Plugins are a simple way of re-using code across projects. Plugins consist of models, controllers, views, templates, and other Python modules that exist together in a folder. Plugins mostly match 1-to-1 the organizational structure of the app directory with a few caveats.
Creating A Plugin¶
To create a plugin:
Create a folder in plugins named after you plugin, like plugins/test.
Create a __init__.py file in your plugin like so:
from ferris import plugins plugins.register('test')
Create your models, controllers, templates in the plugins directory just as you would with app.
Before a plugin can be used, you must enable it in app/routes.py like so:
When a plugin is enabled, all of its controllers are routed just as if they existed in app. This will cause collisions if you’re using plugins that share handler names.
Similarly, all of a plugins templates can be accessed just as if they existed in app/templates, though it is important to note that templates in app/templates have precendence over plugin templates to allow an app to override a plugin’s template.
You can use any module in your plugin by importing it, for example:
from plugins.cats.models.cat import Cat
Plugin assets are stored in the static directory inside of the plugin and are available via /plugins/plugin_name/...