Installing a custom Server plug-in involves adding the plug-in folder to the Server, registering the plug-in in the database, installing and configuring its feature and activating the plug-in.
Note: Installation and configuration of system plug-ins is part of the Server installation steps.
Tip: See WoodWing Labs for various examples of custom Server plug-ins.
Step 1. Add the folder containing the plug-in files to the following location:
<Enterprise Server path>/Enterprise/config/plugins
Step 2. Apply Read access for the Internet user to the folder and its files.
Step 3. Access the Server Plug-in Maintenance page.
Click Server Plug-ins in the Maintenance menu or on the Home page.
All the newly available plug-ins that are found in the plug-ins folders are registered in the database. Similarly, any plug-ins that are no longer available are unregistered.
Note: In case many plug-ins need to be initialized, the process of opening the page can take a few moments. When the page is loaded, all registered plug-ins are displayed. Each plug-in indicates whether or not it needs to be installed and activated automatically.
The Server plug-in icons indicate the status of the Server plug-in:
Activated. The plug-in is active.
Deactivated.The plug-in is not active.
Error. Errors occurred during the installation.
Step 3. (Optional) Activate any deactivated plug-ins by clicking their icon.