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Oxygen XML Author provides an add-on mechanism that can automatically discover and install frameworks and plugins from a remote location.
Note: Frameworks that you install through the add-ons system are read-only.

Installing Add-ons

To install an add-on that is hosted on a remote update site, follow these steps:
  1. Go to Help > Install new add-ons.
  2. In the displayed dialog box, enter or paste the update site that hosts the add-on in the Show add-ons from field (or select it from the drop-down menu, if applicable). The default add-ons are hosted on https://www.oxygenxml.com/InstData/Addons/default/updateSite.xml. If you want to see a list of all the default and sample add-ons that are available on the Oxygen remote update sites, choose ALL AVAILABLE SITES from the drop-down menu. The add-ons list contains the name, status, update version, Oxygen XML Author version, and the type of the add-on (either framework, or plugin). A short description of each add-on is presented under the add-ons list.
    Note: To see all the versions of the add-ons, deselect Show only compatible add-ons and Show only the latest version of the add-ons. Incompatible add-ons are shown only to acknowledge their presence on the remote update site, but you cannot install an incompatible add-on.
  3. Choose the add-ons you want to install, click the Next button, then follow the on-screen instructions.
    Note: Accepting the license agreement of the add-on is a mandatory step in the installation process.
    Note: All add-ons are installed in the extensions directory inside the Oxygen XML Author preferences directory.

Managing installed add-ons

To manage the installed add-ons, follow these steps:
  1. Go to Help > Manage add-ons
  2. The displayed dialog box presents a list of your installed add-ons along with various information (such as the installed version, the compatible Oxygen version, and more). The Status column will indicate if an update is available for a particular add-on. Also, you can click on the row for any particular add-on that has an update available to see details for the update (displayed in the preview pane below the list of add-ons).
  3. To update an add-on, select the checkbox for the specific add-on, then click Update to update it (or Uninstall to remove it). If there is a newer version of the add-on available, Oxygen XML Author will download the package and install it. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
    Note: Accepting the license agreement of the add-on is a mandatory step in the installation process.

Checking for add-on updates

To check if there are available updates for the installed add-ons, go to Help > Check for add-ons updates. This action displays updates that are compatible with the current Oxygen XML Author version.