[wp-hackers] WordPress Plugin GUID

Lloyd Budd lloydomattic at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 22:11:05 GMT 2009


Was working with mdawaffe on a plugin collision scenario -- two
plugins with the same name. We came to the conclusion that a decent
solution would be to add GUID to the "readme standard"

Plugin GUID: (string)

For plugins in the extend/plugins the string would be their
extend/plugin URL. Example: "Plugin GUID:

The Plugin GUID would get sent to the plugin directory when checking
for updates. If the GUID does not match any known plugin in the
directory, it would just skip that plugin during the update check. If
it matches, use that match. No longer do any heuristic matches between
titles, urls, etc.

Any comments, questions, concerns?


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