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Installing add-ons via FTP

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Arantor, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Arantor

    Arantor Active Member

    I'm curious.

    When I first dipped my toe into installing add-ons, I was very surprised that there was no way to install an add-on via web interface much as I had been used to with SMF.

    Are there any plans to introduce something like that or not? Does it bother you that XenForo doesn't allow it? (Or am I missing something pretty fundamental?)

    Disclaimer: I do development work on a free forum package. I do also have a live XenForo forum too.
  2. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

    Doesnt particularly bother me that you cant do this from xenforo tbh. Not a massive issue to upload something via ftp and then import a file. I kinda look from the point of view that what would I rather have, an automatic upload and install procedure for the addons when Im capable of doing this myself, or more core feature for users being developed? Personally I would chose the latter. Make it easy for me to develop yeah, but other than that Im happy to install as we do at the moment.
  3. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    It would be handy if this was like Wordpress (for example) in that respect, where you could install something via the browser without delving into FTP. However as I regularly FTP anyway for other stuff it hasn't really bothered me. Could be a nice feature to have in future though. Anything that makes life easier for those not confident with FTP and the likes can only be good.
  4. Paul

    Paul Well-Known Member

    would be perfect for me, since port 21 is blocked for me in the office....

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