[wp-hackers] Shortcodes and formatting

Duane Storey duanestorey at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 17:46:23 GMT 2008

The only thing I don't like about plugins that use shortcodes is that
if you disable the plugin, you're left with a bunch of markup that no
longer renders.   While not as user friendly, it would be nice if
Wordpress supported shortcodes in HTML comment sections, i.e.

<!-- flickr: <someid> -->

or something like that.  That way when the plugin was disabled the
user wouldn't see anything.

On 3/31/08, Aaron D. Campbell <aaron at xavisys.com> wrote:
> Looks like this is already in trunk!  I added my comments on the ticket
>  (as well as another diff), but I'll put them here for anyone who cares:
>  I actually support a slightly different solution. I think that there are
>  cases where post-wpautop() is great (most of the time for me), but I can
>  see that there are times where you would want pre-wpautop() (especially
>  for the less-advanced users). We should be able to do both. I'm
>  attaching a patch that will allow people to use shortcodes as they
>  worked before this ticket (pre-wpautop), or they can use them
>  post-wpautop by passing a 3rd argument to add_shortcode like:
>  add_shortcode('googleMap', array($wpGoogleMaps, 'testTags'), true);
>  For me personally, the default should be the latter (priority 11), but I
>  thought this would have as little impact on people currently developing
>  for 2.5. However, if you think the default should change, I can upload
>  another diff.
>  Mark Jaquith wrote:
>  > On Mar 31, 2008, at 10:37 AM, Aaron D. Campbell wrote:
>  >> Is there a way to run these shortcodes post-formatting?
>  >
>  >
>  > Please see http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6444, which moves
>  > shortcodes to "11" (post-formatting).  I'd appreciate it if you could
>  > apply that patch and see how your Google maps HTML fares.
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