[wp-hackers] Multiwidget Support

Austin Matzko if.website at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 21:59:25 GMT 2009

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Chris Jean <gaarai at gaarai.com> wrote:
> I've suffered through development of widgets that support multiple instances
> many times. Recently, I began wondering some things:
>  1. Why is the method for producing multiwidgets so obscure and
>     complicated?
>  2. Why is there any need to support a single-instance widget?
>  3. Why aren't all the core widgets multiwidgets?
>  4. Couldn't the method of registering and controlling widgets be
>     improved to automatically make all widgets multiwidgets?
> Of course, for that last option to work, the storage mechanism would have to
> be standardized. That's not a bad idea though.

I think this is a step in the right direction:


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