In some projects it is neccesary to use some NodeRED libraries wich are not included in default installation of NodeRED.

Library installation within Node-RED

  1. Go to your NodeRED window/tab in your web browser.

  2. Click on hamburger menu on the top right corner and select Manage pallete.

  3. After click on Manage pallete you should see something like this. In Nodes tab you can see actually installed libraries to you NodeRED. In a Install tab you can search for a new libraries. As you can see on the picture I have searched for a blynk library which are commonly used in integrations (node-red-contrib-blynk-ws).

Library installation using CLI

If there is no Manage palette option in the menu, you can still use CLI to install library.

  1. Run npm install ... command to install new library. Replace ... with the name of your library, you can find libraries here.
  • On Linux or macOS

    sudo npm install --global node-red-contrib-blynk-ws
    
  • On Windows

    npm install --global node-red-contrib-blynk-ws
    
  1. When you successfully install your library - you see something like

    node-red-contrib-blynk-ws@....

    as a result, you will need to restart Node-RED for it to pick-up the new nodes. Run

    pm2 restart node-red

    and you'll be fine.

  2. Now, reload the page with Node-RED in your web browser and you should find new nodes in the palette on the left side of your screen.

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