[wp-hackers] Best practices for plugin with complicated settings?

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Wed Jul 28 01:31:43 UTC 2010

On Jul 26, 2010, at 4:39 AM, Carl Roett wrote:

> It's the classic software development scenario ...each user only needs a few
> options, but all of them need *different* options. Somebody using the plugin
> for an application like deviantART <http://www.deviantart.com/> will want
> things configured very differently from a user trying to emulate Facebook,
> or a user trying to emulate LinkedIn. All of these sites have the same group
> of "core" media functions.

Perhaps you could make your plugin support sub-plugins.  Then people could install the Base System, and then a sub-plugin depending on what their situation is -- "facebook", etc.

OR, as somebody else suggested, only save options that are different from default.


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