[wp-hackers] Installation profiles for WordPress

Dion Hulse (dd32) wordpress at dd32.id.au
Fri Sep 25 23:38:48 UTC 2009

Glad to hear it mostly worked Otto. Getting a new site up in the next few  
days, once thats done, I'll be pushing the development along more.
I'm going to leave "packaged" plugins alone for now, I'm just going to get  
it up and running with a choice of 2 installs:
"Latest Stable version"
"Latest Stable version (Development)" (That'll enable WP_DEBUG and  
possibly in the future add extra plugins)
"Latest Nightly version (Development)"

But once its running well, I'd like something like the Linux package  
installers, ie. Select a "Role" and it preselects a few plugins from a  
list (Or, it could be a customised Role, so you select the plugins you  

On Sat, 26 Sep 2009 03:09:22 +1000, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> The WP Quick Installer that DD32's been working on here:
> http://wpquickinstall.com
> 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:
> http://wpquickinstall.com/download/nightly-trunk/
> To install on a site and it worked pretty well. Some minor issues, but
> no real problems for the most part.
> -Otto
> 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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