BNS Theme Add-Ins


A collection of functions and code that can be used to extend the capabilities of WordPress Parent-Themes and Child-Themes.
* Copyright 2011-2014 Edward Caissie (email :

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2,
as published by the Free Software Foundation.

You may NOT assume that you can use any other version of the GPL.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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  • Please note, support may be available on the WordPress Support forums; but, it may be faster to visit and leave a comment with the issue you are experiencing.

  • This plugin utilizes three text files if included with the active theme, although these files are not required for the plugin to work correctly they will enhance its functionality if they exist:

    • readme.txt
    • changelog.txt
    • support.txt


Latest version: Download BNS Theme Add-Ins v0.7 [zip]


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload bns-themes-add-ins folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate through the ‘Plugins’ menu.

— or –

  1. Go to ‘Plugins’ menu under your Dashboard
  2. Click on the ‘Add New’ link
  3. Search for “bns-theme-add-ins”
  4. Install.
  5. Activate through the ‘Plugins’ menu.

If you need more help, please read this article for further assistance:


Version 0.7

  • Released October 2013
  • Added sanitation to string outputs
  • Added version check to insure plugin functions correctly
  • Updated WordPress version requirements to 3.5

Version 0.6

  • Release February 2013
  • Added code block termination comments
  • Added ‘WordPress Tested Version’ and ‘WordPress Required Version’ support

Version 0.5

  • Added filter ‘bns_tai_version_issue’
  • Added filter ‘bns_tai_readme_text’
  • Added filter ‘bns_tai_changelog_text’
  • Removed ‘load_textdomain’ as redundant
  • PHPDocs updated

Version 0.4

  • Implement OOP style class coding
  • Refactor function names within class
  • Documentation updates for better PHPDoc compatibility

Version 0.3

  • Change textdomain to use bns-tia
  • Replace get_theme_data deprecated at WordPress version 3.4-beta1

Version 0.2.1

  • Fix BNS Theme Support logic and functionality
  • Correct inline documentation

Version 0.2

  • Released Oct 22, 2011
  • Change $bns_textdomain to $bns_lower_case
  • Remove BNS Child-Theme TextDomain and i18n (translation) support
  • Add BNS Plugin TextDomain and i18n (translation) support specifically for ‘bns-theme-add-ins’
  • Correct textdomain issues and re-work the BNS Child-Theme TextDomain into BNS Plugin TextDomain
  • i18n improvements in ‘Readme Menu’ and ‘Changelog Menu’ as well as change CSS containers from id to class
  • Change BNS Child-Theme Version Control to BNS Theme Support; added functionality to read and display a support.txt file similar to the readme and changelog menu items.
  • Minor inline documentation edits

Version 0.1.1

  • Change main file name to reflect Plugin name

Version 0.1

  • Initial Release.

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