If your anything like me, when developing with Telligent Community your likely to have many tabs open, Widget Studio, API Documentation, Developer Tools, and will be always jumping between them! Once the tabs are open this can work out OK, but as soon as you lose a tab, you have to click through the admin area to find the page you want. This is what triggered the creation of “Telligent Community Developer Shortcuts” extension for Google Chrome.
The extension will add a button next to your address bar, and if you are logged in as an administrator, will automatically be enabled when you are viewing a Telligent Community 8.x or 9.x site and provide shortcuts to common developer tools. You can watch this video for a quick tour of some of the features, or carry on reading for more details!
The feature I’ve been using most is the quick links to the Cache Clearing functionality. This currently on works with Telligent Community 9.x.
There are three cache clearing options available, UI Cache, Data Cache, and All Caches (which clears UI and Data Caches). Keyboard shortcuts are setup by default for all these options, this can be really useful when editing theme CSS which requires the Data Caches to be updated after each change.
The extension contains links to common developer tools such as:
- Widget Studio
- Exceptions List
- Guid Generator (9.x only)
- Developer Tools (8.x only)
- Widget API Documentation (8.x and 9.0 only)
Try it Out
You can get the extension from the Chrome Webstore now! Give it a go and let me know what you think, either in the comments below, or get in touch!