Say hello to Etherpad v1.1.2

V1.1.2 is a significant move forward towards making Etherpad easier to implement into your service.

The communities focus has been on improving usability, documentation, hooks (where your code runs) and other bits that makes your job as a developer less stressful giving you more time to enjoy petting your unicorn.

What’s new?

More Hooks
Extended API
Extended support for pad GET parameters
Polished UX
More humanly readable code
Even faster loading times
Simpler Windows install
Bugfixes galore

Quit your jibber jabber and just show me the damn pull requests!

So, what next?

Our community is amazing, this month has seen massive contributions from Marcel, Chad, Wikinaut, Yourcelf, Lepidum and many others.. We’re really happy with how things are progressing but we want to see things move faster.. Our goal for 1.1.3 is still the same as our goals since 1.1 and we’re making some real steps towards accomplishing them. We have some big news to share over the next few weeks and we hope you stay tuned and keep on sharing the love :)

Plugin Spotlight: Help bubbles


Do you have users that are new to Etherpad and want to show them how to use the interface? Install the aptly named “Help Bubbles” plugin and enjoy simple pop ups enlightening you.

How to install this plugin
Visit http://youretherpaddeployment.com/admin/plugins and login with your username/password then search for the plugin “help_bubbles”.

Plugin Author: John McLear
Plugin on npm

From your CLI to Etherpad

Today we’re shining our spotlight on some great work by Simon Maddox that sends your CLI output (STDOUT) to a pad in real time. Great for debugging or tracking installation procedures.

The project is named Etherpad stream and it can be installed with:

npm install -g etherpad-stream

And used by following the very simple usage documentation

Find out more and get started with Etherpad Stream