[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #19098: QTags.addButton not working according to the docblocks

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#19098: QTags.addButton not working according to the docblocks
 Reporter:  amereservant  |       Owner:  azaozz
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  reviewing
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General       |     Version:  3.3
 Severity:  minor         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |

Comment (by amereservant):

 Tell me what you think of this idea...

 There's a couple of ways to do this and one idea is using a global such as
 {{{$wp_quicktag_buttons}}} and then you could create two functions,
 {{{add_quicktag_button($id, $title, $arg1, $arg2, $access_key,
 $priority)}}} and {{{remove_quicktag_button($id)}}} that modify the
 {{{$wp_quicktag_buttons}}} global.

 In {{{WP_Editor::editor_settings}}}, add the default buttons (like they
 have been added in quicktags.js at the bottom) and then add them to the
 {{{$qtInit}}} variable before calling the 'quicktags_settings' filter,
 which would give developers a chance to filter out buttons they don't want
 or add new ones at the last minute, although they should use the two
 previously mentioned functions and hook to the quicktags_settings filter
 at the latest.

 The value of {{{$wp_quicktag_buttons}}} could be a simple array such as:
 $wp_quicktag_buttons = array(
     10 => array(
               'id'         => 'strong',
               'title'      => 'b',
               'arg1'       => '<strong>',
               'arg2'       => '</strong>',
               'accesskey'  => 'b'
     20 => array(
               'id'         => 'em',
               'title'      => 'i',
               'arg1'       => '<em>',
               'arg2'       => '</em>',
               'accesskey'  => 'i'

 Finally, once that is converted into a JSON-Encoded object and added to
 the ''qtInit'' object, the values can easily be iterated over in the
 quicktags.js and added, similar to how they are added at the bottom now.
 This would allow you to do away with the ''disabled_buttons'' variable in
 the {{{$qtInit}}} array and the ''buttons'' variable could be changed to
 the value of {{{$wp_quicktag_buttons}}}, making it an array instead of a
 comma-separated string.

 I'm not sure what else would need to be changed to accommodate these
 changes since I'm not spending too much time on this idea until I get
 feedback, but it seems very easy to implement with very little changes to
 the current code and would allow greater flexibility in the future.

 I'd be glad to write the patches for this if you like the idea, but I
 wanted to get feedback first in case there's something I'm overlooking or
 if this doesn't sound like a good idea to anyone but me.  Thanks!

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/19098#comment:4>
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