How to Enable Plugin system in Koha

koha plugin

Plugin System allows you to add additional tools and reports to Koha that are specific to your library. Plugins are installed by uploading KPZ ( Koha Plugin Zip ) packages that have a '.kpz' extension. A KPZ file is a zip file containing the Perl files, template files, and any other files necessary to make the plugin work.

Apply the following commands to enable the plugin system 

Open the  Terminal (ctrl+alt+ t)

Open the koha Configuration file

sudo gedit /etc/koha/sites/library/koha-conf.xml

(Enter the root password and hit enter)

Find the following line in the file

<enable_plugins>0</enable_plugins>

change 0 to 1 in the line below to activate the koha plugin system in the file

<enable_plugins>1</enable_plugins>

Now Save and close 

Restart Apache server

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Restart/Reboot your koha server

sudo reboot

If you are using an older version of koha then you also need to enable the koha plugins in the system preferences

koha administration >Global system preferences > Enhanced Content >UseKohaPlugins 

Do Enable and Save preferences

Now you will find the option of the 'tool 'plugin under the Tools module and the 'report plugin' under the reports module

Koha staff client > Tools > Tool Plugins

Upload the Plugin

 Now you can run the plugin

You can find some koha plugins from the following links:-

http://bywatersolutions.com/koha-plugins

https://inlibro.com/en/koha-plugins/

https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_plugins

Reference:- https://koha-community.org/manual/21.05/en/html/plugins.html
https://inlibro.com/en/how-to-add-a-plug-in-in-koha/
https://bywatersolutions.com/education/koha-plugins

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