[wp-hackers] Auto Update Plugins
jess at funroe.net
Tue Feb 17 19:58:04 GMT 2009
Good to know. File storage and server file manipulation from plugins
is rare but I do appreciate authors who use a location that is easy to
recognize and well documented.
It helps when I write shell scripts for svn and rsync merges. I can
write exclusion files easier. Not to mention in some cases I follow up
with permissions changes on some systems... to avoid the phone calls
by administrators ( that shouldn't be administrators..) that starts
with: "I edited my theme / plugin file and..."
In my case ( not a typical user ) anything in wp-content is fair game.
Except I may restrict plugins/ and themes/. If it's an upload, please
use wp-content/uploads. If it's some wp-content/plugin-data directory,
that's cool too.
I have had to deny using at least one plugin that did strange and
unnecessary things inside it's own plugin directory.
On Feb 17, 2009, at 12:50 PM, scribu wrote:
> A php file isn't detected as a plugin unless it has a plugin header
> with /*
> Plugin Name etc. */ so there shouldn't be any problem.
> You could even create a child plugin header to be parsed by the parent
> Child Plugin Name: Spam Karma Extenden
> Child Plugin Parent: Spam Karma
> I think the best name would be /wp-content/plugin-data/ because
> dashes are
> used everywhere instead of spaces or underscores.
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 8:05 PM, Jess Planck <jess at funroe.net> wrote:
>> I thought something like wp-content/plugin_data/ was more
>> Doesn't WordPress comb wp-content/plugins/ for sub-folder plugins?
>> wp-content/plugins_data/plugins_data.php file be seen as as
>> potential plugin
>> and possible hazard?
>> On Feb 17, 2009, at 11:53 AM, Stephen Rider wrote:
>> Anyway, that's my two bits, and that's probably the way I'm going
>> to start
>>> doing my plugins until something significantly better comes along.
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