The Plugin Manager admin control panel can be used to enable plugin support for your forum and to activate or deactivate individual plugins. To access the Plugin Manager, navigate to the Admin Control Panel -> Plugin Manager. The Plugin Manager was introduced with FUDforum release 2.8.1.
To enable plugin support, change "Plugins Enabled:" to Yes and click the Set button. Note that you can now change the state of the listed plugins to activate or deactivate them (they will be greyed out if plugin support is disabled).
Click on the Plugin name in the Plugin Manager Control panel to configure or reconfigure individual plugins if you haven’t already done so. Or see http://cvs.prohost.org/index.php/Category:Plugins for additional information on individual configurations.
Select the plugins you want to activate from the list of available plugins and click on the Change State button to install/activate them. Similarly, un-check those that you want to deactivate and click on Change State.
To add new plugins, click on the upload link and use FUDforum's File Manager to upload the required *.plugin files. The plugin will then be listed and can be enabled via this control panel.