Install plugins

NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:

 $ test ! -f "/opt/bitnami/common/bin/openssl" && echo "Approach A: Using system packages." || echo "Approach B: Self-contained installation."

The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.

MyBB allows the installation of plugins, which extends the basic functionality of MyBB. To find a plugin, you browse MyBB’s official site for plugins in their official Mods and Plugins section.

To install the plugin into your directory, follow the instructions that appear in the “Information” box in the plugin’s download site. If there are none, just upload the contents of the folder where the inc/ folder is located to your MyBB’s installation root, and if there are just PHP files upload them to inc/plugins/

NOTE: Depending on your installation type, the inc/ folder can be found in one of the following locations:

  • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages): /opt/bitnami/mybb/inc/
  • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations): /opt/bitnami/apps/mybb/htdocs/inc/

Finally, to install the plugin to your database and activate it, in the left sidebar in “Home” or “Configuration”, look for “Plugins”, and then look for “Install and/or Activate” below the “Controls” columns (inside the “Inactive Plugins” category):

Installing plugins

Last modification December 21, 2022