[wp-hackers] WPMU mu-plugins dir (was Setting default options for plugin)

Omry Yadan omry at yadan.net
Tue Sep 4 09:18:26 GMT 2007

Knut-Olav Hoven wrote:

> I think it would be better to just use the regular plugins folder and set 
> per-plugin permissions/capabilities to whom might edit what plugins.
> Why? Because two folders with plugins will give you problems such as two 
> plugins can have the same name (folder name), which plugins are installed 
> where and such...
> All plugins could per default only be editable by the "site admin" user. Then 
> the siteadmin can grant access to a subset of the plugins to regular blog 
> admins.

This is a pretty good suggestion that will also achieve the same effect 
of making mu-plugins first class citizens.
I understand the need for some simple auto-activation folder, but full 
fledged plugins achieve the same effect and are more powerful and 
flexible, so maybe it's best if mu-plugins went byebye.

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