I’ve been thinking about a way to start building a plugin system for WriteFreely. In this thread I want to open up a technical discussion, especially for anyone potentially interested in helping develop this.
To keep our blogging platform simple (and not a CMS), the core product needs to stop growing (scope-wise) at some point. I’m all about modularization (if you couldn’t tell from all the planned products), so as WriteFreely grows and people ask for more features, I’d like to start putting some of them into small, optional plugins.
Ideally, we’d be able to support plugins that are:
- Able to be loaded / installed without restarting the application
Feasible? Unnecessary? I haven’t thought them through – I’m just dumping ideas:
- Installable on user-by-user basis (for multi-user instances)
- Can be built in any language (not just Go)
Let me know your thoughts, or if you’re interested in working on this.