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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#35014 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Deprecate bloginfo()

Reported by: atomicjack Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.6
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: docs Cc:

Description

bloginfo() is quite a specific function - in that, it references 'blog'.

WordPress is more than just a blog system, it is a CMS, and as such, the functions should take this into account.

I recommend deprecating bloginfo() and replacing it with a less specifically named function.

Change History (1)

#1 @swissspidy
4 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

There are many functions in WordPress that still reference sites as blogs, like switch_to_blog() for example.

However, we do not simply deprecate functions because of their naming. We deprecate functions when there are better, more robust solutions to do something. (get_)bloginfo() works perfectly fine and is reliable.

One of WordPress' principles is that code refactoring should not be done just because we can. See https://make.wordpress.org/core/2011/03/23/code-refactoring/ for more information.

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