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T5 Extend Email Checks

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<?php # -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
Plugin Name: T5 Extend Email Checks
Description: Overrides the results of the functions <code>is_email()</code> and <code>sanitize_email()</code>. Allows for example <code>me@localhost</code> or punycode encoded email adresses by using PHP’s internal filter function.
Version: 2012.08.29
Plugin URI:
Author: Thomas Scholz
Author URI:
License: MIT
! defined( 'ABSPATH' ) and exit;
if ( ! function_exists( 't5_extend_email_checks' ) )
add_filter( 'is_email', 'extend_email_checks', 10, 2 );
add_filter( 'sanitize_email', 'extend_email_checks', 10, 2 );
function t5_extend_email_checks( $result, $email )
return filter_var( $email, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL );
hakre commented

Is there a reason you don't return the filtered $email if the filter_var did not false?

toscho commented

Uhm … but I do exactly this!?

hakre commented

filtered in the meaning of filter_var(), e.g.: return filter_var( $email, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL ); -- filter_var will either return FALSE or the filtered value of $email. In your gist you return $email unfiltered.

toscho commented

Oh, I see. :) Changed.

Ive tested this and it still errors on an apostrophe.. is it working for you ?


Do you mean an apostrophe in a mail address or a parse error?

no, no parse error, but the address is still rejected.

does the PHP filter not allow apostrophes ?


The filter allows apostrophes, at least the fake apostrophe '. Hm, the WordPress functions should allow it too. I’m not sure what happens here.

They, dont, its a logged issue in WP Trac. Im trying to find the easiest workaround...

Are we going to get this change pushed into a future release ?

It would be handy to support email address's properly...


There is an open ticket:

Go, vote for it, add Unit tests. Then it may become part of the core.


Ask on Trac. I have no influence to core development.

The callback functions need the t5_ prefix - have forked a working example.

Note that apostrophes are escaped by WordPress, so they are still invalid.

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