FaqPluginInstall

How do I install a plugin module into NetBeans?

In NetBeans since 6.0

  1. Download required plugin from the Plugin Portal (it's an .nbm file, or group of .nbm files) and save it locally.
  2. Launch NetBeans IDE.
  3. Choose Tools and then Plugins from the main menu.
  4. Switch to Downloaded tab.
  5. On the Downloaded tab click Add Plugins... button.
  6. In the file chooser, navigate to the folder with your plugins (i.e the location where you saved the downloaded NBM file(s) in step 1). Select the file(s) and click OK. The plugin will show up in the list of plugins to be installed.
  7. Repeat the previous step for every plugin that you want to install.
  8. Then click Install button in the Plugins dialog.
  9. Complete the installation wizard by clicking Next >, agreeing to the license terms and clicking Install button.

  Applies to: NetBeans 6.0 or newer
  Platforms: All

In NetBeans 5.0 and 5.5 (or older)

  1. Download required plugin from the Plugin Portal (it's an .nbm file, or group of .nbm files) and save it locally.
  2. Launch NetBeans IDE.
  3. Choose Tools and then Update Center from the main menu.
  4. Check the Install Manually Downloaded Modules option and click Next >.
  5. On the Select Modules to Install page, click Add... button.
  6. In the file chooser, navigate to the folder with your plugins (i.e the location where you saved the downloaded NBM file(s) in step 1). Select the file(s) and click OK.
  7. Repeat the previous step for every plugin that you wish to install.
  8. Then click Next > button. The modules appear in the Include in Install panel.
  9. Click Next > button and then Accept to agree with the license terms.
  10. If the plugin is not signed, check its Include checkbox, confirm your decision and click Finish button.

  Applies to: NetBeans 5.0 and 5.5
  Platforms: All
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