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

John O'Nolan john.wp at onolan.org
Tue Mar 2 21:49:29 UTC 2010

Yeah I'm going to go ahead and reverse my opinion on that one after  
reading Jeremy Clarke's comment (#93) from that link. What he said  
makes sense.


On 2 Mar 2010, at 21:40, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> On Mar 2, 2010, at 4:32 PM, John O'Nolan wrote:
>> Surely moving widgets and links all into the wp_posts table would  
>> screw up backwards compatibility just as much as renaming it?  
>> (correct me if I'm wrong on that one, I'm genuinely asking)
> Renaming the wp_posts table would potentially affect hundreds of  
> plugins and themes and potentially introduce bugs in the core code.   
> Benefits do not outweigh the downside, IMO.
> FWIW, we had this discussion in depth on Trac regarding custom post  
> types: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9674
> -Mike
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