[wp-hackers] phps for plugins

Rob Miller r at robm.me.uk
Mon Jul 17 23:43:38 GMT 2006

Aaron Brazell wrote:
> On 7/17/06, Computer Guru <computerguru at neosmart.net> wrote:
>> Now my question is, is this the 'preferred way' or is it more preferable
>> to save it as plain-text files that can be downloaded straight to the
>> plugins directory?
>> For example,
>> http://neosmart.net/downloads/software/WordPress/Plugins/CompleteRSS.phps 
>> It's a _lot_ easier on the eyes, but if anyone were to save the 
>> target and
>> upload, it wouldn't work since it's formatted HTML, not PHP.
>> What's the right way?
> Well, anyone copying code from the internet _should_ be pasting into a 
> plain
> text editor or IDE... which isn't going to copy HTML formatting.
> But to answer your question, I prefer plugins to be .php files zipped 
> up. I
> don't want to work. I'm lazy like that. Give me a zip or a tarball that I
> can open and drag the files to my SFTP client and I'll be happy.
> I'd tend to think most people are like me in this regard, but I can only
> speak for myself.
You speak for me. I also sometimes do the wget/unzip dance straight from 
my server.

Either way, definitely go with a zip.

Rob Miller
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