Whilst the IPS4 product provides most of the functionality that you will need, there may be niche items that you would like to add to your site. Our marketplace contains many 3rd party plugins and applications that you can install on your site to add functionality.
Applications will generally add new areas to your site, while plugins will tend more to add to existing areas on your site.
3rd Party applications and plugins are not supported by IPS and are used at your own risk.
Starting on version 4.5, we introduced the marketplace area within the AdminCP. This allows you to install 3rd party applications from our marketplace, without the need to download and manually install them.
This is the recommended method in which to install 3rd party items, as all marketplace items have been reviewed by the IPS team. You can find this under the marketplace icon in your AdminCP.
In order to use the marketplace, you first need to sign in using your customer details. These are the same details you enter when accessing your client area on our site
Navigating the marketplace is as simple as using the filters on the left, or the search box in the top right of the page.
Once you have found the item you wish to purchase/install, you would click on the relevant button within that purchase.
After clicking to install, you will be shown any terms of downloading that product, which you will need to agree to in order to continue.
Your product will then install for you, without any other interaction of uploading needed.
There may be times you are required to upload an item manually to your system. This may be because the 3rd party item has come from a source external to the marketplace, or that the author has asked for you to do so for some reason. While we recommend using the marketplace if possible, below are the instructions on how to do this.
To add a 3rd party application you have downloded, you will need to visit "System>Site Features>Applications" in your admin CP. From here you will be able to select the install button to install a new application.
If you already know that you have the application and you are looking to upgrade, you will need to select to upgrade in the menu next to the application you are upgrading. (Note this relates to 3rd party items only)
In the popup that you are given, you will select the tar file from the application that you have downloaded.
These are basic guides to installing and upgrading 3rd party applications. Always ensure that you follow the instructions of the applications developer when installing 3rd party products.
To add a 3rd party plugins you have downloded, you will need to visit "System>Site Features>Plugins" i your admin CP. From here you will be able to select the install button to install a new plugin or select the upgrade button to upgrade an existing plugin
Once you have selected one of these items, you will then need to select the xml file that you downloaded which will install your plugin.
These are basic guides to installing and upgrading 3rd party plugins. Always ensure that you follow the instructions of the applications developer when installing 3rd party products. 3rd party items are not supported by IPS.