[wp-hackers] Plugin Management and Autoupdate System

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Mon Jul 31 01:33:33 GMT 2006

Computer Guru wrote:
>> do_action('upgrade_' . trim( $_GET['plugin'] ));
> That would work :)
>> The download link could be a zip file which just gets unzipped.
> I guess that would work.. That would require either exec() support or php
> compiled with zip...
> It can unlink() recursively the plugin directory.
> We must make it clear though that _any_ plugin with more than one file (even
> a readme) should have it's own DIR no matter what - then we can unlink and
> be sure we're doing the right thing.

The Installer plugin uses the dUnzip2 lib which uses the zlib extension. 
   Anything that uses exec() is unlikely to go in core.


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