[wp-hackers] GSoC Proposal: Installation System Enhancements
justin.shreve at gmail.com
Sat Mar 20 23:43:42 UTC 2010
Great idea about bundling it with the migration idea. I think it would be
good to add that as part of the proposal.
The only thing I worry about is if someone has modified files. Without
FTPing to get the files they will lose some of that. I do agree FTPing could
get messy though.
On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 7:32 PM, Stas Sușcov <stas at nerd.ro> wrote:
> În data de Sb, 20-03-2010 la 18:48 -0400, Justin Shreve a scris:
> > scrbu:
> > I see it as part of the overall setup of the blog which is why I thought
> > would be a nice feature to include. It would be right after the admin
> > account is created etc but allows them to setup some additional features
> > before they finish the install/setup.
> > Mike:
> > I thought about this too. A way to bundle in some plugins/themes that
> > automatically get installed. I think it may be a good feature to include
> > part of the project.
> > On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 6:34 PM, Mike Schinkel
> > <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>wrote:
> > > What would be nice would be a way to install a selected
> > > set of plugins, for example for vertical market solutions like a real
> > > agent site or a restaurant site or something else.
> > >
> > > What I'm proposing is not to give the user a list to select from but
> > > instead give the people who provide those vertical solutions a way to
> > > provide their users with a simple installer that would first install
> > > WordPress and then their package of theme+plugins without additional
> > > on the user.
> > >
> > > -Mike
> > >
> > > On Mar 20, 2010, at 6:26 PM, scribu wrote:
> > >
> > > > I don't see the point in having the option to install plugins and
> > > at
> > > > the installation stage. It would require WP to already be set up,
> > > the
> > > > installation process would already be over.
> > > >
> > > > What might be useful is to add links to the theme and plugin admin
> > > screens
> > > > on the final screen of the install process.
> > > >
> I would bundle this idea with the migration idea.
> Get the php file that does the magic, if ok, go and make a choice:
> * clean install
> * import from a remote host
> Keep it simple. I'm not sure guys who need (lets say) ecommerce package
> will just go and use this script for that. Also, an end user just wants
> his blog, if you can make that easy as jumping, it's awesome.
> So far, imho it's the best proposal if you bundle it with the migration
> process. I didn't like the ideas with migration using FTP, imho,
> creating an api (json powered let's say, or extend the current xmlrpc)
> that will serve all the get_bloginfo() and the rest of the data should
> be the only one considered. The plugins can be installed from the
> plugins directory after that, and the media, can be moved as it was done
> so far.
> Anyway, I like the direction you're taken.
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