[wp-hackers] Easytags template system

Chris Casciano chris at placenamehere.com
Wed May 10 12:56:15 GMT 2006

On May 10, 2006, at 3:07 AM, Matt Mullenweg wrote:

> Owen Winkler wrote:
>> There is a large body of other arguments against easytags and for 
>> native code.  I'm omitting those here to prevent myself from 
>> imploding.
> I wasn't suggesting a template system at all, just a filter on the WP 
> template-editing textareas that make the template syntax friendlier 
> for people editing through the web form.

My thought from the sidelines on this one is that while I don't doubt 
that the current use of <?php ?> might be intimidating to a new user, 
I'd worry about the confusion that would be created when the new user 
finally learns the new masked syntax and then wants to graduate out of 
the admin window, wants to inspect another theme, reads a tutorial 
written somewhere or otherwise encounters <?php ?> and now has to go 
reconcile the masking system you've gone and implemented.

Would the confusion or intimidation presented by two "different" 
template syntaxes be better or worse then the current intimidation 
issues you're trying to solve?

[ Chris Casciano ]
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