[wp-hackers] WordPress Plugin GUID

Ozh ozh at planetozh.com
Thu Jun 4 22:51:02 GMT 2009

Yeah but... if two plugins have the same name, won't they be given the
same guids too by their respective authors?

Or I totally misunderstood something :)

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Lloyd Budd<lloydomattic at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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"
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/readme.txt.
> Plugin GUID: (string)
> For plugins in the extend/plugins the string would be their
> extend/plugin URL. Example: "Plugin GUID:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/"
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Lloyd
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