This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Extension Manager

Description

If you’re a WordPress admin you probably want a plugin with the following features:

  • install, update and delete plugins and themes
  • it should be able to handle various locations, i.e. at least these plugin repositories and maybe some from somewhere else.
  • basic search functionality for all these plugins and themes

This plugins lets you do (almost) all of these things.

Have a look at this video to see how it works.

Compatibility

This plugin was tested with PHP 5.2.x. Currently it won’t work with
older versions, i.e. PHP 4. Please be patient until I’ve fixed that.

But it’s possible that this plugin will never work with PHP 4 because
it’s likely that I will not find the time to implement that. So please
consider updating your installation of PHP.

If you’d like to help me fixing compatibility issues write me an e-mail.

Videos

Have a look at this video to see how it works.

Licence

This plugin is released under the GPL.

Translation

This plugin is available in these languages:

  • English
  • German (I’m working on it)

If you want to help me translating it into other languages drop me a line.

Screenshots

  • Extension Manager start screen
  • Install plugins
  • Install themes (not implemented yet)
  • Remove installed and downloaded plugins and themes

Installation

Before you begin with the installation read the notes on compatibility.

  1. Unzip the plugin into your wp-content/plugins directory
  2. Create these directories inside wp-content/plugins/extension-manager:
    • plugins
    • themes
  3. Change the permissions of the wp-content/plugins directory to 0777. Alternatively you can change the owner of this directory to the same user who is running the webserver.
  4. Do the same thing you did in the last step with these directories:
    • wp-content/themes
    • wp-content/plugins/extension-manager/plugins
    • wp-content/plugins/extension-manager/themes
  5. Activate the plugin at the plugin administration page
  6. Start using the plugin (Options -> Extension Manager).

FAQ

I’ve successfully installed a plugin/theme but it doesn’t show up on the plugins/themes screen.

If this happens you can’t activate the plugin/theme because the content
of the ZIP file that contains the plugin/theme is broken. There are some
plugins/themes around that have some extra directories in their ZIP
files, e.g.:

  • “wp-content/plugins/[plugin-name]/[files]”
  • “wp-content/themes/[theme-name]/[files]”
  • “[plugin-name]/[plugin-name]/[files]”

I don’t really want to support this stuff since this would lead to some
extra guess-work.

I recommend this: if you encounter a “broken” plugin/theme just contact
the author and politely ask him whether he might fix this. The standard
layout of a ZIP file should be “[plugin/theme-name]/[files…]”.

Contributors & Developers

“Extension Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Extension Manager” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.