I have a package (Joomla! 3x) that contains 2 plugins and it install/update and uninstall correctly. But now, I need to refine the installation/update process.

Scenario on fresh installation:

If Joomla version = X install plugin A and Plugin B

If Joomla version = Y install plugin A only

Scenario on update:

If Joomla version = X update plugin A and Plugin B

If Joomla version = Y update plugin A and UNINSTALL Plugin B, if installed

Probably need a script file, but I don't know how to force the install/uninstall of a specific plugin inside the script file. Appreciate some guidance.

  • Personally, I'd simply create 2 separate packages, one with the 2 plugins, and one without.
    – Lodder
    Commented Mar 23, 2017 at 8:38
  • @Lodder Thank you. Indeed already thought about it, but, as they are for the same major version, I really need them bundled together (install 1 or 2 plugins according to minor version). I cannot have 2 separate packages :(
    – n.h.
    Commented Mar 23, 2017 at 10:22

1 Answer 1


I'm not sure what the plugins for for exactly, and seeing as you can't have 2 separate packages, I'd suggest still using 1 package, install both plugins, but add a conditional statement in your plugins files, like so:

public function onYourEvent()
    // If Joomla version is greater than 3.5
    if (version_compare(JVERSION, '3.5', '>'))
        // run your plugin code
        // else do nothing and just return

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