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[resolved] Does it use 'echo' or '_e'? (2 posts)

  1. Clifford Paulick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does it use 'echo' or '_e'?
    P.S. How much more overhead does this add compared to doing the condition checks myself, say 25 times (i.e. 25 different conditionals, possibly more actual functions)?

    Thank you.

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  2. Scott Reilly
    WordPress & Plugin Dev
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    It uses echo. _e() is only really useful if it is utilized in conjunction with a textdomain, which can't be parameterized.

    It technically adds a slight bit more overhead. It essentially does the condition checks you'd do, but in order to accommodate passing along arbitrary arguments (making it flexible), it also uses func_get_args(). The extra overhead is quite minuscule and shouldn't be noticeable. Even if being done 25+ times in a page.

    With the plugin, you save in time writing the code, you write/see less code, and have some flexibility afforded by some of the various methods provided by the plugin. But everyone's perception of that value will vary.

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