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jmol2 Plugin

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plugin Plugin for Jmol applet that displays 3D-molecular models

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This extension is marked as obsoleted. Therefore it is hidden in the Extension Manager and the extension listing. Furthermore, it is candidate for removal.

This extension has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues.

Tagged with !obsolete, biology, chemistry, science

Java applets such as used in this plugin are not supported in recent browsers anymore. Jmol seems to have html5 based variant, but not implemented here.

Download and Installation

Search and install the plugin using the Extension Manager. Refer to Plugins on how to install plugins manually. If you do install manually the directory must be named jmol2.

To see a demo online, visit


The goal of this plugin was to provide a simple, ready to go system viewer for chemical structures in 3D. It also bundles the necessary java libraries (hence the 6.5Mb size) so that you should not need to do any configuration to get it up and running as quickly as possible. I haven't thoroughly tested this point on many platforms yet, so any feedback is welcome.


  • Uses the Jmol JavaScript library, an open-source Java viewer for chemical structures in 3D.

Issues and Requests

This package uses a library maintained by someone else which is just focusing on use Jmol into DokuWiki content.

Sites using this plugin

Version history

  • 2010-02-17 (current)
    first release

How to use

Use 'jmol' tag and put the filename of a 3D-molecular models file inside of it. You can set the size of applet and the background color, after the filename.

<jmol ({{namespace:molecule}}) (width) (height) (background)>
  ... Jmol scripts ...


  ... more Jmol scripts ...



There's always room for improvement. If you're able to add any contributions to make jmol2 better, please let me know or discuss your thoughts right here (please use ===== Level 3 Headlines ===== to open a new “thread”/issue and ---- (four dashes, horizontal rule) to structure it when needed).

plugin/jmol2.txt · Last modified: 2023-10-30 23:51 by Klap-in

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