Getting Started

Creating Plugin Folder

The first thing is create a directory to hold your plugin so that all of your plugin’s files are neatly organized in one place. 

Go to apps directory under business suite root directory and create a folder with name notes. In this folder we will put all our files for this plugin. 

Adding manifest file in your Plugin Folder

Create a new PHP file with name manifest.php with following contents-

$plugin = [
    'name' => 'Notes',
    'author' => 'Your Name',
    'version' => '1.0.0',
    'description' => 'A simple note taking app',
    'url' => '', # You can put your own website url
    'priority' => 1,
    'build' => 1000 # Build number if you want to use automatic updates to compare version

Understanding this file contents-

  1. name: The name of the plugin
  2. author: Your name or your company name
  3. version: Version of the plugin
  4. description: Description of this plugin
  5. priority: Priority to load this plugin. For now use 1. We will talk details about this later.
  6. build: Build number of the plugin, for now use 1000 or any number we will talk about this later.

Understand it visually, how it will look like in the List plugins in your Business suite-