Install from Web Plugin

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukThe Install from Web Plugin was introduced with Joomla! 3.5.

This plugin is designed to enable administrators to browse the Joomla! Extension Directory (JED) for extensions, and to install them in their website without first having to download a ZIP file from the JED. 

On the face of it this is a useful plugin.

We do not however install this plugin in our default WYNCHCO website designs for the following reasons:

  1. experience tells us that too many extensions can spoil the broth;
  2. we advise restricting who can install a 3rd party extension on your website to just ONE person;
  3. we would encourage you to try using extensions before installing them and not after installing them in a live website, and
  4. using this plugin increases the risk of installing an update before performing a FULL website backup.



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