Contributed code FAQ

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Contributed code FAQ.

What is contributed code?

Contributed code, or "contrib" for short, is understood to be all code contributed to Moodle which is not included in the standard Moodle distribution.

Where can I download contributed modules and plugins from?

The Moodle plugins directory

How do I install a contributed module or plugin?

See Installing plugins for instructions. Often the Module and plugin database will also have instructions for a specific contributed code. Some, but not all, contributors include a "Read me" file with instructions in their contributed code package.

In a typical install, you will probably copy some php files into one or more areas of you Moodle site's code, then click on the Site administration link called "Notifications" to start the install process.

How do I apply a patch?

See dev:How to apply a patch.

Why doesn't my newly installed plugin show up in the list of plugins?

Firstly, check that you have visited your admin index page to complete the installation. Next, check that you unzipped the archive to the correct folder, and that the new plugin folder is not contained within another folder.

How do I contribute code to Moodle?

See Guidelines for contributed code.

Is there any information on creating a new module or plugin?

Yes! See dev:Developer documentation. More coming soon!

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