An Add-on Collection is a group of resources that provide a single common feature. Resources can be settings, functionality for your site, background processes, database settings, references to other collections, and just about any of feature requirement.
A properly configured Add-on Collection can be distributed to any site and provide everything necessary to add the feature.
The Collection can be a group of files, or it can be consolidated into a zip format.
The Contensive Add-on Manager is used to unpack and install the Collection. To install an Add-on Collection from the Contensive Library, click on the Add-on Library tab, and check the Collection you wish to install.
If you have an Add-on that does not come from the Library, go to the Manual Installation tab, and upload the file(s).
A Collection consists of several basic file types:
- An XML configuration file is required
- Optional ActiveX DLL program files
- Optional resource files to be installed to the website's root directory
- Optional resource files to be installed in the website's Content Files directory
Thee files can be uploaded separately, or compressed into a single zip file for installation.