[Qgis-developer] Persistent plugin files amended by user, wiped by upgrade

Nathan Woodrow madmanwoo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 13:17:54 PDT 2016

You should not store stuff with the plugin itself. Store it in .qgis2 and
make a folder there.  There is API for resolving that folder path.

On Wed, 23 Mar 2016 6:07 am Tom Chadwin <tom.chadwin at nnpa.org.uk> wrote:

> I've got something rather badly wrong in qgis2web. The plugin has a
> /templates folder, and users are encouraged to add their own templates.
> However, a user has just rightly pointed out that because /templates is
> within the plugin folder, changes are lost when upgrading the plugin to a
> new version. He has therefore lost his work.
> How can I solve this? Does the plugin install process have permission to
> write to a user's home directory as well as to the plugin folder?
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