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Too Static (3 posts)

  1. Raphael
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is a promising plugin, thanks!

    It lacks adaptability, though. Please consider moving all stylistic code from hardcoded to user-definable.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-footnotes/

  2. Raphael
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just realised that actually most style is implemented using css classes that are provided nowhere, so users can edit their style to accomodate their needs. Sorry for my hastiness; I had only noted the lack of a css file earlier.

    This is definitely better than hardcoding but such changes can be lost during style upgrades.

    What is hardcoded, though, is the way how you separate entries from footnotes. This should definitely put into users' hands.

    Also, please move your setting(s) from WordPress Settings to a separate page. Afaik it is considered (very) bad style to pollute WordPress administration pages; can't find a reference now.

  3. Andrew Nacin
    Lead Developer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Raphael,

    Correct, that's currently hardcoded. I'll work on that.

    Not applying styles was an initial objective of the plugin, and I don't think I'll be changing that. You can drop styles into your theme or a child theme, or even a standalone plugin if you wish.

    I don't think I'll be moving the settings to another page. The WordPress project subscribes to a philosophy of Decisions, Not Options -- I didn't even want to add any option at all, but I added this one mainly for compatibility. I think leaving it in its current position is proper -- it is indeed a reading setting. It's far better to do this than to add an additional settings page.

    Sorry for the delayed reply.

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