WordPress Plugin Rerelease: Quick Code -> Dirty Code

Thanks to everyone who has written to me about the name conflict between my WordPress plugin, Quick Code, and David Gwyer’s plugin, Quick Code.

I created the Quick Code plugin three and a half years ago so I’m not sure how the conflict happened but I decided to just rename my plugin to Dirty Code. I chose the name primarily because I wasn’t feeling very creative this morning and the plugin’s code is quick and dirty. Actually, it was originally written in ASP and converted into PHP using asp2php.exe; that’s just how nasty it is.

In addition to renaming the plugin, I also cleaned it up a bit and updated it to work with WordPress 2.8. This version has been tested on WordPress versions 2.3-2.8.4. (UPDATE: JULY 4, 2010: it works with 3.0 too)

In case you aren’t familiar with the plugin, it was written primarily for bloggers who include a lot of code in their posts. It transforms any code (SQL, CSS, PHP, ASP, etc) between the tags <dirtycode> and </dirtycode> into a good looking div which can disappear or reappear with a click. You can around my blog for examples, or just head to the plugin page @ http://blog.netnerds.net/dirtycode.

Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, and holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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2 comments on “WordPress Plugin Rerelease: Quick Code -> Dirty Code
  1. I was a little disappointed to, to see that quick code was allowed to duplicate in the WordPress plug-in directory. I downloaded the DirtyCode plugin, but saw that it only works through WordPress version 2.8.4, and I just recently upgraded to 3.0. Had I known that DirtyCode wouldn't work with it, I would have kept 2.8.4 in place.

    Any plans to upgrade the code to support 3.0?

    • Chrissy says:

      Hey John,
      It works with 3.0 — I'm just having a hard time finding the place to update the package to say that ;) But my site is 3.0 and quickcode is working for me. What issues are you having?

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