[wp-hackers] Third Party Widgets
ryan at boren.nu
Sat Apr 28 19:21:19 GMT 2007
On 4/28/07, Computer Guru <computerguru at neosmart.net> wrote:
> No go.
> Is this the alternative widgets "Sidebar Modules" thingy code by any chance?
> Because I never could get the options to show with SBM on my server
> though they always worked great locally.
> (The old widgets.php always worked great everywhere)
Look in the widgets plugin (not core widgets) and you will see code like this:
$name = __($name);
That is worthless for i18n purposes. Only literal strings should be
passed to __(). We fixed this for widgets on wordpress.com many moons
ago. That fix included the extra $id field and back compatibility
code so that third-party widgets wouldn't have to change. After a soak
period on wordpress.com it was supposed to go upstream, but evidently
that never happened. Andy owes us all a beer. ;-)
Anyhow, since the changes never went upstream, the back compat never
got properly debugged. I brought the wordpress.com version of widgets
with the i18n fixes into WP core, and here we are. Send me links to
any widgets that are causing problems and I will try to fix
compatibility for them.
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