[wp-hackers] Some Left-Field names for Canonical Plugins

Matt Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Tue Dec 8 06:20:21 UTC 2009

On 2009-12-07 9:34 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> What's the purpose for these canonical plugins?

That's spelled out pretty clearly in the blog post:


> Also, will these canonical plugins be listed in special place in the admin console where there is actually a list of the plugins that can be enabled (so they don't have to be so hard to discover?)

They'll definitely be featured for folks.

> And could some of these canonical plugins offer functionality that is only of use to other plugin authors (i.e. a library of routines) instead of all of them being only with end-user functionality?

A library useful to many plugins should probably be in core, since 
that's what core is for.

> How will these canonical plugins be decided upon?

Developer and user interest.

> Will existing ones be elevated, or will they be all new projects?

Probably a mix of both. If an existing author wants to make their plugin 
canonical they'll be a set of standards they can work toward.

Matt Mullenweg
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