How To Install Odoo Applications?
In addition to the standard applications offered by Odoo, the Odoo community, which is constantly increasing, continuously produces new paid and free applications in the various versions of Odoo. In this article we will see the steps necessary to download and how to install odoo applications from the Odoo application store.
Odoo’s Play store is a warehouse made up of thousands of applications in several fields (Stock management, CRM, web, accounting, production, etc.) for each version of Odoo.
Steps: How to install odoo applications
Prepare the Odoo directory which will contain our future applications :
In the previous article, we specified in the configuration file the directory which will contain the addons (modules or applications) .
You can put all applications and modules in this same directory, but it is strongly discouraged.
A good practice is to create other directories for each type of application, and add them to our Odoo configurations file, in the addons path parameter.
To be done, in the Odoo directory, create a new directory for applications, name it for example (genral_addons), then add the path of this directory to the Odoo configuration file, after the first default directory separated by a comma.
addons_path = / home / stadev / odoo / addons, / home / stadev / odo / general_addons
Likewise, you can add as many directories as you want, don’t forget to restart Odoo, so that changes are taken into account.
Presentation of the Odoo application blind: Odoo Apps
In addition to Odoo’s standard applications and modules, you can extend the functionality of your Odoo system with thousands of ready-to-use applications.
To reach the Odoo application blind, tap on your browser: https://apps.odoo.com/apps; this link will direct you directly to the Odoo application library.
The application blind has applications from all versions of Odoo, and has paid and free applications.
Several filters and groupings are at your disposal to better understand your search.
You can search by category, by the most downloaded, by the most rated, in ascending / descending order of prices.
Further limit the search, by specifying the version of Odoo (14 for example), free applications only, by author, from bottom to largest.
You can also type the application name or module directly in the search bar, the Odoo store search engine displays the list of applications that matches your search.
Download the back stream application (as an example)
To understand the principle of installing Odoo applications, we take an example of a rent car rental management application, the author of which is the company Serpent.
To do this, type the word: flee car in the search bar of the Odoo application blind.
You will have as results two applications of the same type flow_operations and flow_rent, download only the flow_rent application which will contain flow_operations.
Using WinSCP to upload a module to our Ubuntu machine
Once the applications are download, you must decompress it so that we can upload it to our Odoo application directory.
For Odoo to recognize the added applications, they must be deposit in the directory of addons. That we have previously defined (general_addons).
We use the SFTP WinSCP transfer utility, to upload the desired applications to our general_addons folder. The principle is the same for a distan server transfer (VPS for example)
To have the Winscp application opened and in the IP address field type. The address of your Ubuntu body (See the previous article to fully understand the principle) , name and password).
Click yes for the window displayed.
To the left of the Winscp window, navigate to the folder that includes the downloaded applications (fleet_rent and fleet_opration) .
Right point to the general_addons directory. Then select the two applications on the left and click on the right mouse button and on the menu that appears click send.
Installation of the added module :
- From Pycharm, launch Odoo 14, if it is turn off or restarted .
- Once Odoo is launch, create your first database and install an application such as the CRM application for example.
- When the application is installed, activate the developer mode, going to configuration. Then to the base of page click on the option activate the developer mode.
- Once the developer mode is activate, go to the main menu, then to applications. look for the option Update the list of modules.
- Then press the F5 key, then type in the application search bar.
- The result will be new applications that can be download from the Odoo blind.
- You just have to install the application by clicking on the install button.
We have seen how to extend the functionality of standard applications. This offered by Odoo, by going to the Odoo Apps site. and install odoo applications
We downloaded the flow_rent application. As an example, forwarded it to our server in the special directory of Odoo extension applications. And then installed it
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