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Plugin idea (10 posts)

  1. Silkjaer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have a great plugin idea, which I'm about to do myself - but I doubt that I will be able to finish it by myself. If there is any coders out there, who wants to take a part of this, or just wants to hear a bit more of my idea, just drop me a mail :)

  2. NickGravelyn
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Try writing about it here. I'm sure you'll get a better response than having people email you.

  3. Silkjaer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok, here goes:

    Database lists

    You open the dashboard, selects »database lists« from the menu, and now you come to a page where you can select to create, edit or add to a database. You choose create, and you are being redirected to another page, asking you what the database should be called, and what rows the database should have, and of which type.

    You create the database, call it »Employees«, selects to create 4 rows, »Name«, »Position«, »Phonenumber« and »Picture«. Now you are forwarded to the Add-page, and you easily can Add several people to the »Employees« database.

    Now you make a templatefile, defines how it all should be shown in the plugin-config and by template tags (Posts per page, sort by, search etc.).

    Furthermore we can add capabilites of importing data from commaseperated textfiles, live from apps etc ..

    With a plugin like this, you can make everything from product lists, adress books, to recipies etc.

  4. McShelby
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Why not try phpMyAdmin?

  5. NickGravelyn
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think that's essentially what he wants, just encapsulated in WordPress and making it look less intimidating.

  6. Silkjaer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I dont want that - if I need an address book, ill simply just do it.. I want to simplify the process, so that every WP user easily can create what he needs..
    A way of presenting massive much-alike data, a few row-types, like »picture«, »text«, »textarea« .. Tangora CMS has a module similar to this, and is a great success... So has Xaraya..

  7. McShelby
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    WordPress is just a blog system and not a CMS, so I can't see why a user should be allowed to create databases tables or even start to modify WPs own tables. Just my 2 cent.

  8. Silkjaer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I dont see why WP's own tables should be modified in any way.. And i dont see why WP users shouldnt be able to do this.. At least, if this plugin becomes reality, theres no need to write 10 plugins, for 10 different purposes, that can be handled with this ...

    Bloggers might enjoy sharing a memberlist etc, cant see why thats only for CMS' .. Furthermore, I see WP more and more as a CMS and not a blogging app, but maybe thats just me?

  9. cron
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Alot of plugins deviate from wordpress's intended purpose and core functionality, that dosent make them bad plugins or not worth developing.

    I think it is a great idea, especially for people who dont have PhpMyAdmin installed.

    (just thought I would chip in)

  10. Arnan de Gans
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I agree with mcshelby here.

    Plus such a plugin already exists. I lost the name or url, but it basically encapsulates phpmyadmin in the wordpress panel.
    It's on the codex...

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