[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #8927: allow turning off 'calling home' even _before_ install

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#8927: allow turning off 'calling home' even _before_ install
 Reporter:  jidanni       |        Type:  feature request
   Status:  new           |    Priority:  lowest         
Milestone:  2.9           |   Component:  HTTP           
  Version:  2.7           |    Severity:  trivial        
 Keywords:  dev-feedback  |  

Comment(by jidanni):

 Firstly I am very happy to discover the core-control plugin,
 demonstrating that not everybody likes the joyride "teen phone rage"
 of HTTP requests (
 http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.wordpress.devel/26096 ).

 However, perhaps there should be an integrated approach. Currently it
 seems one can "jack up junior's car so its wheels don't touch the
 ground", but one cannot "ask him to give back the keys, nor even turn
 off the gas".

 I.e., one can put roadblocks on the HTTP transports, and even hooks so
 nothing happens when the cron jobs are run, but one cannot even
 disable the ticking time bombs of the cron jobs themselves!

 There should be a way to eliminate all waste: no sending the mailman
 out with no letters to deliver, etc.

 Also, we who feel uncomfortable about wordpress "calling its friends
 while we aren't looking", "even if they are of the highest pedigree",
 are also uncomfortable about having to install a plugin to stop such

 In fact, if I was able to easily (without hacking anything),
 my (Mom's) site
 http://abj.jidanni.org/articles/ , would be fine with 0 plugins, and
 just 1
 theme, http://jidanni.org/comp/wordpress_jidanni_theme.zip .
 (But I can't delete the built-in two themes, #8678.)

 Anyway, though core-control is very pretty, I would like to just set
 some define()s in wp-config.php to disable various things, no plugin
 nor clicking needed. Thanks.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/8927#comment:6>
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