Publishing in the Store

How to list your Kimai extension in the Marketplace

If you create a plugin or any other kind of software around Kimai, which you want to see listed in the Plugins, follow these short guidelines.

The website is generated with Jekyll and managed at GitHub. It is translated to many languages, and there is a little more work required than just adding a markdown page. But not much … and it just needs a couple of minutes! You’ll get help at GitHub if something doesn’t work.

Adding a plugin

Let’s assume your developer prefix is acme and your item name is foo.

  1. Add your developer/company information to the _data/developer.yml file (see below Developer information):
      name: Acme company
      username: acme
      profile: "#"
  2. Create a store file definition at _data/store/acme-foo.yml for your item (see below Product information):
    developer: acme
    icon: fas fa-home
    price: 0
     name: "FooBundle"
     clone: ""
         - [ "2.0", "2.0" ]
  3. Copy and paste _store/ to _store/ and change:
    title: Foo
    type: plugin

    You also need to replace {% include store/ %} with some introductory text for your new item.

  4. Create a translation for your plugin in _data/en/store.yaml:
       title: Foo — a cool plugin for Kimai
       intro: A longer introduction between approx. 100 and 180 character 
  5. Run php translate-pages.php. This will extract your content into an include and then create a store page for every language.

Developer information

The information about yourself or your company comes from the developer.yml file.

It starts by defining your company/developer ID and then adding the following keys:

  • name - your company or personal name (mandatory)
  • description - a short self-description in one sentence (mandatory)
  • image - full URL to your company logo or avatar (mandatory)
  • homepage - full URL to your website (optional)
  • github - your GitHub organization or profile URL (optional)
  • twitter - full URL to your twitter profile (optional)

The ID should be built from the lowercased version of your name: use only alphabetical character and remove all special chars and spaces.

For example, my own entry (kevinpapst being my developer ID):

    name: Kevin Papst
    description: Freelancer, PHP professional and Kimai core developer since 2007

Product information

Create a new markdown file in the _store directory, follow the filename pattern:

Within the Jekyll Front Matter you have the following attributes available:

  • name - a name for your Plugins entry will be used in the list view and in the title of the detail screen (mandatory)
  • intro - a descriptive sentence for this entry will be used in the detail screen (mandatory)
  • developer - your company/developer ID (mandatory)
  • date - date of the last release (mandatory)
  • image - product image (optional)
  • icon - fontawesome icon class (optional, but should be given when no image is supplied - a fallback icon will be used if not given)
  • price - the item price (optional, if not given explain pricing structure in the full-text)
  • version - last release version (optional)
  • download - full URL to the download if available (optional)
  • documentation - slug to your (optional) documentation page
  • github - full URL to the GitHub project (optional)
  • screenshot - full URL to an image / screenshot (optional)
  • new - indicates that the Plugins item is new, represents a visible state in the shop (set to true - this will be removed after a while) (optional)
  • featured - a boolean indicating if this item will be featured in the Plugins (decision is done by the project maintainer)
  • features - array with up to 6 features (short description with approx. 5 words each, currently only shown in the list view if featured is true) (optional)
  • tags - array with up to 4 tag, try to stay in the range of existing tags if applicable (optional)

A full example can be seen in the file