Softaculous missing in cPanel themes

Tags: cPanelpluginSoftaculous

Published on: July 28, 2014 by Felix

Softaculous missing in cPanel themes



In cPanel Softaculous icon is not listing in some cPanel themes.We are here trying to explain how to resolve this

NOTE : This is applicable for cPanel earlier versions (<11.44.x) which had Paper Lantern themes.

Some themes like Paper Lantern in cPanel will not show Softaculous for Softaculous < 4.4.5

Step 1 : Edit the index.html of respective theme and add the following code.

<!--Softaculous --><script src="softaculous/"></script><!-- Softaculous -->

Theme directory Location
cPanel theme directory is located at : /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/<THEME NAME>

Step 2 : Copy the dynamicui_softaculous.conf file from default x3 theme’s dynamicui directory to new theme’s dynamicui directory.

cp /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/x3/dynamicui/dynamicui_softaculous.conf /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend//dynamicui/dynamicui_softaculous.conf

This will create a link to Softaculous in the theme.

Step 3 : Add a symlink to softaculous in themes directory.

ln -s /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous/enduser /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend//softaculous

Step 4 : Unregister and Re-register Softaculous plugin.

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/unregister_cpanelplugin /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous/softaculous.cpanelplugin

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/register_cpanelplugin /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous/softaculous.cpanelplugin

If the plugin is not specified, above command will Un-register / Register all available plugins.

Now Softaculous should appear in the theme 🙂

Category : cPanel, Howtos, Linux



Firaz has been in the Web Hosting industry since 2012. He is always fascinated in resolving complicated DNS, cPanel and other Web hosting issues. He loves to help newbies to climb the hill from a fresher to an experienced System admin. Movies and songs are his favourite passtime.

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