The Making of a Simple, but Useful Dreamweaver Extension
Author's Site: ColmGallagher.com
Reference ID: 15621
Packaging and Installing the extension.
First thing first, let's check that we have everything
we need. Make sure that the .mxi file, GIF file and HTML file are all
in the one folder.
Important: Make sure that the only difference in the filenames
of the GIF and HTML files is the extension (in my case I've named them mailto_link.gif and mailto_link.html), and that the reference to
them in the Mxi file is correct.
You can give the Mxi file any name
you like.(The filename can not be longer than 23 characters including
the suffix). Once we have everything together we'll start the extension manager.
Commands» Manage Extensions
In Extension Manager click File» Package Extension.
A browse dialog will appear. Use it to navigate to the Mxi file you created.
Select it and the Extension Manager will offer to create a .mxp file with
the same name in the same folder. Click OK and you should receive an alert
that the extension was created successfully. Here's
one I made earlier.
To install the extension click File» Install Extension
in Extension Manager. Navigate to the .mxp file and click on it. Agree
to the license and you should get a confirmation alert that the extension
That's all there is to it!