[wp-hackers] fixes for old versions

Eric Marden wp at xentek.net
Sat Jan 9 06:27:57 UTC 2010

>> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 4:08 AM, Steve Taylor <steve at sltaylor.co.uk>  
>> wrote:
>> Past that, the concern is the unknown quantity of plugin
>> compatibility.

On Jan 8, 2010, at 9:13 AM, Otto wrote:
> Unfortunately, there's no easy answer to that one.
> I think the real solution is to be choosy with your plugins.
> That's just my opinion, of course.

Indeed. Before you install a plugin, do a code review.

A few things I consider:

* Does it solve 80% of the need or does it introduce a bunch of  
unwanted features that I have to turn off?
* Is it hooking cleanly into WordPress?
* Could I write a smaller, more focused plugin and call it a day?
* What would Otto do? (j/k)

- Eric Marden
tw: @xentek

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