Add some Christmas cheer to your Telligent Community!

Last Christmas whilst working on the Macmillan Cancer Support community, some of the team thought it decided to add a Christmas themed "Easter Egg" to the site. To start with I was skeptical, but within a few hours Kieran had put something together and it looked great! We released it on to the site and word spread through the office, and to some of the Community Champions who all seemed to like it. After that it was shared on Social Media and became a nice way to promote the community.

So this year I have decided to have a go myself and create a Telligent plugin that will allow you to add some Christmas decorations to your site. The plugin allows you to add a Snow effect and/or a little snowman to your community. This can be enabled for all visitors to your site, or as an 'Easter Egg' only appearing to users who use a particular URL, or enter a certain phrase on the community.

You can find out more about the plugin and how to configure it on GitHub.

If you want to see the plugin in action you can do so here (until the 12th day of Christmas anyway when the decorations have to be taken down!). There are two ways to enable the plugin, either search for:

Ho Ho Ho

Or click this link.

To turn the effect off you can search for:

Bah Humbug

Or click this link.

You can get the plugin now from GitHub, give it a try and let me know what you think, and have a great Christmas and New Year!

The christmas image used is by Antonio Castagna. It is available on Flickr, under a creative commons license.

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