[wp-hackers] How do you store multiple plugin options

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Tue Mar 23 23:47:11 UTC 2010

On Mar 23, 2010, at 7:36 PM, scribu wrote:
> There's no point in storing default widget options (that never change) in
> the wp_options table.
> Just leave them in the code:
> function widget($instance) {
>    $defaults = array('
>        key => value
>        ...
>    );
>    $instance = array_merge($defaults, $instance);
> }

+1. Defaults stored in code are much less fragile and it becomes much better documentation.

Also, similarly, it sure would be nice if there was a standard way for plugins to on-demand persist their option state to code so that people who develop and deliver a site can include said code to reinitializes all plugins from a default install. It would make deploying developed WordPress solutions easier and would make reinitializing WordPress solutions during development much easier.  Thoughts on this?


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