The analytics extension that's out there is basically all that I need in order to have an extension which integrates this simple Tiny Analytics code I use. It tracks site visits, and that's it. I know this extension I'm talking about simply uses an iframe to show the matomo (piwik) analytics. This tells me I can use this extension as is, and just change the iframe. Maybe change some verbiage and slightly tweak the admin modal too.
However, the last time I tried to modify an extension, it either broke, or my changes didn't show up (even after cache emptying). I probably didn't edit the right file(s). With this transpilation stuff, maybe that's why?
Are there any modifying an extension for dummies guides out there? Would anyone be willing to create one? Do I edit the admin.js in src or dist or both, but then with the transpilation stuff... does this mean it has to be un-transpilated, edits made, and re-transpilated?
This transpilation of the kombuchalationisms is new to me. Side note: I did successfully follow the docs and completed my first test transpilation. But, now it's like... what now?
One day, someone out there who is overly nice and has a lot of free time, they should create Flarum for Dummies. And explain this stuff on a 3 year old level so I can understand. 😁