[wp-hackers] GSOC - widget repository

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 20:57:49 UTC 2010

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 9:44 PM, Jane Wells <jane at automattic.com> wrote:

> Basically, the idea was that plugins that just add widgets create an extra
> layer of code and administration that isn't really needed, and makes the
> user experience less smooth. If we had a repository for widgets, instead of
> going to the plugin repo and searching for widget plugins, then installing
> the plugin, then activating it, then going to manage the new widget, we
> could make widgets more autonomous by having a widget repo. Developers would
> submit widget code, and when users wanted a new widget, they would go
> straight to an 'add new widgets' screen, select/install and immediately
> begin filling in the widget settings.  Basically the idea reduces the
> overhead for users adding new widgets.

Hm... that actually makes a lot of sense.


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