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wp_dashboard_plugins_output() WP 2.5.0

Deprecated from version 4.8.0. It is no longer supported and can be removed in future releases. It is recommended to replace this function with the same one.

Display plugins text for the WordPress news widget.

No Hooks.

Return

null. Nothing.

Usage

wp_dashboard_plugins_output( $rss, $args );
$rss(string) (required)
The RSS feed URL.
$args(array)
Array of arguments for this RSS feed.
Default: array()

Changelog

Since 2.5.0 Introduced.
Deprecated 4.8.0

Code of wp_dashboard_plugins_output() WP 5.8.2

function wp_dashboard_plugins_output( $rss, $args = array() ) {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '4.8.0' );

	// Plugin feeds plus link to install them.
	$popular = fetch_feed( $args['url']['popular'] );

	if ( false === $plugin_slugs = get_transient( 'plugin_slugs' ) ) {
		$plugin_slugs = array_keys( get_plugins() );
		set_transient( 'plugin_slugs', $plugin_slugs, DAY_IN_SECONDS );
	}

	echo '<ul>';

	foreach ( array( $popular ) as $feed ) {
		if ( is_wp_error( $feed ) || ! $feed->get_item_quantity() )
			continue;

		$items = $feed->get_items(0, 5);

		// Pick a random, non-installed plugin.
		while ( true ) {
			// Abort this foreach loop iteration if there's no plugins left of this type.
			if ( 0 === count($items) )
				continue 2;

			$item_key = array_rand($items);
			$item = $items[$item_key];

			list($link, $frag) = explode( '#', $item->get_link() );

			$link = esc_url($link);
			if ( preg_match( '|/([^/]+?)/?$|', $link, $matches ) )
				$slug = $matches[1];
			else {
				unset( $items[$item_key] );
				continue;
			}

			// Is this random plugin's slug already installed? If so, try again.
			reset( $plugin_slugs );
			foreach ( $plugin_slugs as $plugin_slug ) {
				if ( $slug == substr( $plugin_slug, 0, strlen( $slug ) ) ) {
					unset( $items[$item_key] );
					continue 2;
				}
			}

			// If we get to this point, then the random plugin isn't installed and we can stop the while().
			break;
		}

		// Eliminate some common badly formed plugin descriptions.
		while ( ( null !== $item_key = array_rand($items) ) && false !== strpos( $items[$item_key]->get_description(), 'Plugin Name:' ) )
			unset($items[$item_key]);

		if ( !isset($items[$item_key]) )
			continue;

		$raw_title = $item->get_title();

		$ilink = wp_nonce_url('plugin-install.php?tab=plugin-information&plugin=' . $slug, 'install-plugin_' . $slug) . '&amp;TB_iframe=true&amp;width=600&amp;height=800';
		echo '<li class="dashboard-news-plugin"><span>' . __( 'Popular Plugin' ) . ':</span> ' . esc_html( $raw_title ) .
			'&nbsp;<a href="' . $ilink . '" class="thickbox open-plugin-details-modal" aria-label="' .
			/* translators: %s: Plugin name. */
			esc_attr( sprintf( _x( 'Install %s', 'plugin' ), $raw_title ) ) . '">(' . __( 'Install' ) . ')</a></li>';

		$feed->__destruct();
		unset( $feed );
	}

	echo '</ul>';
}