trim leading and trailing spaces in cmsAdmin v 2.62

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Last Post: July 31, 2014   (RSS)

By kitsguru - July 29, 2014


In v2.62 the edtor does not trim the leading or trailing spaces before inserting into the database. I can't think of where this not appropriate and all leading and trailing spaces should be deleted.

If there is a use case to have leading or trailing spaces then an option to trim spaces defaulted ON would be good.

Jeff Shields

By Dave - July 29, 2014

Hi Jeff, 

I don't think we ever trimmed spaces?   And is it for text fields or wysiwyg fields?

In general we like to keep options and "non-obvious" behaviour to a minimum.  We could probably write you a plugin to strip leading/trailing whitespace on save though if you wanted that.  Let me know if you do and I'll whip it up for you.  I think it should just be a few lines of code and would provide an easy way to enable that functionality.

Dave Edis - Senior Developer

By kitsguru - July 29, 2014

I was referring to text fields and not wysiwyg. I don't need you to write a plug in as I can easily do that. Just hadn't noticed it before - usually because I don't do data entry often. I wouldn't necessarily make it an option but default behaviour makes sense to me but that's your call.

Bug or Feature? - I vote bug especially now that we have indexing and field type options.

Jeff Shields

By ross - July 31, 2014

Hi Jeff

Thanks for the feedback! I'll have a discussion with Dave about how we will proceed on this one.  Let us know if you find anything else for us to review :).

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By kitsguru - July 31, 2014 - edited: July 31, 2014

Point taken, here is a simple plugin for any who need it.

Plugin Name: Trim Whitespace
Description: trims leading and trailing whitespace on text fields using trim()
Author: Jeff Shields
Author URI:
Version: 1.01
Requires at least: 2.50

Jeff Shields

trimWhitespace.php 1K