Managing Plugins and Themes in Omeka and Omeka S

As you begin to use your Omeka install on Reclaim Hosting you may wish to add additional functionality by way of the various open source plugins/modules and themes. Although Omeka doesn’t currently include an automated installer for these add-ons, the process of uploading them to your space both for Omeka Classic and Omeka S is outlined here.

Omeka Classic

Uploading Plugins

Omeka Classic’s open-source plugins can be found and downloaded here: omeka.org/add-ons/plugins 119.

To get started adding them to your application, you’ll want to log in to your cPanel at portal.reclaimhosting.com 100. In cPanel, you’ll access the File Manager located under the Files section.

 

 

In the File Manager you’ll navigate on the lefthand sidebar down to your Omeka install and locate the plugins folder within it (your root directory for your domain is public_html).

 

 

Here you will see all plugins currently in your Omeka Classic install. To add a new one, you need to have downloaded the zip file locally to your computer from Omeka’s website 119 first. Then click the Upload button to upload the file.

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The interface will allow you to drag and drop or select from your computer one or more zip files for the plugins you wish to upload. Once the upload has completed you can return to the previous screen using the link at the bottom of the page.

 

 

You should now see a zip file for your plugin in the plugins folder. The last step is to extract the contents of the zip file to the same folder. To do this select your file and click the Extract button.

 

 

 

 

Once the plugin is extracted you can delete the zip file and the plugin will now be available for activation within your Omeka Classic administration interface.

Uploading Themes

Just as you would install plugins, installing themes to Omeka is very similar. Omeka has a few themes installed automatically that you have access to. But there are more themes available at omeka.org/add-ons/themes 7. There is no automatic installer so you would need to upload the theme to the file manager.

Start by finding the theme you’d like to install. Download the theme by clicking on the “download” button.
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The file should be in .zip format.

Then open your file manager in cPanel.

 

After, you’ll go to your specific Omeka install. Open the themes folder:

 

Click upload.
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You can click and drag the .zip file into the window or you can click Select File.

 

 

Once your file is uploaded to the themes folder you need to extract the files from the .zip file into the folder. Click on the theme file you just uploaded then click on Extract.

 

 

You’ll need to confirm that you want to extract the files. Click extract files.

 

Once the theme is extracted you can delete the .zip file and the theme will now be available for activation within your Omeka Classic administration interface.

Omeka S

Uploading Modules

Omeka S’s open-source modules (performing the same way as Omeka Classic’s plugins) can be found and downloaded here: omeka.org/s/modules 2.

To get started adding them to your application, you’ll want to log in to your cPanel at portal.reclaimhosting.com 100. In cPanel, you’ll access the File Manager located under the Files section.

 

 

In the File Manager you’ll navigate on the lefthand sidebar down to your Omeka S install and locate the modules folder within it (your root directory for your domain is public_html).

 

 

Here you will see all plugins currently in your Omeka S install. To add a new one, you need to have downloaded the zip file locally to your computer from Omeka’s website first. Then click the Upload button to upload the file.

 

 

The interface will allow you to drag and drop or select from your computer one or more zip files for the modules you wish to upload. Once the upload has completed you can return to the previous screen using the link at the bottom of the page.

 

 

You should now see a zip file for your module in the modules folder. The last step is to extract the contents of the zip file to the same folder. To do this select your file and click the Extract button.

 

 

 

 

Once the module is extracted you can delete the zip file and the module will now be available for activation within your Omeka S administration interface.

Uploading Omeka S Themes

Just as you would install plugins, installing themes to Omeka is very similar. Omeka has a few themes installed automatically that you have access to. But there are more themes available at omeka.org/s/themes. There is no automatic installer so you would need to upload the theme to the file manager.

Start by finding the theme you’d like to install. Download the theme by clicking on the “download” button.
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The file should be in .zip format.
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Then open your file manager in cPanel.

 

After, you’ll go to your specific Omeka S install. Open the themes folder:

 

Click upload.

 

You can click and drag the .zip file into the window or you can click Select File.

 

 

Once your file is uploaded to the themes folder you need to extract the files from the .zip file into the folder. Click on the theme file you just uploaded then click on Extract.

 

 

You’ll need to confirm that you want to extract the files. Click extract files.

 

Once the theme is extracted you can delete the .zip file and the theme will now be available for activation within your Omeka S administration interface.

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