54 Activate Plugins

Last update: Aug 9/22

Plugins are software components that can be added to an existing computer program, such as Pressbooks, in order to provide additional features.[1]

There are four plugins that account holders can activate for each book within their account: H5P, Hypothesis, TablePress, and WP QuickLaTeX. Only the Administrator for a book has the ability to activate plugins. If you are the Administrator of more than one book, you will have to activate the plugins in each individual book you want them turned on in.

To activate these plugins:

  • Go to the book’s Dashboard and select the Plugins tab from the Dashboard menu. This will take you to the list of plugins available for activation. To activate any of the plugins, click on the Activate link under its name.
  • To learn more about each plugin, click “Visit plugin site.”

Pressbooks plugins menu.

The below video is from the Pressbooks Video Tutorial Series.


  1. “Plug-in (computing),” Wikipedia, June 24, 2018, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_(computing) (accessed August 10, 2018).


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