[wp-hackers] Custom Post Types and pending incompatibilities

Rich Pedley elfin at elfden.co.uk
Sat Jul 10 23:08:56 UTC 2010

On 10/07/2010 22:51, Paul wrote:
> Personally I can't say I like the idea of theses solutions. Having
> a codex page or central site where you need to somehow register
> your post type name just seems wrong to me. Too many extra steps to
> just through.
>> -- Most importantly, it will likely be impossible to add any new
>> types to core w/o potentially breaking existing plugins and/or
>> existing custom implementations.
> One idea for the core WP side is to have all the post types
> proceeded with wp_ and make this reserves for all core post types
> to that plugin authors cannot register anything beginning with
> 'wp_'.

Although I totally agree with the reasoning, this is likely to cause a 
few plugins with custom queries to stop working. So the change would 
have to cover both, for example, wp_posts & posts for several releases.


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