I have been trying to teach myself QGIS by using this forum and others to help. Most of my questions can be answered by downloading plugins that are available through 3rd party repositories but for some reason I am not able to connect with these. Anyone have any ideas why this is the case?
Here is a workaround if you are behind proxy and not getting the repositories. This would work for all python plugins.
- Download the plugin directly from the repository url using your browser. For example, for CadTools, download the zip file from the here repo link
- Unzip the file. Copy the folder(usually one directory down the
extracted folder) to your python plugins directory. In windows, this
would be for QGIS1:
C:\Program Files\Quantum GIS Wroclaw\apps\qgis\python\plugins, for QGIS2:
C:\Users\yourusername\.qgis2\python\pluginsor for QGIS3:
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\QGIS\QGIS3\profiles\default\python\pluginsand on OSX:
- Restart QGIS and now you can see this plugin installed. Just enable this plugin in the Plugin Manager.
Running QGIS 2.18.12.
- Configure the Proxy in
Settings > Options > Network. (As others have pointed out.)
Use proxy for web access.
- (For me):
- Verify that it works:
Help > Check QGIS Version.
- Restart QGIS.
- Now, go to
Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins.
- Success: Plugin repository gets updated.
I had the same issue with not being able to connect to official repository but found how to fix this. I replaced DHCP with a static IP address and QGIS now connects to repository. How to here: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19249/how-to-assign-a-static-ip-address-in-xp-vista-or-windows-7/