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After having installed Qgis 1.8 i am not able to find the Openlayer Plugin. In "the old days" I know I was supposed to check "add 3rd party repositories", but that button has disappeared? I tried adding the following repositories without luck:

I hope someone can help me locate the OpenLayers plugin as I desperately need it.

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Post is related to a rapidly changing event.

The following url is the new one used: – user17734 May 1 '13 at 15:30

I found the Github source Since the repository address listed on the Github page didn't work for me, I went ahead and cloned it. Then un-tar it and simply sudo mv it into the /usr/share/qgis/python/plugins directory. From there just enable it in the qgis "plugins -> manage plugins" dialogue.

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Sourcepole's repository seems to be down currently. – underdark Jul 23 '12 at 18:03
Moving it to /home/your_name/.qgis/python/plugins/ also work. – Pablo Jul 23 '12 at 18:34
As underdark mentioned, the Sourcepole repository is down at present. It's been up and down for the last couple of days. – nhopton Jul 23 '12 at 18:48
Hi, 'sudo mv' is a command in Ubuntu (or other Linux OS) that moves a file/directory with administrator permissions. If you're using Windows, just drag/drop the unpacked file into your qgis plugins directory. Or, by this time, the Sourcepole repo may be back up, rendering all this unnecessary. – Sirenology Jul 24 '12 at 12:20
The repo works again. Installed in Ubuntu 12.04. – Radu Maris Sep 6 '12 at 11:35

I had the same problem with Qgis 1.8,(I'm working on windows 7...) in the Python plugin installer I have add a repository : and it's working, i can use know the openLayers plugin.

Thanks to underdark

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This should allow you to find and install the OpenLayers plugin


...was my suggested text to add to the readme in this pull request.

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Harry, another issue about use, is that some locale has to already be in focus in the map canvas. A brand new project will often cause the plugin to return an error since it has no extents to work from. – Willy Oct 20 '12 at 4:08

in 1.8 there is a plugin by name plugin installer may be checking it will give you the option of fetch python plugin and you can install it automatically

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Please click Menu Plugins --> Fetch Python Plugins --> Type Openlayers Plugin in Filter row's --> then you will find Openlayers Plugin --> select it --> click Install/Upgrade plugin.

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