[wp-hackers] new filter hook in get_option()

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Fri Oct 15 15:02:27 UTC 2010

On 15 Oct 2010, at 15:58, Peter Westwood wrote:

> Hi,
> On 15 Oct 2010, at 15:27, Leo germani wrote:
>> Ive submited a patch to create a new filter hook in get_option() function.
>> I think its very useful and completely harmless, so I would like to ask if
>> you guys can have a look and share opinions here.
>> the description:
>> Current filter 'pre_option_$option' does not pass the option name as a
>> parameter, so you need to have one specific function for each option you
>> want to filter. This does not allow you to filter dynamically created
>> options, nor lets you filter all options if you want to do so.
>> My patch creates a new filter called 'get_option' which passes the
>> parameters 'option_name' and the 'default_value', so you can have one filter
>> to filter many options.
> If you need context please use {{{current_filter()}}}.

Opps I hit send to quickly :-(

Basically, if you need to hook in one function to the pre_option_ filter for more than one option you can call current_filter and work out your context from that.

We don't need an extra filter run for every option call.

Peter Westwood
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