First I wasn’t sure how to install TiddlyWiki plugins. Then I figured that one out. Now I was a bit confused on how I was supposed to install a TiddlyWiki Adaptor (I always thought Adaptor was spelt with an ‘e’ but I guess not J)
I realized that RawTextAdapter was itself a tiddler on a TiddlyWiki compatible page (tiddlyspot.com is a free TiddlyWiki host) so that was good news. Why? Because you can import TiddlyWiki tiddlers from other web pages directly into your own TiddlyWiki as explained by Ken Girard, who helpfully commented on my previous post with this information. He told me to:
- go to the top right corner of your TiddlyWiki and click on ‘backstage'
- then choose 'import'
- enter the url of the site you want to import, so in my case that was http://devpad.tiddlyspot.com/#RawTextAdaptor
- check the boxes of tiddlers you want to import, so in my case that was RawTextAdaptor (it actually shows you all the tiddlers available on the devpad.tiddlyspot.com)
- down at the bottom tick the box that says "Keep these tiddlers linked to this server so that you can synchronise subsequent changes" so that you can use the built-in sync function to get any later updates (‘sync’ is also in the background section).
So that’s what I did and it imported the RawTextAdaptor for me.
However, the advantage of using the TiddlyWiki's built-in 'import' menu is that it gives you that option to "Keep these tiddlers linked to this server so that you can synchronise subsequent changes". This means if the author updates the Adaptor you can easily update it via TiddlyWiki's built-in 'sync' menu. So you don't have to go Googling for updates.