[wp-hackers] Installation profiles for WordPress

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Sep 25 17:09:22 UTC 2009

The WP Quick Installer that DD32's been working on here:

Has this sort of capability. Currently it only supports the default
two plugins, but it is shaping up to be a good platform for this sort
of thing.

I used the nightly trunk version here:

To install on a site and it worked pretty well. Some minor issues, but
no real problems for the most part.

Sent from Memphis, TN, United States

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Ptah Dunbar <pt at ptahd.com> wrote:
> Not sure if this feature has been discussed, but I think WP could benefit in
> having installation profiles, similar to that of drupal. Has anyone
> previously proposed this?
> Installation profiles could automatically pre configure WordPress with a set
> of activated plugins, change the default activated theme and could also
> possibly change/add some default settings/content?--all during the install
> process. This could be beneficial to a lot of users/developers allowing them
> to jump right into content creation instead of site configuration.
> Users could create a profile that contains all their settings and activated
> plugins they'd usually have to configure after installing WP. The profile
> that they create could also be used across all their blogs--saving a lot of
> time.
> As for implementation, that's up for debate. Changes would have to be made
> to the core installation process. Ideally, installation profiles should make
> the famous 5 min install even quicker.
> Anyone +1?
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