Look at the following question: Adding emmet plugin to Vim in Windows

It seems as if the asker doesn't know how to install a pluign, and though asked a specific question for the plugin he tried to install.

I think we should have a question about how to install plugins, with a detailed answer for different version and OS, and reference all question of the type I referenced above to that question.

More generally talking - we should have a few basic and common "howtos" questions of this kind.

  • It came up in the "First post" review queue, and I considered (drastically) editing the post to make it a general "how do I install a Vim plugin?"-question, but decided against it because 1) it might confuse the OP, who seems to be a beginner, and 2) didn't want to hijack the question... But yeah, that would definitely be a good question to have, either as an edit to this one, or as a different question. Why don't you go and ask it? ;-) Commented Feb 7, 2015 at 21:24
  • Perhaps a good title for such a question might be: "What do the different files in a Vim plugin do and how do I install a Vim plugin?" ... Could maybe also be split in 2 questions? Commented Feb 7, 2015 at 21:26
  • I'd be wary of asking the more general question because I'd be worried about it being closed as a duplicate, as happened here: vi.stackexchange.com/questions/653/…
    – Rich
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 11:03


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