15 results for tag “distribution”
Promoting your extension or theme
Promoting your extension or theme So you’ve written a great extension, but only a few people have found and installed it from addons.mozilla.org (AMO)—despite your efforts to create an appealing listing. So, how do you encourage more people to install your extension? This page...
Best practices for updating your extension
Best practices for updating your extension Almost every extension needs to be updated from time to time, whether that be to correct bugs or add new features. Updating your extension is something that is worth planning methodically, not only to ensure the quality of...
Resources for publishers
Resources for publishers Now that your add-on is published on addons.mozilla.org (AMO), check out the following resources. Your add-on is subject to review at any time. Get to know the AMO review process and policies. The add-ons team brings you regular news and updates...
Source code submission
Source code submission To complete the review process at addons.mozilla.org (AMO), reviewers must be able to read the code in your extension. Some build processes render extension code difficult to read. These processes include minifying your code, as well as the use of module...
Updating your extension
Updating your extension Contents Enabling updates to your extensionManifest structureTesting automatic updating Firefox supports automated updates to add-ons using JSON update manifests. Add-ons hosted on addons.mozilla.org (AMO) automatically receive updates to new versions posted there. Other add-ons must specify the location of their update...
Enterprise distribution As an enterprise IT administrator you may wish to install add-ons for your users automatically, this page discusses the options. Contents Signed vs. unsigned extensionsSideloadingInstallation using the Windows registryFirefox settingsBundling add-ons with a custom Firefox Signed vs. unsigned extensions From Firefox 43...
Add-ons for desktop apps
Sideloading add-ons You may want to send a user your add-on’s XPI file by some means other than a web download, such as an email distribution of a beta version for user testing. In this case, there are two practical options for installing the...
Add-ons for desktop apps
Add-ons for desktop apps Starting with Firefox 74, it is no longer be possible to have an extension be automatically installed as part of another application install. See the Add-ons Blog for more information. If you have developed an add-on to complement a desktop...
Onboard, upboard, offboard users
Best practices for onboarding, upboarding, and offboarding users The first few minutes after someone installs your extension can be critical to its success. Your new user needs to know where to start and how to use the features of your browser extension. Contents OnboardingUpboardingOffboarding...
Monitoring extension usage statistics
Monitoring extension usage statistics Learn how to use the built-in dashboard on addons.mozilla.org (AMO) to monitor usage statistics for your extension. Contents Accessing the statistics dashboardTracking external sourcesAdd-on listing example Developers can use the statistics dashboard feature on addons.mozilla.org (AMO) to find more information...
Package your extension
Package your extension During development, your extension will consist of a directory containing a manifest.json file and the other files the extension needs—scripts, icons, HTML documents, and so on. You need to zip these into a single file for uploading to AMO. Packaged extensions...
Make money from browser extensions
Make money from browser extensions While users can download browser extensions for Firefox free of cost from addons.mozilla.org (AMO), this doesn’t mean you can’t make money from browser extensions, and to a more limited extent themes. This article reviews your options for generating revenue...
Site permission add-on
Site Permission Add-ons This is an experimental feature. If your site depends on an add-on-gated feature, your users need to install an add-on before using your service. This means that to set up your service, you need to: Request a site permission add-on from...
Distributing an add-on yourself
Distributing an add-on yourself Contents Self-distribution options You aren't required to list or distribute your add-on through addons.mozilla.org (AMO); you can distribute it yourself. However, before distributing your add-on yourself, here are some things you should consider: AMO is a very popular distribution platform,...
Signing and distribution overview
Signing and distributing your add-on Add-ons need to be signed before they can be installed into release and beta versions of Firefox. This signing process takes place through addons.mozilla.org (AMO), whether you choose to distribute your add-on through AMO or to do it yourself....