[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #8441: Add "MultiWidget" Class for Plugin Development

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Mon Dec 1 13:55:14 GMT 2008

#8441: Add "MultiWidget" Class for Plugin Development
 Reporter:  thornomad    |       Owner:  anonymous                   
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                         
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  2.8                         
Component:  General      |     Version:                              
 Severity:  normal       |    Keywords:  widget, plugin, multi-widget
 I have a feature enhancement for consideration in the trunk -- not sure
 how to go about getting it in there, so I thought I would post it here.

 This came about when I tried to add mult-widget functionaility to a plugin
 I was contributing to ... I found the process to be far from easy and,
 although I got it to work, it required a lot of clunky coding.

 Alex Tingle (lead devloper on the plugin) agreed, and created this
 enhancement to reduce the clunk: a php class called MultiWidget. The class
 handles all the nefarious multi-widget "tricks" required to implement a
 multi-widget plugin.

 The benefit is that it will provide widget developers with a clean way to
 extend their plugins to multi-widget functionality without things "getting
 ugly" (as I see it).

 See blog post explaining this at: http://blog.firetree.net/2008/11/30

 See the code for this at: http://ec3.pastebin.com/fccfe0a0

 See example usage of this class at: http://ec3.pastebin.com/f56a1539d

 Again, not sure how to get it considered for inclusion in the Wordpress
 trunk, but I think it would benefit countless widget developers who, like
 me, run into some barriers when implementing a multi-widget.


Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/8441>
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