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How about introducing "Admin Panel Plugins"?

  1. Barış Ünver
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    We've already got many many "plugins" for the administration panel of WordPress: We have jQuery, we have ThickBox, we have TinyMCE, we have SWFobject, we have Prototype.js...

    All of them are great for most of us but sometimes we want to change or add some of these stuff. We might wanna update jQuery by ourselves, we might wanna switch to another WYSIWYG editor besides TinyMCE, we might wanna turn off plupload and use the regular upload...

    Plus, we do develop plugins JUST for the admin panel. Actually, I think about half of the plugins developed does not play with the front-end of our websites at all.

    Agreed, we can already do most of the stuff I said. But separating plugins into two or three groups ("back-end", "front-end" and "general") could create miracles! Two major "miracle categories" would be performance and security. We could even separate files to these groups?

    I'm not sure that this is a noteworthy idea but I think we could think about it.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  2. Barış Ünver
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    I want to bump this thread :)

    We could separate the scripts above (and more) with a name of "core plugins" and we could allow updating them, when there's a new version. Plus, we could add some functionality to plugins to "require" newer versions of these core plugins, say, jQuery.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  3. Keral Patel
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    I can see that you are already revisiting this same thread after 1 year but as a developer I do prefer simplicity.

    I am really not sure what kind of complexities your suggestion would bring in.

    Are we just talking about grouping them differently? Or are we talking about something more complex?

    Thanks.

    Posted: 1 year ago #

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    Sorry, not right now