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 <<O>>  Difference Topic TWikiPlugins (r1.21 - 29 Jan 2003 - PeterThoeny?)
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  • For best performance, enable only the functions you really need. NOTE: outsidePREHandler and insidePREHandler are particularly expensive.
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  • For best performance, enable only the functions you really need. NOTE: outsidePREHandler and insidePREHandler are particularly expensive.
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Copy file lib/TWiki/Plugins/EmptyPlugin.pm to <name>Plugin.pm. EmptyPlugin.pm contains no executable code, so it does nothing, but it's ready to be used. Customize it. Refer to the Plugin API specs for more information.

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Copy file lib/TWiki/Plugins/EmptyPlugin.pm to <name>Plugin.pm. The EmptyPlugin.pm module contains mostly empty functions, so it does nothing, but it's ready to be used. Customize it. Refer to the Plugin API specs for more information.

If your Plugin uses its own modules and objects, you must include the name of the Plugin in the package name. For example, write Package MyFirstPlugin::Attrs; instead of just Package Attrs;. Then call it using:

  use TWiki::Plugins::MyFirstPlugin::Attrs;
  $var = MyFirstPlugin::Attrs->new();
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  1. Copy the Plugin topic template from EmptyPlugin. To copy the text, go to the page and:
    • click Edit
    • select all in the Edit box & copy
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  1. Copy the Plugin topic template from TWiki.org. To copy the text, go to TWiki:Plugins/PluginPackage and:
    • enter the Plugin name in the "How to Create a Plugin" section
    • click Create
    • select all in the Edit box & copy
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    • paste & save as a text file or new topic on your site
  1. Customize the template for your Plugin; you'll probably want to post a working version on your local TWiki site.
  2. Save your topic as a text file, for use in packaging and publishing your Plugin.
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    • go back to your site to the TWiki web
    • In the GoBox enter your Plugin name, for example MyFirstPlugin, press enter and create the new topic
    • paste & save new Plugin topic on your site
  1. Customize your Plugin topic.
    • In case you plan to publish your Plugin at TWiki.org, use Interwiki names for author names, like TWiki:Main/TWikiGuest.
  2. Save your topic, for use in packaging and publishing your Plugin.
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Check EmptyPlugin on TWiki.org for the latest Plugin doc topic template. Here's a quick overview of what's covered:

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Check the Plugins web on TWiki.org for the latest Plugin doc topic template. Here's a quick overview of what's covered:

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MyFirstPlugin Settings: <Description and settings for custom Plugin %VARIABLES%, and those required by TWiki.>"

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Example: <Include an example of the Plugin in action. Possibly include a static HTML version of the example to compare if the installation was a success!>"

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  • Plugins Preferences <If user settings are needed, explain... Entering valuse works exactly like TWikiPreferences and WebPreferences: six (6) spaces and then:>"
    • Set <EXAMPLE = value added>
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Plugin Global Settings: <Description and settings for custom Plugin %VARIABLES%, and those required by TWiki.>"

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How-to Instructions: <Step-by-step set-up guide, user help, whatever it takes to install and run, goes here.>"

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  • Plugins Preferences <If user settings are needed, explain... Entering values works exactly like TWikiPreferences and WebPreferences: six (6) spaces and then:>"
    • Set <EXAMPLE = value added>
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Test Example: <Include an example of the Plugin in action: if it works, the installation was a success!>"

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Plugin Installation Instructions: <Step-by-step set-up guide, user help, whatever it takes to install and run, goes here.>"

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-- PeterThoeny - 14 Sep 2001

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-- PeterThoeny - 29 Jan 2003


Topic TWikiPlugins . { View | Diffs | r1.21 | > | r1.20 | > | r1.19 | More }
Revision r1.20 - 08 Dec 2002 - 06:36 GMT - PeterThoeny?
Revision r1.21 - 29 Jan 2003 - 07:21 GMT - PeterThoeny?
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