[wp-hackers] 2.1 Ongoing Work

Craig nuclearmoose at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 23:12:22 GMT 2006

On 10/19/06, Mark Jaquith <mark.wordpress at txfx.net> wrote:
> On Oct 19, 2006, at 3:54 PM, Ryan Boren wrote:
> I like the idea of bundling widgets.  I was doing a project for a
> company, sticking their widget in the WP sidebar... was trying to
> sell them on making it a widget, but they weren't happy with the
> penetration of the widgets plugin (so we ended up using the less
> versatile wp_meta hook).  It definitely fills a gap.  Do we do it as
> a bundled plugin or do we make it core?

Exposing my complete-lack-of-technical-knowlege-fu, but one thing that
frustrates me about widgets is the all or nothingness of them. As I
understand it, a sidebar may contain widgets but that precludes other
sidebar goodies, no? In other words, I can have widgets, or sidebar
functions that call non-widget stuff, but not both.
Am I missing something here? I guess I don't truly understand what widgets
are, in terms of how they function and interact with my site or site's

Nuclear Moose.

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