[wp-hackers] Less than Core, More than Plugins/Themes:
Proposing Optional Modules.
mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Tue Feb 3 18:39:30 GMT 2009
Thanks. I'll pursue #1 with my plugin that uses SimplePie when I get a chance.
For #2, we are more likely to see child-plugins emerge if we have a well-known way to include it. Does anyone know if there is sufficient information to support identifying dependent plugins in the plugin repository?
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From: "scribu" <scribu at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Less than Core, More than Plugins/Themes: Proposing Optional Modules.
For auto-install of dependencies, there are two ways, not very complicated
since WP 2.7:
1. Each child plugin has some code that checks if dependencies are met and
shows a message to auto-install them.
2. The core has an API for plugin and theme dependencies. This functionality
could not be dismissed as "too specialized".
Nr. 2 could stem from nr. 1, if a lot of child-plugins emerge.
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