[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #28045: Passing variables to header

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Sun Apr 27 12:27:43 UTC 2014

#28045: Passing variables to header
 Reporter:  gallantfish      |      Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Themes           |    Version:  3.8.3
 Severity:  normal           |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                   |
 I'd like to pass variables to get_header() so I don't have to add extra
 formatting to get the header to behave / look different when the only
 change is the template.
 I don't want to create a new header just to add a class, nor detecting the
 template just to add a mobile version of the menu to the header.

 The cleanest way to do it, when only ONE thing triggers everything (a
 different template is selected) is by get_header() accepting variables.

 I have presented in previous feature requests future scenarios which
 became true in the next two years (as wp enhancements or successful
 plugins), and I was attacked, so excuse me if I don't present many cases
 now, in which this request would save us lots of time.

 I just don't remember them all the scenarios to open your mind to the
 possibilities without you having your own brainstorming, but I see
 previous people asking for this and they were just suggested alternate
 solutions (i.e. adding extra code and steps to accomplish the single usage
 they proposed).


Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/28045>
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