[wp-hackers] Options for Controller - Views

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 14:24:42 UTC 2009

+1 on revamping the Rewrite API, or at the very least finishing it.
You shouldn't have to call various global variables to get the job

On 11/19/09, Dan Phiffer <dan at phiffer.org> wrote:
> Hi Jacob,
> We were faced with a similar choice for a recently launched blog at MoMA.org
> . We ended up going with WordPress for CMS functions and handling the
> routing/views in our existing Ruby on Rails setup. I've released the
> plugin that allows the content to be shared:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/json-api/
> It's already in production use here:
> http://moma.org/explore/inside_out
> Best,
> -Dan
> On Nov 19, 2009, at 2:08 AM, Jacob Santos wrote:
>> For an upcoming project, I need something that doesn't suck in the
>> realm of either a content management that can easily be extended
>> without a bunch of hacks or a framework. The goal is quick
>> modification and development from A to B, meaning the least amount
>> of framework building and maintenance on my end. So I have two
>> options, either use a framework (Code Igniter) or WordPress.
>> Assuming that I'm going with WordPress, I need an easier controller
>> to work with and a system that handles views better. Something
>> WordPress does poorly. Thus, I can think of the following options:
>> 1. Rewrite the WP_Rewrite
>> A full rewrite would allow for creating something that learns from
>> the "mistakes" of the current implementation with emphasis of being
>> easy to work with and allow for an view to be part of the flow. This
>> would take the most time and require the most testing. I'd say it
>> would take a week or two to complete (development and testing).
>> 2. Modify Existing WP_Rewrite
>> I'm not sure why it is just so convoluted to get working. I'm sure
>> that if I was able to get it working just once, that it would be
>> great, however, the views is still something that would require
>> correcting. Creating a hack around it just isn't all that clean with
>> development and I would guess that it would be better for those who
>> extend WordPress in cool and fun ways.
>> So what do you guys think? I take issue that it requires intensive
>> training and large amount of BS before you can get the Rewrite to
>> work. On other frameworks, it simple and extremely easy to add
>> rewrite paths. Partly because this is loaded at the beginning
>> without the need to hijack Wp_Query.
>> Jacob Santos
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