How to write custom module/extension?

Few extensions example can be found here. I suggest to analyze few extensions there and you will get an idea how all works.

https://github.com/LiveHelperChat/livehelperchat-extensions

If you want to activate extension you have to edit

settings/settings.ini.php

and change the following part to

'extensions' => array ( 0 => 'customstatus' )

In this exmaple we are activating customstatus extension. Make sure you disable cache while developing.

How to attatch event listeners to extension? Just take a look at this file

https://github.com/LiveHelperChat/livehelperchat-extensions/blob/master/customstatus/bootstrap/bootstrap.php

In this class you can define to what events your extension should listen.

What events does Live Helper Chat dispatches? List of events

Here is example to what events Automated hosting extension is listening

https://github.com/LiveHelperChat/automated-hosting/blob/master/instancecustomer/bootstrap/bootstrap.php

How to include custom JS only for specific URL

You can just define additional_footer_js variable in $Result array

// ...
$Result['content'] = $tpl->fetch();
$Result['additional_footer_js'] = '<script src="'.erLhcoreClassDesign::designJS('js/angular.incoming.webhooks.js').'"></script>';

How to include custom CSS only for specific URL

You can just define additional_header_css variable in $Result array

// ...
$Result['content'] = $tpl->fetch();
$Result['additional_header_css'] = '<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="'.erLhcoreClassDesign::designCSS('css/jquery-ui-1.10.4.custom.css').'" />';

Translating extension

There is command to generate extension default translations.

php cron.php -s site_admin -c cron/util/generate_translation_file_ext -p extension/cbscheduler

If running this command you can an error. Create a file in extension E.g

extension/cbscheduler/doc/default.ts

with following content and try to run again command.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE TS>
<TS version="2.0" language="lt">
</TS>

Let say now you want to add Lithuanian translations. We have to create a folder/file location at this location.

extension/cbscheduler/translations/lt_LT/translation.ts

Content we can copy from extension/cbscheduler/doc/default.ts or just write manually translations. E.g

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE TS>
<TS version="2.0" language="lt">
<context>
<name>module/cbscheduler</name>
<message>
<source>Callback scheduler</source>
<translation>Paskambinimo užsakymas</translation>
</message>
</context>
</TS>
Tip

You can copy from extension/cbscheduler/doc/default.ts only required translations as some of the strings will be system context system/buttons which is already translated.

Last updated on by Remigijus Kiminas