[wp-hackers] Feature Suggestion - OneClick Installs

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Thu Jul 20 05:20:11 GMT 2006

> 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.

I never understood that - if you're paying for your shared hosting (anything over 5 dollars a month), why do you stay with a host that has safe_mode() on? I've been with over 80 or 90 hosts in my life, from $0.98 a month to $80 a month, and every single one had safe_mode() off.... with the proper permissions and security settings (that a decent program like CPanel will configure on its own), the worst safe_mode() being off can do is allow the user to fu- screw up his or her own account, something that the host technically has no right to stop them from doing so long as they keep paying.

There's plenty of really good and really cheap hosts that don't do safe_mode.

Computer Guru
NeoSmart Technologies

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com [mailto:wp-hackers-
> bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Ryan Boren
> Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 6:02 AM
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Feature Suggestion - OneClick Installs
> 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.
> Ryan
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