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Moodle 2 Administration by Alex Buchner

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Installing third-party add-ons

A good piece of advice is to avoid experimenting with new add-ons on a production site. Most organizations set up a shadow site of their live server, to be used as a sandbox. Once the installation has been successful, the procedure is re-applied on the production site.

Additionally, it is recommended that you make a complete site backup before installing any third-party software. That way you can roll back in case of a disaster.

To install third-party add-ons, take the followings steps:

  1. Download the add-on.
  2. Put Moodle in maintenance mode (Server | Maintenance mode).
  3. Unzip files (either locally or on the server).
  4. Copy files in appropriate location(s)—see provided README file for details.
  5. Open the Moodle Notifications page ...

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