A Meta-Plugin for Bespoke Data Management in WordPress
de Spindler, Alexandre; (2012). A Meta-Plugin for Bespoke Data Management in WordPress. In: Proceedings of WISE 2012. 13th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering. LNCS: Springer. Peer reviewed.;
WordPress is a powerful and extensible platform for web-based information publishing and management. While the WordPress core is targeted to the publication of chronologically ordered textual articles typical of blogs, users have developed plugins as well as themes to support the data management requirements of specific domains such as e-commerce or e-learning. However, the creation of such plugins requires development skills and effort. We present a meta-plugin that automatically generates bespoke plugins for data management based on user-defined ER models. We illustrate the approach using an example of creating a WordPress site for managing information about courses.