How Can I Download and Use a Style/ Plugin by Elevenfour?

Classic downloads of styles and plugins as you knew them before from Elevenfour and other sites are no longer available since Elevenfour upgraded to WoltLab Suite 3.0. Installation is now completely handled by the Updateserver of Elevenfour. No need to download and then upload package files.


The advantages can easily be found: No more hustles with downloading and then searching for files on your computer. It's now really easy to install a style or plugin on the fly using a tablet or a smartphone. And this has received an update by WoltLab with WoltLab Suite 3.0.


Which Server URL and Do I Need to Log in?


First of all you need to add the package server from Elevenfour to the ACP of your WoltLab Suite - in case you haven't done this before. There are the server's URLs:

Suite Version
URL Notice
WoltLab Suite 3.0 (WBB 5.0)
https://elevenfour.net/update/vortex/stable/
WoltLab Suite 3.1
https://elevenfour.net/update/tornado/stable/


You don't need login credentials for most of the files. If you're using development (Alpha, Beta, etc.) or special versions then you'll need your login credentials which are the same when you log in to Elevenfour with your account (if any).


Don't want to enter the URL(s) yourself? I wrote a plugin to install the package server's URL

Development versions of styles and plugins are available using the correspondent unstable resp. testing servers. These versions must not be used in production systems. They are meant to be used in your local development/testing environment on your local computer.


WoltLab Suite 3.0/3.1: What to do?

You can skip step (1) if you already added the package server.


(1) Log in to your ACP using your admin passwort. Click Configuration and then on the little behind Package Servers. On the new site you enter the URL of the server mentioned above where it says Address. You can also enter your Log in name and password which is optional. After that click submit.


(2) If you want to install right now then it's best to run the cronjobs which updates package information. In your ACP click Management and then Cronjobs. The first entry in the list should be named Updates package information. Click on the icon at the beginning of this line.

(3) To install a package (no matter if plugin or style) click on Configuration and then on the icon next to packages in your ACP. On the new site you can either enter the package name into the corresponding input or enter the package identifier. You'll always find the package identifier at the end of the package' landing page on Elevenfour. After the you hit Submit the search for your request will start.



(4) If your package was found hit the icon to start the installation.


Still questions left unanswered? If you're fine with a short answer, feel free to leave a comment below. For more detailed questions head to the Elevenfour Forum.