*How do I browse for Plugins?

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How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby Ron Melby » 30 Jan 2019 23:34

browse all plugins at the plugin store? i have been going around and around on the same 5-6 pages. if I do the 'index' lets say A there I sit, is there a scrollable list like the old days?

and everyone talks about it, but there doesn't seem to be a plugin 'store'
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Re: How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby themoudie » 31 Jan 2019 00:11

Aye Ron,

Being a Luddite, I am not the best at this sort of thing, but at this late hour I may be able to help!

Does this link help? FH_Index_to_plugin_titles

If this doesn't help, I apologies and hope the people that write these things can help, later this morning.

Good health and my regards, Bill

P.S. Mike, I suspect will move this to the FH General Board, rather than here, as the wee note on the Forum Board Index indicates. Again, I am no touching anything in case it goes 'Pop'! B

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Re: How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby Ron Melby » 31 Jan 2019 00:43

Thats exactly the thing, Thank you! How you would navigate there is beyond me. But its not the old plug in store, where we could browse all plugins like that. its more the code snippet page.
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Re: How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby BillH » 31 Jan 2019 01:09

Ron,

Is this what you are looking for?

The plugin store: https://www.family-historian.co.uk/pluginstore

The list of all plugins in the store: https://www.family-historian.co.uk/plug ... ll-plugins
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Re: How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby tatewise » 31 Jan 2019 01:20

Yes, it is part of the Family Historian website, not this FHUG website.
But you can get there from here by visiting the Knowledge Base > Family Historian Plugins where in the End User Guide there is a guide to Downloading and Using Plugins with links to the Family Historian Plugin Store.

Also in FH itself the Tools > Plugins window has a Plugin Store button, and the Help button explains all.

themoudie reference below is only to the Knowledge Base Help & Advice pages for a subset of the Plugins that need extra explanation for users.

I have moved this to the Plugin Discussions Forum that is more appropriate.
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Re: How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby themoudie » 01 Feb 2019 01:00

Thank you Mike, I apologise for my faux pas!

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Re: How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby Pentris » 01 Feb 2019 12:15

On this same theme I am having a lot of problems running the 'check for plugin updates' plugin. It used to run very quickly but now seems to take anything up to an hour if it doesn't crash beforehand. I am unsure if this is a problem with my PC or if anyone else is having long delays with this checking plugin?

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Re: How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby johnmorrisoniom » 01 Feb 2019 12:39

I have just run the plugin, it took just over a minute to complete.
I have 38 plugins installed

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Re: How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby Jane » 01 Feb 2019 12:43

I have 200 plugins in my folder, but the check ran through in about 4 mins on my PC.
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Re: How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby tatewise » 01 Feb 2019 12:44

I presume you mean the Check Installed Plugins Against The Store Plugin Version 2.9 Date June 2018?

Its speed depends on various factors such as your PC, the Internet, and the FH website server, but mostly on the number of Plugins you have listed in Tools > Plugins.
I have 537 (as I keep many archive backups of old versions) and it took about 14 minutes to work through them all.

So taking all those statistics, it takes about 1.5 seconds per Plugin.
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Re: How do I browse for Plugins?

Postby Genie15 » 06 Mar 2019 14:30

Hello Ron,
There is another way.
On the Family Historian program menu click on TOOLS, then Plugins, at the bottom of that pop-up click on Plugin Store.
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