27 Dec 2018

Plugins support update

A new plugins menu is introduced to Monocms. You can now turn off an installed plugin, from the main panel page, without having to manually remove the file from the plugins folder. The menu slides open when you move the cursor over the indicator below the plugin box, but only if you have at least one plugin installed.

I found this to be pretty useful, considering that a plugin file is usually modified by the user and might need to retain its configuration for future use. So, you don't have to worry about removing and saving the plugin file elsewere anymore.


Note: For the new feature to work properly, the user is getting logged out, after the autologout plugin is turned off. This happens the autlogout plugin is actually a safety feature. If, for example, your computer is used by multiple users or you need to leave the house and take your laptop with you, you can turn on autologout and any malicious user who somehow gained access to your computer, will be logged out after a while.


New file added


A new .xml file is added inside the filesinfo folder. The textinfo.xml file contains the supported plugins descriptions.