Add plugins and extensions

It will help you locally add plugins and extensions to Datashare.

Plugins are small programs that you can add to Datashare's front-end to get new features (the front-end is the interface, "the part of the software with which the user interacts directly" - source).

Extensions are small programs that you can add to Datashare's back-end to add new features (the back-end is "the part of the software that is not directly accessed by the user, typically responsible for storing and manipulating data" - source).

Add plugins to Datashare (front-end)

1. Go to "Settings":

2. Click "Plugins":

3. Choose the plugin you want to add and click "Install now":

If you want to install a plugin from an URL, click "Install plugin from URL".

4. Your plugin is installed.

Refresh your page to see your new plugin activated in Datashare.

Add extensions to Datashare (back-end)

1. Go to "Settings":

2. Click "Extensions":

3. Choose the extension you want to add and click "Install now":

If you want to install an extension from an URL, click "Install extension from URL".

4. Your extension is installed.

Restart Datashare to see your new extension activated in Datashare.

Update plugin or extension with latest version

When a newer version of a plugin or extension is available, you can click on the "Update" button to get the latest version.

After that, if it is a plugin, refresh your page to activate the latest version.

If it is an extension, restart Datashare to activate the latest version.

Create your own plugin or extension

People who code can create their own plugins and extensions by following these steps: