ExpressionEngine® 3 User Guide

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Add-On Manager

Control Panel Location: Developer Tools ‣ Add-On Manager

This section of the Control Panel is where add-on functionality is installed, updated, configured, and removed. They can be filtered by status and developer, and sorted by the add-on name and version. This section is divided into to sections, one for add-on functionality included with ExpressionEngine, and one for third party add-ons.

Installing Add-ons

The Add-On Manager will not download and install add-ons for you. In order to install an extension you must first place the add-on package in your /system/user/addons/ folder and then when you reload the Add-On Manager the add-on will automatically be available for you to install.

Note

Add-ons might require other tasks to function correct, so make sure to follow any instructions included with the add-on.

Permission Restrictions

  • Access settings: Add-Ons
  • Install or remove add-ons
  • Allowed add-on access

Actions

Manage

Install

This will install the add-on.

Note

This is only made available when the add-on is uninstalled.

Upgrade to

This will upgrade the add-on.

Note

This is only made available when the add-on is installed and a newer version has been uploaded to your /system/user/addons/ folder.

Settings

This will take you to the add-on’s settings configuration.

Note

This is only made available when the add-on is installed and has settings.

Manual

This will take you to the add-on’s manual.

Note

This is only made available when the add-on is installed and has provided a manual.

Bulk Actions

The checkbox in the right-most column of the table selects a button for a bulk action. When at least one checkbox is checked the bulk action dropdown menu and submit button will be made available in the lower righthand corner of the table.

Install

The selected add-ons will be installed.

Remove

The selected add-ons will be removed. Removing an add-on will cause a confirmation modal to appear that will summarize the action.

Update

The selected add-ons will be updated.