Support » Plugin: Display Widgets » Improper Namespacing

  • Resolved Luke Mlsna

    (@bitacre)


    I’ve been informed by a couple users that this plugin clashes with one of mine, the Custom Meta Widget. Your plugin inserts HTML inputs using the namespace of whatever widget it is modifying instead of using its own namespace. With a large number of very simply titled options names, this plugin has a huge potential for breaking a large number of widget based plugins.

    It would be a best practice for you to append your own plugin’s namespace to these HTML input’s names and would probably fix half the support questions here. When you’re modifying other authors’ widgets in ways they can’t predict, it’s up to you to make sure those changes aren’t breaking things. Using ‘displaywidgets-login‘ instead of ‘login‘ as an option name means you won’t break every single widget that happens to have a login option.

    I’d be happy to help you make the necessary changes if you’d like. Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/display-widgets/

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  • Thanks for posting about my whiny complaint over there. Actually, it’s been so long now that I don’t remember what problem I had. Funny, that.

    I do appreciate the time and effort it takes to make these things.

    Best regards

    No problem, it looks like this plugin hasn’t been updated for awhile so I’m just trying to get a hold of the author to fix it since I’ve had two reports on my plugin’s support page.

    Plugin Author Steph Wells

    (@sswells)

    @bitacre, we’ve updated this in v1.23, but you can change naming in your plugin as well.

    singfa

    (@singfa)

    I have a problem to show the Custom Meta widget only for Logged-out users.
    If i check in Custom Meta login: Show “Register/Admin and Show “Log in/out” link after i save automaticaly both of Show only for Logged-out users and Show only for Logged-in users is checked.
    What can i do ?

    Plugin Author Steph Wells

    (@sswells)

    You can update.

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