[wp-hackers] Best Way

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Thu Jun 25 03:36:16 GMT 2009

On Jun 24, 2009, at 10:24 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> My plugin needs to use functions in /wp-admin/includes/bookmark.php  
> which are not included by default. I have the following line at the  
> top of the file but it feels like a hack:
> require_once(ABSPATH.'/wp-admin/includes/bookmark.php');
> Is there a better way to do this vs. hardcoding?

That's pretty much what I do, but I first do a function_exists() on  
the function I actually need from that file.  If it doesn't exist  
*then* I require_once().  (I'm told that require_once is "expensive"  
in PHP.)

> Also this plugin requires another plugin (I'm developing these  
> plugins in part as real-world examples of the dependent plugin  
> issues we were recently discussing on this list.) This is the code I  
> have to include the other plugin's code to ensure they are loaded in  
> the correct order, which also feels like a hack:
> if (!class_exists('WP_Options'))
> require_once(plugin_dir_path( __FILE__ ) . '../wp-options/wp- 
> options.php');
> Any suggestions for either? Thanks in advance.

I don't claim it's the best system (yet... ;-)  ) but you might take a  
look at Strider Core: <http://code.google.com/p/strider-core/> --  
perhaps it will give you some ideas.


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