Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Fixing your project's homepage

If you're hosting your open source project at, you might be annoyed by the fact that you can't disable the forums or issue tracker. The forums pretty much suck, mainly because there's no "remember me" on the site and it's a pain to click 3 times just to answer someone's question. They also don't have the ability to quote a previous message. In addition to the less-than-adequate forums, the issue tracker doesn't hold a candle to JIRA.

For the longest time, I've been wanting to remove both the "Discussion forums" and "Project issues" links from the AppFuse homepage. I asked the folks, and they didn't have a solution. Finally, I thought of one on my own.

In case you didn't know - you can create a project_tools.html file in your project's www directory - which allows you to append items to the menu on the left site. Add a little JavaScript action and you can manipulate or remove items as well. Here's what I'm using to remove the link for the Discussion forums, as well as change the Project issues to point to JIRA. If you find any issues with this script, please let me know.

<script type="text/javascript">

function replaceLinks() {
    try {
        var tools = document.getElementById("projecttools");
        var links = tools.getElementsByTagName("a");
        for (i=0; i < links.length; i++) {
            if (links[i].getAttribute("href").indexOf("ProjectIssues") > -1) {
                links[i].setAttribute("href", "");
                links[i].innerHTML="JIRA Issue Tracker";

            if (links[i].getAttribute("href").indexOf("ProjectForumView") > -1) {
                links[i] = "none";
    } catch (e) {}


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