Installing Plugins - Mura Docs v7.1

Installing Plugins

Mura plugins are distributed as ".zip" files. Plugins are managed in the back-end administrator area of Mura. Administrators may install plugins via the back-end user interface (UI). There are a few different methods for installing/deploying plugins. The method you select will often depend on whether you are a developer or not.

That said, here's some important tips before you install any plugins:

  • Never install a plugin in a production environment without testing it elsewhere first.
  • Plugins have access to all areas of Mura, and as such, be wary of plugins from sources you are unfamiliar with.
  • Review the code of any plugin you intend to install first, if you are not the author of it.
  • You may want to make a backup of your filesystem and database before deploying a plugin, in case something goes wrong during the deployment process.
  • Finally, be sure the plugin you are deploying is compatible with your version of Mura.