[wp-hackers] Plugin dependency checking

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 16:49:36 GMT 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 7:43 PM, Austin Matzko <if.website at gmail.com> wrote:

> By "called Z" and "called A", I'm guessing that you're asking what
> would happen if the child plugin's file is included before the
> parent's file?
> In general, good WordPress plugin practice does not initialize the
> plugin when its files are first included, and that would be
> particularly true for a plugin that's consciously a "framework" or
> "parent" plugin.  Any other behavior can't really expect core WP
> support, anyways.
> So as long as the parent plugin's initialization event hook doesn't
> fire until all plugins are loaded, it's not an issue when particular
> files are loaded.

Ok, thanks for the pointers. I'll see if I can manage to pull off the
activation hook workaround without modifying the active_plugins list.


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