• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

XF 1.2 How do I Install a Addon

Martok

Well-known member
#2
From the manual here: http://xenforo.com/help/add-ons/

Installing a New Add-on
The exact procedure for installing a new add-on will be directed by the creator of that add-on. However, in general, the procedure will be as follows:

  1. Download the add-on and unzip it.
  2. Upload the add-ons files into your XenForo installation. This will usually create a new directory within the library/ directory in your XenForo installation. In general, this shouldn’t overwrite any existing files.
  3. From your control panel, go to the "install add-on" page. The add-on will have provided an XML file somewhere within it. Upload that file here and submit the form.
BTW, going by your profile you're probably the oldest member of this community at 113! :)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
Upload the contents of the /upload folder usually.

However, every add-on is different so follow the instructions provided.
 

Martok

Well-known member
#9
The XML file is what you'll need when you install the add-on after uploading the files. See point 3. in the Installing a New Add-on guide above.
 

xIsabel38

Well-known member
#10
Wait so i just open my FTP connect to my server and upload the files? Or My files I have a folder that says UPLOAD, .DS_STORE and DO_NOT_UPLOAD
I don't see a upload folder.
Hehe.

So here we go, firstly, Extract your Zip file if you haven't done that already. Then connect to your site via FTP. In the Add-on files that you just extracted, open the "upload" folder to reveal the folders inside of it (usually something like Library and JS or whatever. Simply upload these folders into your forum directory... ie... if your forum is located at www.yoursite.com/forum then upload them into the /forum directory. If it's www.yoursite.com/community then upload them to the /community directory.

Once you uploaded them, open up your forum and go to your ACP (Admin Control Panel) and go to "List Add-ons". At the top right click "Install Add-on" and choose the XML file that your Add-on came with.

If you need further help, I can literally show you how to do it.
 

Martok

Well-known member
#14
No in the addon files there is a folder that says Upload
Yes and you asked what you needed to upload. Brogan answered saying to upload the contents of the upload folder. You said you didn't have an upload folder when you previously stated that you had one.

Anyway, @xIsabel38 has given you some pretty clear instructions on what to do.
 

JpA

Active member
#15
Yes and you asked what you needed to upload. Brogan answered saying to upload the contents of the upload folder. You said you didn't have an upload folder when you previously stated that you had one.

Anyway, @xIsabel38 has given you some pretty clear instructions on what to do.
Okay sorry I'm new to this trying to learn it lol