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Pippin Williamson
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I may be starting a flame war, but here are my thoughts on why you should NOT use curly brackets in template files: http://pippinsplugins.com/please-do-not-use-curly-brackets-in-template-files/
The vast majority of developers will cringe a bit when they hear the recommendation against using curly brackets, {}, but I believe very strongly that when writing template files, in both themes and plugins, you should strictly avoid using brackets. The reason being that template files should be written for clarity, both for developers and
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I personally prefer brackets as my 'developer' eye is more trained for it. For end users? Shouldn't they be using child themes anyway? Also, I wouldn't trust ANY client editing theme files with PHP in them. If they can't style it with CSS then it's outside the realm of "EDITING" the website.

What would they need in a theme file for? Adding an author field to the theme? What end user would know or want to mess with that.

Again, an example, they wanted to make a custom page in a way that requires them to make a new template file, like a mortgage calculator, then they should know PHP or what they are doing anyway. 
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This is a topic that has been covered numerous times, including several times on this site, but I still find theme and plugin developers that are either unaware of the negative consequences or simply ...
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The question is, why load your own if WordPress already provides it? Nice post Pippin!
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A topic that has intrigued me a lot over the last few months is how to build up a strong community of contributors to projects. When we write plugins or themes for WordPress, we release them under the...
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nice -- I'll be looking into it, making sure I'm doing right by plugin devs everywhere 
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A quick tutorial / guide I wrote up on using bbPress as a support forum.
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I think GetShopped Support Forums plugin is just broken , It have many proplems  , and It hard to translate !
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+Pippin Williamson Hello it's seems that you are a American can we become friends my name is Prasenjit Ghose
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I'm working on a new Stats plugin for bbPress that shows graphical statistics of topics and replies posted.

I plan to continue to expand the plugin to include user/forum-specific stats.

It's currently in beta and can be downloaded from Github. I'd love any feedback you have.
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    Linguistics, 2007 - 2011
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