Repository plugin files

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Repository plugins

This is an overview of the files that are found within Repository plugins.

  • /repository/myplugin/lib.php - this contains the core functionality for your plugin. Within it you must define a class:
class repository_myplugin extends repository {
  // See [[Repository plugins]] for a list of functions to override in here
defined('MOODLE_INTERNAL') || die();
$plugin->version = 2012061700; //The current plugin version (Date: YYYYMMDDXX)
$plugin->requires = 2012061700;  //Requires this Moodle version
$plugin->component = 'repository_myplugin'; //Full name of the plugin (used for diagnostics)
$plugin->cron = 0; // How often to run automatic updates (0 to disable)
$plugin->release = 'Human-readable version number';
  • /repository/myplugin/lang/en/repository_myplugin.php - contains the English language strings for display by your plugin. As a minimum, this must include:
defined('MOODLE_INTERNAL') || die();
$string['configplugin'] = 'Configuration for my plugin repository';
$string['pluginname'] = 'My plugin repository';
$string['pluginname_help'] = 'A few more details about my repository';
  • /repository/myplugin/db/access.php - defines any user capabilities related to the plugin. A basic access.php file will look like this:
defined('MOODLE_INTERNAL') || die();
$capabilities = array(
    'repository/myplugin:view' => array(
        'captype' => 'read',
        'contextlevel' => CONTEXT_MODULE,
        'archetypes' => array(
            'user' => CAP_ALLOW 

Once the capabilities have been defined, it is good practice to add a language string for them to the lang/en/repository_myplugin.php file:

$string['myplugin:view'] = 'View the myplugin repository';

See also