Teach your will awesome stuff
Your will is all yours. He'll come with all the great functions of the will library, but the power to teach him the things that are really useful to you is completely in your hands.
We've designed will to be the friendliest, easiest-to-teach bot anywhere, where even non-coders can hop in and add new functionality in a matter of minutes. We hope you'll find him as friendly as we do!
Plugins are just normal python files with at least one class that subclasses
WillPlugin, and at least one method that's decorated. They can live anywhere normal python modules live, and will has some niceties to make organizing them simple.
But sometimes, the best way to learn is to dive right in - so let's make one!
Let's start as simple as they come - a plugin for will to say hello. Since he already comes with "hello", and "hi", in this example, we'll go with "bonjour!"
Step 1: Create a bonjour.py
This file can be called anything, but given the functionality, bonjour seems like a fair name. Create the file in your plugins folder:
Step 2: Add the plugin python code
bonjour.py file, add this:
from will.plugin import WillPlugin from will.decorators import respond_to, periodic, hear, randomly, route, rendered_template, require_settings class BonjourPlugin(WillPlugin): @respond_to("bonjour") def say_bonjour_will(self, message): """bonjour: I know how to say bonjour! In French!""" self.reply(message, "bonjour!")
Step 3: Restart your will
ctrl+c then restart your will to load the new plugin, and you should be able to do this:
Easy, right? Well, now that you've got your feet wet, let's see what else will knows how to notice.