Installing the Ceres template

In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up the Ceres design in your plentymarkets 7 system. Remember that, the two plugins Ceres and IO are required to run our design.

Step 1: Cloning the template

  1. Go to Plugins » Git.
  2. Click on Add plugin.
    → The Settings window will open.
  3. Enter the remote URL.
    → The URL for Ceres is: https://github.com/plentymarkets/plugin-ceres.git.
  4. Enter your user name and password.
  5. Click on Test connection.
    → Connectivity to the Git repository is checked and established and the drop-down menu Branch can be selected.
  6. Select the Stable branch of the repository if you have a stable plentymarkets 7 system.
    → If you work with a beta system, select the Beta branch.
  7. Save the settings.
    → The plugin repository is cloned to the plentymarkets inbox and the plugin is added to the plugin list.

Repeat the steps above for the IO plugin. The remote URL of this repository is: https://github.com/plentymarkets/plugin-io.git. Next, deploy both plugins in a plugin set.

Step 2: Deploying the template

  1. Go to Plugins » Plugin overview.
  2. Select the plugin set from the drop-down list in the toolbar.
  3. Activate the Ceres plugin in the Active column.
  4. In the toolbar, click on Save & publish plugins.

Ceres release cycle

Three branches of the Ceres and IO repositories are important to describe the release cycle of the design: Development, Beta and Stable.

Branch Description
Development The Development branch is the main branch for plentymarkets developers. Our developers regularly commit their changes into this branch. At the end of a sprint, these changes will be merged into the Beta branch. It is possible that certain menus or features of plentymarkets do not work if you check out and use this branch. The Development branches will be merged into Beta approx. every 2 weeks and the new Beta branches will be released.
Beta The Beta branch is the main branch for plentymarkets 7 systems in beta status. It is recommended to use the Beta branches of our repositories for a beta system. The Stable branches will also work with beta systems, but certain features or fixes released when Development branches are merged into the Beta branches are not available in Stable branches yet. The Beta branches will be merged into Stable approx. every 2 weeks and the new Stable branches will be released.
Stable The Stable branch are the main branch for plentymarkets 7 systems in stable status. It is recommended to use the Stable branches of our repositories for a stable system. The Beta branches will not necessarily work with stable systems. It is possible that certain menus or features of plentymarkets do not work if you check out and use Beta branches in a stable system. Approx. every 2 weeks, the new Stable branches will be released.
Other branches Other branches of our repositories are work-in-progress branches of plentymarkets developers. It is not recommended to use these branches in a beta or stable system.