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Product support

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Categories

  • Developer Tools
  • Marketing
  • Utility

With this plugin you can download a custom installer for your October project to use on a product website. A custom installer allows people who are not already using October to install your project from your own product website (and install October in the background). This is great for October projects that offer plugins that do not necessarily have a relation with your website like Invoicing, Helpdesk, etc. in order to market these kind of generic products to a larger audience than users of October CMS.

Instead of calling install.php (the default installer for October CMS) you now call setup.php

Features

  • The installer can be branded to fit your own product and prevents confusing people who are not already using October by requiring them to first install October CMS from the October CMS website. (users who are already using October can continue to install your plugin through the Marketplace).
  • The installer allows users to select only your own plugins and themes.
  • The installer does not change the default installer but compliments it to allow custom branding.
  • More configuration settings from within this plugin are coming soon but for now you can change the file custom_files/config.php and custom_files/css/layout.css to suit your needs

PLEASE NOTE This plugin supports custom installers for plugins and themes that are free. Because users need an account on October in order to purchase commercial plugins from the Marketplace I propose a freemium-model for your commercial plugins. This allows you to first get people who are not already using October to get it installed (as part of your free product). Once October is installed users can upgrade to your commercial offer through the October marketplace.

Hello, I am Wiego Bergsma. Please start by reading the whole documentation! If you have any questions, find a bug or experience difficulties getting the plugin to work please use the Support Forum. Only leave a Review if you are happy with the plugin or are still unhappy with the plugin after reaching out to me in the Support Forum. Thank you! Wiego

Getting started

  • Go to Settings > System > Custom Installer and download your custom installer
  • Configuration settings are coming soon but you can change the file custom_files/config.php and custom_files/css/layout.css to suit your needs

PLEASE NOTE Instead of calling install.php (the default installer for October CMS) you now call setup.php

config.php

The custom installer does not change the original installer in any way and uses as much of it as possible.

define("TITLE","Briddle Installation");
define("ICON","custom_files/images/icon.png");
define("STYLESHEET","custom_files/css/layout.css");// Change logo
define("PLUGINS","Briddle.Book,Briddle.Omnipay");// comma separated
define("THEMES","Briddle.booktheme");// comma separated

layout.css

You can use layout.css to overwrite the branding of the installer.

header h1 {
    background-image: url('../images/logo.png');
}
1.0.3

Code cleanup.

Oct 10, 2018

1.0.2

Added first configuartion options.

Oct 10, 2018

1.0.1

Initialize plugin.

Oct 07, 2018