Idea: CMS agnostic cloud storage plugin
So I’ve been looking into cloud storage a bit again - and I decided to do a bit of quick research on the top three CMS in my life: Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress. I wanted to see if my idea made sense…
So first, here are the competitors:
Drupal Cloud Storage
Joomla Cloud Storage
Wordpress Cloud Storage
So, here’s the idea
Build the core, add on the plugins
I think a great idea would be for someone to build a core storage system for adding, updating, and retrieving assets using the cloud. Things like SimpleCloud are a good starting place. So, make a quick wrapper around this and support a number of cloud storage things.
Here’s the kicker: write a plugin for each of the three CMS that uses your core library. The plugin is different code - a completely separate tool. It interacts with the actual CMS and then calls methods from your main library. The plugins could have their own individual features too - like ‘migrate existing content.’
Keeping things modular like this allows the core library to keep updating independent of plugins. And, when a new version of the CMS comes out, only one plugin needs to be updated - not the entire suite.