[wp-hackers] distinguish plugin options?

John Turner TurnerJD at cofc.edu
Thu Jan 22 15:57:13 GMT 2009

Just create the list automatically, write a shell scripts that checks out
the file from the wordpress repository every night and parse that file for
the fields in wp then update your list or db.

John Turner

> From: Stephen Rider <wp-hackers at striderweb.com>
> Reply-To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
> Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 09:50:15 -0600
> To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
> Subject: [wp-hackers] distinguish plugin options?
> 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
> accomplished?
> 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:
> http://striderweb.com/nerdaphernalia/?p=236&cp=1#comment-2133
> Stephen
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