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

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Tue Mar 2 22:28:10 UTC 2010

On Mar 2, 2010, at 4:43 PM, scribu wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 11:40 PM, Mike Schinkel
> <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>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.
> Not necessarily. We just need to keep the $wpdb->posts variable around.

Heh. You are presuming that all plugin developers follow good coding standards. :)


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