The pre-installed plugin set extends the functionality of ONLYOFFICE editors, for example, you can quickly edit a picture right in the doc, or find synonyms of a word. Would like to add even more new plugins to your ONLYOFFICE cloud service? Read the article to learn how to do it.
A plugin in ONLYOFFICE is an easy way to add new features to the editors. Currently, the following plugins are available by default:
The WordPress and EasyBib plugins can be used if you connect the corresponding services in the portal settings. You can refer to the following instructions for the server versions, or for the SaaS version.
Along with the pre-installed set, you can also add more plugins to ONLYOFFICE editors. Open this folder on GitHub and find other plugin examples. Among those, there is an Autocomplete plugin that can help users type faster.
Surely, you can also build and integrate your own plugins using our detailed API documentation.
Users of the desktop and server versions can manually add additional plugins to the editors.
If you’re a user of the cloud service or ONLYOFFICE Personal (or both at once) and need any other plugin apart from those in the pre-installed set, you can easily add it to the editors as a Chrome extension.
We’ll show you how to do it using the example of the Chess plugin.
Step 1. On your computer, create a main folder for all the extension files.
Then, create a subfolder with the plugin files and name it as the future extension (in our example, you can download all necessary Chess plugin files from GitHub).
Step 3. Launch your Chrome browser and go to chrome://extensions/.
Turn on the Developer mode and click the Load unpacked button.
Select the created main extension folder:
You’ll see that the new extension is now available in your browser:
Step 4. Launch your ONLYOFFICE and open any document to check if the new plugin is available in the editors:
Detailed instruction on how to add new plugins in ONLYOFFICE server solutions. Read our article on Dzone >>
Official API documentation on plugins. Learn more >>
All the currently existing open source plugin examples. Visit GitHub >>
Description of the Plugins tab in ONLYOFFICE editors. Go to the Help Center >>