Package and Plugin Installation

SocialEngine 4 comes with a Package Manager that allows you to easily install your plugins straight from your SocialEngine admin panel. Packages are a group of files that can be modules, plugins, widgets, themes, or even language packs. Through this Package Manager, you will be able to install new packages without ever having to worry about which files go where. To install a new package, please follow the steps below. If you are looking to upgrade your plugins, please refer to the Performing Upgrades article.

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Installing Packages

  • 1

    If you are installing SocialEngine plugins, login to the client area ( and download any plugins you have purchased from the client area. If you are installing a third-party package, please ensure that the file you've been provided has the extension "tar".

  • 2

    Login to your SocialEngine admin panel and go to the "Packages and Plugins" option under the "Manage" menu item. Click the "Install New Packages" link.

    Package Manager
  • 3

    Click on the Add Packages link and upload the packages you downloaded in step 1.

  • 4

    Finally, follow the on screen instructions to install your SocialEngine packages.

  • For more information on using the package manager, refer to the Packages & Plugins (2.3.7) section of the documentation.

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22nd of March, 2012

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