Plasma Widget Tutorial
The KDE wiki has a Getting Started and Hello World tutorial which you can read as well.
Learn By Example
You can learn by example by reading the default widgets located at:
You can fork an existing widget by copying the widget to where the downloaded widgets are installed to:
To properly fork the widget, rename the new folder, then edit the
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name in the
metadata.desktop file to match the new folder name. You will also want to edit the
Name= in the
metadata.desktop file as well so you can tell it apart from the widget you forked it from. You should delete all the translated
Name[fr]= lines as well. Delete the
metadata.json if it exists (or edit it as well).
plasmawindowed to quickly test the newly forked widget.
cd /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/ mkdir -p ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids cp -r /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.analogclock/ ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/ cd ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/ mv ./org.kde.plasma.analogclock ./com.github.zren.myanalogclock cd ./com.github.zren.myanalogclock kwriteconfig5 --file="$PWD/metadata.desktop" --group="Desktop Entry" --key="X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name" "com.github.zren.myanalogclock" kwriteconfig5 --file="$PWD/metadata.desktop" --group="Desktop Entry" --key="Name" "My Analog Clock" sed -i '/^Name\[/ d' ./metadata.desktop sed -i '/^Comment\[/ d' ./metadata.desktop rm ./metadata.json plasmawindowed com.github.zren.myanalogclock