# Plugin distribution
You can create plugins not only for yourself, but also share them with others.
To create a plugin file, simply zip the contents of the plugin folder into a ZIP archive (the
index.json file must be in the root of the archive) and change the extension to
ims-plugin. That's all. Now you can transfer this plugin to other users. They will be able to install it using the
Install from disk function (see the Plugins section).
You can go ahead and publish your plugin in our online plugin catalogue. To do this, write to us on the feedback form (opens new window)