[wp-hackers] Idea: Widgets as custom post types

Austin Matzko austin at ilfilosofo.com
Tue Mar 2 20:13:19 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 2:07 PM, scribu <scribu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Currently, each widget type has a an associated row in the wp_options table,
> where all instances of itself are stored.
> Taking example from the nav menus in WP 3.0, why not store each widget in
> the wp_posts table, with a post_type of 'widget' ?

I think it's a good idea, and the post db structure fits many widgets
too, since they often have titles and content.  And I hate how easily
serialized data gets corrupted.

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