Integrating ExoBucks with Discourse

Hi everyone,

We’re considering creating a plugin for ExoBucks (

We have some Javascript code that forum owners copy/paste to any website and it’ll automatically pass external links through our URL shortener. We were also thinking of using the API to generate real shortened links at the time any post is made with external links in it - which would obviously need to be a plugin.

But in terms of just adding our Javascript code, how difficult do forum owners generally find that to be?

It’s just the same as adding Javascript for other services like Google Analytics. Do forum owners tend to be able to do this on their own or is a plugin actually needed to do this?

Thanks for opinions!

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Adding Javascript can be done using a theme component, which is relatively easy to install.

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You may have a tougher time writing this, because Discourse already does custom link click handling and interception.