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Plex WebTools is a plugin for Plex that allows installation of extra modules including subtitle management.

WebTools runs on its own ports; 17407 and 12814 have been automatically generated for you, but you may use other 5 digit port between 10000 and 65535. This guide will set it up to use HTTPS, however the HTTP port still needs to be unique.

Installation

  1. SSH to your slot

  2. Download the latest release of WebTools: wget https://github.com/ukdtom/WebTools.bundle/releases/download/3.0.0/WebTools.bundle.zip

  3. Extract WebTools to the correct directory: unzip WebTools.bundle.zip -d ~/"Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins"

  4. Edit the first configuration file: nano ~/"Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins/WebTools.bundle/Contents/DefaultPrefs.json"

    Underneath "id": "WEB_Port_http", change "default": "33400" to "default": "17407".

    Underneath "id": "WEB_Port_https", change "default": "33443" to "default": "12814".

    Underneath "id": "Force_SSL", change "default": "false" to "default": "true".

    Save the configuration file by pressing 'Ctrl+X', then 'Y' to proceed, and finally 'Return/Enter' to confirm writing over the unmodified file.

  5. Edit the second configuration file: nano ~/"Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-in Support/Preferences/com.plexapp.plugins.WebTools.xml"

    Change <Force_SSL>false</Force_SSL> to <Force_SSL>true</Force_SSL>.

    Add 17407 between <WEB_Port_http> </WEB_Port_http>.

    Add 12814 between <WEB_Port_https> </WEB_Port_https>.

    Save the second configuration file by pressing 'Ctrl+X', then 'Y' to proceed, and finally 'Return/Enter' to confirm writing over the unmodified file.

  6. Restart Plex by selecting Restart on your Manage page.

Access WebTools at https://server.whatbox.ca:12814 and log in with your Plex account.