Suggestion: Please remove some meaningless plugins from default (9 posts)

  1. angsuman
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Please remove some meaningless plugins from default installation like Hello Dolly and textile 1. Instead how about adding staticize as a default plugin? How about a good photoblogging & captcha plugin too?

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    And then you'd have people like me saying "Hey, please remove that photo stuff, and capcha stuff, and I don't want staticise.."


  3. Jinsan
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I'm not sure why textile is still in there - doesn't quicktags cover all the options, in addition providing flexability in adding your own? Hello Dolly, I don't ever use, but I think it's perhaps a good test plugin to have, just to see everything is work as it should, though I've never used either.

    Perhaps better plugins should be set as default, nothing to extravgant like captcha - some simple plugins that do simple stuff that most people are likely to use.

  4. NuclearMoose
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Something that is meaningless to you may not be meaningless to others.

  5. angsuman
    Posted 11 years ago #

    As for CAPTCHA stuff, I am not using any since WordPress 1.5. I think you guys have done a wonderful job wrt. preventing comment spam.

    As for Staticize, I have disabled Staticize from my blog because it often gave me problems like: blank display, gibberish display on certain posts etc. In short it is very unreliable as far as my experience goes. I would rather take my chances with SlashDot :)

    I echo Jinsan's statement above.

    @NuclearMoose Please don't lace it with emotion :)
    If you like the plugin you can always download HelloDolly or Textile 1 & Textile 2. But why include it in default? Also I think WordPress does some Textile stuff on its own like including paragraphs for new lines, urlize etc. Why do you think we still need it?
    My point being that such plugins simply serve not much purpose to be included with the default install. I would rather have a procedure that makes installing plugin one-click process from my blog admin panel. Look at JEdit plugin installation procedure to get an example.

  6. vkaryl
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Gosh, the "default" plugins you're ref'ing don't cause a lot of heartburn. If you don't want to use them, simply don't activate them. Unless you're using a seriously constricted-space server setup, they certainly don't take up a lot of room!

  7. angsuman
    Posted 11 years ago #

    @vkaryl That's true. I am space constrained but not that much :)
    My reasons are different. WordPress is emerging as a very polished product with some good stuff in there. Compared to the rest these plugins look too trivial and meaningless. It may give a worng impression to any newcomer. For me it was interesting on activating HelloDolly to find quotes of inviting Dolly to the lap etc. I guess culture in those times were much different.

    NM> Something that is meaningless to you may not be meaningless to others.

    Frankly that logic can be applied bi-directionally. The same logic can be used to include any plugins too :) It doesn't much serve the point.

    Personally I would have removed it. Which brings to another point. There should be an easy way to uninstall any plugin. I have tried several plugins, now use only a few. Some of these plugins create their own directories etc.

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    How to delete a plugin:
    1 - Deactivate
    2 - Remove any text additions you made to any files (You did keep a note when you installed ? If not, go through the readme backwards)
    3 - Delete files.

    angsuman - you labelled this as a request. I'm sure it has been seen. Whether or not it is acted upon is now down to the devs.

  9. skeltoac
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Vote Dolly!

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