[wp-hackers] Custom Post Types and pending incompatibilities

Michael Pretty mpretty at voceconnect.com
Mon Jul 12 12:39:19 UTC 2010

> Not sure I actually agree with this being on there - it could confuse 
> people. Perhaps shorten it to simply mention avoid the use of wp_ for 
> future compatibility?
> Of course having read the page, I then see that the slug may also 
> cause incompatibilities as well. Though how much of an issue this 
> would be I don't know.
Sorry if some of this has already been said.  I've been out for a few 
days and am playing catch-up.  I first want to say that I somewhat 
disagree with the idea of namespacing post types.  Ideally, content 
shouldn't be tied to the plugin that manages it.  If my site uses events 
that are either created by a plugin or a theme and I want to switch to a 
new plugin that manages that content, I should be able to without having 
to recreate all of those events.  There was a wp-hackers thread a little 
bit ago about standardizing geo-data so it could be shared amongst 
plugins.  I think the fields that shape into something like an event or 
product should also be somewhat standardized.

As for future compatibility with core post types, I really hope that 
core doesn't ever add any more post types.  If anything, I'd prefer if 
posts and pages were no longer built in.  With custom post types and 
taxonomies, we have really opened up the types of web-apps for which 
WordPress can be the backbone.  Then posts and pages could be a core 
plugin automatically included in upgrades and installs.

Michael Pretty

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