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MoodleDT - Development Tools Plugins for Moodle

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MoodleDT - Development Tools Plugins for Moodle
Type Tool
Set N/A
Maintainer(s) Luciano Oliveira Borges

IAutomate Integração de Sistemas

This plugin is a set of tools to assist in developing plugins in Moodle.

Note: This plugin is in beta stage of development.


  • Get last version of plugin in plugin entry.
  • Unpack in admin/tools folder of your Moodle dir.
  • Under role administrator, go to the Site administration and click on Notifications.
  • Access Site administration >> Development >> MoodleDT - Development Tools Plugins for Moodle.

How to report a bug

Please, use tracker in MoodleDT Tracker or send email for


Example of plugin open in MoodleDT

A idea for this plugin is collect an set of simple tools for facilitate a work in development of an plugin.

See more about a set of tools.

Package Plugin

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This tool is for packaging all files of an plugin for distribuition.

This operation ignore common files of development: .settings, .svn, .buildpath, .project, etc.

The type of compression can be: zip, tar.gz, tar.bz2 and tar.

The date in name of package is the date of last file modified.

Package Modified Files

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This tool is for packaging all files modified from an date selected.

The type of compression can be: zip, tar.gz, tar.bz2 and tar.

A packaging is similar a tool previous.

Analyze Language

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This tool search for inconsistencies in the supported languages, how tags not in use in scripts and tags not present in all files languages.

The Button Tags Order organizes tags in alphabetical order in the language files.

Note: This not replaces use of AMOS for language analyze.

Index in Folders

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This tool search in all folders of plugin for file index.

The use of index.html in folder is an way of folders protect of direct access.

If there is no file folders index the button Correct Folders lets you insert the files.


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This feature allow save plugin for easy access.

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For remove one or more plugin of bookmark, use button Block Edit of Moodle interface.

New Proposals

  • Update Index in Folders for insert automatic index.html in folders;
  • Translate to Spanish;
  • Order tags in language files;
  • Remove tags not in use in language files (Problem: tags use mode different in Moodle version supported [2.4, 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7]);
  • Analize Database: fix fields, indices, keys, and tables in compared table in use with install.xml for insert in script upgrade.php;
  • Analize capabilities in access for detect conflicts (MoodleMoot Brazil 2014);
  • Analize messages providers for detec conflicts (MoodleMoot Brazil 2014);
  • Translate to French and Italian;
  • New tools suggested by reviewers.

Please for suggestion, use comments in plugin entry or plugin forum


Presented at the conference MoodleMoot Brazil 2014