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Add-on Builder 1.2.0

Handy developer tool to automate the process of packaging add-ons.

  1. Chris D
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5
    Additional Requirements:
    PHP >= 5.3 with ZipArchive enabled
    Visible Branding:
    This add-on is not affiliated with XenForo Ltd.
    This add-on is a developer tool that automates the process of packaging your add-ons, via an easy to use interface in the Admin CP.

    You can simply click the "Build..." link for the add-on you wish to build:


    You specify the build location (it will be created for you automatically), and then specify the name of your library, js and styles directories and click Build.


    The build process copies your add-on and its directory structure into the specified location. It then automatically exports your add-on's XML file. Finally, it zips the add-on up into a zip file which is then installable via the Add-on Installer (or any other manual method).

    This add-on can be installed using the Add-On Installer.

    • Extract the contents of the Zip file.
    • Upload the contents of the upload folder to the root of your XenForo installation.
    • Install in the Admin CP using the provided XML file.
    SAS1024, Dadparvar, Alex S and 30 others like this.

Recent Updates

  1. Some long overdue changes...
  2. A few small improvements
  3. Rollback

Recent Reviews

  1. Dadparvar
    Version: 1.2.0
    Awesome. Better solution for this work. Today I just finished my first add-on that has some files. And easily built it using this add-on. (the add-on will be shared soon ;-) )
    Thanks Chris and wish you the best.
  2. Thomas.B
    Version: 1.2.0
    This is imo a must-have add-on for any developer. It can save you a lot of repetitive, boring and error-prone work and is therefore currently my favorite dev add-on. Thanks a lot for creating this very useful „one-click solution“ and also for maintaining it!
    1. Chris D
      Author's Response
      You're welcome, thanks for your kindness.
  3. rainmotorsports
    Version: 1.1.1
    Perhaps not a complete solution to all needs this still speeds up my workflow. Being able to quickly export my current working code is essential to testing and fixing my current stable releases. Another essential solution from Chris D
  4. Mian Shahid
    Mian Shahid
    Version: 1.1.1
  5. TBDragon
    Version: 1.1.1
    great addon from a great developer ^_^
  6. Sniper
    Version: 1.1.1
    Saves time :)
  7. Matthew Hawley
    Matthew Hawley
    Version: 1.1.0
    Love it. Use it all the time!
  8. Adam Howard
    Adam Howard
    Version: 1.0
    Chris Deeming does it again. Nicely done. Should be part of the core. :D