I started journaling in obsidian and that got me back into writing. Now I wanted to start writing posts on my dead developer blog, but didn’t want to leave the editor experience of obsidian behind. I saw there were a few blog publishing plugins, but they’re all for specific platforms and none of them would work for a git-based blog, so I’m trying to fill that niche and more with my plugin.
My plugin will allow me to Publish/update/delete blog posts from within obsidian and will support a number of platforms (dev.to, medium, hashnode, ghost, git/github, etc). The plugin will also support additional preprocessing for images and links. Images will simply be uploaded to imgur meanwhile the outgoing internal links (to other notes) will be converted to live URL versions of those notes if those notes have also been previously published via the plugin.
I also want to support cross-posting and maintaining the canonical urls.
The result will be similar to obsidian publish, but instead of having a web version of obsidian you’d have whatever blogging platform you’re used to but gaining obsidian-like features. Effectively turning obsidian into THE best editorial tool for markdown enthusiasts. (Combined with the Vale plugin (for writing style suggestions), it should really be a nice experience.)
This is the first serious (but second) plugin that I’m making and I’m quite enjoying it as a side project.
After this project is complete, I’m probably going to make a custom view for roll20 character sheets. That way I can have sexy sheets along side my session notes & zettels.
Interactive Medical Terminology Dictionary (An Obsidian Vault with a demonstration video)
If you’re studying medicine (or if you’re a patient who gets worried that your doctor may be possessed by Beelzebub), you may have struggled to understand and memorize all of the crazy medical terms. Given that this community is learning-adjacent, you’re probably aware that it’s more beneficial and also easier to understand the rationale and the system that produces an outcome rather than simply memorizing that outcome. That’s where this obsidian medical dictionary vault comes in.
I made a dictionary (inspired by Dunmore and Fleischer’s Medical Terminology: Exercises in Etymology textbook) that defines and links most of the 600+ “high yield” medical Latin and Greek roots (the prefixes, the combining forms, suffixes, and suffix forms). Each root is a note, so if you’re able to break down a medical term and search those roots, you will be able to figure out what a term means. Further, each root uses a dataview query to find all other medical terms that derive from it, so you can learn that root in context. After all, we don’t learn our native languages through flashcards; we learn them by hearing them used in relation to different words and stimuli. There are a lot of other cool applications for this dictionary, like finding synonyms and partial synonyms. There’s also a table that compares and contrasts similar roots, and another that aggregates them into a more traditional alphabetical database style.
Being familiar with even a portion of the roots in the dictionary will drastically improve your ability to parse through odd-sounding medical terms, and hopefully the method I used to link everything within its context will help you find what you’re looking for, enable you to learn about it quickly, and use that knowledge even when you don’t have your computer on hand.
Here is the video I made demonstrating the uses for this vault. The vault itself is downloadable from this link.
Here is an alternative article I wrote about the dictionary, with a real-life example: What is nephrolithiasis? (Hint, drink some water my dudes)
glad to see some other videos about doing plugins. I will see this. I was surprised to only find one video until now (on Obsidian channel). It’s a good start, but not specific enough, if e.g you encounter issues when you have to publish. But even at this step I wonder if a feature like duplicate a line (like ctrl d in some editor, or ctrl shift ↓ in VSC) shouldn’t be directly in the source code? Where is this source code, in fact? and if I change my title in gitub (adding -obisidian at the end) is my plugin still submited? and so on… a lot of beginner questions… I did some little plugins in Blender, and there were a lot of videos about making add-ons, by users.
I am a graduate student in theoretical physics, a subject where you wouldn’t expect a large demand for memorisation. To some extent, for most physics students, as long as you learn the equations, you are fine. However, research at the graduate level is different from learning at school. The knowledge one needs to master is no longer systematic; what to learn is part of the question. I started using Obsidian when it was in Beta, and it completely changed my approach to learning; in fact, I believe that it shaped my research style in a certain way. As my vault grew, I started to make connections between various concepts I thought were completely independent. I started to find that a single published paper can have distinct implications for more than one area of research.
Recently, in order to have more feedback and to share with others, I started to use Obsidian Publish, and have by now uploaded around ten percent of the notes in my vault. Since notes meant for myself might look less organised compared to notes I hope to publish, it takes time for me to upgrade my notes before publishing them. My project is then to upgrade all my notes and put them on my website: Obsidiandian.
Wanted to share my progress on my plugin submission - Achievements!
I wanted to have a way to expose features of Obsidian in a fun way. I think achievements in video games are a great way to guide the user to try new things, so I decided to create a plugin to track achievements of used features of Obsidian to help users explore new ways of taking notes that will benefit them in their journey.
Currently only tracking very basic features like creating/deleting notes and creating internal links, but hoping to expand this to lots of features like callouts, commands, tags, etc.
I have been working on a plugin for some time, mostly as an experiment leading up to the October contest timeframe. I have made good progress and think it will be useful to note-takers, and I have decided to release it to the public after testing and registration with the contents.
The plugin is called Strange New Worlds and is designed to provide hints to how our notes are interconnected and make it easier to explore those connections.
I am looking to start testing with a larger group of testers (testing = quality and stability).
If you are interested, it can be installed easily with BRAT from the Github repo:
Hello! I’m new to programming and would like to join O_O by submitting my first plugin I’ve made. I’d be happy if you test it and give me a feedback.
It’s a plugin that displays outlines of multiple daily notes at once to make it easier to find what you wrote. You can install it using Obsidian BRAT plugin. Here’s the URL:
Hello everyone , I’m presenting my vault project M.I.S.S. W. (GitHub Repository), a vault template/demo for students, or anyone who wants to have an organized work environment as well.
The main objective of this vault is to provide you with the smallest set of tools possible yet also giving you the possibility to work on complex projects with ease (to some degree, since if the project is way to complex, that means you need to add the additional tools needed for said project). Not only that, but also it’s as flexible as possible, giving you the most amount of room for you to expand the tools already provided and adapt/develop a system/PKM good enough to suit your needs.
My vault doesn’t provide you with a bunch of “example notes” as I’ve seen other people do with their own PKM, since I don’t really think is needed. But what it has is a set of notes (Documentation) which explains every detail about how this PKM works, how to use it and some tips about some of the tools that I propose to use.
I hope it ends up helping to anyone that decides to use it as much as it did for me
Submitting an Obsidian Tutorial that I wrote in Obsidian. The ebooks from this work can be downloaded and read (.epub or .mobi) and/or they can be browsed at my Obsidian-published site. Readers can also download the same vault for integration to their own Obsidian install as an aid to learning Obsidian. Planning to double the available content over the coming month.