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Post Snippets

Keep a snippet library of text, HTML or PHP code to be used in posts. Variables can be set for more flexibility. Inserts directly or as shortcodes.

Version 2.5.3 - 14 Feb 2016

  • Fixes an issue with the compression library for import and export.

Version 2.5.2 - 7 Feb 2016

  • Fixes an issue than can occur when other plugins bootstrap WordPress Admin and then includes admin_head but not admin_footer, like download monitor.
  • Refactors parts of the code to prepare for a future snippet storage update.

Version 2.5.1 - 6 Feb 2016

  • Makes strings inside javascripts translatable.
  • Removes {content} from shortcode output if the shortcode is not enclosed.

Version 2.5 - 21 Jan 2016

  • Implements an options tab to handle plugin settings.
  • Reverts the change implemented in version 2.3.9 to exclude post snippets from custom editors by default, and instead adds it as an optional setting.
  • Fixes a conflict with plugins that adds custom editors on the frontend.

Version 2.4 - 18 Dec 2015

  • Fixes potential conflict with WP Editor on none post screens.
  • Removes notice message on some screens if WordPress debug mode is enabled.

Version 2.3.9 - 14 Dec 2015

  • Only includes the javascript code to include Post Snippets in WordPress' editor on post editing related screens, to avoid potential conflicts with other plugins.

Version 2.3.8 - 10 Dec 2015

  • Adds validation of shortcode names. Invalid shortcode names now gets highlighted in red.

Version 2.3.7 - 4 Nov 2015

  • Updates translatable strings to be Language Pack compatible.

Version 2.3.6 - 15 Jul 2015

  • Bumps minimum required PHP version to 5.3.0.
  • Adds list of translators to inline documentation.

Version 2.3.5 - 18 Jan 2015

  • Adds new developer filter, post_snippets_snippets_list.
  • Integrates plugin doc to the post editor help tab.
  • Adds complete plugin usage documentation to the settings help tab.

Version 2.3.4 - 20 Sep 2014

  • Tested up to WordPress v4.0.
  • Update Swedish translation.
  • Add Ukrainian translation.

Version 2.3.3 - 12 Apr 2014

  • Updates Post Snippets admin screen to not let Chrome XSS Auditor preventing snippets containg form elements to be saved.
  • Adds Serbo-Croatian translation.
  • Updated Polish translation.

Version 2.3.2 - 5 Aug 2013

  • Updates insert snippets into the editor to be compatible with jQuery 1.9+ (which makes it compatible with WordPress 3.6).
  • Changes WP version check to comply with WordPress 3.3 as the minimum required version.

Version 2.3.1 - 1 Jun 2013

  • Removes the $isArray argument from PostSnippets::getSnippet() as it was not needed.

Version 2.3 - 1 Jun 2013

  • Updates PostSnippets::getSnippet($name, $variables) to be able to accept an array with variables and not only a querystring. Fixes issue #22.
  • Removes get_post_snippet() which was deprecated in version 2.1.
  • Adds POST_SNIPPETS_DISABLE_PHP constant to easy disable the PHP code execution in snippets. Add define('POST_SNIPPETS_DISABLE_PHP', true); to wp-config.php or the theme's functions.php to disable PHP execution in the plugin.

Version 2.2.3 - 11 May 2013

  • Fixes issue with the QuickTag button not being displayed in Firefox.

Version 2.2.2 - 10 May 2013

  • The Post Snippets buttons now works everywhere there is a wp_editor present and not only on post/page edit screens.

Version 2.2.1 - 1 May 2013

  • Added an option to give users with edit_posts capability access to the Post Snippets Admin. Add define('POST_SNIPPETS_ALLOW_EDIT_POSTS', true); to wp-config.php to enable access for those users. Fixes issue #12.
  • Optimizes code for the admin section.

Version 2.2 - 26 Apr 2013

  • Bumps required WordPress version to v3.3.
  • Fixes a problem with using some HTML entities in snippets.
  • Removes the screenshots from the plugin archive, to make a smaller archive.
  • Updates help text for PostSnippets::getSnippet().
  • Fixes a PHP warning that occurred when no post snippets exist.
  • Makes the plugin PSR-2 compliant and introduces Travis CI for testing.

Version 2.1.1 - 23 Feb 2013

  • Fixes a bug that PHP snippets called an old class definition.

Version 2.1 - 22 Feb 2013

  • Default values are now respected as shortcode defaults and not only to populate the insert window's fields.
  • Allow other plugins or themes to disable the PHP Code execution feature using the new post_snippets_php_execution_enabled filter.
  • PostSnippets::getSnippet() now executes shortcodes within snippets.
  • The function get_post_snippet() used to retrieve snippets from other places in WordPress has been deprecated. Please update any code using this function to use PostSnippets::getSnippet() instead, which replaces the old function. get_post_snippet() will be removed in a future version. Most users are not affected by this change.
  • Refactored code to comply with the PSR-0 standard.
  • Migrated to GitHub to maintain the code in development. Post Snippets at GitHub.
  • Included Polish translation (pl_PL) by Tomasz Wesołowski.
  • Included Slovak translation (sk_SK) by Branco Radenovich.

Version 2.0 - 29 Mar 2012

  • Added tabs to the Admin page, and moved Import/Export to a separate tab.
  • Pressing enter in a text field now defaults to Update and not Add.
  • Fixed debug notice message displayed when deleting without any snippets selected.
  • Various code refactoring and optimizations.

Version 1.9.7 - 22 Mar 2012

  • Updated the styling for the snippet insert window in the post editor. This fixes the visual glitch with tabs spanning multiple rows.
  • Users without manage_options but with edit_posts capability (authors, contributors, editors) can now see a read-only list of available snippets and related info.
  • Users with read-only access can toggle if they want to see their snippets overview as rendered output or as-is.
  • Enabled label for= with checkboxes.
  • Included Romanian translation by Web Hosting Geeks.

Version 1.9.6 - 19 Mar 2012

  • Added two new filters. post_snippets_import and post_snippets_export.

Version 1.9.5 - 17 Mar 2012

  • The HTML and scripts for the popup window in the post editor is now only generated on the screens where it's needed.

Version 1.9.4 - 8 Feb 2012

  • Added an option to run shortcodes through wptexturize before output.
  • Bugfix: Default values could be cut off. Corrected in this update.

Version 1.9.3 - 30 Jan 2012

  • Fixed a bug that variables using a default value wasn't inserted properly.

Version 1.9.2 - 29 Jan 2012

  • A variable can now be assigned a default value that will be used in the insert window. Use the = sign to give a variable a default value. Ie. var1,var2=default,var3.
  • Added versioning to the admin jQuery dialog CSS and the TinyMCE plugin JavaScript to prevent browser caching of older versions on update.

Version 1.9.1 - 22 Jan 2012

  • Updated the built-in help text to include all the latest features added.

Version 1.9 - 17 Jan 2012

  • Initial implementation to allow snippets to be evaluated as PHP code.
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater is now required to run Post Snippets.

Version - 15 Jan 2012

  • Added an additional check to see if Post Snippets is loaded via a bootstrapped WP Admin that doesn't set the is_admin() flag, so it works in that environment as well.

Version - 11 Jan 2012

  • A bug fixed with get_post_snippets() that were introduced in the last update.
  • Unit test for get_post_snippets() added to automate testing that it won't break in future updates.

Version 1.8.9 - 10 Jan 2012

  • Updated the help text to take advantage of the new Help API introduced with WordPress 3.3.
  • Updated the Swedish translation.

Version 1.8.8 - 28 Dec 2011

  • Removed the unneeded QuickTag checkbox from the settings screen for snippets, as all snippets are now always available from the HTML editor's QuickTag button.

Version 1.8.7 - 25 Dec 2011

  • Updated the TinyMCE plugin for the Post Snippets button in WordPress Visual Editor to use the same jQuery UI Dialog window that the HTML button have had for some time. The consolidation of using the same window and code for the different buttons will make Post Snippets easier to maintain and update.
  • Added an admin notice when running on PHP versions below 5.2.4 to prepare users that future Post Snippets requirements will be on par with WordPress 3.3.

Version 1.8.6 - 15 Dec 2011

  • The Post Snippets HTML editor button is updated to be compatible with WordPress 3.3 refactored QuickTags.

Version 1.8.5 - 22 Nov 2011

  • Included German translation by Brian Flores.
  • For all translators: Updated the .pot file to include all the latest strings and changes.

Version 1.8.4 - 10 Nov 2011

  • Included Belarusian translation by Alexander Ovsov.

Version 1.8.3 - 13 Oct 2011

  • Included Hebrew translation by Sagive.

Version 1.8.2 - 3 Sep 2011

  • Added support for using enclosed shortcodes with the snippets. Use the variable {content} in your snippets to retrieve the enclosed content.
  • Updated the dropdown help text.
  • Included Lithuanian translation by Nata Strazda.

Version 1.8.1 - 11 Jul 2011

  • Fixed that a PHP warning is thrown when other scripts called the get_post_snippet() function without supplying a second argument.

Version 1.8 - 30 May 2011

  • Fixed an escaping problem with the snippet description.
  • Added Import / Export functionality.
  • Snippets used as shortcodes can now nest other shortcodes in them.

Version 1.7.3 - 3 Mar 2011

  • Added a text area field in the settings panel to enter an optional description for each snippet. This decription is displayed for the editor writing a post in the jQuery Post Snippet dialog.
  • Fixed the styling of the quicktag jQuery window when the user have disabled the visual editor completely.
  • Fixed problem with line formatting in the new quicktag snippets.
  • Fixed a problem with JavaScript snippets breaking the admin page.
  • Various small bugfixes.

Version 1.7.2 - 28 Feb 2011

  • Specified text/javascript for the UI dialog script.
  • Updated the Spanish translation by Melvis E. Leon Lopez.

Version 1.7.1 - 26 Feb 2011

  • Added styling to the Tabs in the Quicktag jQuery dialog window to make them more "tab-like".
  • Added the possibility to use a description for each snippet to display for the user when opening the Quicktag jQuery dialog window. Snippets without description and variables, has a default information message.
  • Moved the help text from below the snippets to the contextual help dropdown menu at the top of the settings page.
  • Changed the required version of WordPress to 3.0.
  • Request by proximity2008: A snippet without anything entered in the snippet field will not be registered as a shortcode.

Version 1.7 - 26 Feb 2011

  • Complete rewrite of the QuickTags insert functionality. It now uses jQuery UI to display a similar tabbed window as the TinyMCE button does. There is now one 'Post Snippets' button in the HTML editor instead of a separate button for each snippet. As the QuickTags function is completely rewritten, and this is the initial release of the new method, please report if you encounter any problems with it.
  • Fixed QuickTags compability with WordPress 3.1.
  • Added a link to the Post Snippets Settings directly from the entry on the 'Plugins List' page.
  • Added get_post_snippet() function to retrieve snippets directly from PHP.

Version 1.5.4 - 26 Jan 2011

  • Included Turkish translation by Ersan Özdil.

Version 1.5.3 - 19 Sep 2010

  • Included Spanish translation by Melvis E. Leon Lopez.

Version 1.5.2 - 17 Sep 2010

  • The plugin now keeps linefeed formatting when inserting a snippet directly with a quicktag in the HTML editor.
  • Updated the code to not generate warnings when running WordPress in debug mode.

Version 1.5.1 - 12 Mar 2010

  • Fixed ampersands when used in a shortcode, so they are XHTML valid.

Version 1.5 - 12 Jan 2010

  • Updated the plugin so it works with WordPress 2.9.x (the quicktags didn't work in 2.9, now fixed.).

Version - 5 Sep 2009

  • Included French translation by Thomas Cailhe (Oyabi).

Version 1.4.9 - 10 Aug 2009

  • Included Russian translation by FatCow.

Version 1.4.8 - 9 May 2009

  • Changed the handling of the TinyMCE button as some server configurations had problems finding the correct path.
  • Fixed a problem that didn't let a snippet contain a tag.

Version 1.4.7 - 27 Apr 2009

  • Added a workaround for a bug in WordPress 2.7.x wp-includes/compat.php that prevented the plugin to work correctly on webservers running with PHP below version 5.1.0 together with WP 2.7.x. This bug is patched in WordPress 2.8.

Version 1.4.6 - 25 Apr 2009

  • Updated all code to follow the WordPress Coding Standards for consistency, if someone wants to modify my code.
  • Removed the nodechangehandler from the TinyMCE js, as it didn't fill any purpose.
  • Updated the save code to remove the PHP Notice messages, if using error logging on the server.
  • Added additional proofing for the variables string.

Version 1.4.5 - 24 Apr 2009

  • Fixed a problem in the admin options that didn't allow a form with a textarea to be used as a snippet.
  • Widened the columns for SC and QT slightly in the options panel so they should look a bit better on the mac.

Version 1.4.4 - 19 Apr 2009

  • Minor fix with quicktags and certain snippets that was left out in the last update.

Version 1.4.3 - 16 Apr 2009

  • Fixed an escaping problem with the recently implemented shortcode function, that could cause problems on certain strings.
  • Fixed an escaping problem with the quicktag javascript, that could cause problems on certain strings.

Version 1.4.2 - 11 Apr 2009

  • Fixed some additional syntax for servers where the short_open_tag configuration setting is disabled.

Version 1.4.1 - 10 Apr 2009

  • Removed all short syntax commands and replaced them with the full versions so the plugin also works on servers with the short_open_tag configuration setting disabled.

Version 1.4 - 10 Apr 2009

  • Added a checkbox for Shortcodes (SC) in the admin panel. When checking this one a dynamic shortcode will be generated and inserted instead of the snippet, which allows snippets to be updated later on for all posts it's been inserted into when using this option.
  • Added a checkbox for Quicktags (QT) in the admin panel, so Quicktags are optional. Speeds up loading of the post editor if you don't need the quicktag support, and only use the visual editor. Defaults to off.

Version 1.3.5 - 9 Apr 2009

  • Fixed so the TinyMCE window adds a scrollbar if there is more variables for a snippet than fits in the window.
  • Fixed a bug that snippets didn't get inserted when using the visual editor in fullscreen mode.

Version 1.3 - 2 Apr 2009

  • Fixed a problem with the regular expressions that prohibited variables consisting of just a single number to work.
  • Updated the Help info in the admin page to take less space.
  • Included a check so the plugin only runs in WP 2.7 or newer.

Version 1.2 - 1 Apr 2009

  • Added support for Quicktags so the snippets can be made available in the HTML editor as well.

Version 1.1 - 24 Mar 2009

  • Included Swedish translation.
  • Added TextDomain functionality for I18n.

Version 1.0 - 23 Mar 2009

  • Initial Release

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4.6
Last Updated: 11 months ago
Active Installs: 20,000+


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