[wp-hackers] Less than Core, More than Plugins/Themes: Proposing Optional Modules.

Charles E. Frees-Melvin charles at cefm.ca
Mon Feb 2 23:39:00 GMT 2009

It is very intreaging from this point of view a projec like bbPress for 
example could be added as an extention of WordPress rather that duplicating 
the code with the BackPress code. Basically add on the forum functionality 
without the need for the Authentication, Seperate Theme Engine, Comment 
Engine (for a gellery addon), unified plugin administration etc that is 
provided by the WordPress Core.

I think this could allow a major strive to allow additional functionality 
like a full "Gallery" type extention that goes far beyond the current 
section. But by that it would move more towards the Module system of Joomla 
or Mambo without compramising the core "Best/Simplest blog software ever" 
vision of WordPress.

I think this descussion I would like to see progress similar to the 
"WordPress as a CMS" discussion but this time as "WordPress the Framwork" 

Charles E. Frees-Melvin (aka thee17)
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Proposing Optional Modules.

> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 12:46 AM, Lynne Pope <lynne.pope at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  I'm not convinced we need an additional layer between the core and
>> plugins.
>> However, if the optional module concept is essentially a plugin framework
>> then this could be a good thing.
>> Apologies if I am totally off base.
>> Lynne
> As I understand it, it wouldn't be a single plugin framework, but
> potentially one for each area of interest, for example: podcasts, photo,
> video, themes etc.
> WordPress would still be about web publishing, but it could branch out 
> into
> specific areas, while still being coordinated by the dev team.
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