When you notice some errors in the Grav plugins you can help fixing them by changing some of the code inside.
When upgrading to Grav 1.7 and PHP 8 it crashed with the DropCaps plugin.
To get this to work I forked the repository and added a
contrib directory at the root of my Grav project.
Then I cloned the fork :
cd contrib && git clone email@example.com:DennisdeBest/grav-plugin-dropcaps.git
To get my project to use my fork instead of the plugin I deleted the previous plugin files and created a symlink to my fork
rm -rf user/plugins/dropcap && ln -s contrib/grav-plugin-dropcaps user/plugins/dropcaps
I could then alter the code in the fork I pulled and directly see the changes on my local project.
Once everything worked correctly I pushed the changes to my forked repository and created a pull request on the official plugin repository.
It is pretty simple to participate in the development of Grav plugins so do not hesitate to do so.
Dennis de Best