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You can easily contribute Extensions (for example: Zimlets, Themes and Extras) to the Zimbra Gallery. This document provides a brief overview contribution process.
Step 1: Register
You must be a registered user of the Zimbra Gallery before adding an Extension. You can register by clicking the "Sign up" link located in the upper-right of the Zimbra Gallery pages.
Note: Your Zimbra Forums account will work with the Zimbra Gallery.
Step 2: Login
After obtaining an account, you can login by entering your username and password on the Gallery login page. After logging in, the "Add Extension" link will be available in the top navigation area of the Zimbra Gallery.
Step 4: Add Extension Form
The following describes the "Add Extension" form fields:
|Name of Extension||Yes||This is the visible name of the extension.|
|Type||Yes||Select the type of extension. Options include: zimlet, theme or extra|
|Description||No||Enter a brief description of your extension. This can be left blank.|
|Version||Yes||Enter the version of your extension. For example, "1.0".|
|Screenshots||No||You can upload 1 or more screenshots. Screen shots are displayed as thumbnails when someone views the extension details, with the first screenshot in your list as the primary image. You can modify the order of screenshots by drag-and-drop when editing your extension. Max size is 20MB and supported formats include: png gif jpg jpeg|
|Useful Links||No||You can enter 1 or more links to external websites that are relevant to the extension. This can be more detailed documentation, release notes, company or personal websites, etc.|
|Bugzillas||No||You can enter 1 or more Zimbra Bugzilla numbers (for example, 12345) and those Bugzillas will be linked on the extension details page.|
|Categories||Yes||Select 1 or more categories to list your extension.|
|Compatibility||Yes||Select 1 or more Zimbra product and version combinations your extension supports.|
|Binary||Yes||Upload your extension binary file or enter an external link where the extension is hosted. Note: if you upload your binary to the Zimbra Gallery, it must be governed under the Apache License. If you plan to have your extension governed under any other license, you must host and distribute your extension via an external link.|
|Active||No||Mark your extension as "active". When "active", your extension is published and available in the Gallery.|
|Versioning||No||This allows you post more than one version of your extension to the Gallery under the same name.|
Step 5: Making Updates
You can see a list of the extensions you have contributed by browsing to your personal page on the Zimbra Gallery. After logging-in, you are brought to your personal page and list of contributed extensions is shown. You can click on an extension to edit update extension properties, upload new versions or mark the extension is "inactive" which makes it unavailable for browsing and download from the public site but still available for you to edit. After login, you can return to your personal page at any time by clicking on your name in the upper-right of the Zimbra Gallery pages.