[wp-hackers] Zen-Coding for WordPress?

Philip Walton philip at philipwalton.com
Thu Apr 7 17:02:40 UTC 2011

If anyone is interested. I've put together some documentation on the PHP 
- Zen Coding project I wrote about a few weeks ago. Here is the URI: 

I've optomized it for WordPress to take advantage of functions like 
esc_attr() and esc_url() so developers don't have to worry about that stuff.

Here's a quick example:

echo $zc->expand(


<div class="posts">
     <li class="post1">Red</li>
     <li class="post2">Orange</li>
     <li class="post3">Yellow</li>
     <li class="post4">Green</li>
     <li class="post5">Blue</li>
     <li class="post6">Violet</li>

On 3/30/11 5:05 PM, Philip Walton wrote:
> Otto, I'm mainly planning on duplicating functionality, not trying to 
> tap into their existing code. And, I'm not planning on implementing 
> every single feature of the specification, since many of them don't 
> make sense in PHP.
> Also, there needs to be a way to pass content since, in the 
> text-editor version, the content is manually typed in.
> I've already got some ideas that are working pretty well, and I'll 
> post a demonstration when I'm finished.
> Philip
> On 3/30/11 4:53 PM, Otto wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM, Philip 
>> Walton<philip at philipwalton.com>  wrote:
>>> Paul, yes, It is a module for a text editor, but I think it would 
>>> also be
>>> useful programmatically.
>> The problem is that the entire zen-coding core is written in
>> Javascript, not in PHP. So unless you want to create a JS->PHP
>> converter or tie in a Javascript interpreter of some sort, there's no
>> way to process this sort of thing server-side.
>> -Otto
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