[wp-hackers] WordPress Plugin GUID

Ryan McCue lists at rotorised.com
Fri Jun 5 12:32:51 GMT 2009

On 5/06/2009 10:30 PM, Stephen Rider wrote:
> On Jun 5, 2009, at 7:06 AM, Jeremy Visser wrote:
>> I guess WordPress would have to still offer updates for plugins that
>> don't have a local GUID, but the slug matches. Or does that defeat the
>> purpose, or not make sense?
> I agree that without the GUID it shouldn't offer the update (that is, 
> only auto-update plugins that came from WP-Extend).

Then it would not be backwards compatible, as the old plugins on WP 
Extend don't have GUIDs, so WP would be unable to update from the 
current plugin (without a GUID) to a new version with a GUID.

That is, if I understand it correctly.

Ryan McCue

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