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Add functionality to TWiki with extensions not based on the TWiki scripts.
An add-on runs separately from the TWiki scripts, e.g. for data import, export to static HTML, etc. Add-Ons normally do not call any TWiki code directly, though may invoke TWiki scripts. There are different types of add-ons, they may be stand alone scripts, browser plugins, office tool extensions, or even a set of TWiki topics that form a TWiki application.
Relevant links on TWiki.org:
See other types of extensions: TWikiContribs
Add-Ons Installed on this TWiki
Number of topics: 2
Creating new Add-Ons
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Comments & Questions about this Distribution Document Topic
I have a new Add-On ready for release. However, I can't find a step by step explanation how to create a new Add-On topic in this web. The links lead me in a circle without giving precise info. I don't want to "try and error" in this web ...
- 08 Jun 2005
See revised and expanded instructions above. Thanks for sharing your add-on with the Twiki community!
- 09 Jun 2005
The description of AddOns as "Enhanced tools to be used by a site administrator on a TWiki server" is inaccurate, as there are a number of AddOns which don't fit this description. These deviant AddOns are actually end-user tools, which run on some platform other than a TWiki instance (e.g. a browser, a database) to perform some TWiki-related service (e.g. assist in editing a TWiki page, classify TWiki pages).
For example, EditTWikiExternalEditorAddOn
Either some new category is needed for such TWiki assistants, or the description of AddOns should be changed.
- 20 Apr 2006