Tschoepe: Yeah hence the shortcode
Birtwell: Hi all, I have a custom DB table and functionality for listing/editing etc the data for this from the admin area. A request has come through to be able to add an image to it, but unsure how to correctly process/handle image uploads in the admin area
Czajkowski: I would probably go for custom field with the code to be executed.
Kobylski: Does anyone have any pointers?
Suffridge: Any suggestions on debugging Gravity Forms? I just see the ajaxy spinner without submission
Holzhueter: Didnt think about that option
Carina: I would probably lurk into phpExec plugin to see how they did it.
Eichhorn: Anyhow, it certainly is problematic from a security point of view. you don’t want users to byp*** security mechanisms such as user roles and permissions by adding executable PHP code in a custom field.
Tschoepe: Whats wrong with a shortcode plugin?
Tschoepe: You can put it in wherever you want then
Massie: Shortcodes aren’t very performant. I don’t think it’s a great idea to create a new shortcode for each post that has PHP snippets if you make a website with lots of code examples.
Holzhueter: Pixolin, if I were to store code snippets in single .php files that I would retrieve with shortcodes or not the returned data from at WP-the_content time , where should I place my .php files on my server. Does it matter at all?
Erlich: I certainly wouldn’t place them in any other folder but wp-content
Metchikoff: To separate your own stuff with WordPress core
Terherst: When moving a new website
Terherst: When moving a new theme to a existing website, is it needed to do that Settings – Update Permalinks ?
Friedli: Terherst: if that theme brings it’s own custom post typey e.g. for a profiles page, I would do so. but generally not.
Dipalma: As CPT’s should be plugin territory
Terherst: Because it contains logic
Holzhueter: Pixolin. How about a single shortcode that reffers to a filename it should return content from? like codeoutput stristri.php
Hennegan: Holy Moly, it’s amazing to see tickets for WordCamp Berlin get sold as fast. Two thirds of all tickets sold in two hours.
Holzhueter: So for each page that i have code stored in a visual representation i also in the end of the content use a shortcode that points to a unique filename
Diiorio: Lo2dk: and you keep editing the shortcode? Nah …
Holzhueter: I see what you mean. then I would need to update the shortcode refferences all the time
Holzhueter: And have a huge library of them
Holzhueter: I dont see why it would be necessary though from an abstract level not talking WP specifically
Holzhueter: All i want is to point to a parent folder which could be the path: wp-contentcodesnippets
Holzhueter: Then i could have some function that looks through all subfolders and files within
Holzhueter: And return anything if there is a matching filename with the p***ed parameter filename
Frix: First of all, you don’t want to make those snippets executable by themselves. Imagine you would write a blog post showing how easy it was to destroy data.
Pocasangre: Second, you don’t want to keep editing functions for each post.
Curley: New question; Does WP actually keep any kind of actual security list of major security fixes? I remember checking a couple months ago and couldn’t even find as much as a reliable security mailing list
Holzhueter: I dont want editable snippets. I want snippets that I have pre selected and customized
Withiam: Nate: it’s simple: always update and you don’t need to worry about security issues from the past.
Curley: Pixolin: That’s nice logic and all but realistically speaking when you’re handling a crapton of WP boards set up by others in the past, sometimes knowing what versions may be vulnerable can let you prioritize time more properly 😛