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 PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain RealCajunRecipes.com in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. 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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