[wp-hackers] Is WP_INSTALLING constant here to stay?

Carsten Bach mail at carsten-bach.de
Tue Jan 22 15:57:48 UTC 2013

Hello Dino,

I'm not sure if WP_INSTALLING is the right way to go, but I'd have a 
look into the SHORTINIT constant for your reason.

By defining SHORTINIT you'll force a short-init with only core WP, not 
the entire framework stack.

Have a look at http://wpengineer.com/2449/load-minimum-of-wordpress/ for 
some short explanation or 
for an example of an external App using the WP core.

Good luck

Am 22.01.2013 14:17, schrieb Dino Termini:
> Good morning, all,
> for a plugin I'm working on, I need to user some WordPress functions in
> an external file. I'm loading it with the usual wp-load.php include, but
> apparently some plugins don't like that, and throw a fatal error,
> breaking my code. Thanks to St. Google, I found out that there's a
> constant that can be used to tell Wordpress to not load any plugins:
> define('WP_INSTALLING', true);
> Now my question to core developers is if this approach is correct and if
> I can rely on it for the foreseeable future. Otherwise, my question
> becomes: what is the best way to load just the CORE without all the
> stuff added by plugins and themes?
> Thank you,
> Dino
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