OpenWGA 7.10 - OpenWGA Concepts and Features

Plugins » Installing plugins

Plugin Store

The OpenWGA plugin store is a part of the OpenWGA admin client which can be used to easily install publicly available plugins. It connects to the OpenWGA plugin store server on the internet, queries it for available plugins and is able to install them.

You find the plugin store in OpenWGA admin client under Menu "Plugins > Plugins Store".


The plugin store presents to you all plugins that are available on the store server and are compatible to the OpenWGA server version you are using. By clicking on a plugin presented here you see a small description of it, including purpose, version, vendor and dependency plugins which also need to be installed when this one is installed:


In order to install a plugin you first need to accept its license marking the checkbox "I accept all licenses listed above". You can retrieve the license in effect by clicking on the link of the license title, displayed in the top section.

Then you can click the button Install this plugin to finally install the plugin on your OpenWGA server. The store will also automatically install all additional plugins neccessary. After the installation process finished you will be presented a small confirmation message and your plugin is active on your server.

Plugin categories

Since OpenWGA 5.5 plugins in the store are presented in categories. Here is a small explanation of them:

  • Application Designs: These plugins provide designs for OpenWGA web applications. However installing this plugin will not automatically provide such an application. To use the application design you need to create a web application, under "Design Configuration" choose "Plugins" as source and then choose the installed design plugin. This application then will use the installed design.
  • System: These are plugins that add special services to the OpenWGA platform, for example access logging, new content store types, additions to the admin client etc. In order to use these services you most likely will need to configure them in admin client.
  • Themes: These are theme plugins for certain application designs. Installing a theme will also install the base design plugin for which it was created. Some themes may not be intended to be used directly, but to be customized in OpenWGA developer studio. These are the plugins that are also shown when creating a new web application in the studio after choosing a base design.
  • Utilities: These plugins add middleware modules to the OpenWGA platform that may be utilized in development of OpenWGA designs. They also are often installed in addition to other plugins as those depend on them to be installed.