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

Matt Walters mwalters8 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 00:15:38 GMT 2009

Does there need to be any concern over dependancy issues the end-user
might face?

Theme-X needs module Y

Plugin-A needs module B


Just throwing it out there as that's the first thing that came to my
mind, but no one mentioned it.

Matt Walters

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:45 PM, Mike Schinkel
<mikeschinkel at newclarity.net> wrote:
> "scribu" <scribu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, that's the idea.
> There would, for example, be a real benefit to adding some more advanced concepts for image management but currently each plugin goes it's own way arbitrarily in areas that I would consider "infrastructure", i.e. filenaming conventions, locations, etc. Doing this would eventually empower plugin developers to do a lot more more quickly because they would have less that they would have to do "from scrach."
> -Mike Schinkel
> http://mikeschinkel.com/
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