tag grouping

xili-tidy-tags 1.9: NEW tag grouping features

Here in demo:
xili-tidy-tags 1.9 introduces new grouping features using core WordPress functionalities.

The screenshot above is explicit 😉

If you click tag ‘editor‘, under the Tags Archives title, for demo (as a list), link to another tags in other languages (here only french).
The navigation menu is also improved and language (here flag) redirect to another tag of the group in the target language.

Don’t confuse new multilingual group (tags with the same meaning but in a different language) and tidy tags groups (tags grouped under a word (semantic group like trademark) or a language (english or german,…). Imagine a tag ‘red’ grouped with ‘rouge’ and ‘rot’, with new function it is possible to display the group and to find a tag in another language (rouge in french…).

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xili-tidy-tags version 1.8.6 released with a new template tag !

With new version of WP this summer (3.6 oscar), now new version of xili-tidy-tags plugin:

As example, the source now contains a new template tag – xili_tidy_tags_dropdown – to display a tag cloud as a dropdown list as expected by some users.
In my opinion, dropdown html tag is a little strange way and a flowed solution combining html and a little javascript (requiring jQuery) to redirect to the link associated with the tag (like in a cloud).

The example code is at (around) line 1009 in file of the plugin. The syntax is very easy like another plugin tag for cloud with a param (id_dropdown) to set the unique ID to a unique value for jQuery.

Soon more explanations…

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Case of main filters/actions during initialisation of WP [reserved for developers]

[note: example with jetpack was based on version 2.3. now recent jetpack 2.4 have changed initialization according better rules explained here]

What you need to know before adding filters in plugin or theme’s file functions.php ?

The case of main filters/actions during initialisation of WP.

The time line is very visible if your read the wp-settings.php file line by line.

Launching (do_action) of plugins_loaded (#211) preceeds that of init (#306). And both occur after plugin files including loop. (#196)

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// Load active plugins.
foreach ( wp_get_active_and_valid_plugins() as $plugin )
	include_once( $plugin );
unset( $plugin );
 
// Load pluggable functions.
require( ABSPATH . WPINC . '/pluggable.php' );
require( ABSPATH . WPINC . '/pluggable-deprecated.php' );
 
// Set internal encoding.
wp_set_internal_encoding();
 
// Run wp_cache_postload() if object cache is enabled and the function exists.
if ( WP_CACHE && function_exists( 'wp_cache_postload' ) )
	wp_cache_postload();
 
do_action( 'plugins_loaded' );

Why it is important to understand filter priority during enqueuing ?

The things – including files, instancing classes, adding filter (action) – need to be done one after the other. They must give (allow) place to be modified by another plugin. Doing one of these things inside the step where plugin files are being included is not efficient and the order is only related to name of plugins and it difficult or impossible for another plugin to modify installed filters by the previous plugin. Because adding a specific filter for a specific plugin is uneasy to maintain, it is far better to follow time line and standard filter (action).

What can we learn from the launch of jetpack plugin – latest lines of jetpack.php ?

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// line 4580 and...
add_action( 'init', array( 'Jetpack', 'init' ) );
add_action( 'plugins_loaded', array( 'Jetpack', 'load_modules' ), 100 );
add_filter( 'jetpack_static_url', array( 'Jetpack', 'staticize_subdomain' ) );
 
Jetpack_Sync::sync_options( __FILE__, 'widget_twitter' );

We find two main filters (action), init and plugins_loaded… And what happen in wp-settings.php

Launching (do_action) of plugins_loaded (#209) preceeds that of init (#306).

At end of jetpack.php a function calling Twitter is fired when including plugin file (#194) ( Jetpack_Sync::sync_options( FILE, ‘widget_twitter’ ); ). This function instanciates at this time the jetpack class. So the (previous) init filter seems to be redundant and explains some difficultes with load_plugin_textdomain step. So jetpack plugin architecture need cleaning works !

About functions and objects added in functions.php of current theme.

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$GLOBALS['wp_locale'] = new WP_Locale();
 
// Load the functions for the active theme, for both parent and child theme if applicable.
if ( ! defined( 'WP_INSTALLING' ) || 'wp-activate.php' === $pagenow ) {
	if ( TEMPLATEPATH !== STYLESHEETPATH && file_exists( STYLESHEETPATH . '/functions.php' ) )
		include( STYLESHEETPATH . '/functions.php' );
	if ( file_exists( TEMPLATEPATH . '/functions.php' ) )
		include( TEMPLATEPATH . '/functions.php' );
}
 
do_action( 'after_setup_theme' );
 
// Set up current user.
$wp->init();
 
/**
 * Most of WP is loaded at this stage, and the user is authenticated. WP continues
 * to load on the init hook that follows (e.g. widgets), and many plugins instantiate
 * themselves on it for all sorts of reasons (e.g. they need a user, a taxonomy, etc.).
 *
 * If you wish to plug an action once WP is loaded, use the wp_loaded hook below.
 */
do_action( 'init' );
 
// Check site status
if ( is_multisite() ) {
	if ( true !== ( $file = ms_site_check() ) ) {
		require( $file );
		die();
	}
	unset($file);
}

This file is included after plugins file and roles defined. The file of the child theme is inserted after that of the parent theme. (# 287), and then launching ( (do_action) after_setup_theme (#294) preceeding init (#306). It is therefore possible to modify plugin behaviour or filters inserted by plugins. All here will only activate if this theme is the current. When reading wp-settings.php, we see that only filters (present in wp-settings) like ‘init’ can be used or modified (associated function changed or his priority…). Note that in case of child theme, the priority of after_setup_theme must set to 11. So the functions fired by the ‘child’ filter will be executed ‘after’ those of parent.