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Oxygen XML Web Author includes a user-friendly Administration Page that helps you to manage plugins for the Oxygen XML Web Author.

Add a New Plugin

To add a new plugin to the Oxygen XML Web Author, follow these steps:
  1. Go to your Administration Page.
  2. Select Plugins.
  3. Click Upload Plugin and choose a plugin archive to upload.
    Important: Oxygen XML Web Author does a validation check to make sure the uploaded plugin archive contains the proper extension descriptor file (plugin.xml). The archive should contain exactly one folder. Otherwise you will receive an error that the upload was rejected.
    Note: If the upload would result in a duplicate plugin, Oxygen XML Web Author will load the latest version and report the older versions that were not loaded. You will also have the option to delete the older versions or you can ignore this and then delete the newly uploaded version to revert to an older version.
  4. Click OK to upload the file.

    Result: The plugin should appear in the list on this Plugins page. Uploaded plugins appear with a light green highlight so that you can identify them easily.

  5. Once you are finished with all of your changes, restart the server.

Enable or Disable a Plugin

To enable or disable a plugin, follow these steps:
  1. Go to your Administration Page.
  2. Select Plugins.
  3. Click the Enable/Enabled check box on the right side of the particular plugin to toggle it to the desired state.
  4. Once you are finished with all of your changes, restart the server.

Configure a Plugin

If the plugin can be configured, a Configure link is displayed under its name in the Administration Page. To configure the plugin, click the link and follow the instructions.

Delete a Plugin

To delete a plugin from your Oxygen XML Web Author, follow these steps:
  1. Go to your Administration Page.
  2. Select Plugins.
  3. Find the plugin you want to delete and click the Delete the plugin button on the right side of its name.
  4. Restart the server to apply the changes.

Restore an Original Built-in Plugin

If you have deleted or replaced one of the built-in plugins and you want to restore it to its original state, follow this procedure:
  1. Download the All Platforms distribution.
  2. Unzip the downloaded archive.
  3. Go to [OXYGEN_WEBAUTHOR_INSTALL_DIR]/tomcat/work/Catalina/localhost/oxygen-xml-web-author/plugins.
  4. Create a zip archive that contains the folder for the desired plugin (only one).
  5. Upload it using the Add a New Plugin procedure above.