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Installation instructions: WIRIS plugin for Moodle 2 & Moodle 3

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WIRIS plugin for Moodle 2 & Moodle 3 is composed by different components.

The WIRIS filter, is a compulsory component. Depending on your Moodle version and configuration you may install  WIRIS plugin for ATTO editor or a configured version of the WIRIS plugin for TinyMCE

Requirements

  • mbstring extension must be installed and enabled in the server.
  • There must be no errors in http://<moodle>/admin/environment.php

1 Install the FILTER

WIRIS plugin filter for Moodle is a Moodle filter. To install the filter, it suffices to copy the content of the package into the folder filter under the root of moodle.
 

2A Install WIRIS plugin for Atto (Moodle 2.7 and higher)

 To install it just copy the wiris directory into lib\editor\atto\plugins under the root of moodle.

2B Install WIRIS plugin for TinyMCE

2B.1 For Moodle 2.4 and higher

Starting from Moodle 2.4 WIRIS plugin for TinyMCE is a standard Moodle plugin. To install it just copy the tiny_mce_wiris directory into lib\editor\tinymce\plugins under the root of moodle.

2B.2 For Moodle 2.2 and 2.3

  1. Copy the files in TinyMCE plugins folder
    You need to install a pre-configured version of the WIRIS plugin for TinyMCE that can be found here.Unzip the above file and copy the tiny_mce_wiris directory into lib\editor\tinymce\tiny_mce\<tiny_mce-version>\plugins under the root of moodle.
     
  2. Activate the icons in the TinyMCE editor
    Edit the file lib\editor\tinymce\lib.php and before the line (which is by the end of the file)

    return $params;

    insert the following code in dark green

    $params['plugins'] .= ",tiny_mce_wiris";
    $params['theme_advanced_buttons3'] = "tiny_mce_wiris_formulaEditor,tiny_mce_wiris_CAS,|," . $params['theme_advanced_buttons3'];

    return $params;

3 Enable the FILTER

To enable the WIRIS plugin for Moodle, login as administrator and go to Settings, Site administration, Plugins, Filters and Manage filters. You will see the Wiris filter and you will be able to enable it.

In order to avoid problems, Wiris filter must be the first. For sure it must be placed before Convert URLs into links and images.

Activating the WIRIS filter

3.1 Enable Chemistry editor

Login as administrator and go to Settings, Site administration, Plugins, Filters and Math & Science by WIRIS. Mark the checkbox Chemistry editor.

4 Check all is OK

The best way to check all is OK is just to create a formula, save and display it.

Additionally there is an info page at http://<moodle>/filter/wiris/info.php. In any issue, please send screenshots of that to support.