11 results for tag “add-on”
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...
Testing persistent and restart features
Testing persistent and restart features When testing your extension, you may notice that some features reset themselves or stop working when you load an updated version or after you restart Firefox. For example, you may be using local storage and notice that previously saved...
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...
Using the AMO theme generator
Using the AMO theme generator The theme generator on addons.mozilla.org (AMO) guides you through the process of creating a theme for Firefox. Once you have defined the colors and image for your theme, the generator will submit your new theme to AMO. You may...
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...
Firefox Add-on Distribution Agreement
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....