The GUI Extension installer does everything on the CMS to install and register a Tridion GUI Extension, saving you time and letting you try out new GUI Extensions easier and quicker. The idea was started at the Tridion MVP retreat and then I continued working on the installer after the retreat. Special thanks to Dominic Cronin for sharing some PowerShell secrets to help me get started.
Run the installer at the PowerShell command line like this:
- Creates a Virtual Directory in IIS
- Copies the GUI Extension files to the correct folder on the CMS Server
- Updates the Tridion System.config with references to the GUI Extension
Try it out – a good sample extension to install is the Copy URI extension here: https://github.com/rcurlette/CopyUri Download the extension and you will have a CopyUri-master.zip file. Then open PowerShell and type:
The file structure is important and should follow this structure:
Have fun and please leave feedback!