Etherpad Lite V1 to Etherpad V1.1 Upgrade Path

  1. git pull
  2. Open settings.json -> Copy your database settings into your clipboard
  3. Copy settings.json.template over settings.json
  4. If you use dirty.db change the path from “../var/dirty.db” to “var/dirty.db”
  5. Paste your database settings into settings.json
  6. Make sure the paths in /etc/init.d/etherpad-lite are correct if you use it.
  7. Start Etherpad Lite. (Using whatever technique you want, usually /etc/init.d/etherpad-lite start)

NEW RELEASE: Etherpad Lite v1.1

Major Features:

  1. Rich Text editing IE Headings
  2. A Plugin Framework for developing, enabling and disabling plugins
  3. Video conferencing
  4. Read only real time updates
  5. Syntax highlighting

It’s been a real busy road getting to this point but we’re finally happy with the current status. Big thanks goes to Chad, Egil, Matthias, Robin and a huge thanks to our contributors, sponsors and supporters.

If you aren’t familiar with Etherpad Lite then check it out below! For those who still don’t get it, it’s a pure web based collaborative editor that’s open source and our goal is make collaborative editing the standard on the web (but only if you want it).

How to upgrade from Etherpad Lite V1

New to Etherpad but want to get started? Visit our github repo

Plugin spotlight: Sticky author names

Sticky author names stops pad users from being able to change their names. This plugin is useful for deployments of Etherpad Lite where the API is used to create sessions and users.

How to install this plugin
Visit http://youretherpaddeployment.com/admin/plugins and login with your username/password then search for the plugin “disable_change”.

Plugin Author: John McLear
Plugin on npm

Plugin spotlight: Twitter Username links

The twitter style links plugin brings to life those @etherpadorg style links. Enabling this plugin gives users the ability to click on the links and be directed to a users twitter.com profile where users can follow or unfollow their victim.

How to install this plugin
Visit http://youretherpaddeployment.com/admin/plugins and login with your username/password then search for the plugin “twitter”.

Plugin Author: John McLear
Plugin on npm