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Add helper function for getting all sitemaps for the index. #103

joemcgill opened this issue Jan 17, 2020 · 0 comments

Add helper function for getting all sitemaps for the index. #103

joemcgill opened this issue Jan 17, 2020 · 0 comments


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@joemcgill joemcgill commented Jan 17, 2020


Which feature is your enhancement request related to?
This is a follow-up to #102.

Describe the solution you'd like
The implementation for gathering all sitemap entries for the sitemap index is implemented procedurally within the Core_Sitemaps_Index::render_index() method, and repeated in the _get_sitemap_entries() helper method in the PHPUnit tests.

At present, we've not abstracted this into a separate functional method since it's not reused anywhere else in the codebase, nor would we expect it to be needed for implementations extending or modifying the core functionality, and would introduce backwards compatibility concerns. However, as described in #102 (comment), abstracting this important functionality would make it easier to test and prevent possible future bugs from being introduced, like #102, during code refactoring.

Additional context
I would suggest an implementation, similar to the following...

function core_sitemaps_get_sitemap_entries() {
	$sitemaps  = array();
	$providers = core_sitemaps_get_sitemaps();

	foreach ( $providers as $provider ) {
		// Using array_push is more efficient than array_merge in a loop.
		array_push( $sitemaps, ...$provider->get_sitemap_entries() );

	return apply_filters( 'filter_name', $sitemaps );

Note that the use of the splat operator makes this functionality only compatible for PHP 5.6+. To extend compatibility to earlier versions, this could be modified to use call_user_func_array() on an array of sitemap entry arrays. See for more context.

Acceptance Criteria

Add the relevant acceptance criteria here.

  • A publicly accessible function/method exists that encapsulates the functionality for gathering all sitemap entries for the index, returning all available sitemap pages data.
  • The new method is covered by new PHPUnit tests.
  • The current places in the codebase where this functionality exists has been updated to make use of the abstracted method.
@joemcgill joemcgill added this to Review in progress in Execution Jan 20, 2020
@joemcgill joemcgill moved this from Review in progress to To do in Execution Jan 28, 2020
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