The Text Filter Suite (“TFS”, hereafter) is a WordPress plugin which
adds some new text filtering functions. In a sense, the core TFS
functions could be considered a “meta filter”, because they actually
provide a framework that let you construct new filters fairly easily.
They also provide an easy way to apply filters to post content and
comments on a per-post basis.
Huh? Can you repeat that in English?
Okay, let’s try a real-world example. A common feature on many web
sites is the automatic handling of acronyms. You’ll often see an
acronym such as “XHTML” displayed in an alternate style, and when you
hover your mouse pointer over it, you get a tool-tip which displays the
definition (“eXtended HyperText Markup Language”, in this case). You
don’t want to have to type in the markup for this every time you post
something, and automation is what computers are for, right? So, there
are several plugins available to handle this sort of automated text
TFS comes with the “TFS Acronymit” plugin to perform this function.
It’s based on Matt Mullenweg’s original “Acronymit” function, but with
a couple of improvements. In Matt’s original function, you had to keep
the acronym list sorted, longest-to-shortest, and it could get confused
by recursive acronyms like ‘PHP’ (“PHP Hyptertext Processor”) or GNU
(“GNU’s Not Unix”). TFS Acronymit does not have those restrictions.
For those who think that expansion of technical acronyms is “teh sux0r”
(i.e. “boring”), TFS comes with a variety of more entertaining filters.
The current set includes “chef”, “fudd”, “jive”, “kraut”, “pirate”, and
of course, the aforementioned “acronymit”. As a word of caution, the
“jive” and “kraut” filters are not what you would call “politically
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