Support for new plugin metadata

The plugin manifest now supports new properties to better describe and present your plugins on Joplin Plugins website. Those are the icons, categories, screenshots and promo_tile properties.

Icon

This is the icon that will be used in various plugin pages, including in your main plugin page. It will be shown on the main result page too. If not provided, a default icon will be displayed instead.

Category

You can supply one or more category for your plugin - it will be used to filter the plugins on the website.

Screenshots

Again you can provide one or more screenshots to present your plugin on the website.

An example of plugin with icon, category and screenshot

Promo tile

The promo tile is an optional image that is used to display your plugin on the main website page. If no promo tile is supplied, the icon will be used instead.

An example of promo tile

More information

For more information on how to set this plugin metadata, please check the Plugin Manifest documentation

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The plugin website can be found here:

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@laurent we really need a tab for new plugins, because we then know at least that they will work and it is always cool to find new plugins, and another tab would be also recently updated

What do you mean by tab? We plan to add a link to the plugin website from joplinapp.org

Partially what you want is sort drop-down -- Last updated on the plugin webstore

I just meant a colum of new plugins that were just released and recently updated on the plugin website

Something similar can be achieved by clicking on "All", then selecting "Last updated" from the "sort by" dropdown:

(Perhaps it could be made more discoverable. For example, adding a "sort" label.)

Laurent, This is so cool. I love visual cues like this. Thanks for thinking of these things.

yeah you are right, didnt see that. Sorry!!

This is cool!

While I was reading the documentation, I noticed that the id attribute in the manifest is actually not listed in the table, and I couldn't immediately see where the source for that documentation page is stored to submit a PR.

I did, however, add a small PR to add the promo_tile attribute to the Yeoman generated-plugin template.