[wp-hackers] fixes for old versions

Eric Marden wp at xentek.net
Sun Jan 10 04:27:11 UTC 2010

On Jan 9, 2010, at 4:58 AM, TobiasBg wrote:

> Hi,
>>> * Is it hooking cleanly into WordPress?
>> Just curious if you could give some examples and counter-examples  
>> of that criteria?
> I would think, things like:
> hooking into the correct action hooks to insert CSS and JS (on both  
> backend and frontend),
> (counter-example: NOT on all admin pages),
> loading a textdomain only when necessary,
> maybe separate frontend and backend code,
> use APIs where available and possible (i.e. especially for DB  
> interaction),
> maybe use a class to remedy function naming conflicts,
> ...

Great examples Tobias.

In order to judge this, I imagine you would have to know the WordPress  
way of doing things. For me, even the general layout and formatting of  
the code is going to say a lot about the person who wrote it, their  
experience level, and whether or not the code smells ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_smell 

- Eric Marden
tw: @xentek

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