A composer-installer for Roundcube plugins and skins.

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Plugin Installer for Roundcube

This installer ensures that plugins and skins end up in the correct directory:

  • Plugins - <roundcube-root>/plugins/plugin-name
  • Skins - <roundcube-root>/skins/skin-name

Minimum setup

  • create a composer.json file in your plugin's repository
  • add the following contents

sample composer.json for plugins

    "name": "<your-vendor-name>/<plugin-name>",
    "type": "roundcube-plugin",
    "license": "GPL-3.0-or-later",
    "require": {
        "roundcube/plugin-installer": ">=0.3.0"

sample composer.json for skins

    "name": "<your-vendor-name>/<skin-name>",
    "type": "roundcube-skin",
    "license": "GPL-3.0-or-later",
    "require": {
        "roundcube/plugin-installer": ">=0.3.0"

Roundcube specific composer.json params

For both plugins and skins you can, optionally, add the following section to your composer.json file. All properties are optional and provided below with example values. persistent-files defines a list of files which should be maintained across updates. By default only is maintained. The array should contain paths relative to the root of your plugin.

"extra": {
    "roundcube": {
        "min-version": "1.4.0",
        "sql-dir": "./SQL",
        "post-install-script": "./bin/",
        "post-update-script": "./bin/",
        "persistent-files": ["", "skins/elastic/_custom.less"]


This installer will ask if you want to enable each plugin or skin as it is installed. To always enable all plugins or skins add enable-plugin/enable-skin to the config section in the composer.json in the root of your Roundcube directory. When uninstalling packages Composer will not remove the folder. To remove the folder set uninstall-remove-folder in your config.

"config": {
    "roundcube": {
        "enable-plugin": true,
        "enable-skin": true,
        "uninstall-remove-folder": true


Submit your plugin or skin to Packagist.


  • clone Roundcube
  • cp composer.json-dist composer.json
  • add your plugin in the require section of composer.json
  • composer.phar install

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