Plugin installation

Installation procedure can vary from plugin to plugin but the common steps are the same and listed below. Also it's recommended to check the README file shipped with a plugin before installation.

The process

Get the plugin

First of all you need to download the plugin. In most cases plugin's author provides prepared .zip (or .tar.gz) archive with the code.

The list of all stable and officially approved plugins can be found at the dedicated page on the official web site of the project.

Upload the plugin

When you've got the plugin's archive you should extract files from it and upload them to the Mibew Messenger's web server. The files of the plugin should be placed in <mibew base path>/plugins/<Vendor name>/Mibew/Plugin/<Plugin name>/ directory.

For example the full name of the main file of "FooCorp:Connector" plugin should be <mibew base path>/plugins/FooCorp/Mibew/Plugin/Connector/Plugin.php.

Warning: Paths are case sensitive! One should preserve the letters case in it!

Configure the plugin

A plugin may require additional configuration. Check plugin's description or README file shipped with a plugin to find out whether the plugin needs to be configured.

All configuration values for plugins are set in the basic configuration file of Mibew Messenger, i.e. in configs/config.yml. If you are not familiar with YAML syntax, please take a look at or any other description that can be found on the Internet.

Plugins' configurations are stored in the plugins associative array, whose keys are fully qualified plugins' names and the values are plugins' options. If there are no configurable plugins installed, the plugins array should looks like:

plugins: []

Let's assume, you are trying to install "FooCorp:Connector" plugin that requires timeout and reconnects options. In that case the plugins array in configs/config.yml file should looks like:

        timeout: 200
        reconnects: 3

Also there is a special service configuration option weight that can be applied to any plugin and controls the order in which plugins are loaded. The lower the weight, the earlier a plugin is loaded. This option can be omitted and equals to 0 by default.

Install the plugin

After the plugin's files are in place and the plugin is properly configured it should be installed using the administrative interface of Mibew Messenger. To do so you should navigate to <mibew base URL>/operator/plugin page and click on 'enable' link in the plugin's row.

If the plugin was installed and enabled successfully the value in 'state' column will change to 'working'. If it did not, one should check the error log of the web server for details of the problem.