[Qgis-developer] [Qgis-user] Impossible to upload and share a plugin on QGIS plugin repository

Siki Zoltan siki at agt.bme.hu
Wed Jul 30 09:43:01 PDT 2014

Dear Junior,

in the zip file you have to use the same directory structure as in the
.qgis2/python/plugins directory. If the name of your plugin is "xxx" then
in the zip there sould be a xxx directory which contains the __init__.py 
and metadata.txt and the main python file xxx.py, you can use other 
subdirectories too.
   xxx - __init__.py

Try to download a plugin from plugins.qgis.org and check the structure of 
the zip file.
I hope this helps you.


On Wed, 30 Jul 2014, Junior Delaz wrote:

> Hi all
> I'm tring to upload and share my first plugin at [1] but encountered an
> error I don't really understand. It says:
> *There were errors reading plugin package (please check also your plugin's
> metadata). Cannot find __init__.py or metadata.txt in the compressed
> package: this does not seems a valid plugin (I searched for
> help/__init__.py and help/metadata.txt)*
> I have __init__.py and metadata.txt files but they are in the main folder
> (I use Plugin Builder plugin) and none of the plugin folders I looked at
> has such files in help folder.
> So, why is it looking for these files in the help folder?
> What did I make wrong? Is it a bug? and if not, what should contain these
> files?
> Some help? Thanks a lot.
> [1] http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/add/

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