[wp-hackers] Easytags template system
handy.solo at gmail.com
Wed May 10 18:50:32 GMT 2006
I've seen your posts (I'm just a lurker)
On 5/10/06, Shawn McKenzie <shawn at mckenzies.net> wrote:
> Are my emails received on the list, or did I just jump into a touchy
> discussion ? :-) I hadn't seen any replies (not even flames, so I
> began to wonder if anyone saw it).
> Shawn McKenzie wrote:
> > A month or so ago I introduced myself and let everyone know that I had
> > ported my AutoTheme HTML Theme System to Wordpress. It does exactly
> > what you have outlined and more. As for supporting templates from
> > other systems, AutoTheme is already the predominant theme system for
> > PHP-Nuke, PostNuke, osCommerce, CRE Loaded shops etc...
> > I would be happy to answer any questions and provide any
> > testing/evaluation help that you might need.
> > There are thousands of AutoTheme themes on the Internet, both free and
> > commercial. Yes, some are crappy, but some are very nice also.
> > AutoTheme goes beyond just templating. It has taken the approach of a
> > full theme system that uses templates, not just a template engine or
> > language.
> > Also new is the ability to separate all of the side bar content into
> > individual blocks that can be positioned anywhere on the page. This
> > is rudimentary now, but can easily be improved.
> > I have a demo site up at http://wp.spidean.com. I would be happy to
> > give trusted members of this list admin access to see the
> > functionality so far.
> > Thanks!
> > -Shawn
> > Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> >> Came across this today:
> >> It's generally complimentary, but raises the oft-repeated point that
> >> people get scared by <?php ... ?> even though most templating systems
> >> are functionally equivalent to PHP. (Which I think can be very true.)
> >> So I thought I'd throw out an idea I've had baking for quite a while
> >> but haven't gotten around to coding: easytags.
> >> Basically the concept is that it's very easy to parse something like
> >> <$the_title$> into <?php the_title(); ?>. What if there was a plugin
> >> (or in WP core) an option that gave you a "friendly" view when
> >> editing templates? On display it could hide all the scary PHP it
> >> knows how to parse behind psuedo-HTML tags, and on save turn it back
> >> into the PHP that WordPress knows and love.
> >> Version two could have friendly arguments, so <$the_title
> >> before="yo"$> maps to the proper function calls. (This would be
> >> easier if we had a parse_str or array equiv for all functions with
> >> multiple arguments.)
> >> Version three+ doesn't need to be restricted to any one particular
> >> syntax. WordPress says <?php potato(); ?>, MT says <$$$potato$$$>,
> >> Blogger says <$potatospot$>, and Greymatter mumbles something under
> >> its breath about the potato famine... why not let people choose what
> >> style they want to use -- or even better yet natively support
> >> templates from other systems. It's just another set of regexes. All
> >> of a sudden the switching costs to WordPress just dropped as low as
> >> we could feasibly take them.
> >> Obscure systems could be support in plugins, it's all just a filter
> >> anyway.
> >> There is no additional overhead to WP because it's all stored as PHP
> >> at the end of the day (and for every page load). PHP or tags that
> >> aren't supported could just be left as-is. It doesn't need to be
> >> perfect, just to cover the 80% of each system that people actually use.
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