[wp-hackers] Canonical "one time" plugins?

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 20:19:14 UTC 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 10:47 PM, Stephen Rider
<wp-hackers at striderweb.com>wrote:

> It occurs to me:  Would it be possible to set the downloads up so that if a
> person goes to wordpress.org and downloads the zip file, (usually a new
> user), they get certain plugins, but that those plugins are *not* included
> in automatic updates?  (Or perhaps included in automatic updates *only* if
> they are still installed on the site?)
> That way, Hello Dolly/Akismet/Import/whatever could be included, but if a
> user deletes it, it isn't recreated on every update.  The same for the
> Import plugin.  There could be a lot of things that would be useful to
> include as "canonical" plugins for new setups that are handled this way.
> Thoughts?

I think that would be *the* way to include canonical plugins, going forward.

But it wouldn't be worth it just for the Hello Dolly plugin, IMO.


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