We provide a meta-package that contains all official plugins. Before installing it, make sure you are logged in as the indico user and inside the Indico environment:

su - indico
source ~/.venv/bin/activate

Now install the package which will automatically install our plugins:

pip install indico-plugins


Having all plugins installed has no disadvantages; only plugins enabled in indico.conf are actually loaded and executed. If you do not use the indico-plugins package, we won’t be able to display a notification when updates are available and you would have to update all the plugins separately.

You can use the indico setup list_plugins command to see which plugins are installed and which name to use in the config file to load them.

To enable plugins, add a PLUGINS entry to /opt/indico/etc/indico.conf. For example, the following line would enable the “Bank Transfer” and “PayPal” payment plugins:

PLUGINS = {'payment_manual', 'payment_paypal'}

Some plugins contain additional database tables. Run the plugin database migrations to create them (if you do not have any plugins with custom tables, the command will simply do nothing):

indico db --all-plugins upgrade

After any change to the config file, you need to reload uWSGI:

touch ~/web/indico.wsgi

It is also a good idea to restart the Celery worker (as root) since some plugins may come with background tasks:

systemctl restart indico-celery.service