Note: If you are using an older version of QGIS and you haven’t yet used the ‘Plugin Installer’, then you’ll probably want to enable it by going to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Plugin Manager’ and enabling ‘Plugin Installer’. At this point, it’s a good idea to update to the latest version of the installer by goin to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Plugin Installer’ and reinstalling it.
- In QGIS, go to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Plugin Installer’ > ‘Fetch Python Plugins’, and click on the ‘Repositories’ tab.
- Click on ‘Add 3rd Party Repopsitories, then when the warning pops up, click ‘OK’.
- This should load the new repositories, and you should now see a list of plugins on the ‘Plugins’ lab.
- Find the plugin that you are looking for (fTools, manageR, voronoi polygons), and click ‘Install/upgrade plugin’.
- You’re done! Now simply follow the instructions to activate the plugin.
If the above steps don’t work for you.
- Download the plugin you’re interested in using.
- Unzip the plugin zip file to the plugin dir of your QGIS install (the files should automatically extract to a single folder).
Windows: extract to ‘C:\Documents and Settings\_user_name_\.qgis\python\plugins’
Linux: extract to ‘/home/_user_name_/.qgis/python/plugins’
Mac: extract to ‘/Users/_user_name_/.qgis/python/plugins’
where _user_name_ is YOUR user name.
- Fire up QGIS and select the ‘Plugins’ menu and click on ‘Manage Plugins…’
- Select the desired plugin from the list and click ‘OK’.
- You’re done! You can now start using the plugin.