[wp-hackers] Templatedia, a new work in progress plugin

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Thu Aug 30 14:02:06 GMT 2007

Nice idea, that's for sure :-)

Can "template elements" be used from within posts as well? Or only in
the theme php?

Wasn't there a plugin a while back for adding Smarty to WP? Anyone
know what happened to it?

On 8/30/07, Viper007Bond <viper at viper007bond.com> wrote:
> I was bored the other day, in the mood to code, and surfing when it occurred
> to me that Wikipedia / MediaWiki's template system would work well as a
> template system for posts. For example, a box that says "download this
> plugin" with a fancy icon and all that. You could simply do
> {{downloadbox|file.zip}} and it'd put the box's HTML there along with the
> right link.
> So, partially as a coding challenge to myself but as well as to develop a
> plugin I figured some people might get some use out of, I present you all my
> new plugin: Templatedia
> At 100 lines of code, it's a lot simpler than I expected it to be, but then
> again it has no user interface yet and is still missing some advanced
> template abilities that the original MediaWiki format has.
> If you'd like to check out what I have so far, I've pastebin'ed it:
> http://wp-hackers.pastebin.com/f3c38ad72
> Be warned -- it may not the best way to go about doing this feature. I came
> up with it from scratch and didn't use anything as a basis in terms of code.
> I'm also really inexperienced when it comes to regex, so no laughing please.
> :P
> Feature suggestions and comments are welcome, especially at this early stage
> when it's still easy to change things. ;)
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