Installing Sidebar Plugin


(Umang Chadha) #1

HI ,

Please don’t mind if i ask something stupid,
i am trying to install sidebar plugin "GitHub - tcreativo/plugin_discourse_dynamic_sidebar: A Discourse plugin to add a dynamic sidebar on the right."
i am following the steps as guided by molly in this link “Install a Plugin

when i update app.yml and hit git pull

its giving me a msg “already upto date”

and after ./launcher app rebuild process i get nothing changed.

Please help me…
have invested lot of time just to get it :rage::rage::rage::rage:

Dynamic sidebar plugin
(Mittineague) #2

That could be only because the plugin.rb file does not have a “version” line.
The last commit was 2 months ago (before the ver 1.5 release) and it’s not in the broken-plugin category

though I think @DavidGNavas would know its current status

(David García-Navas) #3

Hi @Umang_Chadha!

Today I’ve just add a version line in the plugin.rb. Anyway, the plugin works for us (but only with basic html), could you see the Sidebar Settings button in admin/site_settings?

A capture from one of our instances just now for example:


I’ve added the sidebar plugin but it doesnt show up.

(David García-Navas) #5

Hi @mrdiscourse

Have you activated on ""/admin/site_settings/category/sidebar_settings ?


Name Version Enabled?
sidebar 0.1 Y

Just so you know this plugin actually broke the tagging plugin (input box not appearing when creating a new topic) and polling ability (poll scores were zero and unable to click to increase).

(David García-Navas) #7

We tested in a fresh install and it worked fine, have you test in an instance without other plugins?

Anyway, thanks for the info, we’ll put a disclaimer to warn about the conflict with another plugins.