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JIRA 5.x Development Cookbook by Jobin Kuruvilla

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Adding new module types to JIRA

So far, we have seen a lot of useful plugin module types in JIRA; custom field module type, webwork module type, servlet module type, and so on. But is it possible to add a custom module type in JIRA, one that can then be used to create different modules?

JIRA provides the Module Type Plugin module, using which we can add new module types dynamically to the plugin framework. In this recipe, we will see how we can add such a new plugin module type and use it to create different modules of that type.

Getting ready

Create a skeleton plugin using the Atlassian Plugin SDK.

How to do it...

Let us consider the same example Atlassian have used in their online documentation, that is, to create a new dictionary plugin module ...

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