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  • Resolved Ovidiu

    (@ovidiu)


    just being curious why this is not built-in? Are there reasons for this or has it simply been overlooked?

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    I suspect it’s because it’s slightly more complicated. In the main plugins folder, it looks for the folders OR the files. In mu-plugins, it looks for files.

    should be easier than by your logic 🙂 it wouldn’t have to look for folders…

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Yeah, but that’s not how plugins are (generally) written 🙂 Most of the time, we (plugin designers) put them all in plugins and then offer separate directions for how to use it with MU-plugins if at all.

    It would be supporting two different methods of Plugin install, from the same source, and two different locations. With special extras per plugin.

    I’m not sold on the efficacy of mu-plugins. I like the idea, but there should be a better plugin management system so you don’t have to use it.

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    File a trac ticket, take it up with the devs. (seriously, that’s where this should be discussed 🙂 )

    And they are looking for opinions too.
    http://wpdevel.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/at-this-weeks-dev-chat-well-start-t/

    thx for your opinions ladies; will check with the devs 🙂

    I tend to not use mu-plugins at all. Reason: I can activate any plugin sitewide. Then I still have it displayed in the plugins list, I can update it easily from there. No hassle with mu-plugins. Am I overlooking something?

    I don’t think you are overlooking anything except that some specialized plugins are made for mu-plugins so they’ll only run from there…

    as if on queue I read about this new plugin: http://w-shadow.com/blog/2010/09/02/automatic-updates-for-any-plugin/

    I am pretty sure this could be used to upgrade mu-plugins too so I will contact the author 🙂

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    TheRider62 – Actually you’re missing one thing.

    No one can turn OFF an mu-plugin. So if you have something you don’t want any child site to turn off, it can go there. That said? Not needed for all sites.

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

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    I am pretty sure this could be used to upgrade mu-plugins too`

    It’s for regular plugins hosted *off* the repo. The folder itself works differently.

    TheRider62 – Some plugins must run from mu-plugins technically speaking, such as anything you want to work across multiple networks (network wide is per-network), or plugins like domain mapping.

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