[wp-hackers] Selected Improvements to the Core
wordpress at dd32.id.au
Sun Jan 13 01:38:32 GMT 2008
On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 12:16:43 +1100, Jacob Santos <wordpress at santosj.name> wrote:
> *Pre-Activation Hook*
> There is no dependency API in WordPress, so there has been times when I
> didn't want my plugin to be enabled until another plugin was enabled. It
> allows me to distribute one plugin with most of the functionality that
> is needed, much like the WordPress Plugin Framework and plugins that
> require that plugin to be enabled first.
> There needs to be a way to say to the user, "Oops, sorry, I'm dependent
> on several factors and you don't met those." Which is currently lacking
> in the patch. It might be confusing for users to click activate and have
> WordPress say the plugin was activated, but not have the plugin be
> activated. However, I'm unsure how to do this at this point.
> I still would rather have something that allows me prevent my plugin's
> activation until my plugin's requirements are met.
>  http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3141
>  http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4048
> Any feedback is appreciated.
As of 2.4 with the deactivate_plugins() function, Its possible, Allthough not as pretty: (Possible with previous versions if you update the active plugins array yourself)
Plugin Name: I need more recent PHP!
Plugin URI: http://dd32.id.au/
Description: Tests non-activation.
Author: Dion Hulse
Requires WordPress 2.4 or later.
if( version_compare( $wp_version, '2.5', '>=') )
return; //Its WP 2.5 or later
<p>This plugin requires WordPress 2.5, which you do not have.</p>
<p>Click <a href="plugins.php">here</a> Back to plugins list</p>');
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