[wp-hackers] distinguish plugin options?

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Thu Jan 22 15:50:15 GMT 2009

Okay, I have a quandry.

I'm trying to figure out if there's any way to distinguish, in the  
wp_options table, core WordPress options from options set by plugins.   
The only way I can think to do this is to (shudder) maintain a list of  
WP Core options, and if a particular option isn't on that list it must  
be from a plugin.

That isn't a very good solution because it's fragile and manpower  
intensive -- I would have to maintain that list vigilantly and  
basically forever....

Does anyone else have any suggestion as to how this might be  

This all relates to my Virtual Multiblog system -- a commenter on my  
blog had what I thought was an excellent idea, but I don't see how to  
implement it well, unless I can distinguish third-party options from  
core.  Here's a link to the original discussion:



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