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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 22 months ago

Last modified 22 months ago

#4893 closed enhancement (invalid)

Audit of all filter and action names.

Reported by: westi Owned by: westi
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Plugins Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I think for 2.4 we should do an early audit of all the filters and actions in the core and ensure that they follow the following set of rules:

  1. All names should be unique
  2. All names should be relevant to the calling context
  3. All filters should pass in relevant context information

This should then ensure plugins can easily filter just the things they want to.

This is to avoid messes like the_title

./wp-includes/post-template.php:        return apply_filters( 'the_title', $title );
./wp-includes/comment.php:      $post_title = apply_filters('the_title', $post->post_title);
./wp-includes/classes.php:              $output .= $indent . '<li class="' . $css_class . '"><a href="' . get_page_link($page->ID) . '" title="' . att
ribute_escape(apply_filters('the_title', $page->post_title)) . '">' . apply_filters('the_title', $page->post_title) . '</a>';
./wp-includes/deprecated.php:           $string .= apply_filters('the_title', $post->post_title, $post);
./wp-includes/deprecated.php:           $string .= apply_filters('the_title', $post->post_title, $nextpost);
./wp-includes/link-template.php:        $title = apply_filters('the_title', $post->post_title, $post);
./wp-includes/link-template.php:        $title = apply_filters('the_title', $post->post_title, $post);
./wp-includes/general-template.php:                                             $text = strip_tags(apply_filters('the_title', $arc_title));

Change History (15)

#1 @ryan
8 years ago

I think 'the_title' filters should probably be moved to 'post_title' so we can let sanitize_post apply the filters. All of the places manually applying the_title would then use sanitize_post.

#2 @foolswisdom
8 years ago

  • Keywords early added

#3 @westi
8 years ago

Include #4004

#4 @darkdragon
8 years ago

  • Keywords hunt-sendnext added

Send next?

#5 @lloydbudd
8 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.4 to 2.5

#6 @santosj
8 years ago

  • Keywords hunt-sendnext removed


#7 @Denis-de-Bernardy
7 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Plugins

shouldn't we close this? as in, it's too late?

#8 @Denis-de-Bernardy
6 years ago

this ticket makes the early keyword seem very laughable. :D

#9 @hakre
6 years ago

Versus: #4152

#10 @ryan
6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

#11 @ptahdunbar
6 years ago

3.0 seems like a good time to review this ticket

#12 @scribu
6 years ago

  • Keywords early removed
  • Type changed from task (blessed) to enhancement

#13 @nacin
22 months ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

This has sailed a dozen times around the world by now. Closing. New tickets for specific issues.

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #wordpress-dev by nacin. View the logs.

22 months ago

#15 @SergeyBiryukov
22 months ago

the_title argument inconsistencies were handled in #13558 and #16688.

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