[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #13218: Allow to specify name of drop-in which is not a plugin

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Thu Apr 7 03:49:48 UTC 2011

#13218: Allow to specify name of drop-in which is not a plugin
 Reporter:  sirzooro        |       Owner:  nacin
     Type:  defect (bug)    |      Status:  reviewing
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Administration  |     Version:  3.0
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch     |

Comment (by strider72):

 This seems pretty legit to me, as drop-ins do not operate as normal
 plugins.  They're really something else.  This could be as simple as
 adding "Drop-in Name" as a header to look for with the known drop-in
 files.  Such header would show up on the Drop-Ins page in Admin, but would
 be ignored by the other existing "plugins" functions.

 However, for backwards compatibility we should also allow the drop-ins
 list to recognize "Plugin Header" of that is present instead.

 Within Core we could create a new wrapper for get_file_data() -- call it
 get_drop-in_data() perhaps.  It would look for both "Drop-in Name" and
 "Plugin Name", with "Drop-in Name" taking precedence if both are present.

 Then drop-ins that are having issues with showing up as regular plugins
 could simply switch to the new header and all is well.  Should be a
 relatively easy patch I would think.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/13218#comment:4>
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