[wp-hackers] Writing plugins with classes

Aaron Brazell abrazell at b5media.com
Sat Feb 24 23:10:06 GMT 2007

On Feb 24, 2007, at 5:58 PM, Jamie Talbot wrote:

> I remember similar problems when I began writing plugins.  There  
> was a way round it, which I used in
> X-Valid [1], but that was last edited a year ago, so things might  
> possibly have changed since then.
>  The solution I use now is to have all the guts of the plugin in a  
> class, but use a separate file
> for each admin page, like for Gengo [2].  This avoids your problem  
> altogether, means the admin page
> code isn't being loaded for every site view and means you didn't  
> just have a single massive
> monolithic file to edit, which can be a nightmare when you have  
> more than one simple page.

I suppose that would work too but since this plugin really is  
complicated enough to justify a class, but not so complicated that it  
requires lots of additional files, I want to stick with the single  
file and inside the class. I'm 99% sure I can do this so unless  
someone flat out tells me it can't be done, I'll still be looking for  
how to get it done my way. Not that your way is wrong - just that I  
don't prefer it in this case...

Thanks though.
Aaron Brazell
Technology Manager, b5media
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