[wp-hackers] WP Developer Edition
deko822 at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 16 21:42:49 GMT 2007
> Definitely an idea worth investigating. A more sophisticated first time
> install that could activate and deactivate required features sounds quite
Well, the idea of different versions went over like a lead zeppelin :)
Perhaps install options might get a warmer reception - sort of like core-level
plug-ins. Someone suggested WP and WPMU could be consolidated this way.
One advantage would be the ability to quickly toggle off any unforseen
bugs/security issues introduced with a new option/feature.
>> So you're suggesting having the plug-in add/remove tables on
>> activation/deactivation? I'm curious how other plug-ins do this. Anyone
>> of any examples?
> Sure. As mentioned, some plugins do this already. It's pretty much the same
> thing as what many themes do with metadata. And it's a heck of a lot better
> than having people go in and tweak the DB themselves. Imagine a plugin
> that's linked with a GeoIP table. A complete plugin isn't going to have the
> user go out get all of the data and import it into the database. It's going
> handle it all and should have a way to remove that large amount of data too.
> But you wouldn't want it to remove it when the plugin is simply disabled.
> It should be a separate function. With that in mind, maybe you now have a
> foundation for your "Advanced WordPress Master Suite" of plugins.
I'm hoping to learn from Chris' plug-in that adds/removes tables.
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