First, we are going to run the command that will generate the plugin template we will be working on

First Step - Dev Mode

To begin with, you are going to need to enable Dev mode. This is a vital step as it will allow 'on-the-fly-editing', giving the ability to see code changes quickly, without having to rebuild the exchange every time.
Follow this page's steps, and once you have the ability to see the 'hello-exchange' plugins information displayed on your browser (up to and including the 'Checking Dev Mode is working' section) come back here and let's get into making the new (very similar), 'hello-plugin'.

Initializing 'hello-plugin'

  1. 1.
    From the HollaEx root directory, in your terminal, access the plugins folder with: cd plugins.
  2. 2.
    From the plugins folder, In order to initialize our hello-exchange plugin, run the following command:
npm run add:plugin --plugin=hello-plugin --type=page
This command will create a hello-plugin folder in our plugins directory (plugins/srs/plugins/hello-plugin), and will display a success message in the terminal (see below).
Accessing the plugins folder, and initializing the hello-exchange plugin
Now the hello-plugin folder has been created for us (hollaex-kit/plugins/src/plugins/hello-plugin) with the command we just ran.
Inside this hello-plugin folder will be a few other directories and files that will assist us, and where we will be adding our own files.
Our newly made hello-plugin, beside the hello-exchange that comes with the kit