Obsidian Plugin Setup
Beta versions are not production-ready, make sure to make proper backup before preceeding.
You can use the Beta Reviewers Auto-update Tester (BRAT) plugin to install a pre-release version of the plugin.
Download BRAT (opens in a new tab) and enable it
- Open the command palette and run the command
BRAT: Add a beta plugin for testing
If you want the plugin version to be frozen, use the command
BRAT: Add a beta plugin with frozen version based on a release tag.
PKM-er/obsidian-zotlitinto the modal that opens up
Add Plugin-- wait a few seconds and BRAT will tell you what is going on
- After BRAT confirms the installation, Open
- Refresh the list of plugins
- Find the beta plugin you just installed and Enable it.
Follow the setup instructions
Unlike other citation plugins, this plugin read Zotero's database directly to deliver the best performance with full access to Zotero's data.
To use this plugin, some additional setup is required:
The plugin requires a binary (
better-sqlite3) to connect to Zotero's database. Normally,
a modal will pop up the first time you open the plugin, and ask you to download the binary. Follow the instructions in the modal to download the binary.
This modal will also show up if the binary is broken or outdated, so that you can reset or update the binary.
The plugin needs to know where Zotero's database is located. If you haven't moved your Zotero's database to a different location, the plugin should be able to locate it automatically. In the
Connect, you should see a path to your Zotero's database marked green. (If you've installed Better BibTex in Zotero, the path will also be green.)
If you have moved your Zotero's database, you need to tell the plugin where it is. You can find the path to your Zotero's data directory by opening Zotero, and go to
Data Directory Location.