

Tooltip/Recipe features

  • Enhances recipe tooltips with info about which characters can learn the pattern
  • Colors recipes in the Auction House display to indicate which characters can learn the pattern
  • Colors recipes in the Merchant (vendor) window display to indicate which characters can learn them.
  • Automated scan allows your bank character to scan the AH for recipes learnable by any alt.
  • Customizable recipe coloring and character name coloring

Misc features

  • Includes an LDB broker with easy access to your professions, supports Fubar or Titan Panel, or can be used stand-alone
  • Based on the Ace3 Addon Framework
  • Enables the "link" button on all profession windows (default UI just has it for your own)
  • Integrates nicely with other profession-related addons such as Ackis Recipe List, Skillet, Advanced Trade Skill Window and Gnomeworks


  • Open the PV window using the minimap icon, LDB launcher or by typing "/pv show" on the command line.
  • PV window shows all the saved professions for your character, any alts on the same account running PV, and any profession links you've saved.
  • <Broken in 5.4> PV window also includes links to fully-stocked professions (ie containing every recipe)
  • Data update happens automatically whenever you open a trade skill window, or you can update them all at any time using the "Scan my Professions" button. PV will automatically update when you learn a recipe or skill up.
  • Config button can be used to configure tooltip/coloring integration.
  • To save any profession link into PV (eg whispered from a friend or in trade), just open the link and press the new "Save" button that appears at the bottom of the Trade Skill UI. The same technique can be used to merge profession data from a second account (dual-boxing).

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  • Avatar of Reeb Reeb Jul 25, 2016 at 10:04 UTC - 0 likes

    With 7.0.3 the new pofessions window has a button which you click to create a link of you professions. Being no coder does this have any bearing on the broken part of ProfessionsVault that could get this addon back to its glourious best or is this totally abandoned either way?

  • Avatar of danawhitaker danawhitaker Mar 08, 2015 at 23:15 UTC - 0 likes

    If this project is officially abandoned (which it appears to be) it would be nice if the license would be opened up so that those of us dedicated to continuing it might actually be able to do so. I think many of us would be satisfied with a version that just continues the recipe coloring at vendors and in the AH. I know this is what my primary use is. While it's possible to simply manually add new recipes into the configuration files as the game is updated, eventually something is going to completely break the functionality and it would be nice to have...I don't know, something. As a recipe hunter/collector, this addon is fundamental in my daily use of the AH, and I appreciate the quality of life that having coloring to indicate learned/unlearned on my Garrison vendors (and other vendors around Azeroth).

  • Avatar of serious2 serious2 Nov 24, 2014 at 18:38 UTC - 1 like

    Does the bug described here still exist? Because now it seems I can open links from alts. At least via ProfessionsVault UI.

  • Avatar of Valdesca Valdesca Sep 21, 2013 at 14:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @oscarucb: Go

    well i read forum post , its horrible, someone also reported post, bah, i cant do much just say here i support the idea blizzard fix this, i have not active account now and cant post reply on forum, on other hand i check translations from spanish and i think all are done. :D hugs.

    Colinas Pardas-EU Guild: Sirenas y Piratas; Characters: Mardesirenas, Damevaldesca, Valdescamaga, Runevaldesca....

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Sep 20, 2013 at 20:49 UTC - 1 like

    ProfessionsVault v 7.0 is now available for download.

    The horrible Blizzard TradeSkill hyperlink bug introduced in 5.4 remains, so some features are not functional - notably opening links to the tradeskills of offline toons will usually fail, and "All Recipes" links are no longer possible. PLEASE HELP COMPLAIN ON THIS NEW BLIZZARD FORUM THREAD.

    Recipe coloring and auction house scanning should be fully functional.

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Jan 02, 2012 at 22:44 UTC - 0 likes

    ProfessionsVault 5.8.2 includes:

    • Bug fix: AH recipe coloring failures with some combinations of addons
    • Bug fix: recipe coloring in asian locales
    • Bug fix: ArkInventory coloring without icon background texture
    • Bug fix: PV lua errors on quest links with quest-related addons
    • Be smarter about positioning the LDB tooltip
  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Jun 05, 2011 at 22:31 UTC - 0 likes

    ProfessionsVault v5.1 includes:

    * Added automatic handling of profession learn/unlearn
    * Added an option to suppress database update messages
    * Changed LDB right click to open/link the LDB prof, middle click is now config
    * Misc internal cleanups

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb May 18, 2011 at 00:20 UTC - 0 likes

    ProfessionsVault v5.0 includes:

    * NEW FEATURE: Added support for tracking non-tradeskill professions (Herbing, Skinning, etc). Current rank is displayed in the PV window and LDB tooltip
    * NEW FEATURE: Tooltips for trade links in chat windows
    * Profession scanning is now performed silently and automagically in most cases, so database is always up-to-date without user interaction

    Last edited May 24, 2011 by oscarucb
  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb May 08, 2011 at 01:59 UTC - 0 likes

    ProfessionsVault 4.7 includes:

    * NEW FEATURE: Enhanced LDB/minimap tooltip functionality. The tooltip now provides quick one-click access to all your professions and the all-recipe links.
    * NEW FEATURE: LDB text tracks your most recently used or skilled profession and displays current skill level (this text can be disabled from within your LDB display addon)

    Last edited May 10, 2011 by oscarucb
  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Mar 09, 2011 at 06:06 UTC - 0 likes

    ProfessionsVault v4.2 includes:

    Add support for grouping the main window by profession

    Last edited Mar 15, 2011 by oscarucb


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