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TagesWoche Newscoop 4.4 Implementation

Installing plugins

Plugins add specialised functionality to Newscoop, and require support in your publication's theme templates in order to work. Each plugin includes sample templates for your theme designer to either copy and paste, or to use as a guide for their own template code.

Some plugins can be administered using separate entries on the Plugins menu, once they have been installed correctly. In the Newscoop administration interface, click Plugins on the main navigation menu, then Manage Plugins, to list the currently installed plugins. See the chapter Using plugins for details of each plugin available.

List installed public plugins

The Plugins Manager has two tabs, one tab for Public plugins which are downloaded from the Internet, and one tab for Private plugins which must be uploaded to Newscoop manually. Private plugins might contain functionality which is unique to your publications.

Public plugins

To install a public plugin, click on the Search for plugins drop-down menu. A list of available plugins will be fetched, which you can click on to show details of a particular plugin.

List public plugins

After clicking on the plugin you require, details of the plugin will be shown. Your Newscoop server administrator can follow the instructions to begin the download and installation process. Each line ends with an icon button which enables copy and paste of the relevant command.

Install public plugin

Finally, click the checkbox in the Enabled column of the installed plugins list to activate the plugin.

Public plugin enabled

Private plugins

Private Newscoop plugins must be uploaded in .zip format. Click the Browse button to select the plugin file from your computer.

Browse for private plugin

Once the file has been selected, click the Upload button.

Upload private plugin

After upload, the private plugin should be shown in the table. Click the Install link on the right side to complete installation of the plugin.

Install private plugin

The plugin will be now be installed in a pop-up window. Once plugin installation has completed, a message will be shown in this window.

Private plugin installed

The private plugins list will now show that the plugin has been installed.

Private plugin status installed

Legacy Plugins Manager

This interface helps you install and organise older plugins which you may have installed on a previous version of Newscoop, and are still used in one or more of your publications. In the upper right corner of the Manage Plugins page, click the Legacy Plugins Manager button.

Legacy plugins manager

Once legacy plugins are downloaded to your computer, they can be uploaded to your Newscoop server. Legacy plugins must be uploaded to the Newscoop server in .tar archive format. Click the Browse button to select the legacy plugin from your computer, then click the Upload button.

Browse for legacy plugin

On the right side of the Legacy Plugins Manager page are check boxes which can be used to enable or disable each legacy plugin installed. The red x icon enables you to delete a legacy plugin from your system.

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