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Howdy talented authors! In this ongoing quest for more transparency, here I am, again, with more juicy tidbits about the reviewing process. More specifically, I’d like to address some issues that seem to be tripping up a lot of authors. In the interest of brevity, I won’t go too much into the issues themselves since they’re a single search away.
This time we look at short PHP tags.
This is more a language issue than a WordPress issue. Refrain from using PHP short tags in your code. Support for these isn’t universal, and it’s better to take the safe way and start using the longer, universally compatible long form.
Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!