[wp-hackers] Re: Deprecated functions in the codex

Chris Poteet cpoteet at siolon.com
Fri Dec 7 02:40:58 GMT 2007

The great thing about a wiki--if you don't like it and think it could
be better then change it.  The community will flush it out.
Democratic knowledge retention!

On Dec 6, 11:59 am, Hacker Scot <shac... at birdhouse.org> wrote:
> The user experience of landing on a Codex page for a deprecated
> function is lousy.
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/get_links
> "This function has been deprecated. That means it has been replaced by
> a new function or is no longer supported, and may be removed from
> future versions. All code that uses this function should be converted
> to use its replacement if one exists."
> OK, so what function should you use instead? No hint whatsoever on
> that page. So  you turn to the "Related" section at the bottom of the
> page hoping to find a similar function that's not deprecated. But nope
> - each of these:
>   get_links_list,  wp_get_links,  get_links,  wp_get_linksbyname,
> get_linksbyname
> has the same "I'm stuck in a hole with nowhere to turn" message as
> above, no hint as to what to use instead. I think the Codex can do
> better. I'd be happy to do some editing in the Codex to fix this, IF I
> had a reliable list of all deprecated functions and their
> replacements. Is there one?
> ./s
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