[wp-hackers] any plan about bufferizing the whole WP output?..

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Sat Dec 27 15:53:17 GMT 2008

To answer your original hackers question: No, WordPress has no plans to 
buffer the output, it had too many support issues and was removed. It is 
easier to build a plugin or in most cases compress the output on the server.

Good luck on the implementation.

Jacob Santos

dave jaggy wrote:
> No, adding to template won't work. It probably has to be functions.php... Hmm.
> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 7:19 PM, dave jaggy <jayarjo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yea, just as I thought. What keeps me from adding action handler right
>> into the template?!.. Nothing. Ouch...
>> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 7:15 PM, dave jaggy <jayarjo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> That problem was just a trigger of an idea and it's benefits. Anyway,
>>> do you have some solution for my problem? I mean, let's say you have
>>> theme that catches form submition and tries to redirect the user to
>>> the proper page. How would you solve this task? It is quiet possible
>>> that it is easy also and I just miss the point.
>>> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 6:40 PM, Gaarai <gaarai at gaarai.com> wrote:
>>>> Sounds like you are going at the problem in the completely wrong direction.
>>>> Your issue isn't that the output isn't buffered and needs to be; rather,
>>>> your issue is that you've latched into an action that is after the headers
>>>> have been sent.
>>>> Chris Jean
>>>> http://gaarai.com/
>>>> http://wp-roadmap.com/
>>>> dave jaggy wrote:
>>>>> The idea came to my mind, just when I had problems with redirection on
>>>>> my complicated theme. Every time I tried to redirect I got that
>>>>> 'headers already sent' thing and no redirection. Probably one has to
>>>>> write some separate redirection plugin to manage this problem on
>>>>> earlier stage - perhaps somewhere at 'init' level.
>>>>> Is the overhead so big to leave this feature alone. Could be handy
>>>>> sometimes. Imagine - at any time you have all the output, that is
>>>>> going to be sent to users browser, at your finger tips. We could write
>>>>> some good management parser functions, that could easily rearrange
>>>>> things in output. No? :)
>>>>> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Viper007Bond <viper at viper007bond.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> +1 to Ew.
>>>>>> And it's super easy to add via a plugin anyway. Just hook in at "init" to
>>>>>> start it and "shutdown" to output it.
>>>>>> On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 11:39 PM, DD32 <wordpress at dd32.id.au> wrote:
>>>>>>> Ew.
>>>>>>> Avoid buffering at all costs.
>>>>>>> It means that the PHP script needs to finish executing before any of the
>>>>>>> page is sent to the user, and adds some overhead.
>>>>>>> However, Some systems automatically buffer to compress the output.
>>>>>>> Plugins can also call any output buffer functions themselves if they
>>>>>>> wish
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> use an output buffer..
>>>>>>> 2008/12/27 dave jaggy <jayarjo at gmail.com>
>>>>>>>> Is there a plan around to bufferize the whole wordpress output, before
>>>>>>>> it actually gets echoed to a remote client? I think this gotta be
>>>>>>>> great, if one could fully manage (add/remove/alter) output before it
>>>>>>>> (headers) gets sent. Is there any API development plan in this
>>>>>>>> direction?
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