Known IPFS Support (experimental)
This plugin adds IPFS file support to Known.
Step Zero: Install an IPFS server. This is a little bit out of scope, but I used go-ipfs during development.
Once you've done that:
- Download the latest version of Known. I recommend that you either use the GitHub version or the Unofficial packages available from my website.
- Create an IPFS directory in your
IdnoPluginsdirectory, and copy these files into it.
- Activate it from the Admin panel.
composer require mapkyca/known-ipfs
The IPFS plugin will default to using
localhost:8080. If you want to change this, you will need to modify your
config.ini as follows:
[IPFS] host = 'servername' port = 1234 apiport = 5678
Replace the values accordingly, but make sure you keep the
[IPFS] section header.
This software is very much experimental at the moment, but feel free to issues in github.
That said, I know about:
Don't run composer
The plugin makes use of the php-ipfs-api library.
Unfortunately, the version that is currently available via composer has a small bug that corrupts uploaded data, and so I had to fix the error in place.
I have filed an issue with the author, but the composer package is updated to what's currently on github, running a
composer install will likely break the plugin.
Still to do
This plugin functionally does not change how files are actually stored - a local object is still created , although the data itself is stored elsewhere.
Could this be done more efficiently? For example, could a direct link be provided? Likely this would require some core hooks - for example a getFileURL() on file objects.
- Author: Marcus Povey