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Re: [wp-hackers] Hello Noobie!

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  • Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Hello Noobie!
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 16:25:27 +0100
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___/ On Thu 29 Jun 2006 13:53:53 BST, [ Craig ] wrote : \___

I always delete this plugin, and if it is a good tool for new coders
to learn from, then that's fine. I really don't care if it's there or

Expanding on the plugin idea here, and taking this more OT, (my
apologies) but I'd like to see some more functionality in the Plugin
Admin panel.

Specifically, I'd like the plugins to be sorted by status
(activated/deactivated) and then alphabetically. [par breaks]

It  would seem rational to just have two 'boxes' (not  boxes
per  se), where one corresponds to inactive plugins and  one
contains  plugins currently in use. A drag and drop facility
would be beneficial, as well (as long as a fallback exists).

[par resumes] Also, I'd like to
have a way of deleting the plugin from the panel itself. Perhaps both
of these functions would be best done via a plugin (oh the irony) but
I just thought I would put those thoughts out there.

On  plug-in deletion, I can't say that it's a wise step. You
can  then have plug-ins that reach a state of  invisibility,
or  oblivion. There is a common design flaw wherein an  item
is  greyed out, yet you have no indication of how to make it
reachable. This can be very, very frustrating.

Incidentally, getting back to Hello Dolly, I find it interesting that
even though I've been a WPer since 2003, Andy's post about the plugin
being a good starting point for new plugin devs is news to me. You
learn something new every day, eh?

Today  I learned (the hard way) that my back will ache if  I
stride  too  fast, but as you said, it's "taking  this  more
OT". *smile*

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz
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