Allow download and installation of extensions through admin panel #760

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ghengeveld opened this Issue Nov 29, 2011 · 4 comments

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@ghengeveld
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A nice feature that Wordpress has is the option to download and install plugins directly through the admin panel, without having to use FTP at all. Also, it would be a great way to streamline updates (both core and extensions).

@trustmaster
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A worthy note: Wordpess uses FTP/SFTP to update core and plugin files. This way "chmod 777" security problem is avoided. I think FTP/SFTP-based operations is a must, this means installer module would need this too.

Honestly I don't think this can be achieved by 1.0, this also means rebuilding the extensions repository to be downloadable in a certain way.

@Kilandor
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Kilandor commented Dec 1, 2011

I think this would require hosting the downloads and standardized upload/format properly etc.

@Dayver
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Dayver commented Jan 20, 2012

I think this decision is undoubtedly a plus for users who may want to go to Cotonti with Wordpress

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@trustmaster
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I don't think this is doable by 1.0, clearing the milestone for now.

@trustmaster trustmaster removed this from the Siena 1.0.0 milestone Sep 20, 2014
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