* Plugins across projects

Writing and using plugins for Version 5 and above.
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wagojo
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Plugins across projects

Post by wagojo » 20 May 2020 05:59

Hi everyone

Can you tell me if and how I might 'share' plugins across projects? I have a lot of quite complex templates set up in the 'Add source from template' plugin and have only just now realised that those templates aren't (currently) available in other projects...

Thanks!
Wayne

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Re: Plugins across projects

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 20 May 2020 07:26

Its not the plugin you need to share but its data files which are in:

<Your project directory>\Your project.fh_data\plugin data\Add Source From Template.dat

You can copy all the .dat files in that directory to the equivalent directory in another project.

However, we're told that FH7 when it comes will have support for source templates, so you might have some conversion work to do in future (if you go that route).

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Re: Plugins across projects

Post by tatewise » 20 May 2020 10:20

See Plugin: Add Source From Template (14258) that has a variant of the Plugin that saves the templates globally so they apply to all Projects.

It also explains how to copy your existing Project-based templates to the global folder.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: Plugins across projects

Post by wagojo » 22 May 2020 02:48

Thanks everyone!

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