Orion/How Tos/Installing A Plugin
This page explains how an end-user can install third-party functionality so that it is available to the Orion editor.
Install using Registry Page
- If your server runs on orionhub.org, go to http://www.orionhub.org/plugin/list.html.
- If your server runs on localhost, go to http://localhost:8080/plugin/list.html.
- This page shows all installed plugins. You'll see several plugins in the list already. These contribute some basic Orion functionality (for example, file support, Git, and JSLint).
- You should see a success message, and the the tree will refresh. It should now contain the new plugin.
- The plugins are currently installed using local storage, which means that they are only active in one browser.
To remove an installed plugin:
- Select its URL in the tree.
- Click the Copy Location button to copy its URL into the text box.
- Click Uninstall, then OK to the prompt.
- The plugin should disappear from the list.
Use installed functionality
Installed plugins may contribute functionality to Orion in a number of different ways, not all of which are immediately visible in the UI.
Continuing from where the previous example left off:
- Click on test.js to open it in the Orion code editor.
- Look at the editor toolbar. You'll see a new command available called "Format JS". This command was contributed by the jsbeautify plugin we installed earlier. Commands on the editor toolbar can also define a key binding that activates the command. These commands have access to the selected text in the editor, the complete editor buffer, and the current selection. As a result of invoking a command, the command can replace the current selection with a new text, change the complete editor buffer, and/or change the selection.
- Select your code, click "Format JS", and it will be formatted for you.
- If you have ideas for extensions but need more or different API to implement it, please file a bug.