What is cPanel Plug-in File Generator
Posted by Allura on 11 10 2019.
As the name suggests, the cPanel plug-in file generator is a very handy tool in cPanel, WHM or webmail. The cPanel interface is that of a paper lantern theme and the plug-in file generator Will generate A plug-in installation of the file that you wish to create. The interface is pretty simple and the plug-in file generator is an automated process, which means that you have the option of keeping all the hassle that goes on to develop a plug-in file. The plug-in will automatically generate the file and will store it in the interface in the format of .tar.gz in /var/cpanel/cpanel_plugin_generator/ directory.
In order to enable the cPanel plug-in file generator, follow the steps below.
Navigate to WHM, followed by selecting Home and then Development. Under the development tab, you will find cPanel Plugin File Generator. Enable it and you are good to go.
How to Generate a Plug-in File?
Although you have the option to generate the plug-in file automatically using the plug-in file generator, some users choose to generate their plug-in file manually. Follow the steps below for a manual generation of the plug-in file.
- When you generate a file, you need to put a unique identifier in the dedicated unique identifier text box. If the unique identifier name is already taken, a prompt will appear which will either ask you to change the unique identifier name or overwrite the existing unique identifier. If you wish to overwrite you can do it by selecting the overwrite existing unique identifier dialogue box, otherwise you will have to rename the U
- After selecting the unique identifier, you need to give a name to your plugin file. You can also create a new group or add this to an existing group depending on your preference.
- Following the group, the priority dialogue box will appear where are you have to prioritize your plug-in fine. 1 on the priority will move the plug-in file to the top of the chart with the lowest priority being 99.
- You have to then enter the plug-in location in the URI text box.
- You can then subsequently select an icon for the plug-in file from the Browse
- Click on the add item button in order to add your new plug-in file to the interface menu.
- Give the new plug-in file name in the new plug-in Dialogue box and then click on generate to successfully generate a cPanel plug-in file.
Note: The New plug-ins cannot use an existing plug-in name that is already present in the server.