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9/3/2014 5:23 AM


I'm new to DNN, I have a scenario, I have a custom skin with me. I don't want to install the skin manually for some reason. One way what i could think is, I can store the skin zip file in DB and whenever user install a DNN, I have to find if the skin is already installed or not and based on that have to trigger it in the event and download the skin from DB and Programmatically install the zip file. 

So can anyone help me in this? Is it possible to install a skin programmatically? If yes how to do it?

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9/3/2014 6:30 AM
you may provide the skin "available for installation" by placing the zip file inside /install/skins.
It may be installed interactively from Host > Extensions.

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9/3/2014 8:45 AM

Thanks for a quick reply. But for some reason i don't want to install it through host. Is there is a way to do it programmatically? Instead of doing it via host > extension..

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9/3/2014 8:52 AM
To be a bit clearer: The ZIP file Sebatian mentions is an installation package that should contain the so called manifest file. This is used by the installer to determine what kind of extension it is and where to copy the files etc.

See the Wiki:

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