Spin PressThis off into a plugin
|Reported by:||georgestephanis||Owned by:|
PressThis has really been the ignored stepchild of WordPress for quite a while now. I'd like to propose that we spin it out of core and into a plugin (either installable via the plugin repo or bundled with wp, whatever)
Several things to consider:
- Backwards Compatability: What happens when someone upgrades then uses an old bookmarklet? I'd suggest either autoinstalling, or prompting them immediately to install the plugin through a special catch in core.
- Press This doesn't have an includes file in wp-admin/includes that other plugins could pull in, so extracting it is very unlikely to break plugins that could be manually pulling that in.
- This will make it easier to upgrade in plugin form, and let other people have an easier time hijacking it to use their own implementations.
In today's IRC chat, as sabreuse pointed out, everyone seemed to either favor spinning it out into a plugin, or didn't have much of an opinion. If you really want it in core, please speak up! I'd love to hear your reasons.
I'm willing to throw a massive chunk of time at this to make it work, if that's the decision that we decide to move forward with.