[wp-hackers] Selected Improvements to the Core

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Sun Jan 13 03:31:01 GMT 2008

Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Jacob Santos">
>> 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.
> How about something like the following?
>   http://www.gnome.org/~jdub/2008/activated-but-inoperable.txt
> - Jeff
Yeah, there are workarounds. My solution was similar to DD32, except I 
didn't have the benefit of a function. However, it would be easier and 
more widely used, if the interface was easier. I can live with DD32's 
suggestion, but I would like to have that functionality outside of the 
activate if at all possible.

I might as well suggest with a little bit of documentation added to the 
codex that the ticket be closed out as "won't fix" since the solution 
doesn't involve manually hacking the active plugins list, which I 
seriously don't want any plugins to do.


Jacob Santos

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