[wp-hackers] Useless Filter

Jennifer Hodgdon yahgrp at poplarware.com
Tue Feb 17 17:29:09 GMT 2009

In answer to your question at the end of your post: You are missing 
something. There are some plugins that need to filter titles in a way 
that only depends on the text.

If you are interested, one example is multi-lingual plugins. When you 
edit a post, you type something like this in for the post title:
   [lang_en]Title in English[/lang_en][lang_es]Titulo en Español[/lang_es]
But when the blog is being viewed, you only display either English or 
Spanish, depending on URL, cookies, etc. That is done with a 
'the_title' filter, which decides on the language and spits out just 
one part of that text. Independent of post ID, where it is being used, 

I'm not saying you shouldn't advocate adding some more information to 
'the_title', but the current usage is NOT useless.


Nathan Rice wrote:
> So last night I was trying to build a plugin when I ran across this code in
> http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/trunk/wp-includes/classes.php
> $output .= $indent . '<li class="' . $css_class . '"><a href="' .
> get_page_link($page->ID) . '" title="' .
> attribute_escape(apply_filters('the_title', $page->post_title)) . '">' .
> $link_before . apply_filters('the_title', $page->post_title) . $link_after .
> '</a>';
> Am I missing something, or am I right in thinking that the use of this
> filter here is completely non-existent?

Jennifer Hodgdon * Poplar ProductivityWare

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