Since SPIP 1.9, it has been possible to install such plugins into SPIP.
Getting and Installing a “plugin”
A plugin is self-contained in a folder that bears its name and holds all its files.
To install a plugin, you only need to copy its folder to the /plugins folder at the root of your site. The /plugins folder will not be created when installing SPIP, you need to create it yourself. To keep them tidy, you can also install plugins within sub-folders of the /plugins folder.
Activation of a plugin
In the private area, you will find a sub-menu “Manage plugins” under the “Configuration” menu. This is where you can activate plugins.
To see this menu, you have to:
- be an administrator,
- be using the full interface.
If then the menu doesn’t appear, it is probable that your /plugins folder is not correctly installed.
On this configuration page, you will see the list of installed plugins. You can check plugins to activate them, and uncheck them to deactivate them.
By clicking on the small arrow next to each plugin, you will see information about the plugin:
- its version and state:
- stable : the plugin has been tested and should work properly;
- test : the plugin is in a testing phase. Their may still be some bugs;
- experimental : the plugin is an experiment and there are no guarantees about its stability;
- dev : the plugin is still in development, you should avoid installing the plugin on a production website.
- the author(s) of the plugin;
- a description;
- a link to an external information page.