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Simple PHP Question


  • nickaster
    Member

    @nickaster

    So, I’m learning how to hack around these bbpress themes pretty nicely, but sometimes the php confounds me. For example, here’ some code from a basic front page:

    <th><?php _e('Posts'); ?></th>
    <th><?php _e('Last Poster'); ?></th>
    <th><?php _e('Freshness'); ?></th>

    Simple table headers, but what’s the point of the php? Why don’t I just slap the words in there exactly how I want it? Isn’t this just churning resources? Why wouldn’t I just do this:

    <th>Posts</th>
    <th>Last Poster</th>
    <th>Freshness</th>

    Thanks!

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  • Mark Waterous
    Member

    @delayedinsanity

    https://codex.wordpress.org/I18n_for_WordPress_Developers

    Same concept for bbPress. You could make all those plain text if you like, they’re built that way by default for people who need to translate their sites.

    Okay cool…. so two questions:

    1) Does keeping the PHP there burn resources?

    2) If I don’t care about translations, is there any reason to keep that stuff?

    Thanks!


    Mark Waterous
    Member

    @delayedinsanity

    1) Yes. Not much per, but add them all together… in any site where you expect to have any respectable amount of traffic it’s always a good idea to make your templates static where and whenever possible.

    2) Nope.

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