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

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Tue Feb 3 01:14:23 GMT 2009


-Mike Schinkel

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From: "Dan Gayle" <dangayle at gmail.com>
To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
Sent: Monday, February 2, 2009 7:46:03 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Less than Core, More than Plugins/Themes: Proposing  Optional Modules.

On Feb 2, 2009, at 4:36 PM, Matt Walters wrote:

> I'm not saying that the Module idea is not worth it (I'm more or less
> indifferent).  But I do think modules could potentially compound this
> concern.  I get what you're saying in that even currently, a theme may
> not work without x, y and z plugins, but adding in Modules would only
> expand the risk of running into those issues.

Wouldn't having a standardized set of modules available just transfer  
the requirements of dependencies, if not lessen them? If a theme  
requires plugin X, Y, and Z, but module A provides most of the  
functionality in a standardized environment, I see that as a good  
thing. Any additional theme specific functions could go into  
functions.php where they belong.
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