Posts Tagged ‘uninstalling’

Uninstall – Is There Such A Thing?

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January 7th, 2008
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When you think of uninstall, do you think of completely removing something? The official definition for the word is as follows, (uninstall) To remove completely from a system. I ask this question because I have discovered a problem that needs to be addressed by WordPress plugin authors. Over the lifespan of a WordPress installation, there may be a number of plugins that are installed and subsequently uninstalled. Typically, the installation of a WordPress plugin consist of uploading files, folders and then activating the plugin within the admin panel. However, some plugins include a bonus. These are the plugins that create database entries either in the form of tables or data. I’ve used WordPress for over 7 months now, and for those 7 months, I believed that when I deleted the folders and files that were attributed to a plugin, that it was in fact, uninstalled. Only now have I come […]

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