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Zend Gdata Interfaces


This plugin embeds and loads the Zend Gdata PHP 5 client interfaces for the Google Data APIs so that they can be shared by different WordPress plugins.

This plugin fulfills the Zend Gdata Framework dependency for other WordPress plugins. A significant benefit of using this plugin as your Zend Gdata dependency instead of including the Zend Gdata Framework directly in your individual plugins is to minimize redundancy, and to guarantee the latest version of the Zend Gdata Framework.

The Zend Gdata Framework is an open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5 and licensed under the New BSD License.

The current version uses Zend Gdata 1.10.6


Zend Gdata Interfaces is automatically made available in the PHP include path.

You may check Zend Gdata Interfaces availability using the WP_ZEND_GDATA_INTERFACES constant. Here is an example of how to do that in your plugin code:

function check_for_zend_gdata_interfaces() {
  // if the Zend Gdata Interfaces plugin is successfully
  // loaded this constant is set to true
  if (defined('WP_ZEND_GDATA_INTERFACES') && 
     constant('WP_ZEND_GDATA_INTERFACES')) {
    return true;
  // you can also check if the Zend Gdata Interfaces are 
  // available on the system
  $paths = explode(PATH_SEPARATOR, get_include_path());
  foreach ($paths as $path) {
    if (file_exists("$path/Zend/Loader.php")) {
      define('WP_ZEND_GDATA_INTERFACES', true);
      return true;
  // nothing found, you may advice the user to install 
  // the Zend Gdata Interfaces plugin
  define('WP_ZEND_GDATA_INTERFACES', false);

add_action('init', 'check_for_zend_gdata_interfaces');


  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

See “Other Notes” for usage.

Contributors & Developers

“Zend Gdata Interfaces” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.