[wp-hackers] Auto Update Plugins

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Thu Feb 19 17:34:55 GMT 2009

On Feb 19, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Otto wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:36 AM, scribu <scribu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Having a folder inside each plugin dir that will not get overridden  
>> after an
>> upgrade would clearly be the most elegant solution. This discussion  
>> was
>> focusing on a solution without relying on core changes.
> I don't think that that solution is elegant at all, actually. What
> appears to me to be the most elegant is keeping your plugin separate
> from your user-created content. This way, the plugin upgrade is simply
> a matter of replacing the directory. That strikes me as an elegant
> solution.

*Sigh* Good point as well.

Well, I'm going to go ahead with my own plugins using /plugins/plugin- 
data/* as needed.  If others choose to follow my lead, cool.  If not,  
it's no skin off my nose.  Sometimes making a simple decision is like  
herding cats....  :-\


Stephen Rider

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