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  • You cannot add the filter to the_excerpt() it needs to be removed

    // add_filter(‘the_excerpt’, ‘jqlb_autoexpand_rel_wlightbox’, 99);

    1. The excerpt gets filters of html images to begin with, there’s no reason for it.

    2. When themes utilize get_the_excerpt() for things like meta descriptions (or SEO plugins) your

    return “\n<!– wp-jquery-lightbox, a WordPress plugin by ulfben –> \n” . $content;

    destroys the output.

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  • Plugin Author ulfben


    1. I don’t understand what you’re saying. What’s “filters of HTML images”?

    2. Themes should use WordPress escaping API to avoid breakage. esc_attr() in this case I assume.

    I’d be grateful if you could please state your sources, as I cant find anything verifying your claim that the_excerpt-filter is off limits for content processing.

    Images do not get passed through the_excerpt(), therefor the lightbox is not needed to be parsed with your plugin.

    Plugin Author ulfben


    Galleries might not be passed through but users can specify an explicit excerpt for any posts. Explicit excerpts can contain HTML and thus – images.

    I’m not saying I can see a use case for images in excerpts, but I’m pretty sure there’s no harm done in filtering it.

    And then again; if a user goes through the pain of writing their own excerpts they might as well add the necessary rel-attributes to their tags too. The filter is removed in the next release.

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    It really wouldn’t be an issue if you moved your <!– comment to another location; its the comment itself that is the issue not the parsing of it.

    I don’t mind the comment, people put them in all the time, it’s just that one location which causes issues

    maybe hook it into the wp_footer or wp_head instead so that it only is in the page once instead of every post that it parses

    Plugin Author ulfben



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