jQuery object plugin template

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//thanks to http://www.virgentech.com/blog/2009/10/building-object-oriented-jquery-plugin.html

(function($){
var MyPlugin = function(element, options)
{
var elem = $(element);
var obj = this;
var settings = $.extend({
param: ‘defaultValue’
}, options || {});

// Public method – can be called from client code
this.publicMethod = function()
{
console.log(‘public method called!’);
};

// Private method – can only be called from within this object
var privateMethod = function()
{
console.log(‘private method called!’);
};
};

$.fn.myplugin = function(options)
{
return this.each(function()
{
var element = $(this);

// Return early if this element already has a plugin instance
if (element.data(‘myplugin’)) return;

// pass options to plugin constructor
var myplugin = new MyPlugin(this, options);

// Store plugin object in this element’s data
element.data(‘myplugin’, myplugin);
});
};
})(jQuery);
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