[wp-hackers] Activating another Plugin when Activating a Plugin

Eric Mann eric at eam.me
Fri Dec 10 18:14:08 UTC 2010

+1 to that

I've seen several plug-ins that depend on one or another *other *plug-ins
... as well as some themes that depend on the functionality provided by
other plug-ins.  Usually, a savvy developer throws in an
`if(function_exists('...'))` check to be safe, but not always.  And if
someone disables the required plug-in, everything breaks.  It would be nice
if WordPress could detect this automatically.

I know a few Twitter and Facebook plug-ins I installed a while ago actually
set up 4-5 different plug-ins that served different purposes.  I didn't need
them, and thoughtlessly tried to delete one of the "included" plug-ins only
to watch WordPress delete them all (because they were in the same folder).
 So being able to predict both kinds of dependencies would be awesome.

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 10:03 AM, Scott Kingsley Clark <scott at skcdev.com>wrote:

> @scribu - Something like 'Plugin Dependencies' or 'Child Plugins'
> could probably be in Core, you think that's likely to be on the
> roadmap for 3.2 or 3.x?
> -Scott
> On Dec 10, 11:30 am, scribu <m... at scribu.net> wrote:
> > Heh, I should have waited 5 minutes more. Thanks, Mohammad. :)
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