[wp-hackers] Structured Blogging - getting extra plugin hooks inserted in the WP code

Phillip Pearson pp at myelin.co.nz
Tue Dec 13 12:04:20 GMT 2005

Matt Mullenweg wrote:

> Phillip Pearson wrote:
>> The reason I'm writing here is that to change the editing interface 
>> this extensively, we had to step outside the plugin API.  We've 
>> copied post.php to sb-post-common.php and edit-form.php to 
>> sb-edit-form.php, made our changes in there, and used them when 
>> publishing the new post types.  This isn't much fun, as it means we 
>> need to track post.php and edit-form.php and release a new version 
>> whenever anything important happens.
> First off, instead of having directories and files all over the place 
> the best practice is to have everything within a directory in the 
> plugins folder. See plugins like Spam Karma or Bad Behavior for how 
> this is done. Until you do that I wouldn't even call what you're doing 
> a "plugin."

Sounds like a sensible thing to do.

After that, how would we be looking in terms of qualifying as a plugin?  :-)

>> If we submit a patch to add plugin API hooks to do these things, is 
>> there a chance of having it considered for WP1.6?
> Definitely the redirect part, the rest seem like they could be done 
> with output buffering or DOM manipulation.

Cool.  Will see about doing that...


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