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I have developed a plugin on a PC running QGIS version 2.18. Now I would like to installed it on another computer running QGIS version 2.14 essen.

I have tried to copy by zipping the plugin and then extracted it to the ~/.qgis/python/plugins folder as instructed in the tutorial

How to install Sextante in QGIS 1.8 without Plugin Installer?

But this technique did not work. Is there any specific method to archive the plugin folder on the source machine, or a way specify the path to the plugin on the destination machine?

  • To be clear, did you insert it here: C:/Users/user_name/.qgis2/python/plugins/? Also, make sure there's no extra folder (i.e. it should be C:/Users/user_name/.qgis2/python/plugins/Custom_Plugin and not C:/Users/user_name/.qgis2/python/plugins/Custom_Plugin/Custom_Plugin/). Another thing is to check if the minimum version of your plugin (which can be found in metadata.txt) is not lower than 2.14. – Joseph Dec 9 '16 at 11:48
  • have extracted it to C:/Users/user_name/.qgis2/python/plugins/MyPlugin. Folder MyPlugin contains the files in the plugin – Ashutosh Dec 9 '16 at 11:51
  • Can you clarify on "this technique doesn't work"? Does it not load or does it not show up in the plugin manager? – Matthias Kuhn Dec 9 '16 at 11:53
  • Plugin does not showup in the manage – Ashutosh Dec 9 '16 at 11:55
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    @Ashutosh - Did you restart QGIS 2.14 after you copied over the plugin? – Joseph Dec 9 '16 at 12:15

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