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Tutorial: Plugins

Plugins are additions, mostly written by third parties, which can expand the functionality of Buddi. There are a number of different plugins types, including ones which import / export / synchronize your data with external programs, ones which add additional report types, etc.

To install a plugin, do the following:

  1. Download it from the Buddi Plugin Downloads page.
  2. Unzip the file and extract the .buddi3plugin file. Make a note of which folder you extracted the file into.
  3. Open Buddi, and go to the Preferences screen, on the Plugins tab.
  4. Click the Add button
  5. Select the .buddi3plugin file which you extracted earlier
  6. You should now see the plugin in the Plugins list. Hit OK to close the preferences screen and save your changes. You will be prompted to restart Buddi - you must do this before the plugin is activated.


The most commonly seen error is a message saying: No Buddi Plugins Found
There are no Buddi plugins in this Jar file, or there was a problem loading the plugins. Ensure you have selected a valid plugin file.

This is usually caused by a conflict in the Java version between the plugin and your machine. For instance, if you are running Buddi on Java 1.5, and you try to load a plugin which was created in Java 1.6, you will get this error. (All the plugins which I am aware of which use Java 1.6 are clearly labeled as such on the Buddi Plugin Downloads page; if you find more, please let me know).

If you have encountered other problem not listed here, please let me know.