How To Install A Geeklog Plugin

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For details, you should always refer to the README that comes with the plugin. In general, however, a plugin will be installed like this:

  1. Depending on your setup and server access, you should either upload the tarball and unpack it remotely or unpack the tarball locally and upload the extracted files and folders afterwards.
  2. The public_html directory in the tarfile is copied to the webtree under <plugin name>. e.g. if my Geeklog web is in /path/to/geeklog/public_html/ then the public_html from the tarfile is copied to /path/to/geeklog/public_html/<plugin name>
  3. The admin directory in the tarfile is copied to the admin webtree. e.g. if my Geeklog admin webtree is in /path/to/geeklog/public_html/admin/ then the admin directory from the tarfile is copied to /path/to/geeklog/public_html/admin/plugins/<plugin name>
  4. Log into your Geeklog site and go to the Plugins admin panel (from the Admins Block)
    • If this is a new install (plugin doesn't exist in the gl_plugins table), then you should find it listed in the "New Plugin" section at the end of the Plugins page. Click on the "Install" link there to initiate the plugin install.
    • If this is an upgrade, then you should find the plugin listed with the other installed plugins, sporting a note asking you to update it. Click on the edit link (the little pen icon). On the next page, you will find an "Update" button. Click it to initiate the plugin update.
  5. That's it!

There's also a graphical overview of the above steps.