Install plugins

The Roundcube plugin repository is based on Composer. To install and enable a plugin on Roundcube, is also necessary to install the Composer installer. That way, you will have connected your local Roundcube installation to the plugin repository. The steps below show you the process of the installation of an example plugin. Repeat this process using the plugin you want to install from the Roundcube Plugins Official Repository.

  • Navigate to the directory for RoundCube:

    $ cd /opt/bitnami/roundcube/

  • Create the composer.json file as shown below:

    $ sudo cp -p composer.json-dist composer.json

  • Add the plugin in the composer.json file. The plugin in this example is named “roundcube/rcsample”. Replace this example plugin name with the name of the plugin you want to install.

      "require" : {
          "roundcube/rcsample": ">=0.2.0"
  • Install Git in the system:

          $ sudo apt-get install git
  • Install the composer.phar file to finish installing and enabling the plugin:

      $ curl -sS | sudo php
      $ sudo php composer.phar install
Last modification February 9, 2023