Fulcrum Extender Module - extending the PHP array and string functionality + goodies for WordPress too.

3.1.8 2017-12-12 04:15 UTC


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The Fulcrum Extender module - extending the PHP array, PHP strings, and WordPress functionality.

  1. Array Module - making it easier to work with PHP arrays, especially deeply nested array. It includes "dot" notation.
  2. String Module - providing the missing PHP string functionality
  3. WP Module - providing some missing WordPress functionality

Array Module

Working with arrays is tedious, especially deeply nested arrays. This module provides a handful of useful functions including borrowing from Laravel's "dot" notation.

"Dot" Notation

Dot notation is a clever mechanism to access deeply nested arrays using a string of the keys separated by dots.

For example, let's say you have a deeply nested array like this one:

$user = array(
	'user_id'   => 504,
	'name'      => 'Bob Jones',
	'social'    => array(
		'twitter' => '@bobjones',
	'languages' => array(
		'php'        => array(
			'procedural' => true,
			'oop'        => false,
		'javascript' => true,
		'ruby'       => false,

To drill down to Bob's twitter handle, you'd pass 'social.twitter' and to get to whether he likes OOP or procedural, you'd pass 'languages.php.oop' or 'languages.php.procedural'.

Credit: Taylor Otwell brought us "dot" notation in the Laravel framework. Using his concept, Fulcrum adapts it to fit WordPress running on PHP 5.6 and up.

Array Extender Functions

Each of these functions is documented in the Wiki.

* indicates this function works with "dot notation".

- - -
array_add* array_esc_attr array_exists
array_flatten array_flatten_into_dots* array_flatten_into_delimited_list
array_filter_with_keys array_get* array_get_except*
array_get_first_element array_get_first_match array_get_last_match
array_get_only* array_has* array_pluck*
array_prepend array_pull* array_remove*
array_set* array_strip_tags array_trim

String Module

We often need functionality to test if a string has, starts with, or ends with a character or substring. This module includes functionality for checking, converting, and truncating strings.

Each of these functions is documented in the Wiki.

- - -
convert_to_ascii convert_to_camel_case convert_to_lower_case
convert_to_snake_case convert_to_studly_case convert_to_underscore
convert_to_upper_case get_substr str_ends_with
str_matches_pattern str_starts_with truncate_by_characters

WordPress Module

We often need extra functionality to make our jobs easier when working with WordPress. This module adds functionality for checking, getting, and preparing.

Each of these functions is documented in the Wiki.

- - -
do_harder_rewrite_rules_flush do_hard_get_option extract_post_id
fulcrum_declare_plugin_constants fulcrum_get_plugin_url get_all_custom_post_types
get_all_supports_for_post_type get_current_web_page_id get_joined_list_of_terms
get_number_of_children_for_post get_next_parent_post get_previous_parent_post
get_post_id get_post_id_when_in_backend get_terms_by_post_type
get_url_relative_to_home_url prepare_array_for_sql_where_in post_has_children
is_child_post is_parent_post is_posts_page
is_root_web_page is_static_front_page


All feedback, bug reports, and pull requests are welcome.