I just asked this question about dependencies and priority of a hook. Although there is a tag for wp-dependencies, there is none that refers to the parameter priority. I think this is an important concept, after all it is its own parameter in a number of WP functions. I think it might be worth it to add the tag.

What do you all think? Should the tag like wp-priority, hook-priority, load-priority, or something like that be added?

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I have three objections:

  1. We do have already too many tags named after functions. Each time WordPress renames or deprecates a function, we get into trouble. If we start to name tags after function arguments now, we create a very bad precedent. More trouble will follow.

  2. The tag name is too vague. Like order, the context is missing. Priority of what? It could also mean (and will inevitably be used for) the priority of SQL results or auto-loading algorithms.

  3. We have an existing tag hooks already. It covers hook priority and should be used for questions about hooks. Every question tagged priority in the meaning you intend here should be tagged with hooks also. We will just have a slightly more narrow synonym.

TLDR: I don't think we need that tag.

  • I'm not saying the term "priority" needs to be used, but the concept, regarding order of loading is important. It is the concept I think might merit a tag, is there a better term that you would prefer? Dec 31, 2016 at 15:33
  • @CoderScissorhands Even hook-order would fall under 3.
    – fuxia Mod
    Dec 31, 2016 at 15:34
  • I don't understand, hook-order doesn't exist, are you suggesting that someone create the tag hook-order? Dec 31, 2016 at 15:37
  • @CoderScissorhands No, I am suggesting to use the existing tag hooks if you have a question about hook priority.
    – fuxia Mod
    Dec 31, 2016 at 15:38
  • Thanks for your contribution. I hope this gets more responses, I think differently from you, and I am interested in seeing what others think. Dec 31, 2016 at 15:40
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    @CoderScissorhands the consensus is that we already have too many tags and that toscho is correct on this one: Please do not add additional tags and if you do, please make the effort to re-tag all 50k+ existing questions.
    – kaiser
    Jan 1, 2017 at 1:31

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