We all know Odoo community is an open source complete ERP for a business. Why we prefer Odoo as our business management software? There are multiple plus points for choosing Odoo and one of the major points is Odoo is an open source software.
How to install custom modules
We all know odoo community is a open source complete ERP for a business. Why we prefer Odoo as our
business management software?. There are multiple plus points for choosing odoo and the one of the major
point is Odoo is a open source software.
Actually odoo is a generic product that contain all the basic workflows that needed for a common
business like Trading business, shopping sectors, Restaurants, Point of sales, Supermarkets and other
common business. Then how can we make odoo as a best ERP software that adapt all the business flows
in our company. Yes.! We need to customize it.
For achive your requirements you can customize in two ways.
We can use Custom modules
We can edit viva Front end.
We all know Odoo have very good store for the products. We can check it here
We can see 13000+ apps in the store. And Day by day the number of contributions will become
huge. The Odoo community is a large scale community and activities and performances are very
high and fast.
You can search and find the best app that suit to your business and achieve your
From the top we can see Categories, Free or Paid, versions. When you finds a module that
perfect for your business then first check the versions. Version of Odoo and apps version must
be same. If you find a paid module in apps store just search same featured app as free. Many
of the paid app’s features available as free apps too.
Finally you find an app, then just download it by clicking the download button.
Must check the version is compatible or not.
Now we get a perfect app for our business, then how can we include to our odoo.
After downloading it we can get a .zip file. You can extract it then you can get a folder contain
__init__.py , __openerp__.py or __manifest__.py and other files.
You just copy the file and paste it in the folder(addons) of odoo.
We can create a custom addon folder here.
sudo mkdir /../../odoo/<custom_addons>
sudo chown -R odoo:odoo /../../odoo/<custom_addons>
Now you can add the custom_addons path in the config file.
sudo nano /etc/odoo.conf (provide the exact path of the config file)
addons_path = /../../odoo/addons, /../../odoo/<custom_addons>
• Edit the addons_path and add your custom addon paths.
• You can past your new app into this custom_addons folder.
sudo scp -r <custom module>// root@<ip_address>:/../../odoo/<custom_addons>/
After paste the module do not forget to restart your server.
sudo service odoo-server restart
Then you can go to your odoo home page
Then follow the steps..
● Activate developer mode.
➢ In Odoo V8 and V9 click on the right top Administration menu.
➢ Click on About odoo
Now your module is ready to install. Go to the apps and search your module, avoid the “apps” filter
from the search bar.
Please note one important point, some custom modules may cause crash the DB or make some
conflicts and show errors. So before install the new module just take a backup file.
After the backup of the database search your custom module name and install it. And test it.
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