WordPress Options Passed To JavaScript #1

In WordPress you are not always in the PHP world and so you have to pass settings and data from the database to scripts sometimes. In many Plugins you can find solutions in loading the wp-load.php and therefore access to all features of WordPress. Long ago Otto (Samuel Wood) already referred to this fact and this articles shows solutions. Questions still there and still there are Plugins that load the wp-load.php precisely because of such problems.

A similar problem arises when the source of the scripts is not just written in the footer area of WordPress, but outsourced to a file and via wp_enqueue_script() included. Only then WordPress can manage, compromises and optimizes these scripts for delivery. Therefore I would like to show two examples, how to pass data from PHP to JS.
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Best Practice for Multilanguage WordPress Content? New Plugin!

Since the beginning of WordPress the desire to publish the content in different languages is huge. But the topic can quickly become complex, because not only the rendering of content in the form of text in different languages ​​is an issue, we also have to take care of the meta data for content, for images that can be different depending on the language and the use of the admin interface in the preferred language. Thus, only a part would be covered depending on the requirements (a example on StackExchange) it would quickly become an project and WordPress would be just a "small" framework behind it. There are already many Plugins available, the different approaches - new tables in the system or separation of content for each language in a table entry to post, or other solutions.

All these solutions have their limitations, are inflexible and you go into a dependency that will be hard to get out and with each update of WordPress you have to check if the Plugin is still working or has any bugs with the new version. Therefore, I would suggest a solution that we use in our Inpsyde Team frequently for customers and maintained their strength in the flexibility, in extensibility and in its capacity to use the WordPress standard without changing the core or anything else. You can deactivate the Plugin at any time, you won't lose anything, your website remains the same.

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Separate Logic From Output

Once HTML is defined within a function for output, the HTML will be separated from the logic! In this case the function is defined twice. A function contains only logic and values ​​are returned only as return. The second function will contain HTML, test logic, loops or hooks and outputs values ​​as echo. Ok, the smart asses will say MVC, yeah you right, but WordPress does not pursue a Consistent MVC pattern!

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Register Settings on WordPress Multisite

The use of WordPress for several blogs in the network can be useful to simplify several steps and is becoming increasingly popular. Whether you want the classical scenarios of blog hosting service or like to create multilingual websites or other ideas. Therefore, it is also important for plugin developers to use the functions and to expand or develop their own Plugins for it specifically.

Much is the same, but not all, and in this small article I would like to briefly explain how you set settings in the database when you activate a Plugin. Continue reading …