[wp-hackers] Feature Suggestion - OneClick Installs

Rob Miller r at robm.me.uk
Thu Jul 20 03:22:14 GMT 2006

Ryan Boren wrote:
> jason switzer wrote:
>> Installing plugins and themes have always been a sore spot with me. 
>> There
>> use to be a plugin database but it has become deprecated due to a 
>> serious
>> underlying design flaw. Here's my suggestion: all themes and plugins 
>> (any
>> really anything) should be installed, removed, and updated with a single
>> click. The flaw with the old plugin database was that the maintainer 
>> kept
>> track of the installing of the plugins when in fact the plugin/theme
>> developers should themselves do this.
> http://mattread.com/projects/wp-plugins/installer-the-plugin/
> http://redalt.com/wiki/PVS%20Documentation
> Those solve the problem pretty well.  They would be good candidates 
> for future integration into WP core, I think.  2.2 perhaps.
> Keep in mind, however, that whatever method we choose won't work for 
> everyone since working with files can be an ordeal in most hosting 
> environments, especially when safe_mode is involved.
> Ryan
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Whatever it is, it really needs to be in core, though.

Rob Miller
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