Filters

This concept based on Wordpress hook functions.

add_filter()

Reference: https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/add_filter

Function: Hook a function or method to a specific filter action.

add_filter(string $tag, callable $function_to_add, int $priority = 10, int $accepted_args = 1)

Description

Botble offers filter hooks to allow plugins to modify various types of internal data at runtime.

A plugin can modify data by binding a callback to a filter hook. When the filter is later applied, each bound callback is run in order of priority, and given the opportunity to modify a value by returning a new value.

The following example shows how a callback function is bound to a filter hook.

Note that $example is passed to the callback, (maybe) modified, then returned:

function example_callback( $example ) {
    // Maybe modify $example in some way.
    return $example;
}
add_filter( 'example_filter', 'example_callback' );

Bound callbacks can accept from none to the total number of arguments passed as parameters in the corresponding apply_filters() call.

In other words, if an apply_filters() call passes four total arguments, callbacks bound to it can accept none (the same as 1) of the arguments or up to four. The important part is that the $accepted_args value must reflect the number of arguments the bound callback actually opted to accept. If no arguments were accepted by the callback that is considered to be the same as accepting 1 argument. For example:

// Filter call.
$value = apply_filters( 'hook', $value, $arg2, $arg3 );

// Accepting zero/one arguments.
function example_callback() {
    ...
    return 'some value';
}
add_filter( 'hook', 'example_callback' ); // Where $priority is default 10, $accepted_args is default 1.

// Accepting two arguments (three possible).
function example_callback( $value, $arg2 ) {
    ...
    return $maybe_modified_value;
}
add_filter( 'hook', 'example_callback', 10, 2 ); // Where $priority is 10, $accepted_args is 2.

The function will return true whether or not the callback is valid. It is up to you to take care. This is done for optimization purposes, so everything is as quick as possible.

Parameters

$tag: (string) (Required) The name of the filter to hook the $function_to_add callback to.

$function_to_add: (callable) (Required) The callback to be run when the filter is applied.

$priority:

$accepted_args:

apply_filters()

Reference: https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/apply_filters

Function: Call the functions added to a filter hook.

apply_filters(string $tag, mixed $value)

Description

The callback functions attached to filter hook $tag are invoked by calling this function. This function can be used to create a new filter hook by simply calling this function with the name of the new hook specified using the $tag parameter.

The function allows for additional arguments to be added and passed to hooks.

// Our filter callback function
function example_callback( $string, $arg1, $arg2 ) {
    // (maybe) modify $string
    return $string;
}
add_filter( 'example_filter', 'example_callback', 10, 3 );

/*
 * Apply the filters by calling the 'example_callback' function we
 * "hooked" to 'example_filter' using the add_filter() function above.
 * - 'example_filter' is the filter hook $tag
 * - 'filter me' is the value being filtered
 * - $arg1 and $arg2 are the additional arguments passed to the callback.
$value = apply_filters( 'example_filter', 'filter me', $arg1, $arg2 );

Parameters

$tag:

$value:

$var,...: