[wp-hackers] Looking for quick input on creating new action hooks...

David Chait davebytes at comcast.net
Fri May 27 23:31:42 GMT 2005


...Or something along those lines.  The concept is actions that (in future 
templates, or added to current ones) would execute inside the post DIV, one 
right at the start, one right at the end.  I'm working on plugins that allow 
you to insert custom content into The Loop without editing the template, and 
figure why have people call a custom function, when they could just have 
do_action('wp_post_out_end');   Y'know what I mean?  Seems like sprinkling 
new action hook locations is more useful than adding another function call 
directly because:

1. it insulates the 'disabling plugin wrecks the template' issues.
2. it allows for further plugin development to extend across templates, 
making better plugins AND themes.  might even spark ideas for plugins when 
you see where you can insert things dynamically.
3. as templates add the 'generic' actions, switching themes should retain 

Thoughts?  Are those names self-explanatory?


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