[wp-hackers] WordPress 3 - comment_form hooks

Davit Barbakadze jayarjo at gmail.com
Tue May 25 08:23:10 UTC 2010

Nice to see that hook being added!

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 3:43 PM, Jeff Rose <mirepup at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just curious if someone can suggest the proper way of supporting the
>> upcoming new hooks to comment_form in WordPress 3, while supporting backward
>> compatibility...
>> How could a plugin know if the comment_form action was called and is
>> hookable (ie: add or remove fields), versus the traditional HTML output?
>> Or am I missing something obvious?
> The obvious thing you're missing is that there really is no backwards
> compatibility necessary. The comment_form is wholly new to the core.
> If you're wanting to modify it via its hooks, then do so.
> But looking backwards, there was no comment form in the core. It was
> in the theme. So modifying the comment form previously required the
> user to manually edit their theme. You had no hooks into it at all
> except for the "comment_form", which was not always there (trust me on
> this, the number of questions I've gotten about SFC from people with
> weird ass comment forms is in the hundreds...).
> So backwards-wise, your users will still need to modify their form
> themselves if they want things there. But forwards looking, if the
> theme supports the new comment_form() call, then they won't have to do
> that any more.
> -Otto
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Davit Barbakadze

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