teedoc plugin development

The plug-in development of teedoc is very simple. At present, you only need to modify the template according to the template to realize the new function. If you know about python html css js, it will be easier.

The operating principle of the plugin is that teedoc provides plugin API, write a python package, inherit this class, and rewrite The required method (API) is fine, the specific meaning of each method is detailed in the plugin API file Annotation

If you find that the API is unreasonable, you can submit issue to initiate a discussion and improve together~

Reference template

You can refer to default plugin

Plug-in directory structure

Here is teedoc-plugin-baidu-tongji as an example

  • Create a directory, the directory name is the same as the plug-in name, it is recommended to start with teedoc-plugin- for easy search
  • Then create a setup.py file, this is the general configuration file of the python package, the most important thing in the file is to execute the setuptools.setup() function, the parameters mainly include the following several, more can be python official document search
    description='baidu tongji plugin for teedoc',
    long_description=long_description, # can read from README.md
    # See https://pypi.python.org/pypi?%3Aaction=list_classifiers

        # Indicate who your project is intended for
        'Intended Audience :: Developers',

        # Pick your license as you wish (should match "license" above)
        'License :: OSI Approved :: MIT License',

        # Specify the Python versions you support here. In particular, ensure
        # that you indicate whether you support Python 2, Python 3 or both.
        'Programming Language :: Python :: 3'

    keywords='teedoc baidu tongji',

    # List run-time dependencies here. These will be installed by pip when
    # your project is installed. For an analysis of "install_requires" vs pip's
    # requirements files see:
    # https://packaging.python.org/en/latest/requirements.html

    # List additional groups of dependencies here (e.g. development
    # dependencies). You can install these using the following syntax,
    # for example:
    # $ pip install -e .[dev,test]
        #'dev': ['check-manifest'],
        #'test': ['coverage'],

    # You can just specify the packages manually here if your project is
    # simple. Or you can use find_packages().

    # If there are data files included in your packages that need to be
    # installed, specify them here. If using Python 2.6 or less, then these
    # have to be included in MANIFEST.in as well.
        "teedoc_plugin_baidu_tongji": ['assets/*'],

    # Although'package_data' is the preferred approach, in some case you may
    # need to place data files outside of your packages. See:
    # http://docs.python.org/3.4/distutils/setupscript.html#installing-additional-files # noqa
    # In this case,'data_file' will be installed into'<sys.prefix>/my_data'

    # To provide executable scripts, use entry points in preference to the
    # "scripts" keyword. Entry points provide cross-platform support and allow
    # pip to create the appropriate form of executable for the target platform.
        #'console_scripts': [
        # #'gui_scripts': [
        # ],
  • Create package

You need to create another subfolder to store the source code. The file name is just to replace the minus sign - in the project name with an underscore _, because the package name in the python code requires that the minus sign cannot be used, for example, here is teedoc_plugin_baidu_tongji

Then create a new file __init__.py

  • Edit __init__.py

To realize the function of Baidu statistics, it is actually necessary to add a script specified by Baidu statistics to the <head></head> tags of all pages, that is, the <script></script> tag. At the same time, from the document Get the statistical number (code) in the configuration, the code is as follows:

import os, sys
from teedoc import Plugin_Base
from teedoc import Fake_Logger

class Plugin(Plugin_Base):
    name = "teedoc-plugin-baidu-tongji"
    desc = "baidu tongji support for teedoc"
    defautl_config = {

    def on_init(self, config, doc_src_path, site_config, logger = None):
            @config a dict object
            @logger teedoc.logger.Logger object
        self.logger = Fake_Logger() if not logger else logger
        self.doc_src_path = doc_src_path
        self.site_config = site_config
        self.config = Plugin.defautl_config
        self.logger.i("-- plugin <{}> init".format(self.name))
        self.logger.i("-- plugin <{}> config: {}".format(self.name, self.config))

        # set site_root_url env value
        if not "code" in config:
            self.logger.e('can not find config["code"] in plugin {}'.format(self.name))
        baidu_tongji_code ='''<script>
var _hmt = _hmt || [];
(function() {{
  var hm = document.createElement("script");
  hm.src = "https://hm.baidu.com/hm.js?{}";
  var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];
  s.parentNode.insertBefore(hm, s);
        self.html_header_items = [baidu_tongji_code]

    def on_add_html_header_items(self):
        return self.html_header_items

You can see that class Plugin(Plugin_Base): inherits the Plugin_Base class, and then rewrites the on_init and on_add_html_header_items methods. When the document is built by teedoc, these two functions will be called at the right time.

We obtained the Baidu statistics of the code from the config in the on_init initialization function, then generated the content of the <script> tag and stored it in the html_header_items, and then returned it in the on_add_html_header_items function , So that teedoc will add this tag to the <head> tag of all HTML pages

  • resource

Can be in setup.py

        "teedoc_plugin_baidu_tongji": ['assets/*'],

Specify the assets directory and all files under it as the package data file to copy to the installation path, and then you can use the relative path (assets/) to access in __init__.py, which can be accessed in on_copy_files ofAPICopy this file to the output directory in, you can see the method of teedoc_plugin_search, in fact Is returning a dictionary

self.assets_abs_path = os.path.join(), "assets")
    "/static/js/search/search_main.js": os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__), "assets", "search_main.js")

The keyword is the target path to be copied to, and the value is the absolute path of the file, and then we can refer to it in other HTML pages through the path /static/js/search/search_main.js

Test plugin

Two methods,

One is to directly let teedoc call the source code

It is recommended to use this method for debugging. Modifying the code only needs to re-execute teedoc serve to take effect

  • Modify a copy of the site_config.json file in the document root directory, and specify the source of the plug-in as the directory path
"plugins": {
            "from": "Path",
            "config": {
                "code": "9cb07365532534256c346c838181a"

Then execute teedoc serve in the document root directory.

Another way is to install the plug-in directly to the system and let teedoc call the package

Using this method, you need to go through the following steps every time you change the code to modify the code, which is more troublesome than the above method. You can use this method to test the usability before releasing the plug-in.

  • Install plugin

After the plug-in is written, execute it in the plug-in root directory (the directory with the setpu.py file)

pip install.

Pay attention to the . symbol not to be ignored

The plugin will be installed to the system as a python package

  • Then execute teedoc serve in the document root directory.

Pay attention

Because the build will use multiple processes, so there are some places to pay attention to

  • Plug-in initialization: __init__() function cannot be overridden, plug-in initialization can use on_init() or on_new_process_init();
    • on_init() is called when the plugin is initialized, and general data can be initialized here. When multiple processes are created, the data of the plug-in will be copied to the new process for use. For some objects that cannot be directly copied by multiple processes, please initialize in on_new_process_init()
    • on_new_process_init() is called when multiple processes are created, such as here In this function to initialize the markdown renderer instead of in the on_init(), because you don’t want to copy the self.md_parser object when a new process is created, but each new process is rebuilt independently Create an object
  • The same __del__() function cannot be used, but use on_del() or on_new_process_del() function
  • In plugin.py the functions behind on_new_process_init() may be in a new process (multi-process) Called, while the previous function will only be called in the main process

Publish plugin

The release method of the plug-in is the release method of the ordinary python package, published to pypi.org

  • Execute the command in the root directory of the plug-in to generate the release package:
python setup.py bdist_wheel sdist
  • Register an account at pypi.org

  • Then upload to pypi.org

twine upload dist/*
  • Then users can directly fill in your plugin name in site_config.json to use

It can also be installed via pip:

pip install your plugin name