Install plugins

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

NOTE: The Approach A sections referred to below do not apply to Bitnami native installers. Users of Bitnami native installers should refer only to the Approach B sections.

Drupal 8

To install a module in Drupal 8, follow these steps:

  • Locate and filter the module you want to install. Find a list of available modules at the Drupal module directory.

  • Download it to your local computer.

  • Use the filters to find the module. Once you find it, click the module name to see the details. Select the version and the file format. Here’s an example.

    Download new module from Drupal module directory

  • Visit your site and log into your Drupal 8 administration panel. Navigate to the “Manage -> Extend” tab. Click the “Install new module” button.

    Install new module

  • Browse to the downloaded file and select it. Click the “Install” button to complete the installation.

    Select new module

  • Once the installation is complete a popup window shows a confirmation message:

    New module is installed

  • Return to the modules list in the “Extend” page and locate your module. Enable it and click the “Install” button.

    Enable new module

Drupal 7

  • To install a module in Drupal 7, copy and uncompress it in the Drupal modules folder.

    NOTE: Depending on your installation type, the Drupal modules folder will be in one of the following locations:

    • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages): installdir/drupal/modules

    • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations): installdir/apps/drupal/htdocs/modules

  • Then, enable the module in the “Modules” section of the Drupal administration panel.

Last modification June 16, 2021