#2 Feb 24, 2006 20:26
What are you wanting to add to the sidebar? If it's something simple you can just add the code directly to the skin. If you do need to make a plugin, then here's how I suggest you get started:
1. Download b2evolution 1.6-alpha or get the latest code from CVS. (The plugin system has changed quite a bit in the new CVS code, but it's not released yet.)
2. Make a copy of /plugins/_test.plugin.php and rename it to _YOURPLUGINNAME.plugin.php .
3. Start editing. It's pretty well documented, so you should be able to see what code does what. You'll need the SkinTag event to insert things into a skin, and last time I checked, there wasn't a skintag example in the test plugin. So take a look at _categories.plugin.php to see how that part works.
4. When you're ready to test your plugin, install it in the backoffice to see what it does. You can keep working on the plugin after you install it.