[wp-hackers] Shortcodes + wpautop() & wptexturize()

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Fri May 23 04:29:52 GMT 2008

If that's the way it's supposed to happen (and it sounds good if it is),
then it's currently broken in trunk and I believe 2.5.1.

Although it looks to me like those patches more deal with not wrapping the
whole shortcode in a <p> if it stands by itself rather than not messing with
the contents of valid shortcodes, but my regex is rusty.

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:39 PM, DD32 <wordpress at dd32.id.au> wrote:

> I wasnt aware of that, I was mearly replying to Viper007Bond.
> If thats the way its supposed to happen right now, then Great! :)
> On Thu, 22 May 2008 15:33:25 +1000, Aaron D. Campbell <aaron at xavisys.com>
> wrote:
>  http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6444 should have taken care of that,
>> and it worked without autop for me in 2.5.1.  Specifically
>> http://trac.wordpress.org/changeset/7816 should keep autop from
>> affecting shortcodes.  Having said that, I'll try to take a look at
>> trunk tomorrow and see if something got messed up.
>> DD32 wrote:
>>> My opinion:
>>> wpautop/wptexturize should ignore the content of shortcodes, and allow
>>> the shortcode handler to take care of all outputted formatting.
>>> Else how is the shortcode handler supposed to get the data that the
>>> user has supplied it?
>>> If i supply a shortcode:
>>> [shortcode]
>>> Some text
>>> Some Text
>>> [/shortcode]
>>> I want that exact code to be passed along
>>> The same goes for if it contains special characters, HTML, or anything
>>> else i can think of.
>>> I think some trust needs to be given to a plugin if its chose to
>>> output some HTML, its not allways WordPress's place to stand in and
>>> dictate how it should speak(the html it outputs).
>>> On Thu, 22 May 2008 13:56:41 +1000, Viper007Bond
>>> <viper at viper007bond.com> wrote:
>>>  This is kinda RE: http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6444   but I
>>>> thought I'd
>>>> take the discussion up here rather than re-open the ticket or make a new
>>>> one.
>>>> I'm (attempting) to write a shortcode-powered code posting plugin.
>>>> You type
>>>> like [code lang="php"]some code here[/code] and it
>>>> htmlspecialchar()'s it
>>>> and other things.
>>>> The problem I'm running into though is both wpautop() and
>>>> wptexturize() are
>>>> both ruining the internals of my shortcodes by either formatting them or
>>>> adding paragraph marks where I have mutli-line code posts.
>>>> So I can think of three solutions:
>>>> 1. wpautop() and wptexturize() get modified to not touch the
>>>> internals of
>>>> valid shortcodes. I have tickets open for this (
>>>> http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6984 &
>>>> http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6969 ) but I don't know how those
>>>> will pan
>>>> out or if it's even the best solution.
>>>> 2. Bring back the before/after-10 code. This is also probably not the
>>>> best
>>>> solution as it's ugly and adds tons of excess code.
>>>> 3. I hook in pre-10 with my own filter, hack the $shortcode_tags
>>>> global so
>>>> it only contains my shortcodes, apply do_shortcodes() to the
>>>> $content, and
>>>> then put $shortcode_tags back to what it was. My shortcode processing
>>>> functions will need to replace the code blocks with placeholders that'll
>>>> survive wpautop() and wptexturize() and then at level 11, I replace my
>>>> placeholders with the real HTML I want. Ugh.
>>>> Any thoughts / suggestions on this whole ordeal?
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