I have been trying to work out this tutorial all day and everything was easy except I cannot get it to pick up the .ftl file. The result is a widget that just has a title. You can edit the properties (so I know it is picking up the .properties file at least), but no effect. Attached is the jar and .java src file.
I have seen a lot of questions about this on the forum, and a lot of people declaring success after a while, but no one posted the solution.
I am pasting the .ft declaration from the src file here in case something is obvious:
// FreeMarker template for rendering preview and published widget.
private static final String FREEMARKER_FILE = "/plugins/example/resources/HelloWorldWidget.ftl";