You may ask why I am doing this at such a late date? For four reasons:
- Many existing users of Moodle have not taken the plunge to M2 yet, but will be over the next several months.
- There aren't many complete guides to converting code out there, so it should prove to be a helpful exercise to document this as I do it.
- While I have converted a number of plug-ins to M2 in the past 1.5 years, I haven't done it recently.
- I miss touching code!
I will start with a popular block, posted at moodle.org, called "Twitter Search". This block allows you to display a block on a Moodle page that displays tweets from defined search tags. Each block can be configured to display different hash tags.
Over the next few days, I will begin the process of porting it to Moodle 2.1, and document my efforts here. When done, there will be a working M2 version of this block that can be used by the community.
After that, we'll try some other plug-ins. Post your suggestions here or to my twitter feed.