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This page provides information on VuFind's overall design, including big-picture design discussions as well as explanations of nitty-gritty details.


General Interest

These specifications should be useful to most VuFind developers and will help with an understanding of the overall system:

See also the plugins page for details on how to extend various aspects of VuFind's functionality.


These notes are of less general interest but will be useful when the referenced subsystems are being worked upon:

  • Advanced Search Templates - Notes on how the advanced search UI operates in VuFind 2.4.1 and newer.
  • jsTree - Notes on the Javascript library used for rendering hierarchies in VuFind.
  • LESS - Notes on how the bootstrap3 / bootprint3 themes use LESS to generate CSS
development/architecture.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/04 13:44 by demiankatz